WePlay Academy League Season 3 Announced

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WePlay Academy League Season 3 Announced Featuring 10 CS:GO Teams

The third season of the Academy CS:GO tournament is here!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The third season of WePlay Academy League has been announced featuring a total prize pool of $100,000 USD.
This time two more Academy CS:GO teams will be participating in the tournament - Spirit Academy and Eternal Fire Academy.
The tournament has been divided into three stages and will be taking place from 3rd January to 13th February 2022.

WePlay Esports has announced the third season of WePlay Academy League (WAL) which is scheduled to take place from 3rd January to 13th February 2022. Though the total prize pool remains unchanged at $100,000 USD, the stakes are higher than before as 10 Academy CS:GO teams will be competing in the tournament this time around.

The entire tournament has been divided into three stages with the Playoffs set to take place on LAN at the WePlay Esports Arena which is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The competition will be broadcast live across Twitch, YouTube, and their own Smart TV application in both English and Russian languages.

WePlay Academy League Season 3: Complete Details

Building on the success of the first two seasons which took place earlier this year, WePlay Esports has announced its first Academy CS:GO tournament for next year - WePlay Academy League Season 3.

WAL Season 3 - Schedule

The tournament is divided into three phases starting on 3rd Jan and coming to an end on 13th Feb 2002,

  • Group Stage: 3rd to 12th Jan 2022 (possible tiebreaker to be held on 13th Jan)

  • Gauntlet Stage: 14th to 16th Jan 2022

  • Playoffs: 11th to 13th Feb 2022

Mouz NXT - Champions of WePlay Academy League Season 1 and 2

WAL Season 3 - Format

The Group Stage of the tournament will begin with two double round-robin groups, as the top team from each group shall directly proceed to the Playoffs. The remaining teams make their way to the Gauntlet Stage where they will further fight it out to qualify for the Playoffs.

With there being 10 teams instead of eight this time around, both the Gauntlet Stage and Playoffs might follow a different format than the last season. The first two stages of the tournament will take place online while the Playoffs will be hosted in a LAN environment at the WePlay Esports Arena in Kyiv, Ukraine.

WAL Season 3 - Participating Teams

Unlike the last two seasons of the tournament where a total of eight CS:GO Acamdey teams took part, this time around 10 teams will be competing in the event. They have been divided into two groups of five teams each as follows,

Group A

  • NAVI Junior

  • Young Ninjas

  • Fnatic Rising

  • BIG. OMEN Academy

  • Astralis Talent

Group B

  • VP.Prodigy

  • mouz NXT

  • FURIA Academy

  • Spirit Academy

  • Eternal Fire Academy

Each participating team must include at least four members between 16 to 21 years of age, with one participant over the age of 21 allowed per team.

WAL Season 3 - Prize Pool

The total prize pool of the tournament remains unchanged for the third season, featuring $100,000 USD to be divided between the online and the LAN stage.

WAL Season 3 - Live Broadcast

The tournament will be livestreamed across Twitch, YouTube, and their Smart TV application in both Russian and English languages. However, more languages and channels might be added to this list with WePlay Esports stating that the full list of channels in other languages will be announced soon.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.


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