ESL UK has today announced that it will bring the finals of the UK Premiership in both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends to EGX for the first time ever.
The Premiership Finals will have over £20,000 in prize-money and arguably more importantly, give teams the chance to qualify to compete at a European level as part of the ESL path to pro initiative.
The League of Legends team winners will gain an automatic spot into the EU Challenger Series Qualifiers for 2018 as per last year. For the first time, the winners of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premiership will gain an automatic spot in the ESEA Mountain Dew League — giving them the chance to compete amongst some of the best teams in Europe.
The two finals will be held on the Main Stage at EGX, whilst ESL UK has also revealed that it will be bringing the ESL Arena — powered by Intel, to EGX, but details are yet to be announced on that front.
“We are super excited about collaborating with EGX this year,” commented James Dean, Managing Director of ESL UK. “Year on year, we have seen substantial growth in viewing figures for the UK Premiership so, this move to EGX not only gives us the opportunity to put on the biggest live finals in the Premiership’s five-year history, but increase the audience further through the events savvy. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of content we’ll be bringing to EGX and we can’t wait to announce more.”
David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events added, “We are delighted to be hosting biggest finals of ESL’s UK Premiership. Esports is something that resonates with our audience and I’m looking forward to collaborating with the ESL UK to increase the esports content at EGX.”
Esports Insider says: Great opportunity for League and CS:GO players to make their mark on the European scene after playing in the Premiership. First time at EGX as well is pretty exciting — we’re sure there’ll be a mighty crowd!