20 Years of ESL

From all of us at ESL, we thank you for 20 amazing years and we can’t wait to see what the future holds. “Super proud of being part of the family.“ Rodrigo Samwell Diniz Chief Marketing Officer/ Interim Chief Commercial Officer “Brings back lots of great memories, from playing to volunteering and ending up working […]

20 Years of YOU

2020 – We hit 10 million members in ESL! This year came with unforeseen challenges as the world was upheaved by a global pandemic. Tournaments and events were adjusted to meet the ever-changing health risks and global situation. IEM Katowice 2020 became the first event in 2020 to be played without a live audience and […]

20 Years of Friendships

2019 – The year began with some rejuvenating changes!  ESL introduced a new brand refresh, Season 2 of the Intel® Grand Slam and also launched the ESL Pro Tour. ESL entered a new friendship initiative with the ‘Good Luck Have Fun’ pledge for diversity and inclusion in gaming, while also jumping  aboard the ‘Gaming for […]

Global Gamers to Compete in JBL Quantum Cup

JBL Quantum Cup Logo and Artwork

Fans are invited to watch, play and win throughout the three-day competition STAMFORD, Conn. – NOVEMBER 18, 2020 – Today, JBL announced a first-of-its-kind global gaming tournament that puts consumers at the center of the action: The JBL Quantum Cup. JBL has partnered with ESL, the largest esports organization in the world, to bring to […]

20 Years of Passion

2018 – A year of passion truly pierced the veil as CS:GO Danish titans Astralis collected back to back ESL Pro League titles at both EPL S7 and S8. The victory in the Sparekassen Fyn Arena also witnessed history as the Danes earned their first and only Intel® Grand Slam Championship adding another $1,000,000 to […]

20 Years of Noise

2017 – A year of noise and chatter. ESL broke 10+ million followers on social media, and entered into new and exciting partnerships as esports continued growing. In a collaboration with Twitter, more than 15 events in the ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) and DreamHack circuits were live streamed globally on Twitter and connected […]

20 Years of Highlights

ESL continued to expand in 2016 announcing that they would host multiple $100,000 Heroes of the Storm tournaments, hold a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Pro League and even initiated a Brasilian National Championship  across titles such as League of Legends, Hearthstone and CS:GO. Welcoming fruitful new deals with partners such as Logitech and extending their […]

20 Years of WOW

2015 – Swedish digital entertainment giant Modern Times Group (MTG) acquired 74% of Turtle Entertainment (ESL) for a total consideration of €74 million. ESL continued to function as an independent company with its management team and founders retaining the remaining 26% and continuing in their current positions. ESL made tremors in the CS:GO scene when […]

20 Years of Trophies

2014 – Electronic Sports League rebranded into ESL. We also saw significant milestones in esports, raising the prestige of events with new venues, and breaking viewership records. ESL took Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to the big stage and finished its first 2014 EMS Season with a $250,000 tournament in the Spodek arena at the Intel Extreme […]