This weekend in the ESL Arena at PAX East, top Pro League players battled it out for prestige and prizes in a different major event each day. We saw champions crowned, newly formed rosters prove their skill and qualify for the next season, and industry experts speak on the current state of esports. Read on to review the weekend!
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Xbox One Finals
The North American teams dominated the Rainbow Six Xbox One Finals, and eXcellence Gaming lived up to their name, becoming the very first ESL Rainbow Six champions!
Gears of War Pro League Season 2 Finals
After a full day of Gears of War action, including intense rivalries, free swag, and a Gears of War 4 Escalation mode demo, Season 2 frontrunners Team EnVyUs grabbed the championship title and the lion's share of the US$50,000 prize pool!
Halo Championship Series: Pro League Invitational
Following the Halo World League, Team Allegiance disbanded and its members all went up against each other on the rosters of four different teams. Evil Geniuses closed out the last day of PAX East with a win against Team EnVyUs, securing their spot in the HCS Pro League Summer 2016 Season!
AnyKey: Competition for All
AnyKey, an advocacy initiative between ESL and Intel, conducted an informative panel on the building positive competitive gaming communities and how to bring more people into the esports scene. The expert panel members, including Twitch Program Director Anna Prosser Robinson, MIT professor T.L. Taylor, Youtube Gaming Interaction Designer Lil Chen, ESL Product Manager Kelly Kline, and AnyKey Director of Initiatives Morgan Romine, shed light on some of the biggest issues involved in growing a healthy and positive esports community.
Thanks to everyone who came to the events or tuned into the livestreams, and stay tuned for much more!