ESEA Season 29: Premier Division - North America
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ESEA Season 29: Premier Division - North America
- Misty (Jordan Johnson)
- League Play:
- 20 teams, with 19 games for each
- Top 8 teams proceed to the Playoffs
- Playoff teams are decided by:
- Overall record
- Head-to-Head record
- Best round difference in regulation rounds
- Bo3 decider if all other tie breaker scenarios are indecisive
- Single-Elimination bracket
- All matches are Bo3
- Grand Final is played on LAN
|1st-2nd||-||S29 Global Challenge||LAN Final||TBD|
|3rd||-||S29 Global Challenge||EPL S8 Relegation||TBD|
|5th-8th||-||S30 Premier||-||Old Guys Club|
|9th||-||S30 Premier||-||Team One|
|10th||-||S30 Premier||-||Test Takers|
|11th||-||S30 Premier||-||Vision Gaming|
|13th||-||S30 Premier||-||Forty Six and 2|
|14th||-||S30 Premier||-||Excelerate Gaming|
|15th||-||S29 Relegation||-||ex-Velocity eSports|
|17th||-||S29 Relegation||-||Blight Gaming|
|19th||-||S30 Advanced||-||Think Outside the Box|
|Former Participants 45|
For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.
- 1 perez is removed as Fam143's coach, NEX becomes the team's new coach. Additionally, LaffyTs and Anzoh are kicked from the squad; with draek, KLUMZ, and rugrat joining in their place. 
- 2 Bibby joins AZIO eSports as a trial coach. 
- 3 alter leaves Really Old People. 
- 4 LILMAN steps down from Swole Patrol. 
- 5 Fam 143 cut Skywalker. 
- 6 Fam 143 cut rugrat shortly after adding him to the team. 
- 7 MAiNLiNE departs Team BlackOut. 
- 8 4sh0t is cut from Resolute. 
- 9 SileNt steps down from Swole Patrol. 
- 10 Will to Win are signed by Excelerate Gaming. 
- 11 swag and MarkE leave ex-Torqued to join Swole Patrol. 
- 12 ruin joins Excelerate Gaming as their coach. 
- 13 Jonji leaves Resolute. 
- 14 Team BlackOut add Jonji to the team. 
- 15 Team Dignitas release ryx and Grim. 
- 16 Mauisnake steps down from AZIO eSports in order to focus on content creation and other pursuits. Additionally, seziwana is cut from the team. 
- 17 Viero.pro and motm part ways. 
- 18 tweiss and L0NER leave Excelerate Gaming. 
- 19 stellar and robby join Vireo.pro. Rustun becomes the team's coach. 
- 20 AZIO eSports massively overhauls their roster, adding Hunter, motm, Snakes, and Grim. However, due to ESEA roster rules, Shonk will play the first 8 matches in order for AZIO to retain their spot. Additionally, Bibby completes his trial successfully and permanently joins the team. 
- 21 Gorilla Gang add MAC-1 as their new coach. 
- 22 Vision Gaming parts ways with lanhero. 
- 23 ex-Torqued disband after the majority of their roster leaves the team. Due to MarKE and swag having been members of the ex-Torqued squad last season, Swole Patrol transfer into ex-Torqued's MDL spot, allowing for a currently unknown squad to take Swole Patrol's old spot. 
- 24 vSa joins Vision Gaming. 
- 25 Vision Gaming replace huynh with aproto.  
- 26 Tex announces his departure from Monstars. 
- 27 NEX becomes a player on Fam143 and 4sh0t joins the squad. 
- 28 Excelerate Gaming add DaneJoris and SideStep to their team. 
- 29 Monstars disband, leaving their MDL spot vacant. At this time, it is unknown what will happen to the spot, but if Xp3 and crashies decide to stay together, they will inherit the spot. 
- 30 XotiC leaves Velocity eSports. 
- 31 Really Old People loses their MDL spot following the bans of effys and cardiac for match fixing. The spot will be filled by a team from the Relegation tournament. 
- 32 RESOLUTE drops their CS:GO team, who will stay together under the name Test Takers. RIKO and s0m join to complete roster, while flowsicK as a the team's coach.  
- 33 Velocity eSports release their CS:GO team. They reform as ex-Velocity eSports. 
- 34 4sh0t and KLUMZ leaves Fam143. 
