ESL Insurgency Open League Autumn 2015
We are proud to announce that the ESL 5on5 Firefight Autumn Season 2015 will start on 26th October 2015!
Do you want to get serious? Do you want to have a laugh with your friends? Or do you just want to kill some people and capture points? It doesn't matter what your reason is, or if you don't have one at all, come join us in our first League!

The Start of the ESL Insurgency Autumn Open League is postponed by one week. Signups until 29th October - FIRST Matchweek starts 2nd November.

Who is allowed to join?

This League will be open for every team around the world, no matter the skill-level or region the players come from.

There will be an Open League available to all whom wish to join it with each team being granted the possibility to progress to the Playoffs if they do well enough! On top of that, we will release a Qualifiers League next season for those teams whom made it through both the Open League and Playoffs, so there is a lot to get excited about!

We plan to open multiple regional divisions/groups. This will hopefully balance out the potential issues with ping and latency on the group stage matches and provide a fairer platform for players to compete on.


Sign Up

Signup: 01/10/15 - 22/10/15
Season Start: 26/10/15
Slots: 32 - 64
Mode: 5on5 Firefight
Support: via Support ticket


Mappool: Verticality, District, Heights, Market, Ministry, Panj, Station, Siege, Uprising
Map Selection: Home Team Pick
Match Mode: BO1 / MR16 / 5on5 Firefight
Max Rounds: MR16, First to 9, Autoswitch after 8 rounds played
Sidepick: Pistol Round
Rules: Insurgency Ruleset
Configs & Theaters: ESL Match *updated 25/09/15

The Season will consist of Group Stages and Playoffs. In the Group Stages you will compete against each team in your group twice. You will always play one of those two matches as the home-team, and the other one as the away-team.

The Hometeam will choose both the server and the map to be played that match.

By structuring the League this way, each team has the chance to play on their favourite map and will provide the opportunity to beat teams with a higher skill level. This will also resolve possible ping issues due to each team facing each other twice.

Read more about he "home/away" setup in the league rules.

Date & Time

01/10/15 Signup start
22/10/15 Signup end (20:00 CEST)
26/10/15 Start of Matchweek 1 (20:00 CEST)(e.g. you as hometeam)
11/10/15 Start of Matchweek 2 (20:00 CEST)(e.g. you as awayteam)
02/11/15 Start of Matchweek 3 (20:00 CEST)(e.g. you as hometeam)
XX/XX/15 et cetera

The Group Stages/Open League will start on 26th October 2015. A match will be scheduled for each week with the top seedings of each group being qualified for the Playoffs. At this current moment in time, we are unable to provide details of dates in regards to these Playoffs until the number of teams entering the Group Stages is confirmed.


Playoffs will be played in a BO3 (Best of 3). This means that you will face your opponent team a maximum of 3 times. The lower-seeded team will start the first match as the home-team and will be the away-team in the second. Should the third map be needed, the lower-seeded team will also be the home-team.

Depending on the number of contestants in the Playoffs, teams may qualify for a place in the Qualifiers League.


We will soon release a rule-set dedicated to this League, so stay tuned!

Theater & Configs

This League will run using the official ESL Insurgency Firefight Theater & Configs, which are updated so do ensure that your servers are kept up-to-date! The latest update saw the addition of a Leader Class as well as access to LMG on both sides!

Follow the steps in the Configs & Theaters Guide on how to set up / update your server.

As a new feature you are now allowed to use a Sourcemod plugin created by Aphex. This plugin offers a 'ready-up' system, pause options as well as an easy toggle between ESL and DGL Configs!The usage of this plugin is not mandatory.


cup_winter.jpgThe Winner of the Autumn Tournaments will get the Autumn Award on his player profile or in his Team profile.
Furthermore the TOP 3 Players/Teams of each Autumn Tournaments are going to earn free ESL Premium Accounts!

Place Premiums & Award
medal_gold_3.png 1. 3 months section-premium_small.gif Premium + Autumn Cup Award*
medal_silver_3.png 2. 2 months section-premium_small.gif Premium
medal_bronze_3.png 3. 1 month section-premium_small.gif Premium**

(*) More than 15 Players/Teams
(**) at least 8 Players/Teams

Join the Community

If you are an active Insurgency player, part of a team, or searching for buddies, feel free to join the Official ESL Insurgency Steam Group.. Every Event is scheduled there and you will find lots of information, help and friends. You can also find all of the ESL Admins Steam Profiles that can help you!

// Your Admin Team

2257171, Wednesday, 30/09/15 14:13
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Nice job guys. Looking forward to this one!
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