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European Black Squad competitions on ESL Play ramp up with exciting new cups

Hans Oelschlägel
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NS Studio’s popular Early Access FPS title Black Squad is receiving a wide array of competitions on ESL Play, offering anyone with aspirations in the game’s competitive scene a chance to prove their worth. No less than four different contests will be getting underway in the near future.

Go4 Tournament

Starting in October, the €7,000+ Black Squad Go4 tournament series is getting underway with the first set of weekly cups. In total three months of competition are planned throughout the Winter months with weekly cups taking place on every Sunday and monthly finals happening on the first Tuesday of the subsequent month.

You can find the full schedule right here:

October Weekly Go4 #1: 7th of October - 12:00 CEST
October Weekly Go4 #2: 14th of October - 12:00 CEST
October Weekly Go4 #3: 21st of October - 12:00 CEST
October Weekly Go4 #4: 28th of October - 12:00 CEST
October Monthly Final: 6th of November - 19:00 CEST

More upcoming tournaments are on our Go4BlackSquad tournaments page!

Prize Pool
Weekly Cups (Sunday)

  • 1st place = €150 + ESL Go4 Champion Weekly card
  • 2nd place = €75 + 125,000 BS coins
  • 3rd place = 50,000 BS coins

Monthly Finals (Tuesday)

  • 1st place = €350 + ESL Go4 Champion Monthly Calling card   
  • 2nd place = €150 + 250,000 BS coins
  • 3rd place = 125,000 BS coins

Community Cups (Demolition Cups)

The weekly Demolition cups are already underway right now. Every Saturday marks an opportunity for anyone to sign up and compete for in-game and ESL rewards. From October onwards the top three spots each week receive the following prizes.

  • 1st place = 100,000 BS coins + ESL Champions Calling Card
  • 2nd place = 50,000 BS coins
  • 3rd place = 25,000 BS coins

Sign up for next Saturday!

Ladder Play

Additionally, starting October 1st, teams will have a new way to get matched against each other and fight for Black Squad coins - Ladder Play.

Prize pool

1st rank team: 200,000 BS Coins
2nd rank team: 100,000 BS Coins
3rd Team: 50,000 BS Coins

Team with most matches: 100,000 BS Coins

You can read all about the ladder rules right here.

Champions Cup

To close things out, we’re excited to unveil the Champions Cup. The Champions Cup will be one week of online competition, crowned with a broadcasted final on January 13th directly from the ESL UK studio in Leicester. The three winners of the monthly Go4 tournaments will receive direct invites to the event and they will be joined by the five top rated teams of the Go4 competition.

The live broadcast from the ESL Studios will showcase both Semi Finals, as well as the eventual Bo5 Grand Finals.

Champions Cup prize pool

1st place = €1,500 + ESL Go4 Qualifier League Champion Calling card
2nd place = €1,000
3rd place = €500

Be sure to follow ESLBlackSquad on both Twitter and Facebook to receive the latest updates and we can’t wait to see everyone compete in the cups and we wish every participating team the best of luck!