In a stunning announcement, ESEA has laid out details for significant changes to the current TF2 league structure.
The first change is the return of the Intermediate division, just two seasons after it was removed due to a lack of participation. To accommodate the reintroduction, a significant number of teams will be either invited directly to the division or moved up based on results from the most recent Open season.
In addition, ESEA has announced that the Open division will no longer have a league fee for participation. This change means that players only require ESEA Premium to play within the league, which can be acquired on the ESEA website, through Steam, or temporarily via a gifted guest pass.
These changes will take effect in the upcoming Season 27 of ESEA, scheduled to begin soon after registration closes on January 15th.