The ESL Premiership kicks off tonight with qualifiers

by Adam HeathJanuary 9, 2017

The ESL Premiership is back, and with a slight facelift. Sporting a new logo, name and focus on the inclusion of Eire in the tournament, The ESL Premiership is moments away from making its mark on 2017.

The qualifiers for the Spring Season of The ESL Premiership kicks off tonight with a Swiss-format tournament. The top 16 teams from tonight move on to tomorrow night’s double elimination tournament, where the top 8 teams will progress into the main event.

For this season ESL are ditching the “cash-per-win” scheme they known for running. Instead, they have split the prize pool so that all eight spots receive a cash prize at the end of the round robin stage of the league. The top two teams from the league will then be invited to the ESL studio in Leicester to take part in the live finals where another cash prize will be available.

Breakdown of The ESL Premiership Spring Season prize pool

  • 1st: £1,200
  • 2nd: £1,050
  • 3rd: £900
  • 4th: £750
  • 5th: £600
  • 6th: £550
  • 7th: £500
  • 8th: £450

Live Finals:

  • 1st: £3,000
  • 2nd:£1,500

The league will be a best-of-2 format allowing each team the chance of first veto of map. Match days will be every Monday with two best-of-2s running each week.

The swiss qualifier kicks off tonight so make sure to swing by the ESL website to keep track of the unfolding action.


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