Entries in 'esl' (27)

ESL goes down under to strengthen Oceanic eSports scene

ESL goes down under to strengthen Oceanic eSports scene

ESL has partnered with the Australian Cyber League to strengthen eSports' community presence in the Oceanic region.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 31st 2015 at 3:30PM in News
ESL Cologne (via Steffie Wunderl)

27m CS:GO fans tune in to ESL Cologne as doping tests give all clear

More than 27m unique viewers watched Fnatic claim their third Major title at last weekend's ESL Cologne CS:GO finals as all competitors tested negative for drug use.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 26th 2015 at 12:29PM in News
FEATURE: Drugs are a problem, but not just for eSports' integrity and image

FEATURE: Drugs are a problem, but not just for eSports' integrity and image

The shockwaves of Kory "Semphis" Friesen's innocuous doping confession are still shuddering their way through the eSports industry this week.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:14PM in News
ESL outlines new anti-doping program

ESL outlines new anti-doping program

The Electronic Sports League has revealed its new anti-doping program, with random saliva tests for ESL event players starting in September.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:48AM in News

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Dubai to host ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational

Dubai to host ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational

eSports giant ESL has announced a huge Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament taking place in Dubai this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 3:35PM in News
Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

In the wake of ESL's decision to implement drug testing at their next event, Gfinity has also begun working to combat the use of PEDs.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 24th 2015 at 1:50PM in News
ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

One of the biggest eSports organisations has teamed up with two drugs testing bodies to help address the growing concern about performance enhancing drugs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:52AM in News
ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

Dota 2 tournament ESL One Frankfurt 2015 attracted over 1m online viewers, with numbers sharply up year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:16PM in News

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MTG's ESL acquisition is official

MTG's ESL acquisition is official

European broadcaster MTG has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in eSports giant ESL.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 9:06AM in News
Twitch and ESL to host $250,000 Dota 2 tournament at Madison Square Garden

Twitch and ESL to host $250,000 Dota 2 tournament at Madison Square Garden

The largest eSports tournament ever held on America’s East Coast will take place this October.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 8th 2015 at 12:33PM in News
Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

The first of ESL's season of Dota tournaments begins next month with ESL One Frankfurt taking over the Commerzbank-Arena.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
MTG has reportedly acquired ESL

MTG has reportedly acquired ESL

Reports online suggest that Swedish media organisation Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired Germany’s Turtle Entertainment, owner of the Electronic Sports League (ESL).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 12:09PM in News

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Mobile MOBA Vainglory strikes deal with Electronic Sports League

Mobile MOBA Vainglory strikes deal with Electronic Sports League

Developer Super Evil Megacorp has partnered with ESL on a new eSports deal for its mobile MOBA Vainglory.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 11th 2015 at 3:00AM in News
ESL's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

ESL's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

Mortal Kombat has made its mark in the competitive eSports scene following the success of the ESL’s Fatal 8 tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA, the largest North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league provider, are working together on a league with a prize pool of $1million.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:35PM in News
ESL One Katowice breaks Twitch record with million-viewer weekend

ESL One Katowice breaks Twitch record with million-viewer weekend

The Intel Extreme Masters and ESL One weekend in Katowice last month broke the Twitch concurrent viewership record as more than 1m people tuned in to watch.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 8th 2015 at 5:11PM in News

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OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

With the rising cultural phenomenon eSports has become, it's no wonder there is a rush to explain its many (many) facets to the confused uninitiated.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:30PM in News
ESL to show live eSports in cinemas

ESL to show live eSports in cinemas

Five live eSports events are to be shown by over 1,500 cinemas as part of ESL’s ‘eSports in Cinemas’ series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 3:22PM in News
Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner ESL

Gfinity continues raft of new hires with ESL presenter Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner

Gfinity today continued to expand their ranks with news that veteran shoutcaster, ESL One and WCS host Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner would join the company as Head of Broadcasting.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
ESL announces $1m prize pool for 2015's Dota 2 series

ESL announces $1m prize pool for 2015's Dota 2 series

ESL continues a raft of big eSports investments today with news that the $250,000 ESL Frankfurt Dota tournament this June will be the first in a 12-month series totalling $1m ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 24th 2015 at 5:00PM in News
The LANXESS arena in Cologne

ESL hosting $250,000 CS:GO tournament in Cologne stadium

ESL announced today the "world's largest" Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will be held this August in Cologne's LANXESS arena for a $250,000 prize pool.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 19th 2015 at 5:29PM in News
ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

The ESL UK Premiership, the company's largest tournament since 2010, has been announced today for UK-only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends players to win £12,000.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 16th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Formula Fusion by R8 Games

ESL releases matchmaking devkit to debut in WipEout spiritual successor

The biggest eSports league in the world, ESL, has released a white label development toolkit called ESL Matchmaking.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Brianna, AKA masq, is a pro player in the ESEA Main division

Intel's $30,000 female CS:GO tournament draws fire from pros

Intel has announced a $30,000 (£19,600) tournament for female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 5th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
PlayStation and Xbox Twitch accounts hacked

PlayStation and Xbox Twitch accounts hacked

The Twitch accounts of PlayStation, Xbox and ESL were compromised overnight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:33AM in News