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ESEA

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[e][h]ESL Gaming Online, Inc.
Company Information
Parent Company:
Focus:
Professional Gaming League
Founded:
2003
Location:
Links


ESEA (formerly E-Sports Entertainment LLC), is an online community and service owned by ESL. ESEA exclusively organizes CS:GO competitions, including leagues, cups, and pick-up games, which are also protected by its proprietary anti-cheat. ESEA is among one of the most influential organizations in Counter-Strike's history.

About[edit]

ESEA League began offering lessons to improve gaming skills in 2003 providing instruction in Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Warcraft III. [1] ESEA created the first professional fantasy e-sports league in 2004. [2] ESEA began its league history with Counter-Strike,[3] but later added Team Fortress 2 (TF2) a game which gained more popularity after its adaption to "Free-to-play" gaming. [4] ESEA's anti-cheat and player validation software has been adopted by other leagues as well. [5]


Events[edit]

S-Tier Events[edit]

G & S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Global Offensive
Apr 17 - 19, 2015
$144,000
8 teams
United States Dallas
Global Offensive
Dec 05 - 07, 2014
$47,500
8 teams
United States Dallas
Global Offensive
Jun 27 - 29, 2014
$47,500
8 teams
United States Dallas
Global Offensive
Jan 17 - 19, 2014
$39,500
6 teams
United States Dallas
Global Offensive
May 27 - Aug 18, 2013
$39,500
6 teams
United States Dallas
Global Offensive
Apr 19 - 21, 2013
$39,500
8 teams
United States Dallas

A-Tier Events[edit]

G & S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Global Offensive
Apr ??, 2020
$75,000
8 teams
United States TBA
Cancelled
Global Offensive
Dec 14 - 15, 2019
$75,000
8 teams
United States Dallas
Global Offensive
Jul 13 - 14, 2019
$75,000
8 teams
United States Dallas
Global Offensive
Dec 07 - 09, 2018
$50,000
8 teams
United States Dallas
Global Offensive
May 11 - 13, 2018
$50,000
8 teams
United Kingdom Leicester
Global Offensive
Jan 05 - 07, 2018
$50,000
8 teams
United States New York City
Global Offensive
Sep 23 - 24, 2017
$50,000
8 teams
United States Burbank
Global Offensive
May 13 - 14, 2017
$50,000
8 teams
United Kingdom Leicester
Global Offensive
Jan 06 - 08, 2017
$50,000
8 teams
United States Burbank
Global Offensive
Aug 27 - 28, 2016
$50,000
8 teams
Poland Katowice
Global Offensive
May 15, 2016
$20,000
4 teams
United States Burbank
Global Offensive
May 07, 2016
$20,000
4 teams
United Kingdom Leicester
Global Offensive
Jul 31 - Nov 18, 2012
$16,000
12 teams
United States United States
Counter-Strike
Apr 11 - Jul 01, 2012
$19,600
12 teams
United States Dallas
Source
Apr 11 - Jul 01, 2012
$19,600
12 teams
United States Dallas
Source
Mar 03 - 04, 2012
$19,600
12 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Mar 02 - 04, 2012
$19,600
6 teams
United States Dallas
Source
Sep 23 - 25, 2011
$12,000
4 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Sep 23 - 25, 2011
$18,000
5 teams
United States Dallas
Source
Apr 29 - May 01, 2011
$11,400
4 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Apr 29 - May 01, 2011
$15,000
6 teams
United States Dallas
Source
Nov 20 - 21, 2010
$10,500
4 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Nov 19 - 21, 2010
$14,500
6 teams
United States Dallas
Source
Jul 17 - 18, 2010
$8,000
4 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Jul 14 - 15, 2010
$13,750
6 teams
United States Dallas
Source
Mar 13 - 14, 2010
$6,000
4 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Mar 13 - 14, 2010
$13,000
6 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Nov 07 - 08, 2009
$12,250
6 teams
United States Dallas
Source
Nov 07 - 08, 2009
$4,500
4 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Jul 25 - 27, 2009
$11,450
6 teams
United States Dallas
Counter-Strike
Apr 09 - 29, 2009
$7,500
8 teams
United States United States

B-Tier Events[edit]

