Introducing ESL Major Series Season VII!
Today we proudly present to you the 7th season of Europe's top online league. The finest leagues, more than a thousand players competing, several thousands more will try to qualify - and €16,500 worth of prize money is up for grabs. Get ready for the ESL Major Series Season VII!
The ESL Major Series is the highest level of European competition in the ESL for disciplines not included in the Intel Extreme Masters and has already awarded more than €100,000 in prize money to hundreds of gamers in the past four years.

While Season VI is still running towards the end, we are already able to announce the upcoming season's games and prizemoney distribution for the 7th installment coming to you September 2010.





Team disciplines

    Counter-Strike: Source (5on5): €3,000 (Premium)
    Call of Duty 4 (5on5): €2,000 (Premium)
    FIFA Clanwar (3x1on1): €1,250 (Premium)
    Avalon Heroes (5on5): €5,000 (publisher sponsored)
    Quake Live (4on4 TDM): €750
    Team Fortress 2 (6on6): €750
    Day of Defeat: Source (6on6): €750
    America's Army (4on4): €750
    Enemy Territory (5on5): €750

1on1 disciplines

    Warcraft 3: €500 (Premium)
    Trackmania: €500 (Premium)
    Pro Evo Soccer: €500 (Premium)


Total €16,500


Prize money for the ESL Major Series, as always, is sponsored fully by the Electronic Sports League, except in games marked as sponsored by their publisher.

Counter-Strike 1.6 and other games

Counter-Strike 1.6 is included in the Intel Extreme Masters. DotA and DoW2 are not coming back for season 7 due to the level of activity but may return when that increases again. If you don't see your favourite game in the list, help increase the level activity here on ESL and who knows next season it might be included.

Selecting the games

We have 3 types of games in the EMS, first there are the games with national qualifiers, 2nd type are the games with International qualifiers and last but not least we have publisher supported games. The latter are for now limited to one, Avalon Heroes, but in time that will increase. Selecting the none supported games is mainly based on the activity, performance and statistics of the game in the ESL.

More details?

Details on how to qualify for Season VII in all games will come in the not too distant future!

More coming

Tomorrow we will release part two of this announcement, we are doing something special this season but we cannot give away too much for now. It may be an extra game, perhaps some extra prize money or maybe both? Stay tuned!
Johan, Monday, 21/06/10 15:57
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ESL Major Series VI Homepage
ESL Major Series VII Homepage
 
comments (38)
 
 
A real shame that the tot. prize pool is smaller compared to Season 6
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eh can I ask you what tot means, sorry I am not so big in it :) -yes its a serious question - before someone asks :)
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It's a good news :D
thanks for including America's Army again :D
<3
hunii wrote:
thanks for including America's Army again :D
<3
hunii wrote:
thanks for including America's Army again :D
<3
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hunii wrote:
thanks for including America's Army again :D
<3
wc3 is still alive ! xP
No BFBC2? :(
hunii wrote:
thanks for including America's Army again :D
<3
Creepy wrote:
eh can I ask you what tot means, sorry I am not so big in it :) -yes its a serious question - before someone asks :)


Total probably :)
go Trackmania!
wc3!!
go Switzerland!!!
hunii wrote:
thanks for including America's Army again :D
<3
Nice to see ET and DoDs again! :)
Without DotA EMS won't be the same
Yeah WCIII =)
Good to see DoW 2 off the list, people are less motivated and its always drama about possible lag. The game needs one rule: Lag should not be an issue: If it occurs, deal with it. As it is now, we end up with mass whining and protests, and its not fun at all. The community even fails to see the reason behind it, the game uses p2p connection, and there is great distance in international cups, which might cause lag..
^_^ Warcraft III. Thank you ESL.
No DotA no reason to follow EMS.
lets rock, i gonna be 4sure a ems player :P
hunii wrote:
thanks for including America's Army again :D
<3
Avalon Heroes (5on5): €5,000

ehm ...
thanks for including Americas Army again :D

wub
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touchdown
Khenyk wrote:
Avalon Heroes (5on5): €5,000

ehm ...


The news post wrote:
and last but not least we have publisher supported games. The latter are for now limited to one, Avalon Heroes, but in time that will increase.


Avalon Heroes is sponsored by the publisher.
bf:bc2 ?!
#27 ok, thanks for the information, it is nice :)
Cod4 =D
Thanks for introducing Americas Army again.

We need to strengthen the anti-cheat department though.

Cheers.
W A R C R A F T !
Nice job >< no dota
css
DotA
CoD
Why dont your guys join War Rock?
hunii wrote:
thanks for including America's Army again :D
<3
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