This year, ESL will bring esports to E3 with the E3 ESPORTS ZONE, powered by ESL, as part of a multi-year partnership with the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The dedicated esports stage on the E3 show floor will feature top players and teams for the mobile MOBA game Vainglory and the newly released Quake Champions on June 13-15.
“With the growth of esports over the past four years, we’re now seeing more developers and publishers build games with a focus on competitive game play and esports tools. This creates a very exciting outlook for the future of esports to have more game titles engaging new players and new fans,” said Craig Levine, CEO, ESL North America. “E3 has a tremendous global audience and is the biggest video game industry event of the year. We are excited to partner with ESA to reach gaming enthusiasts and industry leaders by allowing them to experience high-quality, professionally produced esports live and in-person.”
“E3 is the biggest event in video games and esports have one of the fastest growing audiences in not just video games but all of entertainment,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of communications and industry affairs at ESA, the trade association that represents the US video game industry. “We are excited to partner with ESL and bring a dedicated esports stage to E3.”
Vainglory at the E3 ESPORTS ZONE
Tuesday, June 13
Day 1 of the dedicated esports stage will feature the Vainglory Collegiate Starleague (CSL) Finals, where the top collegiate talent will battle for the championship title. Follow along on the ESL Vainglory Twitter and Facebook for updates from the #E3esports stage.
Quake Champions at the E3 ESPORTS ZONE
Wednesday, June 14 - Thursday, June 15
Throughout the rest of the exhibition, the E3 ESPORTS ZONE will host competitions and dev talks for Quake Champions. Tune in as North American and European pro’s battle in the first esports production for the new game! Developers will also take to the stage to discuss game features in detail to introduce Quake Champions officially into the world of esports. Keep an eye on the ESL Quake Twitter and Facebook for updates and highlights from the showfloor.
Stop By or Tune in!
The E3 ESPORTS ZONE, powered by ESL, will feature a full-size esports stage and over 300 seats in the surrounding spectator area. The esports stage will be located on the show floor in Booth 947 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Be sure to stop by or tune into the #E3esports activities next week at live.e3expo.com!