July 3, 2021

IEM Cologne 2021 Talks Safety Guidelines

CS:GO esports tournament staff at IEM Cologne 2021 recently shared the health and safety guidelines to ensure teams’ health at the upcoming event. Everything we're doing at #IEM Cologne has two things in mind: Competition and Safety Earlier this week, we shared an update on what to expect at #IEM Cologne. We're back today with a […]

May 21, 2021

IEM Summer 2021 Groups and Format

Today, ESL released the groups for Intel Extreme Masters Summer 2021. IEM Summer 2021 is a premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) esports event featuring 16 teams, 12 of which occupy top-20 spots in ESL’s world rankings. The group stage takes the form of two, eight-team groups with double elimination brackets to determine which three teams […]

April 28, 2021

ESL and Intel Partnership rebrands to IEM Cologne

ESL and Intel announced the renewal of their partnership to continue cultivating esports. The renewed partnership marks 20 years of collaboration between the two companies. Kicking off next year, the partnership sees both ESL and Intel investing $100 million for over three years up to Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2025. Additionally, the esports organizer and […]

April 12, 2021

Heroic win ESL Pro League Season 13 after Two Overtimes and a 1v4 Clutch

In the Grand Finals of the ESL Pro League Season 13, Heroic took down Gambit to remain undefeated in a $750 thousand CS:GO esports event. The series had two overtime matches and ended with an incredible 1v4 clutch by the team’s captain, Casper “cadiaN” Mølle.  ESL Pro League Season 13 Heroic remained undefeated through […]

March 18, 2021

ESL Pro League Player Council saves CS:GO esports

Along with the Commissioner’s Office, ESL Pro League makes headlines as it embarks on a mission to involve the interests and collected decisions of CS:GO esports teams through its new Player Council. The EPL (ESL Pro League) Player Council consists of 12 teams that contribute ideas, votes and a voice for players. Ultimately, the council […]

January 22, 2021

ESL Gaming and Blizzard partner for Hearthstone esports

Today, ESL Gaming announced a two-year partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to operate its Hearthstone esports ecosystem. Taking hold of Hearthstone, ESL Gaming will orchestrate all upcoming esports-related events, such as the Grandmasters and the Hearthstone Masters Tours, all of which entails a prize pool of $3 million per calendar year. Today we're thrilled to announce […]

October 7, 2020

ESL announces the second season for Mobile Open

The second season of ESL Mobile Open was announced by the German esports organizer. Players from Europe, Middle East, and North Africa will be able to compete in four esports titles. As its name suggests, ESL Mobile Open is played on popular smartphone games and esports. PUBG Mobile, Auto Chess, Asphalt 9: Legends, and Clash […]

September 24, 2020

ESL replaces MIBR and Hard Legion in IEM New York

ESL just announced a few changes related to the teams participating in the IEM New York Online. The organization had to select two new teams after the removal of both MIBR and Hard Legion. ESL uses Regional Major Ranking to select teams worthy of participating in Intel Extreme Masters New York Online. Over the year, […]

September 18, 2020

A guide to IEM Global Challenge

ESL has announced that it will return to LAN after months of online tournaments. The esports organizer will host the IEM Global Challenge—a tournament with a prize pool of $800 thousand and eight teams participating. IEM Global Challenge is scheduled to progress from December 15-20. Despite no venue, the competition will take its place in […]

September 15, 2020

ESL One Germany 2020 Online announced for Dota 2

ESL One Germany 2020 Online just got announced and features Dota 2 teams from Europe and CIS. Between October 5 and November 1, sixteen squads will clash for a $400 thousand cash prize. In the past five years, ESL One always brought a huge audience for Dota 2 esports. Some of the greatest Dota 2 matches took […]