gamescom 2019 is right around the corner, and this year ESL will as usual be setting up camp at the prestigious convention for video games and esports. As is tradition a wide variety of esport tournaments will be organised and broadcasted from the venue, including games such as League of Legends, CS GO and more.
ESL's major tournaments record 90% growth in viewership by increasing esports content worldwide in 2019
Over the course of the first seven months of 2019, average minute audience (+90%), hours watched (+190%) and video views (+55%) have all heavily increased as a result of fans tuning into ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters and ESL Pro League tournaments, shattering the numbers recorded in 2018.
Ever since ESL’s inception, we’ve kept a saying close to our heart; ‘everybody can be somebody’. The beauty of esports is that no matter your background, you have a chance at making it big and becoming a global icon, whether that be in well established games such as Dota 2 and CSGO, or new and upcoming mobile games. Whilst only the best can make it to the top, there is no barrier to entry, making the playing field level and equal for everyone.
We are bringing some of the best emerging talents to play in a medieval church at ESL LoL EuroCup at Lucca Comics & Games 2019 festival on October 30-31!
Following the excitement of ESL One Birmingham in June, UK esports fans can look forward to another landmark date in the competitive calendar on home soil. On August 2-4, the best 32 EA SPORTS FIFA 19 players in the planet will gather at London’s The O2 for the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final with a $500,000 prize pool on the line.
The American squad's run as the world no. 1 in Counter-Strike continues after a flawless victory on home soil at the United Center.
Who will be crowned the Masters of Europe and win glory for the home fans?
With the commencement of a new race to $1,000,000, we are updating the conditions of completing the award.
The ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals saw the Bold Brazilians Luminosity Gaming earn their first ESL Pro League title in our marquee studios during mid 2016. Bolstering their impact on the professional scene, the Brazilians went on to cement themselves as the No. 1 team in the world with their fairytale storyline.
The FIFA 19 Cologne Cup 2019 presented by PlayStation® is a global professional FIFA 19 tournament hosted by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Swedish sensations FNATIC ushered in their second ESL Pro League championship in Season 2 on the colourful shores of California. The ESL Pro League Season 2 Finals exhibited the best four teams from the European and North American regions in December of 2015.
ESL’s “Gaming for Good” Initiative Will Donate A Portion of Intel® Extreme Masters Chicago Ticket Sales To Gamers Outreach
We are proud to announce that we’ve entered a partnership with Gamers Outreach, a charity organization providing gaming equipment, technology, and software to help children and teenagers cope with treatments in hospitals, as part of ESL’s new “Gaming for Good” initiative.
Our old school ESL Studio saw FNATIC hoist the Swedish flag at the inaugural ESL Pro League Finals held in Cologne, Germany. The first season of the ESL Pro League Finals witnessed four elite teams from both Europe and North America compete over four days and concluded with FNATIC subduing a vintage Cloud9 roster to lift the trophy.
The North American roster made their current status as the no. 1 CS:GO team on the planet count at the Cathedral of Counter-Strike with a convincing victory at the LANXESS Arena.
ESL One Cologne will feature an all-new look and feel. Together with you, the fans, we were the first ones to bring esports to big sport stadiums in 2014. Today, esports is a global phenomenon featuring stadium events all around the globe. It connects fans and players from all over the world through their shared passion. It was you - the players, the fans and creators, the community - that built those events and shaped the esports community to what it is today.
The longest-running CS:GO league in the professional circuit celebrates its tenth anniversary returning to Odense, Denmark!