ESL UK will host the Spring finals of the Counter Strike: Global Offensive ESL Premiership powered by Intel and Gaming from Currys PC World on April 14th to 15th.
The UK’s top four CSGO teams will battle it out at ESL UK’s Studio 1 in Leicester, competing for a £13,000 prize pool and a slot in the European Mountain Dew League.
The CSGO ESL Premiership kicked off on February 19th.
10 teams from across the UK competed in the group stage, with matches broadcast on Monday and Wednesday evening for five weeks. The playoffs will take place on March 26th, 28th and April 2nd, broadcast live by ESL UK.
Now in its seventh season, the ESL Premiership is the longest running CSGO tournament in the UK.
To accommodate the UK’s growing competitive scene, ESL UK expanded this year’s roster from eight to ten competing teams. The expansion of the tournament is also reflected in the prize pool, which has been increased to £13,000, the largest ever for the CSGO Premiership.
“We’re very proud to support our UK teams and, through our partnership with Mountain Dew League, to provide them with a direct path to develop into world-class players.”
James Dean, ESL UK
As part of ESL’s Path to Pro programme, the 2018 Premiership champions will get to compete at a European level with a slot in the Mountain Dew League, as first announced last summer.
“We can’t wait to host the finals of the 2018 Counter Strike: Global Offensive Spring Premiership,” said James Dean, UK managing director at ESL.
“The Premiership is really the peak of grassroots Counter Strike in the UK, so this will be a superb competition! We’re very proud to support our UK teams and, through our partnership with Mountain Dew League, to provide them with a direct path to develop into world-class players.”
In 2018, the Premiership is being played across four games: CSGO, League of Legends, Hearthstone and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox One.
For more on the ESL Premiership powered by Intel and Gaming from Currys PC World, visit www.pro.eslgaming.com/uk.
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