Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha
Ladies and Gentlemen, TDM and CTF players, rocket scientists and shock therapists of all ages! Gather around for the show of a lifetime: Unreal Tournament’s debut on ESL! With a growing competitive scene and players from all over the world, there is always someone to root for. We are pleased to present Unreal Tournament 4 Pre-Alpha on ESL.

The Game


Unreal Tournament is a first person arena shooter PC game currently developed in synergy of Epic Games and the respective community.

What have developers said:
Here’s the plan:
  • We’ve created a small team of UT veterans that are beginning work on the project starting today.
  • From the very first line of code, the very first art created and design decision made, development will happen in the open, as a collaboration between Epic, UT fans and UE4 developers. We’ll be using forums for discussion, and Twitch streams for regular updates.
  • If you are a fan and you want to participate, create a free account and join the forum discussion.
  • All code and content will be available live to UE4 developers on GitHub.
  • The game will be true to its roots as a competitive FPS.
  • Development will be focused on Windows, Mac and Linux.

So what’s the catch?
  • It will take many months until the game is playable by gamers. This is real development from scratch.
  • When the game is playable, it will be free. Not free to play, just free.
  • We’ll eventually create a marketplace where developers, modders, artists and gamers can give away, buy and sell mods and content. Earnings from the marketplace will be split between the mod/content developer, and Epic. That’s how we plan to pay for the game.


The Fellowship of the Admins has been assembled. These are the starting staff members who will strive to make something Unreal!

Wasteful Enjoying UT series since 2003, ESL staff since 2012, offline eSport referee experience, web developer.

marky Competitive UT99 player since 2001, offline eSport tournament administrator and also a big music lover. Outside the Unreal Tournament ESL work, currently Nordic Region Staff Head and CS:GO Staff Head.

hypoc Competitive UT99 player since 2001 across Duel, TDM, and CTF in both Europe and North America.

pthd Competitive UT’er since 2001 and will function as video editor for ESL in UT4.

skeevn Competitive gaming history in UT99 / UT2k4 / cs:s / cs:go / UT4. Playing online only since he fell in love with UT99. Hoping to bring a glimpse of the old competitive days.

tenz Played UT99 since 2001 and left when uni demanded at least some shred of attention. Loved the fast-paced thrill of an arena shooter and always in for a game that includes laughter, gore and nowadays - sliding!


In the near future, starting globally, with European and North American regions, supported by Epic Games and Zaccubus as shoutcaster, ESL will open ladders in various gametypes, run various cups and leagues, each supported by powerful Anti Cheat client. News about first competitions at ESL will be out in few weeks!

Enjoy watching our teaser!

Info & support

In case of troubles or doubts, don't hesitate to contact us via Support Ticket or join the QuakeNet or GlobalGamers IRC Channel (#esl.ut)

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Your Admin Team

Your feedback is always welcome, please leave a message in the comment section below!
Wasteful, Sunday, 13/12/15 12:42
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comments (13)
n1, i look forward to some TDM/duel
Bad decision, wait for the game to be more complete first.
Just to make something clear. Staff members are volunteers, they aren't coming from Epic Games like some news portals wrote.
This will be awesome!
A better mappool/ larger mappool for iCTF would definately be needed. A mappool were actual CTF is promoted ins tead of deathmatch :)
Bad decision, game is too raw and bugged atm.
realy looking forward to this ;)
very nice :)
cool! Looking forward to some duels :)
bring it on!
is there any chance that esl starts an Ictf cup?
Yes Jo1nTj3, for sure there is. When there will be more teams.
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