Where everybody can be somebody

We are ESL

Founded in 2000, ESL has been developed into the world’s largest esports company leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments such as ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups and matchmaking systems, defining the path from zero to hero as short as possible. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports forward on a global scale. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group.

Our Services

We cover a broad field of services in esports and gaming technology, story telling, event management, advertising and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in Germany, North America, UK, Spain, France, Poland, China, Australia, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint.

We create a place where everybody can be somebody, turn niche games into global sensations, and moments of brilliance into everlasting legacy.

About ESports

Esports enjoys worldwide recognition as the fastest growing segment of media and entertainment, with the youngest and most coveted fan base. ESL has shaped the history of esports, creating more opportunities for participation and progression than any other sport.

It’s a sport where anybody can experience the thrill of victory. For us it's more than business, it’s a form of entertainment where every fan has a voice and where everyone fits in and anybody can stand out.

Let us Show YOU some facts

Million Fans Globally
1 +
Years Gaming Experience
Content-hours / Year
1 %
are between 18-34

ESL Play is the world's leading platform for esports

It provides tournaments & ladders across all games and skill levels where …
1 m
playing members
1 M
Matches fought out
1 K
Tournaments played

What does the People say

“It’s like watching a cross between a chess match and a boxing match.”

“Rivingtonthe3rd” Bisland III (Shoutcaster)

"Esports events themselves are highly social – they bring people together around their passion points – to play together and be together.”

Bryce Blum
esports attorney

"The amount of cortisol is about the same level as that of a race-car driver… combined with a pulse, sometimes as high as 180 beats per minute, almost equivalent to a marathon.”

Ingo Froböse
esports attorneyProfessor at the German Sports University

"You can watch from pretty much anywhere... you don’t need a TV subscription. It’s more convenient.”


"People must feel an affinity with what is going on in the sport and that it is a movement they want to be a part of and not one that is tainted”

Sebastian Coe
Ex athlete and Chairman of 2012 Olympics

“The barriers to entry for esports are much lower than many traditional sports– PCs and consoles are more accessible than cricket pitches or tennis courts.”

Charlie Beall
Seven League

"It’s everywhere, and it isn't bound by geography. You can play alone or with a whole group of people, play against the best."

Peter Guber
CEO, Mandalay Bay


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