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.
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.