ESL Gaming has announced signing a partnership with an independent non-profit foundation GamingMalta for the next three years. As a result, the ESL Pro League will take place in Malta in 16-20 seasons.
"Today we're glad to announce that we will be extending our partnership with the Ministry for the Economy, EU Funds and Lands through the GamingMalta Foundation for the next 3 years, beginning with the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 16 on August 31. Malta will be the home location of the biggest CS:GO league in history and will host ESL Pro League up until the end of Season 20," ESL Gaming reported.
According to the statement, ESL Pro League Season 16 will take place at the Salini Resort. The group stages will be held behind closed doors, while there will be an open audience during the playoffs. Tickets for the final part will be available on September 5.
The previous ESL Pro League Season 15 was held in Düsseldorf, Germany, at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in March-April this year.