ESL have announced today a new event for the top teams competing in their European National Championship tournaments. The National Championships are the top level national leagues in each European country, which include the UK and Ireland’s ESL Premiership, who’s Summer Season concluded last weekend with Endpoint lifting the trophy. The first iteration of the ESL Pro European Championship (EPEC) is set to be held between October 13th-14th in Poznan, Poland for the four strongest teams from the National Championships. As part of this, Endpoint and fish123 have been handed invites to the online qualifiers for the tournament.
After another exciting season of ESL Premiership, four teams emerged from group play to fight it out for their share of the £12000 prize pool. The finals saw two BO3 semi-finals followed by a BO5 final.
From Group A, Fish123 topped the group only losing one match to Team Endpoint. Endpoint finished second in the group after losing to Fish123 and taking a surprise 16-3 loss to London Lynx.
From Group B, Wind and Rain finished first in the group with an unbeaten regular season. The rest of the group was very tight with WEHAWT edging out the competition to finish second and qualifying for the finals.
We lapsed on our coverage last week, but no fear for we have returned for Week Three, albeit in a shorter version. This time we’ll take a look at the action from the past two weeks, list the tables and give a small comment on the upcoming games. Simple stuff. In the time we’ve been gone: rosters have made slight moves, orgs have signed teams and games have been played.
A brand new season of ESL Premiership kicks off once again tonight, and what a cracking unpredictable season we have in store here. As the UK scene comes out of a lengthy vacation period between last events of 2017 and the beginning of events this year, we now have the crown jewel back at the top of our agenda. ESL Premiership this season boasts £12,000 in Prize pool, and instead of the 8 teams we have become accustomed to, we have 10. This merited a bit more exposure on the league itself, and a chance for players to chip in and build some branding to help them elevate to new levels in the UK Counter-Strike scene.