Hi-Rez and WESA announce 10-member Paladins Premier League
Blizzard isn’t the only studio having a go at a massive pro league for its star shooter: Hi-Rez announced this morning what it’s calling a Premier League (PPL) for Paladins, in collaboration with the World eSports Association (WESA).
“The inaugural season of this professional Paladins PC League will begin fall 2017 with participation of ten WESA Member teams including EnVyUS, Fnatic, G2 Esports, mouseports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Renegades, SK Gaming, Splyce and Virtus.Pro. The PPL will be the second professional esports competition played under WESA guidance. […] As part of the launch of the league, Hi-Rez Studios has partnered with WESA to split league revenues with participating teams, and to guarantee a minimum salary to players. These measures, combined with the global reach of the 10 WESA teams, give the PPL an exciting foundation from which to grow.”
We’ll be chatting with Hi-Rez at PAX this weekend, so stay tuned for more.