The transfer cost of star players in CS: GO can reach a million dollars, said CEO of CR4ZY Antonio Meitz. According to him, less well-known but promising players will cost interested clubs from €50 thousand to €250 thousand.
Meitz also said that Valve and ESL are in talks to create a franchise League for CS:GO:
If a team purchases a slot in a franchise League, it retains a spot in it until the contract expires, regardless of the results. The organizers also pay the participants a part of the profit from the tournament.
In 2018, SEA Cloud 9 Jack Etienne asked Valve to introduce a franchise system in CS: GO. In his opinion, it will facilitate the process of planning competitions for all tournament operators.
CR4ZY — German club, previously called Valiance. The team earned a slot at StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 and reached the new Legends stage. There, the team played 2-3 and did not make the playoffs.