DreamHack & ESL Will Launch A "CS:GO" Global Circuit In 2020

DreamHack & ESL Will Launch A “CS:GO” Global Circuit In 2020

Dreamhack and the ESL announced new plans for their CS:GO tournament format headed into 2020 as they change the way their esports system will run. The new ESL Pro Tour will feature an aggregate prize pool of more than $5 million from competitions across five continents. What’s more, it will be organized into Challenger and […]

BBC Three to Broadcast the ESL One Birmingham DOTA 2 Major

The BBC is partnering with the ESL to broadcast the semi-final and final matches from the UK’s first Dota 2 major. The major will see a dozen world-class teams compete for a $1 million USD prize pool. The tournament will coincide with a networking event for esports industry members. BBC Three will stream the semi-finals […]

ESL and Square Enix Partner for a Dissidia FF NT Tournament

The ESports League (ESL) and Square Enix are launching the first official Dissidia Final Fantasy NT tournament series in America and Europe, which will begin on May 13th, 2018. Available on the PlayStation 4, the 3v3 team-based brawler opens sign-ups today. Interested teams can sign up for the European or North American circuits here. The Go4 Dissidia FF NT tournament offers […]

ESI Birmingham Networking Event toTake Place During the Dota 2 Major

The ESL Uk and Esports Inside have partnered up to bring us the ESI Birmingham, which will be an esports business symposium taking place the day before the ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 Major quarter-finals begin. So anyone interested in networking in the esports industry will be able to attend the conference on May 24, […]

ESL One Hamburg will Feature Six Days of Dota 2 Competition

ESL and Intel are combining to bring the ESL One Hamburg tournament to life, which will have sixteen Dota 2 teams compete across six days in the Barclaycard Arena from October 26-28. After last year’s successful ESL One competition, this second year up the stakes with a longer competition including group stages and playoffs, with twice […]

ESL Set to Have a Major Presence at E3 2018

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) sent out a press release today letting esports fans know that the ESL will have a much bigger presence at E3 than many anticipated, as they will be setting up an entire area in one of the convention center halls. No games have been announced yet, but the organization will be […]

The League of Legends Premiership Finals Take Place This Weekend in Leicester

ESL UK and Riot Games have partnered to present the ESL Premiership League of Legends finals, with sponsors Intel and Currys PC World. The championship finals will take place in Leicester on April 7th and 8th. As the most prestigious League of Legends competition in the UK, this season’s final features the ESL Premiership’s largest ever prize […]

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ESL’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League Adds Asia-Pacific Region

The Esports League’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League is expanding its reach into the Asia-Pacific region with a brand new CS:GO Pro League Division. The ESL and WESA have partnered up to create the division, which will take part in the CS:GO Pro League’s seventh season. The ESL has also expressed their desire to expand the […]

The Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership Finals will Take Place This Weekend

The UK arm of the Esports League has paired up with Ubisoft to host the very first Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership Finals, which will take place on March 10th and 11th at the ESL UK’s Studio 1 facility in Leicester, and will be broadcast on Twitch. The matches will run using the latest version […]

Moniker Inc. Launch New High Performance Esports Apparel Brand In

If you’re in the market for some new esports gear that isn’t just your standard jersey and sweatpants, Moniker Inc. may just have something new for you to try out. The company has launched their first esports lifestyle brand called (“hacks” for the uninitiated) and has partnered with ESL to be the first esports […]

The Hearthstone Finalists for the ESL Premiership have Been Announced

ESL UK has confirmed the ESL Premiership Hearthstone finals will take place on Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th 2018 at ESL Studio One in Leicester, England. The eight finalists qualified for the tournament are Deathsie, BoarControl, ColdHands, ToastMonster, Big Ben, Danswf, HelloLeeroy and Mysterious. Because apparently, if your name is not some sort of reference, […]

Ubisoft And The ESL Announce The Rainbow Six Siege Go4 Cup

With a global audience of about 320 million people, eSports is the hot new ticket for game companies, so Ubisoft and the ESports League have partnered up to showcase the skills of Rainbow Six Siege’s massive fan base, which recently hit over 20 million registered players. Rainbow Six Siege already has a hotly contested eSports […]

Bluehole Studios And The ESL Are Hosting A PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Tourney At Gamescom

 Bluehole Inc., developer and publisher of PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds and the ESports League (ESL), announced that they’re partnering up to bring the popular Battle Royale game to the world’s largest video games and gaming convention. The Gamescom PUBG Invitational Presented by Bluehole and ESL will take place at gamescom onAugust 23 – 26, 2017 in Cologne, Germany, and will feature eighty of the […]

SK Gaming Take The ESL CS:GO Cologne 2017 Championship

The story headed into the Grand Finals of the ESL CS:GO Cologne 2017 championship had some interesting twists and turns, but when it was all said and done, SK Gaming claimed the title for the second year in a row in the town they’re based in. Despite having a crowd that was vocally pro Cloud 9, […]

Ubisoft And The ESL Announce The For Honor Hero Series

Today, Ubisoft announced the For Honor Hero Series, an international tournament program organised in partnership with ESL, taking place this summer starting July 8th across all platforms in Europe and the United States.  Following the weekly competitions, 16 of the top players will participate in a live event on August 12th in Burbank, California where they will play […]

The ESL And Intel Announce Technology Partnership At E3

At E3, Intel and ESL, the world’s largest eSports company, have announced a technology deal that should have some interesting affects on the eSports community. I know, it’s been a real slow week for games news, huh? Try not to get the information overload get you down, though, because this is a pretty interesting business deal. […]

CS:GO Season 5 Finals End With Highest Viewers To Date

In the most recent CS:GO tournament, G2 Esports secured the Season 5 Championship at the first stand-alone Pro League Finals held in the U.S. But that’s not the only news coming out of the tournament as organizers are extremely happy with the turnout for viewership. The finals were the highest watched event for the ESL Pro League […]

Facebook Set To Stream Several CS:GO ESports Tournaments

Facebook has done some eSports streaming in the past here and there, most notably with Activision and Blizzard in 2016. Now, the social media giant is looking to compete with Twitch by seeking out new deals with eSports leagues. Yesterday ESL announced that it came to an agreement with Facebook to start broadcasting Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments in […]

‘CS:GO’ Tournament To Revise Rules After Rejecting Transgender Players

Buzzfeed broke the news last week that tournament organizer Munich Finest Gaming rejected several transgender players from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive “5on5 Female Open Summer 2017” event that was hosted by ESL. The original action was taken because the players could be potentially penalized for “faking their gender” and that their applications were rejected based off photographs […]

ESL UK Is Confirmed As A Production Partner On Vainglory Spring Season Championship

ESL UK, the UK arm of the world’s largest eSports company, was announced today as the exclusive production partner for the Vainglory Spring Season Championships being held at Building Six at London’s O2 from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May. I’m not a Vainglory player myself, but this is great news for the mobile gaming community, because […]