Overwatch, CS:GO Players Associations in the works


Union up.

Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Player Associations are in the works, a new report suggests.

Sports Business Journal reports that the CS:GO Players Association will be led by broadcaster Scott ‘SirScoots’ Smith and Michael Doi, an attorney. Smith told the publication that the association will include players in the ESL Pro and FACEIT ECS leagues and is looking to sign over 226 players around the globe.

“Every day I sign another guy,” Smith asserted. “I would say 70 or so have signed an official membership document that they are for the players association, are behind the players association, they want to be in the players association.”

The Overwatch association isn’t as far along, though is seemingly directed by coach Thomas ‘Morte’ Kerbusch and sports labour attorney Ellen Zavian.

“I don’t see this [players association] as any different than any other PA just because it’s Esports,” Zavian told Sports Business Journal. “So this isn’t something that will be a lighthearted step. This will be a big step.”

We’ll have more on both associations as more is known.

Overwatch is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. CS:GO is available on Windows PC.