As the ESL Premiership reaches the halfway stage, the pecking order is beginning to take shape after four weeks of competition.
The third week of the ESL Premiership has concluded. With ReflexEU still looking to bag their first win of the season and many teams hoping to move up the table, week three was filled with Counter Strike action.
The second week of the ESL Premiership has concluded. With teams looking to get their first victory while others were hunting for win number two, competition was rife as some of the UKs top talents did battle once again.
Monday the 13th of May will see the return of the ESL Premiership for the 2019 Summer Season. The Spring season saw The Pensioners take down Fierce Esports to take home the lion’s share of the £10,600 prize pool.
MONDAY NIGHT ̵R̵A̵W̵ PREM RETURNS
— ESL UK (@ESLUK) May 11, 2019
The opening week kicks off with all eight teams in action, looking to get their campaign off to a winning start. London Esports face Fierce Esports, Buzzkill Esports do battle with Royals UK, reigning champions The Pensioners take on Reflex EU and Team Endpoint play Wind and Rain.
Week One of the Premiership is looking like a hotly contested affair. Can The Pensioners begin their championship defence with a victory or can ReflexEU cause the upset and begin their Summer campaign with an important win under their belts?
The opening week of action begins at 7PM BST and will be broadcast on Twitch. Keep up to date with all the action with updates via the UKCSGO.com Twitter
The first day of the ESL Premiership’s relegation tournament for the Spring 2019 season concluded last night, and there are four teams still in contention to head to the Summer season of the ESL Premiership.
Once again, the UK Scene has had a small fire. This time, the ESL Premiership has been the touchpaper to ignite this drama. On Sunday night, Team Endpoint player Max “MiGHTYMAX” Heath released a Twitlonger listing off a number of controversies that he has seen. Yesterday, ESL UK responded with a statement of their own clarifying a number of the issues, and promising to be better.
After six weeks of competition, regular season of the Spring 2019 ESL Premiership has concluded, and we now know the two teams headed to the Manchester Finals at the end of the month, and the four teams in the online playoffs looking for those final two spots.
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 qualification spot to ESEA MDL Season 31 relegation tournament for the first placed team. As with last season, the top two teams from each group directly qualify for the finals, with the next two placing teams fight to join them in an online playoff.
This season’s eight teams feature the top four teams from last season, London Esports, Team Endpoint, CeX and dizLown EU (Orgles5) and the four successful teams from the relegation tournament, Fierce Esports, NEDS, The Pensioners and Revelation Gaming. The teams were evenly split into the two groups, with two teams from the returning bracket being lined up against two qualifying teams.
With match days on Monday, the first week of competition saw CeX kick off Group A with a 16-8 Inferno win over NEDS, with Revelation Gaming following up by commencing Group B with a shock 16-9 Dust 2 win over Team Endpoint. The action returned to Group A as reigning champions London Esports began their season with a 16-6 Mirage win over Fierce, before dizLown EU concluded the evening with a strong 16-4 win over The Pensioners on Mirage.
— ESL UK (@ESLUK) February 4, 2019
Week two began with the title holders London Esports having to force a comeback against NEDS to eventually win 16-12 on Mirage, keeping them at the top of the table. The next two results were quick and fast matches, with Team Endpoint demolishing The Pensioners 16-2 on Inferno before Fierce secured the same scoreline against CeX on Nuke. The final game of the week was a close one, but saw Revelation remain at the top of Group B with a 16-13 win over dizLown EU on Dust 2.
This leaves the table looking as follows:
With that, next week’s matches are scheduled as follows:
7:00 PM: Fierce Esports vs. NEDS (Group A)
8:00 PM: London Esports vs. CeX (Group A)
9:00 PM: Team Endpoint vs. dizLown EU (Group B)
10:00 PM: Revelation Gaming vs. The Pensioners (Group B)
The ESL Premiership Spring 2019 Season returns next Monday, February 11th at 7:00 PM for the third week of action, where the online league will reach its midpoint. The action can be caught live over on either Twitch.tv or Mixer.com.
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 the final matchday last Wednesday, the remaining teams finished their eighth matches, concluding the group stage of the Spring ESL Premiership. Six of the ten teams advance to playoffs, where they will contend to join the two top place finishers in the LAN finals, with (a now increased) £13000 prize purse, and a slot in the Mountain Dew league up for grabs.