20 Years of Events

Events thrived in 2013 as the Electronic Sports League hosted a range of tournaments held in 6 different continents across countries such as the USA, China, Germany, Poland, Brazil and Singapore. The Intel Extreme Masters witnessed it’s first mega-stadium event with IEM Katowice 2013 taking place in the Polish Spodek Arena. Hosting game titles such […]

20 Years of Battles

2012 – An interesting year saw ESL’s members grow to over 4,000,000 and we even had a drunk burglar break into our office where he tried to break open a fridge, he must’ve assumed it was a safe.  StarCraft II received its first event in Brazil, Sao Paulo where South Korean star viOLet won the […]

ESL & DDB Worldwide Announce Global Partnership

London / New York, November 11th,2020 – ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and world-leading communications agency DDB, join forces to unlock the vast potential of the esports and gaming category. The partnership aims to elevate the ESL & DreamHack brands around the world and offer innovative and relevant creative territory to DDB’s existing global […]

ESL und ZEIT für die Schule rufen gemeinsame Initiative “ESportZ” ins Leben

Unterrichtsmaterialien rund um Esport und deutschlandweite Schulmeisterschaft KÖLN – 12. November 2020 – Die ESL, das weltweit größte Esports-Unternehmen und “ZEIT für die Schule”, das Schulprojekt des ZEIT Verlags, kündigen den Start der gemeinsamen Initiative “ESportZ” an. Sie stellt Unterrichtsmaterialien für Lehrkräfte bereit, mit denen sie Themen rund um den Esport in ihren Lehrplan integrieren […]

20 Years of Games

2011 – Our numbers continued to rise, hitting 3.6 million members in ESL!  It was also in this year that Turtle Entertainment Polska was established as a joint venture. This venture pooled the strengths of ESL and Grupa Leonardo Ltd., the company behind Cybersport.pl, which organized the most famous tournaments in Poland, such as the […]

All-Women “DreamHack Showdown” Winter to Take Place December 15-20, 2020

DreamHack’s All-Women CS:GO Tournament to Gather Top Talent from Europe and North America with $50,000 Prize Pool STOCKHOLM/COLOGNE, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 – ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports company, today announced the return of DreamHack Showdown, the all-women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament. DreamHack Showdown Winter, which will feature a European and a North American division, […]

20 Years of Change

2010 – Another milestone as ESL celebrated 3 million members! The last season of the ESL European National Championship concluded in Cologne, with team United Kingdom clinching the victory over team Denmark. Old-school players such as HenryG, shox, and RpK were already making waves back then in the Counter-Strike: Source tournaments. ESL released a new […]

20 Years of GG

2009 – The year ESL celebrated 2.5 million members. IEM continued to tour the world, making a splash in countries such as Chengdu, Dubai, and Canada. Intel Friday Night Games went out with a bang with their last and largest event in Munich, with almost 1,000 fans in attendance! ESL released ESL Matchmaking which uses […]

bevestor wird Naming-Right Partner der Virtual Bundesliga

bevestor wird offizieller Naming-Right Partner der Virtual Bundesliga, der jüngsten Wettbewerbsmarke der DFL. Im Rahmen der strategischen Partnerschaft mit der DFL übernimmt die ESL die gesamte Medienproduktion des exklusiven professionellen FIFA 21-Wettbewerbs in Deutschland  KÖLN – 9. November 2020 – Die ESL, das weltweit größte Esports-Unternehmen, und bevestor, eine hundertprozentige Tochter der DekaBank, verkünden heute […]