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5,000m² of esports action: the ESL Arena is coming to gamescom 2017

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Philipp Saedler
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ESL Arena returns to Hall 9 at gamescom 2017,  with a variety of activities for you to explore throughout the week of the trade fair. With two dedicated esports stages, you will get to see a multitude of tournaments taking place in Cologne, Germany in front of over 350,000 fans that are expected to attend. Enjoy a packed week with PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Blade & Soul, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, CROSSFIRE, FIFA 17, League of Legends®, Project CARS and Rainbow Six: Siege.

Find all details on the ESL Arena gamescom website

A variety of tournaments await you

ESL Meisterschaft Finals in League of Legends, CS:GO and FIFA 17
On Saturday, August 26th, an exciting season featuring the new league format will conclude as the top teams and players will fight for the title and the lion's share of the €60,000 prize pool across all three games. See the cream of the crop of German esports!

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Pro League Season 2 Finals
On Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th, the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Pro League Season 2 Finals are coming to ESL Arena’s Main Stage. Eight teams from Latin America, North America and Europe will battle it out for glory and lion’s share of an US$237,500 total prize pool!

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On Friday, August 25th, the top sixteen CS:GO amateur teams from the soon starting open qualification will have the chance to prove themselves next to two world class professional players, bodyy and apEX from G2 Esports, the reigning ESL Pro League CS:GO Season 5 champions.

Project CARS World Final
On Wednesday, August 23th, the top five teams from the SMS-R Championship Series will be taking the stage for the World Final. A €5,000 prize pool is up for grabs and will be added to the already secured €15,000 that the teams have won over the course of the season. 

Crossfire Stars European Finals
On Thursday, August 24th, ESL and Smilegate Europe bring the Crossfire Stars European Finals to the ESL Arena Alternate Stage. See Europe's best four teams fighting for a share of the US$20,800 prize pool and the chance to prove their skills at the Crossfire Grand Finals in Shanghai, China.

Blade & Soul European Regional Championship
Thursday, August 24th, The Blade & Soul European Regional Championship takes the Main Stage at the ESL Arena. Eight of the best teams have made their way to the Regional Championship, and will be competing for the title of European Champion and the prestige of representing their region at the Blade & Soul World Championship 2017 September in South Korea.

The ESL Playground powered by Red Bull is the right place for you to find daily visitor tournaments in games such as FIFA 17, Rocket League or Clash Royale as well as Oculus VR title, The Unspoken, a hit title in the VR Challenger League. Join the community meetings or workshops and meet ESL personalities from Wednesday to Saturday.

Twitch presents different stage content with publishers, partner led content as well as a special creative stage throughout gamescom. You can also stop by to enjoy the H1Z1 kiosks, meet well known streamers and more!

Lenovo, MEDION, NEXON, Bluehole, Robert Space Industries, Square Enix, NCSoft and Wüstenrot will be waiting for you at their booths inside the ESL Arena with gaming stations, signing sessions, meet and greets and much more.

We and our partners of this years ESL Arena gamescom 2017, Acer, AVM, Intel, paysafecard, HyperX, Gerolsteiner and Wüstenrot, are looking forward seeing you in just a couple of weeks or to bring you all the entertainment and competitions live to your monitor via Twitch.tv streams.

Follow the ongoing coverage on the ESL channels on Twitter and Facebook.