The Summer Season of the ESL Premiership powered by Intel is set to begin – and for the first time ESL UK will offer three seasons of the CSGO Prem.
The news comes after Epsilon won the Spring 2018 CSGO Prem and Riot stepped away from ESL UK to run its own UK League of Legends tournament: Forge of Champions. It means there will now be Spring, Summer and Autumn CSGO Premierships in the UK.
Ten teams will compete in the ESL Premiership’s new CSGO Summer Season. They’ll be battling for their share of a £13,000 prize pool and a qualifying spot in the Mountain Dew League.
The season kicks off Monday June 18th and runs until July 16th, with each team playing two games every Monday evening. Matches are set to start at 7pm, and broadcast from www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the finals and the next six teams qualifying for the playoffs.
“We’re continuing to provide the best UK competition for players and teams thanks to a highly competitive schedule and the amazing opportunity to step up to the Mountain Dew League.”
James Dean, ESL UK
This playoff phase will run on Monday July 23rd to 30th. Three best-of-three games will be played over the two Monday nights to find the finalists.
The finals will then take place over the weekend of August 11th to 12th.
One of the ten teams that will be playing in the ESL Premiership’s Summer Season will qualify for the Mountain Dew League, which gives squads from Europe and North America the chance to earn a place in ESL’s Pro League.
James Dean, ESL UK MD, commented: “CSGO is a hugely popular game in the UK. We’re continuing to provide the best UK competition for players and teams thanks to a highly competitive schedule and the amazing opportunity to step up to the Mountain Dew League. There’s never been more to play for in the UK’s Counter-Strike scene.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League player and WoW RPer, he has written for a range of publications including Games TM, Nintendo Official Magazine, games industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games. He currently works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association.