A new league is set to launch in Ireland come March 2018. The game to be played is League of Legends and the final will eventually be held at Dublin’s 3Arena on Sunday 13th May 2018. The league is called Ireland’s EStars.
The league element of the competition will get underway in March 2018. The Three Ireland’s EStars is open to all applicants over the age of thirteen. Currently there’s an application form that players are required to fill out at www.estars.pro.
There will be 50 competitors chosen to compete, and each will represent a football team from the League of Ireland, with a further team representing Three. The release also states that the Three Ireland’s EStars will be hosted in two venues each week, with each team in the league contesting one game.
The clubs and brands involved are: Sligo Rovers, Derry City FC, Limerick FC, St. Patrick’s A.F.C., Cork City, Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk FC, Bray Wanderers, Bohmians FC and Team Three.
The league will also feature “VIP guest appearances” at venues across Ireland, with “regional bouts” on board Big Betty, the “mobile esports truck” as each team bids to qualify for the Three Ireland’s EStars Finals at the 3Arena.
The top four teams in the league will qualify for the event at the 3Arena, where performances are promised from The F2 Freestylers, a group famous for football tricks across YouTube and social media and a dance performance from ProdiJIG and Irish dance crew who won “Got To Dance” back in 2012.
Esports Insider says: Interesting to see both Three involved with this as well as the Irish football clubs. It’ll be great to see some esports action at the 3Arena Dublin – hopefully it provides good opportunity for some budding Irish esports talent.