G & S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Global Offensive
Nov 02 - Dec 20, 2021
$6,500
16 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Nov 02 - Dec 19, 2021
$50,000
17 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Nov 02 - Dec 19, 2021
$50,000
17 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Aug 18 - Oct 17, 2021
$50,000
16 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Aug 17 - Oct 17, 2021
$50,000
16 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 17 - Oct 17, 2021
$7,000
16 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
May 04 - Jun 27, 2021
$50,000
18 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
May 04 - Jun 27, 2021
$9,250
18 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
May 04 - Jun 27, 2021
$50,000
18 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 26 - Apr 18, 2021
$50,000
18 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jan 26 - Apr 18, 2021
$11,000
16 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Jan 26 - Apr 18, 2021
$50,000
20 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Sep 01 - Nov 26, 2020
$30,000
18 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Sep 01 - Nov 18, 2020
$30,000
17 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Sep 01 - Nov 04, 2020
$13,250
18 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Apr 28 - Sep 07, 2020
$9,500
17 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Aug 07 - 17, 2020
$27,500
3 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 07, 2020
$27,500
3 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jul 03, 2020
$6,250
2 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Apr 27 - Jul 01, 2020
$36,000
18 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Apr 27 - Jul 01, 2020
$36,000
18 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 13 - Mar 22, 2020
$14,500
16 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Feb 03 - Mar 19, 2020
$1,500
18 teams
Europe Europe
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Feb 03 - Mar 19, 2020
$1,500
20 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Dec 07, 2019
$6,250
2 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Sep 09 - Nov 13, 2019
$2,500
18 teams
Europe Europe
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Sep 09 - Nov 10, 2019
 
18 teams
North America North America
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Sep 09 - Nov 09, 2019
$4,500
18 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Jul 02, 2019
$6,250
2 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
May 01 - Jun 21, 2019
 
18 teams
North America North America
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Apr 29 - Jun 21, 2019
$2,500
18 teams
Europe Europe
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Apr 29 - Jun 13, 2019
$4,500
18 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Jan 15 - Apr 04, 2019
$35,000
18 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jan 15 - Apr 01, 2019
$35,000
18 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Mar 31, 2019
$6,250
2 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 16 - Mar 28, 2019
$10,000
18 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Dec 07, 2018
$6,250
2 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Sep 17 - Nov 15, 2018
$2,500
24 teams
Europe Europe
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Sep 17 - Nov 15, 2018
$2,500
19 teams
North America North America
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Sep 18 - Nov 08, 2018
$6,000
17 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
May 22 - Sep 05, 2018
$37,000
27 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
May 21 - Aug 15, 2018
$12,000
17 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
Jul 28, 2018
$6,250
2 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
May 22 - Jul 27, 2018
$37,000
24 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Apr 12, 2018
$6,250
2 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 22 - Apr 05, 2018
$2,500
27 teams
Europe Europe
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Jan 23 - Apr 01, 2018
$6,000
17 teams
Oceania Oceania
Global Offensive
Jan 23 - Mar 29, 2018
$2,500
24 teams
North America North America
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Sep 24 - Nov 23, 2017
$6,000
17 teams
Oceania Oceania
Global Offensive
Sep 26 - Nov 16, 2017
 
24 teams
North America North America
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Sep 24 - Nov 16, 2017
$2,500
27 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jun 06 - Sep 04, 2017
$2,500
24 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jun 06 - Aug 28, 2017
$2,500
24 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
May 23 - Aug 15, 2017
$6,000
17 teams
Oceania Oceania
Global Offensive
Jan 31 - Apr 17, 2017
$2,500
24 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jan 31 - Apr 12, 2017
$6,000
17 teams
Oceania Oceania
Global Offensive
Jan 31 - Apr 09, 2017
$2,500
24 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Sep 06 - Dec 05, 2016
$2,500
24 teams
Europe Europe
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Sep 06 - Dec 01, 2016
$5,000
24 teams
North America North America
To Be Determined TBD
Global Offensive
Sep 06 - Nov 22, 2016
$5,000
17 teams
Australia Australia
Global Offensive
May 29 - Aug 17, 2016
$5,000
17 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
May 29 - Aug 14, 2016
$5,000
17 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 28 - Apr 10, 2016
 
17 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jan 26 - Apr 10, 2016
 
17 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Sep 10 - Dec 03, 2015
$12,000
17 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Sep 08 - Dec 03, 2015
$12,000
17 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jul 16 - 26, 2015
$12,000
17 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jul 16 - 26, 2015
$12,000
17 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 06 - Apr 19, 2015
$12,000
17 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jul 15 - Oct 26, 2014
$6,000
17 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike
Apr 20 - 21, 2013
$10,080
4 teams
United States Dallas

C-Tier Events[edit]

