It’s a little bit of time since the end of ESEA Season 26, but thanks to ESL’s announcement we now know the teams who have managed to qualify to the ESL Premiership – the highest possible (now that Gfinity Elite Series has dropped CS:GO) and longest running (7 seasons) league within the UK. After a very long and tiring season for many teams, over 89 teams competed in the season with 32 teams making the playoffs to find the four teams who would join the other four teams in ESL Premiership.
The ESL Premiership has concluded. After a long online league saw the final teams whittled down to four, before those four being re-jigged before being reinstated, we had an exciting final four on our hands. CeX, Reason, Endpoint and Radix were lined up to take the stage in Birmingham at EGX.
The current champions of each regional ESL Premiership will head to the Madrid Gaming Experience from the 27th to 28th of October, for the ESL Clash of Nations. They will meet the 1st and 2nd ranked team in the current season of ESL Master España, for their chance to shine on the Madrid main stage during the Swiss style tournament.
Last week, we revealed that Reason Gaming faced a suspension and possible ban after allegations of match fixing. As of 15th September, ESL UK have lifted the provisional suspension of Reason Gaming, allowing both them and Radix Esports to attend the LAN final.
The progress of the investigation, which was “expedited” due to the fast approaching LAN finals, discovered no malicious intent from the players of Reason Gaming. After finding preliminary evidence, ESIC felt it was “justified” to suspend Reason from the remainder of the season, and so be it the finals. Since further investigation determined their loss wasn’t intentional, the suspension was [...]