IEM Sydney team-by-team preview

Duncan “Thorin” Shields breaks down what we can expect from each of the teams at IEM Sydney.


Chipotle, ESL and DreamHack partner up to launch Challenger Series

Chipotle to give fans across the United States a taste of esports glory.


Prove your skills in the League of Legends ESL National Championships

Ready to take the next step in your journey? Gather your team and show off your talent in front of your local community.


Brand New Look & Feel for ESL Pro League Season 9

ESL Pro League is the first product to follow ESL’s masterbrand relaunch with an exciting new look & feel!


Astralis remain untouchable at the IEM Katowice CS:GO Major

Despite the challenge of Finnish underdogs ENCE, the stellar Danish squad delivered a flawless performance in Poland.

A farewell from the SC2 Go4 Series gods

After more than nine years of intense Starcraft II action, we are sad to announce that our weekly online cups on ESL Play open to the entire community will see their last matches on April 28. Meet the players that left their mark!


ESL and MSI extend partnership for ESL One Powered by Intel® events

We are proud to announce our partnership extension with MSI, which designates them as the Official Gaming Partner for three upcoming ESL One Powered by Intel® events in 2019, including ESL One Birmingham and ESL One Cologne.


Announcing the Pro League Season 9 Groups

The Groups for the Pro League Season 9 have been released, based on the new seeding format!


The Katowice Recap

Players and teams from around the world competed in a variety of games at the prestigious Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland for a total prize pool of $2.5 million. Over 174,000 fans came to enjoy Dota 2, CS:GO, StarCraft 2, Fortnite and other games, as well as the world’s largest esports-themed trade show, the IEM Expo.

"Games have always been a part of my life": Meet IEM Katowice performer August Wilhelmson

We love Music. And we love Games! That's why we want to find and support artists that can give you the perfect for your gaming experience. Artists that give you all the chills, all the feels and all the HYPE! This time we introduce August Wilhelmsson.

Still stalling your esports career?

Starting a career in esports can be intimidating. Putting things on hold in order to focus on esports, or devoting all of your time to your passion can and will attract criticism from others; even from people within gaming. Nonetheless, focusing on your professional gaming career has its perks and the abundance of tournaments happening makes it easier than ever.


ESL and AT&T introduce the Mobile Open, featuring Asphalt 9: Legends, Clash of Clans, and PUBG MOBILE

Prepare your charging cables and break out your phones because there’s a new way to play in the competitive mobile gaming space.


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.

ESL and Oculus announce third season of VR League with the largest prize pool in league history!


Season Three Kicks Off With a Showmatch at IEM Expo This Weekend

"I often play LoL when I take a break from music": Meet IEM Katowice soundtrack artist Levianth

We love Music. And we love Games! That's why we want to find and support artists that can give you the perfect for your gaming experience. Artists that give you all the chills, all the feels and all the HYPE!  This time we introduce Levianth.

Intel® Grand Slam Season 2 kicks off with $1,000,000 on the line

After Astralis completed the challenge for Season 1, securing a handsome payday, it’s time to reset the counter and throw down the IGS gauntlet once again.


The League of Legends European Masters kicks off on April 8th

Summoner’s Rift will shake as winners from national leagues across Europe fight for continental glory.

"Gaming started with Pokémon for me": meet IEM Katowice soundtrack artist Axollo

We love Music. And we love Games! That's why we want to find and support artists that can give you the perfect sound for your gaming experience. Artists that give you all the chills, all the feels and all the HYPE! This time we introduce Axollo.

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 extends long-term partnership with paysafecard

Online prepaid payment market leader paysafecard extends esports engagement.

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

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

Updated Pro League Transfer Regulations for Season 9

New format, new transfer regulations.


ESEA redesigns website, offers CS:GO Major Premium sale

ESEA users can now enjoy an improved interface to make their climb of the CS:GO ladder easier than ever and save on ESEA Premium & Insider to celebrate the Katowice Major. 

IEM Katowice rides into the Danger Zone with CS:GO Battle Royale showmatch

The appetizer for the Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice CS:GO Major 2019 Grand Final will feature some of the best players in the world fighting for map immortality on March 3.

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.

Closed Qualifier invites for Pro League Season 9 Qualifiers in APAC and Latam announced

The closed qualifier invites in APAC and Latin America for the upcoming season of ESL Pro League CS:GO are set.



Mobile gaming to make its debut at Katowice

It’s an understatement to say that Katowice 2019 is jam packed with some of the biggest esports games from around the world. Now Guns of Boom, an FPS shooter with more than 60 million downloads that’s taken the mobile gaming world by storm, will be joining them at the Katowice Mainstage in March. So, what makes Guns of Boom, and mobile gaming in general, so special?


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!