WESA and Hi-Rez Studios have announced that they have partnered for the new Paladins Premier League, with the first season starting in autumn this year, seeing ten WESA Members including SK Gaming, Splyce, and Fnatic battle it out to become champions.
This is the second event played under WESA guidance, and Executive Chairman and Commissioner Ken Hershman said: "Paladins has emerged as an innovative first person shooter (FPS) title and Hi-Rez has a track record of supporting endemic esports organisations and players. For WESA, this is an important milestone as it marks our second esports title."
Hi-Rez and WESA will split league revenues with the teams, and will guarantee a minimum salary to players, providing a foundation to grow. How well can Paladins do as an esport though?