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Snapdragon Pro Series To Happen At DreamHack San Diego
We have a couple of quotes below from both organizations about their involvement in the event, as we wait to hear more details about how both of those tournaments will go. Credit: Snapdragon Pro Series "The Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Challenge finals are some of the highest stakes competitions for these players, and we're looking forward to[...]
ESL Announces Extreme Masters Will Return To Cologne
The ESL announced this week that the CS:GO event Intel Extreme Masters will make its return to Cologne starting on July 5th, 2022 The event will take place at the LANXESS Arena as 24 of the best teams in the world will go head-to-head in a tournament to crown a champion and take home a[...]
ESL Pro Tour Announces StarCraft II 2022-23 Dates
ESL Gaming has revealed their plans to bring back the ESL Pro Tour for StarCraft II, with dates and major stops announced for 2022-2023 This particular circuit will be highlighted by three core ESL competitions in the form of DreamHack SC2 Masters in Valencia, DreamHack SC2 Masters in Atlanta, and ultimately ending at the Intel[...]
G4 Announces New Broadcasting Partnership With ESL
G4 made an interesting announcement this morning as they have partnered up with the ESL for a new broadcasting partnership While the ESL covered a number of games, they are primarily known for being the home to much of the CS:GO esports scene Today the two announced a new media rights deal that will for[...]
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The ESL announced they have partnered with RiotPWR to release their first mobile gaming controller specifically for esports use Simply being called the ESL Controller, the design of it was created to help elevate the ability of whatever gamer picks this up, as it was made to be comfortable and adaptable to multiple titles that[...]
New Football Super League is Soccer Equivalent of Image Comics in 1992
The ESL has already sent a letter to Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Uefa boss Aleksander Ceferin issuing notice of legal proceedings in European courts designed to block any sanctions Uefa released a joint statement with England's Football Association, the Premier League, the Spanish Football Federation, La Liga the Italian Football Federation, and Serie A,[...]
ESL & T2M Announce New League Of Legends Partnership
ESL and T2M, the creator of the Rotor Riot mobile controller, announced a new League Of Legends partnership The deal will start with the ESL League of Legends: Wild Rift Premiership, and while they didn't get into a ton of specifics about what the deal is, it appears that it will be primarily for the Spring[...]
ESL & Guinevere Capital Reveal League Of Legends Circuit Oceania
The ESL and Guinevere Capital revealed the new replacement league to the OPL with the League Of Legends Circuit Oceania After Riot Games rather unceremoniously put an end to the OPL, a lot of players in the region wondered what options they would have to compete in a proper LoL tournament setting Especially during a[...]
MegaDev Receives $1.9M Funding From ESL Investors For PLITCH
MegaDev revealed this week that they have received $1.9 million in funding from ESL's parent company Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer & Co for PLITCH In case you weren't aware of it, PLITCH is a subscription service that allows gamers to tailor an ever-increasing list of 2,500-plus PC games to perfectly suit their preferences, as well as[...]
ESL Mobile Open Announces A Season Six Return
The ESL revealed this week that they are bringing back the ESL Mobile Open for a sixth season after their last season was a huge success Most likely bolstered by COVID-19 and people watching and playing remotely, the organization reported that Season Five participation was up 48%, social engagement up 20%, and hours watched were[...]
Twitch Launches A Redesign To Kick Off TwitchCon 2019
This week, both the ESL and DreamHack announced they have entered into a new streaming agreement with Twitch Both companies have entered into a three-year deal to bring esports events to the social-streaming platform, which will see some of the biggest esports tournaments organized by both organizations through at least 2022 That's a pretty major[...]
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The ESL has announced further changes to some of its upcoming esports events in light of the continuing coronavirus spread around the world We now know that DreamHack Dallas and Jönköping have both been rescheduled to August 2020 for the time being, while the second half of 2020 is currently still on schedule[...]
The ESL Issues Restrictions At Poland Event Due To Coronavirus
In the latest "the coronavirus is messing with everything" news, the ESL has closed down the Intel Extreme Masters XIV in Spodek, Katowice, Poland We have the press release for you below, as the public has been denied access to the event due to health concerns from the government So while you can still watch the[...]
Blizzard Entertainment Enters Three-Year Deal With DreamHack & ESL
Along with the Hearthstone news today, Blizzard Entertainment announced they have entered a three-year esports deal with DreamHack and the ESL The short version of the deal is that they will be presenting Warcraft III: Reforged and StarCraft II tournaments moving forward as part of their major events This means that they will take over[...]
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 at[...]
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 the Dissidia community its[...]
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
credit// eSports News UK 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[...]
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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 program into additional territories within the region and create a full league system in the future, meaning there will be more opportunities for CS:GO players[...]
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
The company has launched their first esports lifestyle brand called ("hacks" for the uninitiated) and has partnered with ESL to be the first esports league to dawn the apparel Much like how Nike provides the uniforms to the NBA You'll be able to see the new gear first-hand during the ESL One in Katowice,[...]
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 scene[...]
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 world's[...]
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. As[...]