ESL and Big Ten Network partner for third BTN League of Legends Esports Competition

Matches begin on Feb. 16, and culminate in the BTN League of Legends Championship Tournament, beginning on March 28.

“Quake changed my perception”: a chat with ESL CEO and co-founder Ralf Reichert

As we prepare the next steps of our journey with our brand refresh, we caught up with one of the gamers who helped shape ESL from the very beginning.

Clash of Clans World Championship kicks off with $1 million prize pool

We’ve partnered up with Finnish developer Supercell to host the Clash of Clans World Championship starting March 2019!

ESL and Facebook Gaming expand partnership on a non-exclusive basis through 2019

Deal includes distribution of ESL’s global tournaments: IEM, ESL One and Pro League.

ESL extends long-term partnership with paysafecard

Online prepaid payment market leader paysafecard extends esports engagement.

ESL One Katowice 2019: What's new this year?

There’s not much time left until ESL One Katowice 2019, and as usual we’ve made heaps of improvements on last year’s event to bring you the best Pro Dota 2 event we can. Here are the exciting changes and cool new features at the Spodek Arena!

World’s best team Astralis confirmed for ESL One Cologne 2019

The stellar Danish squad will try to extend their dominance over the CS:GO scene to the Cathedral of Counter-Strike.

Inaugural champions MIBR head back down under for IEM Sydney 2019

IEM Sydney will see the return of the all-Brazilian roster that won Australia’s first-ever Counter-Strike mega-event and defined an era in esports.

APAC and LATAM ESL Pro League CS:GO Season 9 qualifiers announced

This is how teams from the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions can play their way into Round 1 of the revamped EPL.

BIG will captivate German fans once again at ESL One Cologne 2019

Last year’s finalists and crowd favorites BIG will return to ESL One Cologne in 2019.

ESL Katowice Royale - Featuring Fortnite joins IEM Expo 2019

We have teamed up with Epic Games to bring the game that took the world by storm to ESL’s flagship event. ESL Katowice Royale - Featuring Fortnite will take the IEM Katowice Expo 2019 to unimagined new heights.

Natus Vincere will defend their crown at ESL One Cologne 2019

ESL One Cologne champions Natus Vincere will return to the cathedral of Counter-Strike in 2019 and become the first confirmed invite for the esports highlight of the summer.

Intel Challenge brings world’s top female CS:GO teams to Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice 2019

Eight of the world’s best women’s CS:GO teams will battle for the Intel Challenge title and a $50,000 USD prize pool on February 28 - March 2, 2019 at IEM Katowice 2019.

$400,000 prize pool for StarCraft® II at Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice 2019 confirmed

Mission accomplished! The $400,000 prize pool for IEM Katowice 2019 is now fully funded thanks to the SC2 community and the success of the War Chest: Katowice 2019 Complete Bundle.


Changes to the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major explained

The 14th CS:GO Major Championship in history will feature a series of innovations aimed at improving the competition’s format.

Take part in the annual ESL Play survey to help us improve our tournaments

Help us improve ESL Play and get yourself some sweet, sweet loot.

The story so far: IEM Sydney 2017 + 2018 recap

Relive the excitement of the first two editions of IEM Sydney as we gear up for another Australian esports party!

Introducing India’s first-ever Dota 2 mega event: ESL One Mumbai 2019

We're pleased to announce the debut of ESL One powered by Intel in Mumbai, India on April 19 - 21, 2019. The NSCI Dome will host 12 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams competing for a prize pool of $300,000.

ESL and Weavr Consortium will redefine esports with £4m of UK Government funding

The Weavr Consortium, consisting of ESL, York University, dock10, Cybula, Focal Point VR & Rewind will operate a £5.8mil project over two years, £4mil of which is funded by UK Research and Innovation.

ESL Pro League CS:GO revamps format, goes LAN for Season 9

The world’s longest-running professional CS:GO league will return on April 12, 2019, for Season 9 with more teams and a brand new format that replaces online play with studio matches for the EU and AM regions.

Intel and ESL extend partnership to invest $100 million in esports

It will be the largest brand and tech partnership in esports history

StarCraft® II returns to Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice 2019

Seventy-six of the world’s best StarCraft® II players will once again travel to Poland to compete for a share of more than $250,000 USD.

ESL One Cologne celebrates 5th year anniversary at LANXESS arena in 2019

The Cathedral of Counter-Strike calls on the faithful once again.

CS:GO Major Challengers Stage First Round matchups and initial seeding announced

The first matches of the Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice CS:GO Major 2019 are set! Find out how the teams ranked each other and who they’ll face in the First Round.


Sign up for the Alliance of Valliant Arms Open Cups EU

The Closed Beta of A.V.A will run from 18 January until 31 January, with our first ESL cup starting on 20 January.

The IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major format explained

What's the difference between the Challengers, Legends and Champions stages in a CS:GO Major? Read on to find out!

Intel® Extreme Masters Minor Championships group stage brackets announced

The last chance to qualify for the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major is upon us. The groups have been drawn and this is how the four regional Minors will play out.

Brawl Stars joins Red Bull M.E.O. by ESL

A new game joins the roster of Red Bull's Mobile Open Cup. Enter now to qualify for the World Finals in Germany!

Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice 2019 format adjustments

After an exciting round of qualifiers, it’s time to prepare for the CS:GO Minor Championships. This is how the path that will determine the final ten participants at the IEM Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major looks like: