The end of the Kick-off season

All good things come to an end, but in our case, only to rise stronger as a Phoenix. Before we focus on the 2nd season of this emotionally charged tournament, let's see the facts.

3459 players fought in over 1000 matches to crown 5 champions in front of more than 300.000 viewers.
See the victors of the kick off season!

What is South East Europe Championship?

The ESL Southeast Europe Championship is a multigame eSports competition for the geographical region of Southeast Europe organized by the ESL. Its purpose is to foster the competitive scene in the region by enabling the gamers from different countries to compete and increase their skill and receive visibility, while providing high-quality and region-relevant entertainment for the fans.

The official language of the championship is English. We are aware of the fact that this might cause inconvenience to some of the teams and players who are not fluent in English, but due to the specifics in our region, there is no other viable option.

The total prize money that we offer in the last stage is 5000 EURO. Besides that, for LoL and WoT, there are some in-game prizes for the national qualifiers and group stage! You can see below the breakdown of prize money per game:

Place/Game WoT LoL CS:GO Hearthstone Starcraft II
1st place €1.400,00 €650,00 €650,00 €150,00 €150,00
2nd place €700,00 €250,00 €250,00 €50,00 €50,00
3rd place €400,00 €125,00 €125,00 €25,00 €25,00

The system of the ESL South East Europe Championship is based on two regional qualifiers with a national final! Only the top4 players/teams from each qualifier will get into the final national qualifier. The top X participants will qualify for the main round, where X is the number of slots for the given game and region (see the table below for info).

  Turkey Greece +
Bulgaria Romania +
Adriatic Hungary
WoT 1 1 3 3 3 4
LoL 3 3 2 3 3 2
CS:GO 2 2 2 3 4 3
Hearthstone 3 2 2 4 2 3
SC II: HotS 1 2 3 2 3 2

In the main round, we will have 16 participants in each game, divided in 4 groups of 4 each. Each group will be played as a double elimination bracket where only the top2 from each group will advance into the last phase of the championship: The Play-offs! The Play-offs will determine the final standings and the winners of the ESL South East Europe Championship.
The Play-offs will be streamed by the ESL top talents from the studios in ESL HQ in Cologne.

The general rules of this event will be available shortly by clicking here!

Current Stage

As the South East Europe Championship advances from stage to stage, it is important that you keep yourself up to date to where we stand at this moment.

National Qualifiers - With over 500 players signing up in the qualifiers for StarCraft 2 and Hearthstone and with over 500 teams in World of Tanks, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends, this stage was a great success for the kick-off season of this competition.

National Finals - As soon as the National Qualifiers were over, it was the time to find out who are the players and teams that will proudly represent their country into the next phase! We now know all the teams and players that will play in the next phase and we are looking forward to the next phase of the competition!

Group Stage - The best players and teams from each country have clashed in this stage of the competition. The battles were intense as only the best of the best have advanced to the final stage!

Play-offs - The final stage is ready to start now since we know the finalists! Are you one of those? Then you'll be happy to know that you can earn money if you reach the top! If not, tune in to see all the action via our professional ESL TV live streams! Make sure you follow our facebook page for more news and when the stream goes live!