New Member RFP
New Member RFP
RFP Now Open
The Commissioner of the ESL Pro League has now officially opened the first Request For Proposals (RFP) process for a new member to join ESL and the current 12 Team Members. This page will outline the key information regarding the process and will end with an application form that interested organisations can fill out in order to formally begin their respective applications.
History of Pro League
Last 12 Months
Once interested organisations submit their interest in the Application Form below, we will share more detail on 2020’s KPIs, but suffice it to say that 2020 exceeded expectations.
Before COVID really became broadly understood, ESL committed to an aggressive seven digit minimum guarantee of revenue to the Member Teams. Once COVID really enveloped the globe and crippled the ability to travel and the viability of hosting offline events, there was apprehension whether those lofty targets could be met. To the credit of the Members, the minimum guarantee was not only met, but exceeded by 20%, delivering six figures of fresh revenues to each Member Team.
What do you get?
Our goal is to add an organisation to the ranks of our Member Teams as soon as the RFP Process is run, ideally in time for Season 14 later this year. That Team, once it is selected by the current Members, will accede to the existing Louvre Agreement and will be given the same rights as each of them.
Under the agreement, the New Team will have an equal vote to all the other Teams in the governance of the ESL Pro League, and will also be entered into the drafting mechanism for other ESL Circuit Events such as the Intel Extreme Masters and ESL One. Of course, the New Team will plug into the Revenue Share mechanisms that govern both the ESL Pro League and the ESL Circuit Events as well.
The Louvre Agreement has already forecast strong growth over the coming years, with minimum guarantees to teams increasing as well. The New Team will have the opportunity to rely on those minimum guarantees, lock in an asset into its financials and thrive under the stability and ambition underpinning the project.
What are we looking for?
Once organisations submit their interest via the Application Form below, we will share more detail on the information we expect to receive from them, as part of their Proposals.
But the process will be competitive and thorough. The Members of the Louvre Agreement are committed to developing the leading league in CS:GO and so are seeking organisations that will contribute to that vision.
Broadly speaking, the formal evaluation process will look at each organisation’s:
Vision and Values
and Engagement Levels
Personnel and Infrastructure Set Up
Ownership and Legal Characteristics
This suite of information will enable the Members to evaluate applications and decide which organisation is best placed to support the project and secure the ESL Pro League’s status.
by 25 March 2021
Members Meeting Vote
- The tangible success of the Louvre Project and its projected growth
- The requirements for formally joining the RFP Process
- The detailed timeline from now until the final decision
- The requirements for the selected organisation to join the Louvre Agreement
Let's get started
If you are interested in becoming a New Member and learning more, please fill in this Application Form before 25 March 2021