What is the ESL Euro Series?

The ESL Euro Series, formerly known as the ESL Major Series, is a series of prize winning eSports tournaments hosted by the Electronic Sports League. Since the summer of 2007 we have hosted a total of 15 seasons with over 34 games, 285.000 Euro prize money and an incredible amount of teams and players involved from qualifiers stages until the grand finals. The tournaments are the highest level of online European competition for a number of game titles.

The tournament kicks off with qualifiers open to any team and player that meets the requirements spread over several weeks on Electronic Sports League, with only the best of each qualifier surviving each round to win themselves a slot into the ESL Euro Series.

While the ESL Euro Series is European based, we accept teams and players from all over the world if the competitive side of the game (ping, etc.) allows it.

Our philosophy is that everyone gets at least one chance and each season we strive for the best.

Before the start of every edition we look at the activity from the games here on ESL and decide if one or more titles need to be changed or added. If you don't see your favourite game in the list, then do what you can to make it more active and it could be included.

Live Streaming and other Broadcasts

We continuously look for different media partners in all of our games of all broadcasting platforms in as many languages as possible. We already have several partnerships, cooperation's and individual streams are made every day (keep an eye on your favourite matches). Our in-house IPTV ESL TV is also covering some of our most prestigious matches.

What is eSports?

It is an acronym for electronic sports. This refers to the competitive aspects of computer game tournaments. Players train hours after hours to become the best in their game. The ESL Euro Series features the best players and teams from across Europe and beyond whose matches are followed online by thousands of players.

How can I take part?

To take part in the ESL Euro Series you or your team must qualify. The qualification for each game differs, it can be the ESL Pro Series, A-Series, a national league or open qualifiers. Details of how to qualify will be announced at the ESL Euro Series homepage at the beginning of each season.


ESL Euro Series with Crossfire Europe got featured in a full page article in GamingXP Magazine edition February 2012 (in German).

ESL Euro Series with World of Tanks got featured in a full page article in gamersmag edition June 2012 (in German).

What else is happening on the ESL?

Electronic Sports League offers leagues for all kinds of games and gamers. From games that you can download for free to full price PC games you will find a league for everything you ever wanted. Compete for points, become leader of the ranking and earn virtual medals. You can start up teams with fellow gamers and join the team leagues. Lots of cups, ladders and premierships will guarantee plenty of fun for everyone.

Further questions?

If you have any questions about the ESL Euro Series, please contact us by writing a support ticket.

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