Electronic Sports League

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[e][h]Electronic Sports League
Company Information
Industry:
Profesionnal Gaming League
Founded:
1997 as Deutsche ClanLiga
2000 as ESL
Headquarters:
Employees:
462 [1]
Events:
Links

Overview[edit]

The Electronic Sports League, often abbreviated ESL, is an eSports league founded in 1997. It has over 2,600,000 registered members, thus being one of the biggest gaming leagues in the world, and organizes several Dota 2 tournaments and events.

EMS One[edit]

The ESL Major Series One, or EMS One, was a premier gaming competition, sponsored by RaidCall, for Europe's best in Dota 2. The best teams from Europe competed for an overall prize fund of $121,000 USD making it the largest independent Dota 2 competition at the time. The EMS One featured both Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 and consisted of three seasons with four cups each with $1,000 in prizes and topped off by live event finals with larger prizes of up to $39,000.

ESL One[edit]

The new ESL One, the successor to the EMS One league, will bring teams and players from all over the world compete in an eSports tournament unlike any other. Featuring the games Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Battlefield 4, the ESL One will feature events taking place in sports stadiums all over the world. The first, ESL One Frankfurt, will take place between the 28th and 29th of June 2014, at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt which will be transformed into a haven for Dota 2 fans from all around the world. Eight teams will be selected to take part in the event: a select few of the world's most notable teams will have invitations extended to them, whilst the bulk of the group will have to qualify for the event through a set of regional qualifiers operated by joinDOTA. Once in Frankfurt, the teams will face off against one another on centre-stage in the hopes of taking home the lion’s share of the $150,000 prize pool. Fans of the game will be able to further contribute to the prize pool by purchasing in-game items.

Tournaments[edit]

ESL One[edit]

Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Feb 20 - 25, 2018
$1,000,000
16 Teams
Poland Poland, Katowice
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 23 - 28, 2018
$400,000
16 Teams
Malaysia Malaysia, Genting Highlands
  TBD
  TBD
Oct 26 - 29, 2017
$1,000,000
8 Teams
Germany Germany, Hamburg
  VP
  Secret
Jan 6 - 8, 2017
$250,000
8 Teams
Malaysia Malaysia, Genting Highlands
  DC
  Newbee
Jun 17 - 19, 2016
$314,545
8 Teams
Germany Germany, Frankfurt
  OG
  Na`Vi
Apr 22 - 24, 2016
$250,000
8 Teams
Philippines Philippines, Manila
  Wings
  Liquid
Oct 3 - 4, 2015
$286,622
8 Teams
USA USA, New York
  Vega
  Secret
Jun 20 - 21, 2015
$286,622
8 Teams
Germany Germany, Frankfurt
  Secret
  EG
Oct 9 - 10, 2014
$141,010
8 Teams
USA USA, New York
  VG
  EG
Jun 28 - 29, 2014
$210,900
8 Teams
Germany Germany, Frankfurt
  iG
  EG

EMS One[edit]

Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Sep 2 - Dec 8, 2013
$39,000
8 Teams
Poland Poland, Tychy
  VG
  Fnatic
Jun 19 - Jul 14, 2013
$35,000
12 Teams
Poland Poland, Katowice
  mouz
  EG
Mar 18 - Apr 21, 2013
$35,000
16 Teams
Poland Poland, Katowice
  Na`Vi
  RoX

NVIDIA Dota 2 CIS Cup Series[edit]

Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Sep 3, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  F.3
  F5
Jul 28, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  EPG
  F.3
Jul 1, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  EPG
  SS
Apr 27, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  Rebels
  Enso
Mar 11, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  PR
  Enso
Feb 2, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  GUS
  Averia
Nov 28, 2015
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  abn
  KSM
Oct 17, 2015
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  CIS-R
  WYP

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