- 35 Team Dignitas drop their male CS:GO squad, but the players will continue playing together under the name ex-Team Dignitas. shinobi steps down from his coaching role to fill the roster and gMd joins to complete it. 
- 36 lanhero and shonk join Fam143. 
- 37 Infinite leaves ex-Team Dignitas. 
- 38 Hunter steps down from AZIO eSports active roster. Infinite joins in his place. Additionally, seziwana rejoins the squad as a stand-in for the first eight matches, which is required for AZIO Esports to retain their MDL spot. 
- 39 ben1337 is cut from Gorilla Gang. He is replaced by food. 
- 40 The MDL spot previously belonging to Monstars dissolves, as the crashies and Xp3 elect to go their separate ways. Whether ESEA will attempt to fill the spot is unknown. 
- 41 motm is cut from AZIO eSports. Voltage joins the active roster in his place. 
- 42 s0m steps down from Test Takers and is replaced by ben1337. 
- 43 ESEA fills the MDL spot vacated by Monstars with the sixth place finisher in the relegation tournament, VAULT. 
- 44 SileNt recruits clowN, abE, sgares, and n0thing to fill the slot vacated by Swole Patrol. 
- 45 mitch, ptr, and gMd leave ex-Team Dignitas. Due to not retaining the necessary two players from last season, the team's MDL spot dissolves. 
- 46 September 17th - ex-Velocity eSports complete their roster with ULTRA. Additionally, ashen joins as coach. 
- 47 September 18th - ben1337 leaves Test Takers. Slemmy and no_one join to complete the roster. 
- 48 September 19th - Welshy leaves Big Frames and is replaced by jcrueL. 
- 49 September 20th - Team One replace mch with bit.  
- 50 September 20th - Big Frames are signed by Blight Gaming. 
- 51 September 23rd - Team BlackOut's contracts expire and they decide to leave the organization. They reform as cantwinalan and add kenny1os as coach. 
- 52 September 26th - The ex-Swole Patrol MDL slot decides to play as Old Guys Club.
- 53 September 26th - floppy steps down from Vision Gaming. motm joins as a stand-in. 
- 54 September 28th - Jonji leaves cantwinalan and is replaced by mitch. 
- 55 September 28th - rongcho leaves ETHEREAL. 
- 56 September 28th - retchy and tropiiical leave ex-Velocity eSports. 
- 57 September 29th - Nervous replaces jcrueL on Blight Gaming. 
- 58 September 30th - motm joins Vision Gaming as his stand-in period ends. 
- 59 October 2nd - ex-Velocity eSports add jcrueL and RenZ to the team. 
- 60 October 3rd - flashstep joins ETHEREAL. 
- 61 October 3rd - tconnors steps down from Excelerate Gaming. 
- 62 October 4th - s0m replaces abE on Old Guys Club. 
- 63 October 10th - Nurfed leaves Blight Gaming to join Excelerate Gaming. 
- 64 October 10th - Spacestation Gaming sign the roster of AZIO eSports. 
- 65 October 10th - paperboy is benched on Vireo.pro. floppy joins the organization in his place. 
- 66 October 11th - Hiki joins Blight Gaming. 
- 67 October 14th - AB leaves ex-Velocity eSports. 
- 68 October 17th - shonk leaves Fam143. 
- 69 October 18th - Spacestation Gaming remove Bibby. 
- 70 October 18th - mickey joins ex-Velocity eSports. 
- 71 October 18th - Spacestation Gaming bench FrostayK and move Voltage to a streaming position; with Oderus and DAVEY joining to complete the roster. 
- 72 October 18th - Fam143 release their CS:GO team. The core will continue to play as Think Outside the Box. 
- 73 October 22nd - Vision Gaming replace Spongey with wrath. 
- 74 October 22nd - Team Singularity sign the roster of Gorilla Gang. 
- 75 October 23rd - mitch steps down from cantwinalan's roster. xCeeD, XotiC, and 4pack join to return the team to full strength. 
- 76 October 24th - jaychancE and lanhero leave Think Outside the Box. lenon, Tee, and tomford join in their place. 
- 77 October 24th - ruin steps down as Excelerate Gaming's coach. 
- 78 October 25th - Slemmy and Toy leave Test Takers. They are replaced by REZU an ben1337 who returns to the team. 
- 79 October 27th - mitch decides to stay with cantwinalan, 4pack leaves the team. 
- 80 October 29th - bwills and rugrat are benched and cut, respectively, from Infamous. 
