epic26 is over, and we have our final standings. THE LDN SLAYERS have become the champions and head home with the £2700 top prize.
I realise we’ve been slacking a bit here. In the time since our last coverage of the ESL Premiership , an entire season began and finished with a new champion crowned… Whoops. Before we get into the new season, here’s a video ESL UK have prepared to fill us in from what we’ve missed from last season, where London Esports lifted the trophy:
Now we’re all up to speed on last season’s going’s on – we begin with this season. This time, the league has shrunk slightly to be filled with just eight teams split into two groups of four. It didn’t all shrink as the prize pool still sits at a nice looking £13,000, with £5,500 an a [...]
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.