We are all shocked and saddened by the Russian invasion into Ukraine and hope for a swift and peaceful resolution. After monitoring the situation, we are now putting an initial set of actions in place.
The Commissioner of the ESL Pro League, Alex Inglot, has announced today that the Louvre Agreement, the groundbreaking partnership between ESL Gaming and 14 of the top teams in CS:GO, has been unanimously extended until at least the end of 2025.
ESL’s calendar for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2021 rounds off with Intel® Extreme Masters Winter, in Stockholm, Sweden. In Sunday’s grand final, the French powerhouse Team Vitality defeated the Swedes Ninjas in Pyjamas in a Bo5 round robin with a swift 3-0 victory, taking home their stake of the USD 250,000 prize money.
At the end of November we will get things rolling again with ESL PUBG Open as we have the qualifiers for Open: Winter starting November 22nd! The full tournament will take place in the first two weekends of December to round off the year of ESL PUBG and once again there is $2,000 up for grabs!
ESL introduced its first non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for IEM Cologne 2021 and has since endeavored to find a partnership that ensures esports and Counter-Strike fans can have access to NFTs in a secure, carbon neutral, and gas-free way.
ESL is excited to announce a brand new partnership with Berlin-based Shadow Esports, a startup that uses the power of Big Data to develop tools and services that help players and fans master their favourite games.
The 2022 ESL Pro Tour will host over 25+ tournaments during the calendar year. We are announcing our entire 2022 plans, consistently back on LAN, the return of audiences across the globe and tickets are back on sale for IEM Katowice ‘22 & IEM Cologne ‘22.
After ESL PUBG Open: Summer we are back once again with yet another iteration of the tournament series, the ESL PUBG Open: Fall.The qualification for Open: Fall starts on September 22nd, so it’s time to sign-up your squad!
This year marks the 5th anniversary of ESL Gaming acquiring the independent Minecraft server/client Badlion! Badlion is a community run project focused around creating a better experience for Minecraft Java Edition users worldwide for free.