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Electronic Sports League

[e][h]Electronic Sports League
Company Information
Industry:
Professional Gaming League
Founded:
1997 as Deutsche ClanLiga
2000 as ESL
Headquarters:
Germany Cologne
Employees:
462[1]
Events:
Total Prize Pools:
$11,558,836
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]

EMS One[edit]

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

ESL One[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 28 - 29, 2014
$210,900
8 Teams
Germany Germany, Frankfurt
  iG
  EG
Oct 9 - 10, 2014
$141,010
8 Teams
United States United States, New York
  VG
  EG
Jun 18 - 21, 2015
$286,622
8 Teams
Germany Germany, Frankfurt
  Secret
  EG
Oct 3 - 4, 2015
$286,622
8 Teams
United States United States, New York
  Vega
  Secret
Apr 22 - 24, 2016
$250,000
8 Teams
Philippines Philippines, Manila
  Wings
  Liquid
Jun 17 - 19, 2016
$314,545
8 Teams
Germany Germany, Frankfurt
  OG
  Na`Vi
Jan 6 - 8, 2017
$250,000
8 Teams
Malaysia Malaysia, Genting Highlands
  DC
  Newbee
Oct 26 - 29, 2017
$1,000,000
8 Teams
Germany Germany, Hamburg
  VP
  Secret
Jan 23 - 28, 2018
$400,000
16 Teams
Malaysia Malaysia, Genting Highlands
  Newbee
  Liquid
Feb 20 - 25, 2018
$1,000,000
16 Teams
Poland Poland, Katowice
  VP
  VG
May 23 - 27, 2018
$1,000,000
12 Teams
United Kingdom United Kingdom, Birmingham
  VP
  OpTic
Oct 23 - 28, 2018
$300,000
12 Teams
Germany Germany, Hamburg
  Secret
  VG
Feb 19 - 24, 2019
$300,000
12 Teams
Poland Poland, Katowice
  Secret
  Gambit
Apr 16 - 21, 2019
$300,000
8 Teams
India India, Mumbai
  KG
  Mski
May 28 - Jun 2, 2019
$300,000
12 Teams
United Kingdom United Kingdom, Birmingham
  Secret
  EG
Oct 22 - 27, 2019
$300,000
12 Teams
Germany Germany, Hamburg
  TNC
  Gambit
Mar 15 - 22, 2020
$1,000,000
16 Teams
United States United States, Los Angeles
  TBD
  TBD

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, Online
  CIS-R
  WYP
Nov 28, 2015
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  abn
  KSM
Feb 2, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  GUS
  Averia
Mar 11, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  PR
  Enso
Apr 27, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  Rebels
  Enso
Jul 1, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  EPG
  SS
Jul 28, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  EPG
  F.3
Sep 3, 2016
$1,500
8 Teams
CIS CIS, Online
  F.3
  F5

ESL ANZ Championship[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 16 - 17, 2018
$7,473
4 Teams
Australia Australia, Sydney
  N9
Oct 11 - Nov 11, 2018
$7,244
4 Teams
Australia Australia, Brisbane
  N9
May 12 - Jun 16, 2019
$6,901
6 Teams
Australia Australia, Sydney
  ZEN9
Sep 9 - 29, 2019
$6,755
4 Teams
Australia Australia, Sydney
  Oracle

ESL Brazil Premier League[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 17 - Jun 11, 2018
$9,399
8 Teams
Brazil Brazil, Online
  SG
  NoPing

ESL India Premiership[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 7 - 11, 2016
$13,120
8 Teams
India India, Delhi
  BI
  IW
Apr 26 - May 9, 2017
$809
8 Teams
India India, Online
  Entity
  A5
May 15 - 28, 2017
$805
8 Teams
India India, Online
  Entity
  A5
Jun 5 - 18, 2017
$809
8 Teams
India India, Online
  Entity
  A5
Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2017
$11,000
8 Teams
India India, Mumbai
  IQ
  Entity
Jul 18 - 31, 2017
$809
8 Teams
India India, Online
  A5
  Entity
Aug 7 - 20, 2017
$812
8 Teams
India India, Online
  A5
Jun 23 - 24, 2018
$14,739
4 Teams
India India, Mumbai
  ROG
Oct 13 - 14, 2018
$13,593
4 Teams
India India, Hyderabad
  ROG
Feb 3 - 5, 2019
$13,958
4 Teams
India India, New Delhi
  R|G
Apr 26 - May 18, 2019
$1,140
8 Teams
India India, Online
  Titans
May 22 - Jun 19, 2019
$1,148
8 Teams
India India, Online
  Entity
  GE
Jun 29, 2019
$14,855
4 Teams
India India, Mumbai
  Entity
  R|G
Jul 6 - 28, 2019
$1,161
8 Teams
India India, Online
  R|G
  GE
Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2019
$1,129
8 Teams
India India, Online
  GE
  Trigon
Nov 21 - 23, 2019
$14,298
4 Teams
India India, Hyderabad
  GE
  ROG

ESL Indonesia Championship[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jan 16 - Mar 29, 2019
$50,000
4 Teams
Indonesia Indonesia, Jakarta
  BOOM
  Aura
Jul 16 - Sep 15, 2019
$20,000
4 Teams
Indonesia Indonesia, Jakarta
  BOOM
  EVOS

ESL MYSG Championship[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 15 - Jun 16, 2019
$12,000
4 Teams
 
Malaysia Malaysia, Online
Singapore Singapore, Online
  FG
  DH
Jul 20 - Sep 29, 2019
$12,000
8 Teams
 
Malaysia Malaysia, Online
Singapore Singapore, Online
  FG

ESL Thailand Championship[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 9 - Jun 9, 2019
$12,000
4 Teams
Thailand Thailand, Online
  BRUTD
  α-Red
Jul 20 - Oct 4, 2019
$12,000
8 Teams
Thailand Thailand, Online
  RRQ
  MSC

ESL Vietnam Championship[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 12 - Jun 9, 2019
$12,000
4 Teams
Vietnam Vietnam, Online
  496
  7Seeds
Jul 19 - Sep 29, 2019
$12,000
4 Teams
Vietnam Vietnam, Online
  496
  SSG

ESL Adria League[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 8 - 9, 2019
$2,170
8 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
  Tim123
  TLJ
Nov 17, 2019
$11,034
4 Teams
Croatia Croatia, Zagreb
  LVLUP
  Tim123

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