- 81 October 31st - Think Outside the Box finalize their roster for the remainder of the season, with draek and lenon leaving, jaychancE, LaffyTs, and Siberia joining, and NEX becoming the team's coach. 
- 82 November 1st - bwills rejoins Infamous while tweiss joins as the new fifth. 
- 83 November 1st - Cooper- leaves Swole Patrol. -Ace joins on loan from eUnited. 
- 84 November 1st - motm is cut from Vision Gaming. 
- 85 November 3rd - m0E joins Old Guys Club as coach. 
- 86 November 5th - Vision Gaming add TheDudeAbides as a substitute player for the remainder of the MDL season. 
- 87 November 5th - Acrim is cut from ETHEREAL as arya steps down from his coaching role to play with the team. 
- 88 November 5th - Blight Gaming replace Hiki with tacitus. 
- 89 November 5th - Forty Six and 2 replace stayfrosty with chuti. 
|8.||Old Guys Club||12-7||227-230||-3||36p|
|13.||Forty Six and 2||8-11||255-252||+3||24p|
|19.||Think Outside the Box||2-17||206-284||-78||6p|
- 1 Due to ex-Team Dignitas withdrawing from the competition, every team receives a 16-0 forfeit win.
- For detailed results for Week 1–4, click here.
- For detailed results for Week 5–8, click here.
November 15, 2018 - 20:30 CST
- Nohte (2018-07-18). "Fam143 overhaul roster; drop Anzoh, LaffyTs, perez". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-07-21). "AZIO look at Bibby for coach spot". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-07-23). "Really Old People's lineup gets altered". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-07-23). "LILMAN goes off-duty, leaves Swole Patrol". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-07-24). "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO: Fam143 chop Skywalker". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-07-24). "Fam143 put rugrat in timeout". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDomga (2018-07-25). "BlackOut and RESOLUTE make changes". Dust2.us.
- Professeur (2018-07-26). "SileNt departs Swole Patrol". HLTV.
- Nohte (2018-07-27). "Will to Win accelerate their will to win with Excelerate". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-07-27). "Swole Patrol look to FYB with swag and MarKE". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-07-28). "ruin in Excelerate". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-07-30). "RESOLUTE release 4sh0t and Jonji". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-08-01). "BlackOut confirm Jonji addition". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-08-18). "Dignitas trying DAVEY as in-game leader; TenZ out". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-08-03). "Mauisnake steps down from AZIO; seziwana cut from ESEA roster". Dust2.us.
- "Tonight we say farewell to WiDESWING KiNG Ian "@21motm" Hardy as he departs #VPCSGO's lineup.". Vireo.pro. 2018-08-07.
- "We are sad to see @L0NER_cs and @tweissCS go and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.". Excelerate Gaming. 2018-08-08.
- bleghfarec (2018-08-09). "Vireo.pro to trial stellar and robby, Rustun to coach". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-08-09). "AZIO confirm new roster". Dust2.us.
- MAC-1 (2018-08-09). "officially announcing I will be coaching gorilla gang for season 29".
- bleghfarec (2018-08-10). "Vision drop lanhero, look to vSa and markalodon". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-08-09). "Swole Patrol to migrate to FYB ESEA slot". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-08-13). "vSa sees a future with Vision". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-08-13). "Vision turn away from huynh and look to aproto". Dust2.us.
- aproto (2018-08-13). "As the cats out of the bag anyway might as well tweet it. I'll be reuniting with my boys @kaboose and @floppyCSGO on @VisionGaming_GG .".
- CarbonDogma (2018-08-14). "Monstars lose Tex, look to gobble up food and Toy". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-08-17). "4sh0t takes a KLUMZ jaychancE to get to the NEXlevel". Dust2.us.
- "We are pleased to announce two new players to our CS:GO team". Excelerate Gaming. 2018-08-19.
- bleghfarec (2018-08-20). "Monstars disband; RESOLUTE to field RIKO, REZU". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-08-22). "XotiC propels out of Velocity". Dust2.us.
- Few (2018-08-23). "S28 Match Fixing Statement & Bans". ESEA.
- CarbonDogma (2018-08-24). "RESOLUTE reaches resolution, releases remaining players". Dust2.us.
- s0m (2018-08-24). "Hey friends, @food_cs @RIKOKF @ToyCSGO @TenZedZombie and I are looking for an organization to compete under for @ESEA MDL//Premier season 29.".
