ESL has released first details of the UK & Ireland Premiership Autumn Season, including qualifiers and prize pools for League of Legends and CSGO.
Each game will have a £10,500 prize pool, with the winners of the LoL tournament progressing to the EU Challenger Series Qualifiers. Other games will be announced soon.
ESL has ditched the full open qualifier format and reverted back to what it did in seasons one and two.
The top four team’s from last split automatically qualify for the Autumn Season, and open qualifiers will find the remaining four teams.
Here’s what ESL had to say in a press release:
Autumn Season – Qualifiers
“Looking ahead to the Autumn Season we will be inviting back our top four rosters from the Spring Season. Players from MnM Gaming, Team Xenex, exceL eSports and CycloneGG from League of Legends and FM Esports, Fish123, exceL eSports and The Imperial from CSGO will have the chance to join us for the Autumn Season – but that means there are four spots up for grabs.
“For the remaining four spots we will be holding open qualifiers on June 26th/27th and July 3rd/4th for CSGO and June 28th/29th and July 5th/6th for League of Legends, to give everyone the chance to join the Premiership!
“If you do well enough on Day 1 you’ll automatically progress through to Day 2 and the top two teams from each cup will advance to the group stage!”
Autumn Season – Group Stage
“The group stage will run as a round robin format starting on Monday July 17th for CSGO and Wednesday July 19th for League of Legends at 7pm – and you can join us on Twitch.
“All teams will be playing on a single night in a best-of-one format across seven weeks, running until August 30th.
“The playoffs will begin on September 4th/6th, with two best-of-threes played between our top four teams to determine who will join us at our live finals in mid-September!”
Sign up for the qualifiers:
LoL qualifier 1
LoL qualifier 2
Spring Season recap
ESL also published some recap videos of the spring splits, which were won by MnM in LoL and FM in CSGO:
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