Season 6 to Include Asphalt 9: Legends, Auto Chess, Clash of Clans and PUBG MOBILE
LOS ANGELES — August 12, 2020 — ESL, the world’s largest esports company, announced the return of the ESL Mobile Open presented by AT&T for its 6th season of action. In Season 5, the program saw unprecedented success with milestones set across the board. In comparison to Season 4, participation was up 48%, social engagement up 20% and broadcast hours watched shattered previous season marks, up 204%. The program also saw playership pass the one million participant mark since its launch in March of 2019.
“We’ve seen remarkable interest in the Mobile esports space over the past few months,” said Kevin Rosenblatt, Vice President, Product & Content, ESL. “Mobile continues to be an exciting frontier, ushering in a new wave of competitive players across North America. We’re incredibly excited to continue to bring both players and viewers high-quality content and a platform to compete in their respective games.”
ESL has strengthened relationships with existing game publishers and will continue to offer tournament and broadcast opportunities on behalf of Asphalt 9: Legends, Auto Chess, Clash of Clans and PUBG MOBILE. ESL Mobile Open founding sponsor AT&T continues to provide immense support for the program, as they have from its inception.
The first day of play kicked off Sunday, August 9, with the Open Qualifier period running through September 5. Qualifying teams in each mobile title then go head to head in Closed Qualifiers from September 6 through September 26. Competition will be further whittled down, with the best teams and players competing in the Online Playoffs which will be broadcasted live on Twitch and YouTube from October 5 to October 23. A special announcement regarding the Season 6 Finals will be made in the coming weeks.
With over one million registrations across all seasons, the ESL Mobile Open presented by AT&T continues to offer amateur gamers in North America the chance to compete at the same stadium events as professional esports athletes and win their share of over $400,000 in prize money. To learn more and sign up for Season 6 of the ESL Mobile Open presented by AT&T, please visit http://www.ESLMobileOpen.com.