ESL cut ECL down to two seasons per year
As part of ESL's announcements regarding their plans for 2024, the tournament organizer slipped in the news that ESL Challenger League will be transitioning from featuring four seasons to only two seasons next year. This change marks a significant change for what has historically been one of the most significant events for North America, forming the cornerstone of the semi-professional scene.
While details about the future of the league in ESL's announcement were sparse, what we do know is that Season 47 will run from February to June while Season 48 will run from July to November. As such, with details being lacking as they are, it will remain to be seen if ESL change the format, offer a larger prizepool per season, or otherwise offer other forms of compensation for cutting two seasons on paper.