ESL Gaming, the world’s largest esports company, has announced a new Mobile esports ecosystem providing millions of gamers around the world the opportunity to compete and engage with popular titles such as Asphalt 9: Legends, Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Legends of Runeterra, PUBG Mobile, and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Top performing players from amateur and grassroots levels will move through the competitive ecosystem and earn the opportunity to compete on the biggest stages in esports.
The grassroots event
The team at ESL Mobile are focusing on the grassroots gaming community. ESL will host two full seasons of action in 2021 with the ESL Mobile Spring 2021 season kicking off in April. Each season will consist of two competitive tiers, ESL Mobile Open and the all-new ESL Mobile Challenge. The ESL Mobile Open represents the start of the esports journey and allows players of all skill-levels to compete in top mobile games. Players work their way through two ladder phases and two play-in opportunities for a spot in the ESL Mobile Challenge phase of the tournament.
It is clear that the team at ESL Mobile are continuing their tradition of focusing on the grassroots community. Regions like Europe and North America still have a long way to go before they compete at the same level as teams from the East. That’s why programs like these are so important, they help nurture the esports talent of tomorrow. This event will allow the top performing players from amateur and grassroots levels to move through the competitive ecosystem and earn the opportunity to compete on the biggest stages in esports. But will there be an issue gaining traction in the West?
The upcoming event
The first season of the tournament will be played entirely online, subsequent finals competitions will be held live at major esports events around the world. All told, ESL Mobile will offer players a stake in the over USD $650,000 prize pool.
- 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)
- June 15 – July 7, 2021: Mobile Challenge Regular Season
- July 17 – 18 and July 22 – 23: Mobile Challenge Finals