Over six million members have played in ESL Play online cups, and now users can navigate the platform directly from their Android and iOS mobile devices with the ESL Play App.
According to the international data and research firm Newzoo, watching esports content on mobile platforms is growing steadily, with 43% of esports enthusiasts consuming more than half of the TV/video content on mobile. In comparison, only 24% of the online population tunes in to esports competitions and programming on their phones and tablets.
More than 18,000 players have tested the ESL Play App over the past few months during its open beta and it is now available for global use. Users will have access to the vast selection of ESL Play competitions, with tournaments and cups in 50 different gaming titles.Find and sign up for tournaments, report your results, and upload additional media right from the app.
Philip Heltweg, Product Owner ESL Mobile, said the following about the release: “After responding to community feedback and adding team functionality during the public beta, we are happy to officially release the ESL Play App today. It will make signing up and playing matches on ESL Play easier than ever before, especially for mobile games.
“We will continue to improve the experience by providing better push notifications and profile management in the near future before expanding to include other league types like ladders.”
Additional features designed to improve the competitive gaming experience of ESL Play, such as map voting, game integration, and more will be implemented over time.
Esports Insider says: Mobile is the content consumption platform of choice for a great many and this is only going to increase. As such ESL is playing it smart by releasing this ESL Play app.