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Electronic Sports League

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[e][h]Electronic Sports League
Company Information
Parent Company:
Industry:
Esports Production
Founded:
1997 as Deutsche ClanLiga
2000 as ESL
Headquarters:
Germany Cologne
Employees:
462[1]
Total Prize Pools:
$14,771,813
Links

ESL Gaming GmbH (formerly known as the Electronic Sports League) is the world’s largest esports company.

Overview[edit]

The Electronic Sports League was launched in 2000 as the internationalization of the Deutsche ClanLiga. The ESL started as a series of online leagues as well as an online magazine known as ESLGaming.com. Since its launch, ESL has grown to be the largest esports company in the world with offices all around the globe. The Electronic Sports League was rebranded as just ESL in 2014. In July 2015, the Modern Times Group acquired a majority stake (74.04%) in Turtle Entertainment, later increasing it by a further 8.44% in September 2018.

ESL, is nowadays present in 37 countries. Each sections of ESL are operated by ventures under a license granted by Turtle Entertainment GmbH. These sections could correspond to a country, (like ESL Germany for instance), or to a group of low-demography countries (like ESL Nordic for Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark).

ESL has supported over 50 games in different games and runs dozens of tournaments every year.

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]

EMS One[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Mar 18 - Apr 21, 2013
$35,000
16 teams
Poland Katowice, Poland
 RoX.KISRoX.KIS RoX
Jun 19 - Jul 14, 2013
$35,000
12 teams
Poland Katowice, Poland
 mousesportsmousesports mouz
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Sep 02 - Dec 08, 2013
$39,000
8 teams
Poland Tychy, Poland
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG

ESL One[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 28 - 29, 2014
$210,900
8 teams
Germany Frankfurt, Germany
 Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming iG
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Oct 09 - 10, 2014
$141,010
8 teams
United States New York, United States
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Jun 18 - 21, 2015
$296,203
8 teams
Germany Frankfurt, Germany
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Oct 03 - 04, 2015
$286,622
8 teams
United States New York, United States
 Vega SquadronVega Squadron Vega
Apr 22 - 24, 2016
$250,000
8 teams
Philippines Manila, Philippines
Jun 17 - 19, 2016
$314,545
8 teams
Germany Frankfurt, Germany
 OGOG OG
Jan 06 - 08, 2017
$250,000
8 teams
Malaysia Genting Highlands, Malaysia
 Digital ChaosDigital Chaos DC
Oct 26 - 29, 2017
$1,000,000
8 teams
Germany Hamburg, Germany
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
Jan 23 - 28, 2018
$400,000
16 teams
Malaysia Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Feb 20 - 25, 2018
$1,000,000
16 teams
Poland Katowice, Poland
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
May 23 - 27, 2018
$1,000,000
12 teams
United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
Oct 23 - 28, 2018
$300,000
12 teams
Germany Hamburg, Germany
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
Feb 19 - 24, 2019
$300,000
12 teams
Poland Katowice, Poland
Apr 16 - 21, 2019
$300,000
8 teams
India Mumbai, India
 Keen GamingKeen Gaming KG
 MineskiMineski Mski
May 28 - Jun 02, 2019
$300,000
12 teams
United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Oct 22 - 27, 2019
$300,000
12 teams
Germany Hamburg, Germany
 TNC PredatorTNC Predator TNC
Mar 15 - 22, 2020
$1,000,000
16 teams
United States Los Angeles, USA
Cancelled
Mar 28 - Apr 02, 2020
$40,000
4 teams
North America North America
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 Quincy CrewQuincy Crew QC
Mar 28 - Apr 02, 2020
$40,000
4 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
Mar 28 - Apr 03, 2020
$40,000
4 teams
South America South America
 beastcoastbeastcoast bc
Mar 28 - Apr 05, 2020
$55,000
6 teams
China China
 Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up RNG
Apr 04 - 19, 2020
$200,000
16 teams
Europe Europe
CIS
 & CIS
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
 OGOG OG
May 21 - 31, 2020
$40,000
6 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 BOOM EsportsBOOM Esports BOOM
May 24 - Jun 07, 2020
$200,000
16 teams
Europe Europe
CIS
 & CIS
 AllianceAlliance [A]
May 25 - Jun 07, 2020
$40,000
6 teams
North America North America
South America
 & South America
 Quincy CrewQuincy Crew QC
May 26 - 31, 2020
$300,000
12 teams
United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom
Cancelled
May 26 - Jun 07, 2020
$55,000
8 teams
China China
 Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming iG
Aug 08 - 30, 2020
$65,000
8 teams
Americas Americas
 Quincy CrewQuincy Crew QC
 Thunder PredatorThunder Predator TP
Aug 20 - Sep 06, 2020
$135,000
12 teams
Asia Asia
 TNC PredatorTNC Predator TNC
 BOOM EsportsBOOM Esports BOOM
Oct 05 - Nov 01, 2020
$400,000
16 teams
Europe Europe
CIS
 & CIS
 Natus VincereNatus Vincere NAVI
Jan 18 - Feb 26, 2021
$75,000
8 teams
CIS CIS
 PuckChampPuckChamp PC
Jan 21 - Feb 28, 2021
$205,000
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
 Natus VincereNatus Vincere NAVI
Apr 15 - May 21, 2021
$205,000
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
Apr 15 - May 23, 2021
$75,000
8 teams
CIS CIS
 HellRaisersHellRaisers HR
Jun 16 - 20, 2021
$400,000
12 teams
Europe Europe
 T1T1 T1
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
Aug 21 - 29, 2021
$400,000
12 teams
Europe Europe
CIS
 & CIS

NVIDIA Dota 2 CIS Cup Series[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 17, 2015
$1,500
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Why You Pishesh?Why You Pishesh? WYP
Nov 28, 2015
$1,500
8 teams
CIS CIS
 abnormalizeabnormalize abn
 KTOESLINEMIKTOESLINEMI KSM
Feb 02, 2016
$1,500
8 teams
CIS CIS
 GUS GamingGUS Gaming GUS
Mar 11, 2016
$1,500
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Power RangersPower Rangers PR
 EnsoEnso Enso
Apr 27, 2016
$1,500
8 teams
CIS CIS
 EnsoEnso Enso
Jul 01, 2016
$1,500
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Elements ProElements Pro EPG
 sQreen's SquadsQreen's Squad SS
Jul 28, 2016
$1,500
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Elements ProElements Pro EPG
 Flipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 Tactics F.3
Sep 03, 2016
$1,500
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Flipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 Tactics F.3
 fantastic fivefantastic five F5

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