G & S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Counter-Strike 2
Jul 15 - Sep 16, 2024
$20,600
82 teams
Europe Europe
To Be Determined TBD
To Be Determined TBD
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 08 - Jun 17, 2024
$6,000
208 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 09 - Jun 16, 2024
$10,000
128 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 08 - Jun 16, 2024
$3,000
651 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 08 - Jun 15, 2024
$10,000
185 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 08 - Jun 15, 2024
$3,000
755 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 07 - Jun 15, 2024
$6,000
255 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 15 - Jun 10, 2024
$1,000
20 teams
South Africa South Africa
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 08 - Jun 10, 2024
$1,000
56 teams
Asia Asia
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 08 - Jun 10, 2024
$20,600
69 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 08 - Jun 10, 2024
$1,500
50 teams
South America South America
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 08 - Jun 10, 2024
$20,600
69 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Apr 07 - Jun 10, 2024
$2,000
56 teams
Oceania Oceania
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 18 - Mar 25, 2024
$20,300
70 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 24, 2024
$2,000
29 teams
Oceania Oceania
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 24, 2024
$1,000
12 teams
South Africa South Africa
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 24, 2024
$1,500
51 teams
South America South America
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 24, 2024
$6,000
225 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 23, 2024
$1,000
40 teams
Asia Asia
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 23, 2024
$10,000
189 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 23, 2024
$10,000
120 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 23, 2024
$3,000
430 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 23, 2024
$6,000
201 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 23, 2024
$20,300
64 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Jan 15 - Mar 20, 2024
$3,000
515 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 26 - Dec 17, 2023
$1,500
59 teams
South America South America
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2023
$10,000
191 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2023
$3,000
345 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2023
$2,000
29 teams
Oceania Oceania
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2023
$1,000
13 teams
South Africa South Africa
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2023
$10,000
122 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2023
$3,000
399 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2023
$6,000
140 teams
Europe Europe
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 17, 2023
$6,000
162 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 13, 2023
$1,000
25 teams
Asia Asia
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 23 - Dec 13, 2023
$20,300
60 teams
North America North America
Counter-Strike 2
Oct 22 - Dec 13, 2023
$20,300
74 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 09, 2023
$2,000
35 teams
Oceania Oceania
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$10,000
185 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$3,000
457 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$20,300
82 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$1,000
27 teams
Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$1,000
13 teams
South Africa South Africa
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$1,500
50 teams
South America South America
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$10,000
125 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$3,000
520 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$6,000
131 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$20,300
50 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Aug 15 - Oct 08, 2023
$6,000
137 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Apr 09 - Jul 07, 2023
$6,000
124 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Apr 09 - Jun 21, 2023
$3,000
400 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Apr 09 - Jun 19, 2023
$6,000
132 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Apr 13 - Jun 18, 2023
$6,650
8 teams
South Africa South Africa
Global Offensive
Apr 10 - Jun 18, 2023
$10,000
105 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Apr 09 - Jun 18, 2023
$3,000
429 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Apr 10 - Jun 17, 2023
$10,000
188 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Apr 10 - Jun 17, 2023
$2,000
19 teams
Oceania Oceania
Global Offensive
Apr 10 - Jun 16, 2023
$1,500
7 teams
South Africa South Africa
Global Offensive
Apr 10 - Jun 07, 2023
$20,300
87 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Apr 10 - Jun 06, 2023
$20,300
63 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Apr 09 - Jun 06, 2023
$1,000
24 teams
Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific
Global Offensive
Jan 18 - Mar 26, 2023
$6,650
7 teams
South Africa South Africa
Global Offensive
Jan 18 - Mar 26, 2023
$350
21 teams
South Africa South Africa
Global Offensive
Jan 16 - Mar 26, 2023
$1,500
11 teams
South Africa South Africa
Global Offensive
Jan 15 - Mar 26, 2023
$6,000
117 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 16 - Mar 25, 2023
$10,000
109 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 15 - Mar 25, 2023
$10,000
181 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jan 15 - Mar 25, 2023
$3,000
463 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jan 15 - Mar 25, 2023
$2,000
16 teams
Oceania Oceania
Global Offensive
Jan 15 - Mar 25, 2023
$3,000
389 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Jan 15 - Mar 25, 2023
$6,000
136 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jan 16 - Mar 20, 2023
$20,300
88 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Jan 16 - Mar 20, 2023
$1,000
29 teams
Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific
Global Offensive
Jan 16 - Mar 20, 2023
$20,300
57 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2022
$10,000
158 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2022
$3,000
435 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2022
$1,500
11 teams
 Latin America
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2022
$10,000
115 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2022
$3,000
402 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2022
$6,000
119 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Oct 26 - Dec 29, 2022
$6,650
10 teams
South Africa South Africa
Global Offensive
Oct 24 - Dec 29, 2022
$2,000
12 teams
Oceania Oceania
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 29, 2022
$6,000
174 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 29, 2022
$1,500
14 teams
South Africa South Africa
Global Offensive
Oct 24 - Dec 15, 2022
$20,300
103 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Oct 24 - Dec 15, 2022
$20,300
53 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Oct 23 - Dec 15, 2022
$1,000
28 teams
Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific
Global Offensive
Aug 07 - Oct 10, 2022
$6,000
136 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 08 - Oct 09, 2022
$20,300
103 teams
Europe Europe
Global Offensive
Aug 08 - Oct 09, 2022
$1,500
18 teams
 Latin America
Global Offensive
Aug 08 - Oct 09, 2022
$10,000
117 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Aug 08 - Oct 09, 2022
$20,300
50 teams
North America North America
Global Offensive
Aug 07 - Oct 09, 2022
$10,000
144 teams
Europe Europe