{{site.countdown.title}} Registration Now Open!
Registration
Closes In

{{days}}

DAYS

{{hours}}

HRS

{{minutes}}

MINS

{{seconds}}

SECS


CEVO Announces Partnership with altPUG to expand CS:GO Services

CEVO Announces Partnership with altPUG LLC to expand Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Services and bring Premium League Features to Season 5

(Monday, June 9th, 2014) – CEVO, North America’s largest competitive online PC gaming league, and altPUG LLC, a free, third-party platform which enables gamers to play CS:GO pick-up games and scrims, have announced today that they have entered into an exclusive agreement to bring premium league features to CEVO’s Season 5 CS:GO tournament.

The partnership expands on CEVO’s goal of producing the best online competitive gaming tournaments in North America by providing gamers of all skill levels with the opportunity to play with their friends and compete for cash and prizes in tournaments throughout the year. altPUG’s current services will be phased out in the coming weeks and users will have the option to transition their accounts over to the new CEVO service. altPUG.com will remain online and be re-purposed as the corporate website of the company.

Launched in July, 2013, altPUG offers free CS:GO competitive services complete with automated game servers, match statistics, demo recording, and proprietary anti-cheat technology. Together with CEVO, they will focus on integrating their technology into CEVO’s existing infrastructure to provide players with a place to practice and compete in tournaments in a high quality, cheat-free competitive environment.  

"Since we re-launched the CEVO website in September 2012, we’ve seen tremendous growth in our seasonal CS:GO events, and during this time our players have told us time and again that they’d like to have a place to practice and play with CEVO outside of their regularly scheduled matches." said Chris Pipher, General Manager at CEVO. “We’ve been following the altPUG project closely since its launch last year, and as we’ve gotten to know the team, I can say with confidence that we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them to provide North American competitive Counter-Strike players with an alternative to what’s currently available to them, and to make Season 5 the best CS:GO tournament that we’ve ever hosted."

 

"Matt and I started altPUG in July 2013 with a simple goal of providing the service the players deserve. We started with PUGs and launched Scrims in a closed beta in late December and have seen amazing growth and support from the community. Breaking into the competitive scene by offering league functionality has always been a goal of ours, so when we were approached by CEVO in seemed like a good fit." said Will Graham, co-founder of altPUG. "However, once we got to know the folks behind CEVO and talked with them about their vision, we couldn't move forward fast enough. We're extremely excited to partner with CEVO and further develop the CS:GO competitive scene together."

Beginning in Season 5, CEVO’s CS:GO players will have the option to play their CEVO matches on premium game servers running an automated match mod with full game statistics, GOTV demo recording, and an improved proprietary anti-cheat client coupled with Valve’s (VAC) solution. In the coming weeks, pick-up game (PUG) and practice (scrim) features will be added to the platform.

Registration for CEVO’s CS:GO Season 5 is set to launch Tuesday, June 10th at 12:00 PM EDT, with features being implemented throughout the next few months.

###

CEVO is a global eSports company built around North America’s largest competitive online PC gaming league. Founded in December of 2004 with the intention to transform competitive online gaming into a professional sport, CEVO has been hosting both free and pay-to-pay tournaments across a variety of AAA titles for almost 10 years. Through CEVO-TV we are also engaged in online broadcasting and other digital media. Additionally, CEVO offers event management, marketing, development, and design solutions for clients looking to get involved in the business of eSports. For further information about CEVO, please visit cevo.com.

altPUG is a free, third-party platform which enables gamers to play Pick Up Games and Scrims in a high quality competitive environment for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. With a proprietary anti-cheat solution coupled with Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC), altPUG is able to identify, catch, and expel more cheaters quickly to keep the servers free of hackers. Launched in July 2013, altPUG has over 62,000 registered users and 15,000 active users per month. For further information about altPUG, please visit altpug.com

More information at http://cevo.com/news/235 and http://www.altpug.com/Forums/Thread/10326-altpug-cevo-partnership-announced

###

GET SOCIAL with CEVO
Twitch - Twitter - Facebook - YouTube - STEAM

Comments

[img]https://i.imgur.com/CijqKOy.gif[/img]
Image

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 2:38 AM GMT
So free pugging service on cevo now?
So free pugging service on cevo now?

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 3:01 AM GMT
This sound like a good idea. I mean this can be good for both sides. If cevo and altpug join forces that could mean better Anti-Cheat and maybe more admin or mod to actually monitor matches or even reports. Also this can be good for cevo because it can give them some expose to the public, I mean a lot of people might not right cevo because they can't play with the community or pug to see how it is. Altpug need some more work to be done to improve itself.
This sound like a good idea. I mean this can be good for both sides. If cevo and altpug join forces that could mean better Anti-Cheat and maybe more admin or mod to actually monitor matches or even reports. Also this can be good for cevo because it can give them some expose to the public, I mean a lot of people might not right cevo because they can't play with the community or pug to see how it is. Altpug need some more work to be done to improve itself.

Just A Small Town Boy

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 3:11 AM GMT
very nice move, im excited :)
very nice move, im excited :)

you should always watch your back

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
Make scrims freeeeeeee
Make scrims freeeeeeee

hi

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 4:58 AM GMT
nice :D
nice :D

Mago

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 7:26 AM GMT
Great :D
Great :D

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
YESSSSSSS!
YESSSSSSS!

im gay

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 4:12 PM GMT
This is really going to be great for the NA Counter-Strike scene, smart choice.
This is really going to be great for the NA Counter-Strike scene, smart choice.

Netherfallen

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
Get rid of ESEA. The owners are greedy and disrespectful. They lack in customer service. The community is bad because there is absolutely no moderation. All in all, it is a very unhealthy place for people. CEVO and ALTPUG can change the game. You can create a service and environment that ESEA will never be able to match. Make this happen, you have my support.
Get rid of ESEA. The owners are greedy and disrespectful. They lack in customer service. The community is bad because there is absolutely no moderation. All in all, it is a very unhealthy place for people. CEVO and ALTPUG can change the game. You can create a service and environment that ESEA will never be able to match. Make this happen, you have my support.

.t0stit0

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 4:50 PM GMT
Sounds good!
Sounds good!

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
Great choice!
Great choice!

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
great idea.... but thats all it is right now. an idea. i'll start getting excited when both systems are truly integrated.
great idea.... but thats all it is right now. an idea.

i'll start getting excited when both systems are truly integrated.

gloveworks - we heart esports

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
Awesome news, very excited
Awesome news, very excited

jaspR

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
Nvm, post means nothing anymore :P
Nvm, post means nothing anymore :P

Posted Sunday, August 10th, 2014 12:31 AM GMT
selam yaraklar
selam yaraklar

Posted Friday, January 30th, 2015 6:09 AM GMT