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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[...]
Counter-Strike league logo
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[...]
CS:GO Season 5 Finals End With Highest Viewers To Date
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 to date, which has to be making competitors and advertisers very happy coming off of the end results And some really awesome news for the[...]
Facebook Set To Stream Several CS:GO ESports Tournaments
Yesterday ESL announced that it came to an agreement with Facebook to start broadcasting Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments in an exclusive deal that will bring over 5500 hours of content to the platform. The partnership will have games broadcast in six languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, German), all focused on the elite Rank S competitions, as well as ESL[...]
'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[...]