TyC Sports launches Argentina’s first professional eSports league

Sports TV channel TyC Sports announced the creation of the FIFA 17 eLeague, the first professional electronic sports league in Argentina. The online registration to participate is already open. The tournament will be played in January and February.

This new initiative of the Argentine channel will feature a select group of 16 professional players who will compete for important prizes.

To participate, players must register and pass through two qualifying instances: the first one will be an online elimination phase to be played in late November, in which 112 participants will move to the second instance. The second stage will consist of a face-to-face event that will add the top 16 players of the FIFA’s Argentina Game Show 2016, to reach 128 finalists.

The face-to-face qualification will be played in the Capital City of Buenos Aires at the beginning of December and will define the 16 members of the first edition of TyC Sports eLeague.