Tournament organiser ESL UK has announced the live finals of the UK’s ESL Premiership will be held at games event EGX for the very first time, with over £20,000 in prize money.
Two ESL Premiership Autumn Season finals will be held during the four-day event from September 21st to 24th: the League of Legends Finals and Counter Strike:Global Offensive (CSGO) finals.
Winners of both these finals will qualify for the opportunity to compete on a European level as part of ESL’s path to pro initiative. The League of Legends winners will gain an automatic spot into the EU Challenger Series Qualifiers for 2018 while, for the first time, the team winning the CSGO Premiership final will gain an automatic spot into the ESEA Mountain Dew League to compete with the best teams in Europe.
As well as holding these two finals held on the Main Stage, ESL UK will also bringing the ESL Arena, powered by Intel, to EGX, with more details to be announced soon.
“We are super excited about collaborating with EGX this year,” commented James Dean, managing director of ESL UK. “Year on year, we have seen substantial growth in viewing figures for the UK Premiership so, this move to EGX not only gives us the opportunity to put on the biggest live finals in the Premiership’s five-year history, but increase the audience further through the events savvy. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of content we’ll be bringing to EGX and we can’t wait to announce more.”
David Lilley, managing director of Gamer Events, added: “We are delighted to be hosting biggest finals of ESL’s UK Premiership. Esports is something that resonates with our audience and I’m looking forward to collaborating with the ESL UK to increase the esports content at EGX.”
EGX takes place from 21 to 24 September 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. Tickets are on sale now from www.egx.net.