ESL Gaming recently announced that it is opening the ESL Mobile esports ecosystem in partnership with top game publishers like Supercell, Tencent, and Riot Games. ESL Mobile expands its reach in the Asia-Pacific region alongside North America and Europe/MENA. The new mobile esports ecosystem is designed for mobile gamers of all skill levels, given them an opportunity to earn a spot on one of the biggest mobile esports tournaments from popular game titles such as Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, PUBG Mobile, Legends of Runeterra, and League of Legends: Wild Rift. Here are more details regarding ESL Mobile.
ESL Mobile, A New Mobile Esports Ecosystem
ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports company, recently announced a new mobile esports ecosystem providing promising mobile pro players am opportunity to compete and engage with popular titles Asphalt 9: Legends, Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Legends of Runeterra, PUBG Mobile, and Wild Rift.
After the ESL Mobile Open’s successful endeavors in North America and Europe in 2019, the program expands further across new regions, adding more popular game titles and an updated competitive format.
ESL Mobile offers opportunities for promising mobile esports pros in over 80 eligible countries spanning three competitive regions North America, Europe/MENA, and Asia-Pacific. In partnership with the biggest names in the mobile gaming industry like Tencent, Supercell, Gameloft, and Riot Games, ESL Mobile offers players and viewers alike a unique chance to compete and engage with the biggest mobile esports titles in the world.
ESL Mobile Tournament Format
ESL will host two full seasons in 2021, with ESL Mobile Spring 2021 season kicking off in April 2021. Each season will consist of two competitive tiers, ESL Mobile Open and the all-new ESL Mobile Challenge.
“ESL has made a name for itself building competitive ecosystems across a wide variety of games and genres in the esports landscape. We’re incredibly excited to continue this trailblazing and innovative approach in the mobile esports space,” said Kevin Rosenblatt, co-managing Director of ESL North America and General Manager of Mobile at ESL Gaming. “Mobile gaming has reached unprecedented popularity worldwide and ESL is thrilled to bring players and fans this competitive and highly engaging program.”
The ESL Mobile Open represents the start of the esports journey where players of all skill levels are welcome to participate in two ladder phases and two play-in opportunities for a spot in the ESL Mobile Challenge.
The ESL Mobile Challenged, on the other hand, is where the best players from the ESL Mobile Open will compete against invited teams in a regular season to finals format. The matches for the Challenge phase will be featured in live broadcasts for viewers around the world to witness. While the first season of the tournament will be played entirely online, the grand finals will be held live at major esports events around the world. The tournament will offer players a lion’s share of the $650,000 USD prize pool.
ESL Mobile Open Tournament Schedule
- April 12 - May 6, 2021: Mobile Open Play (Ladder #1)
- May 7 - May 8, 2021: Mobile Open Play-In Weekend (Ladder #1)
- May 10 - June 3, 2021: Mobile Open Play (Ladder #2)
- June 4 - June 5, 2021: Mobile Open Play-In Weekend (Ladder #2)
ESL Mobile Challenge Tournament Schedule
- June 15 - July 7, 2021: Mobile Challenge Regular Season
- July 17 - 18 and July 22 - 23: Mobile Challenge Finals