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 [...]
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.