With today's final release of Crossfire Europe, the sign-ups are open for the great Opening Cup in the Electronic Sports League (ESL), the largest eSports league in Europe. After the community widely accepted the ESL Beta Cup for the Free2Play FPS by publisher SG Interactive in the first half of December, we are getting down to real business on January 5. In the 5on5 Search & Destroy Opening Cup the participants will define who is the best team in Europe. Besides ESL Premium and a special Opening Cup award for the winning teams, there will be some ingame items to win, sponsored by SG Interactive. Sign-ups are possible at www.esl.eu/eu/crossfire/sd/5on5/openingcup/signup until January 5 and all Crossfire Europe fans across Europe are welcome to participate. All you need is a free ESL account with an entered Crossfire Europe nickname.
In the meantime, the players can play in the 1on1, 2on2, 3on3 and 5on5 Search & Destroy ladders to improve their tactics for the Opening Cup on January 5. Additionally, many more national events in the German, Polish and French sections, as well as European tournaments, are at the ready. This includes one of the highest European eSports competitions – the ESL Major Series. More information on Crossfire Europe in the ESL Major Series will follow shortly. Parallel to the ESL Major Series in the coming year the ESL will continue to host tournaments in all sections.
All players who fancy straightforward and fast action can play with the ESL match making tool VERSUS at www.playVERSUS.me without long waiting times. After a few clicks the intelligent balancing system will create fair teams and assign a server to the players. The party mode guarantees that every player can play together with his friends. Moreover, every few weeks there will be special VERSUS events at ESL where the players get the chance to play against the admins of their favourite games and have a shot at winning attractive prizes for being the best or most active player.
Schedule of the Opening Cup:
- January 2012:
05/01/2012 14:00 CET – Sign-ups close
05/01/2012 20:00 and 21:00 CET – Rounds 1 and 2
09/01/2012 20:00 CET – Round 3
12/01/2012 20:00 CET – Round 4
16/01/2012 20:00 CET – Round 5
19/01/2012 20:00 CET – Final round
All important links at one glance:
- All information concerning the Opening Cup at the ESL at www.esl.eu/eu/crossfire/news/176003
- Signup for the Opening Cup at www.esl.eu/eu/crossfire/sd/5on5/openingcup/signup
- Find the European Crossfire Europe section at the ESL at www.esl.eu/eu/crossfire
- More information on Crossfire Europe at http://crossfire-eu.com
- Download the free client at http://crossfire-eu.com/Download/ClientDownload ;