Optic’s request to move to Europe opens the doors for MIBR to join the North American Pro League.
Cologne, Germany – September, 17 2018 – WESA approved the North American Pro League license transfer between Optic Gaming and MIBR. This enables the Brazilian squad to once again compete against the best teams in their region, while Optic Gaming will participate in the European Mountain Dew League to earn themselves a new license for the European Pro League. WESA commissioner Pietro Fringuelli highlights the importance of having the best players in the world competing against each other:” The North American Pro League has become stronger in recent times and we are happy to now have another tier one team joining the rivalry. The decision to transfer the license is a consequent step towards increasing the level of competition and we are delighted to continuously have the MIBR players in Pro League. With the next season starting in October we wish them and all other teams the best of luck.”
You can follow the action of the Pro League starting October 2nd, to see which team will advance to the global finals in Odense, Denmark in December.
WESA was founded in May 2016 and counts as its Members thirteen of the world’s most popular esports teams (EnVyUS, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, G2 Esports, mousesports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, North, OpTic Gaming, Renegades, SK Gaming, Splyce and Virtus.pro) together with ESL, the world’s largest esports company. This elite group shares a collective vision to continue to professionalize esports by introducing elements of player representation, standardized regulations and revenue sharing for teams. Based on traditional sports association models, WESA also aims to create predictable schedules for fans, players, organizers and broadcasters by engaging all appropriate stakeholders. Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Paladins are the first two professional esports competition played under WESA guidance.