In cooperation with publisher Dreamcatcher, the ESL have added Painkiller to the ESL Amateur Series(EAS). They will host a Painkiller 1o1 EAS leaugue that will take place over the next six months (01-17-2005 to 06-30-2005). Players ranked #1 to #10 in the German and European Painkiller ladders will be invited to the EAS and being offered a 3 Month Premium Account (since a Premium Account is necessary to participate in an EAS league).
After the announcement of the Turkey World Tour stop details, the CPL also made the details of the World Tour stop in Spain public:
The second stop of the World Tour will be in Barcelona, Spain, and will take place March 20-23, 2005. The online registration will open Friday, February 11, 2005 and admission is $60eur per person for the four day event.
The Spain World Tour Stop will take place in Barcelona at the Palau Sant Jordi. This venue is conveniently located 20 minutes from Barcelona (BCN) Airport.
A special discount code and hotel information will be available on Friday, February 11, 2005.
A World Tour Greeting Desk located at the hotel will be available commencing March 19th to assist gamers with questions and facilitate the check-in process.
Full cultural details will be released on February 11th, and will include: a tour of the city’s important historic and architectural sites, dinner at an exclusive restaurant, and a VIP lounge at one of Barcelona’s hottest clubs.
The official tournament game of the Cyberathlete® World Tour is Painkiller: Black Edition.
The Tour Stop will also host tournaments for Counter-Strike: Source (25,000€) and WarCraft III (8,000€).