- fiziq (2018-08-25). "Hello friends our MDL CS:GO team is looking for an org.".
- Nohte (2018-08-29). "Fam143 lose 4sh0t and KLUMZ". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-08-29). "Dignitas drop male CS:GO squad". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-09-04). "Fam143 complete roster with lanhero and shonk". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-09-04). "Infinite roster combinations for AZIO as ex-Dignitas lose one". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-09-05). "AZIO get charged up with Infinite power; Hunter to lead Fortnite team". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-09-07). "ben1337 gets cut; food to take tests with the Gang". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-09-08). "Monstars get dunked on; unofficially declared dead by team". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-09-09). "AZIO remove motm; Voltage powers on". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-09-10). "s0m drops out of Test Takers, ben1337 passes entrance exam". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby. "Colombia Vault their way into the MDL over Monstars". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-09-13). "Old Guys SileNtly join MDL roster". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-09-16). "ex-Dignitas meet unassisted demise". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-09-17). "ex-Velocity gain ULTRA and ashen". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-09-18). "ben1337 out of Test Takers; Slemmy and no_one join". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-09-19). "Cruel World: Big Frames pick up jcrueL for Welshy". Dust2.us.
- "Obrigado por tudo @mchfps! " [Along with him we took great steps, crossed borders and reached new heights.] (in Portuguese). Team One. 2018-09-20.
- "Uma vez Team oNe, sempre Golden Boy: seja bem-vindo, @bit1! " [Once Team oNe, always Golden Boy: welcome, @ bit1!] (in Portuguese). Team One. 2018-09-20.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-09-20). "Blight pick up Big Frames". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-09-23). "BlackOut wake up without roster". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-09-26). "Vision lose floppy; motm to stand-in". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-09-28). "Jonji returns to inactivity; cantwinalan bring in mitch". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-09-28). "ETHEREAL take a rongcho turn". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-09-28). "ex-Velocity lose two; get a little hysterical". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-09-29). "Blight get Nervous". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-09-30). "Vision back to full strength with motm". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-10-02). "ex-Velocity add RenZ and jcrueL". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-10-03). "flashstep steps into the ETHEREAL plane". Dust2.us.
- "We are sad to see you go @tconnorscs". Excelerate Gaming. 2018-10-03.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-10-04). "s0m joins Old Guys Club roster". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-10-10). [hhttp://www.dust2.us/News/2110-excelerate-get-nurfed "Excelerate get Nurfed"]. Dust2.us.
- "CS:GO Roster Acquired". Spacestation Gaming. 2018-10-10.
- Baltybaby (2018-10-10). "Vireo.pro no longer about that paperboy; bring in floppy". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-10-11). "Blight get a Hiki". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-10-14). "ex-Velocity lose AB". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-10-17). "shonk isn't Fam(143) anymore". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-10-17). "Spacestation return Bibby to Earth". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-10-18). "ex-Velocity brings in mickey". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-10-18). "DAVEY and Oderus board Spacestation". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-10-18). "Fam143 announces roster departure". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty. "Hindsight is 20/20: Vision replace Spongey with... motm?". Dust2.us.
- "We are back!". Singularity Esports. 2018-22-18.
- Baltybaby (2018-10-23). "cantwinalan in full rebuild mode; add three". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-10-24). "ex-Fam143 start to Think Outside the Box; overhaul roster". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-10-24). "ruin parts ways with Excelerate". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-10-25). "ben1337 & REZU pass the extrance exam; Toy & Slemmy leave Test Takers". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-10-27). "4pack out of cantwinalan; mitch returns". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-10-29). "Infamous to test new roster in IEM Katowice qualifier". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-10-31). "Think Outside the Box think inside the box to finalize their roster". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-11-01). "tweiss becomes Infamous". Dust2.us.
- bleghfarec (2018-11-01). "eUnited confirm Cooper- addition; Ace loaned to Swole Patrol; motm gets blindsided". Dust2.us.
- motm (2018-11-01). "false alarm, i will not be joining Swole Patrol and Vision are deciding to continue without me.".
- bleghfarec (2018-11-03). "Old Guys Club brings on mOE as coach". Dust2.us.
- Baltybaby (2018-11-05). "MDL Roster Lock: Vision reach peak nihilism, cellar dwellers make changes". Dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-11-05). "chuti returns on Forty Six and 2". Dust2.us.