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ESL Premiership Autumn Season Announced for CS:GO and League of Legends

Press Release   •   Jun 08, 2017 12:00 BST

ESL UK is proud to announce the ESL Premiership is returning this autumn, with top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends teams competing for £21,000 prize pot and a League of Legends Challenger Series Qualifier spot.

The top four teams from the recently-completed Spring Season will be invited back from the Autumn Season. For League of Legends, that means Players from MnM Gaming, Team Xenex, ExceL eSports and CycloneGG will be back, while CS:GO will see FM Esports, Fish123, exceL eSports and The Imperial potentially returning.

The remaining four spots for each title will be decided by Open Qualifiers, set to be held on June 26th/27th and 3rd/4th July for CS:GO and June 28th/29th and July 5th/6th for League of Legends. Anyone who’s dreamed of competing in the Premiership is invited to try out!

The Group Stage of the ESL Premiership Autumn Season will take place in a round robin format, beginning Monday 17th of July for CS:GO and Wednesday 19th for League of Legends. Teams will play on a single night in a best-of-one format, set to run for seven weeks until August 30th.

Playoffs will begin on September 4th for CS:GO and September 6th for League of Legends with two best-of-threes played between the top four teams, with the victors facing off at the live finals in mid-September.

“Following on from the incredibly successful Spring Season, we’re delighted to see the UK’s best talent returning for the Autumn Season,” said Will Attwood, ESL UK Product Manager. “ESL UK is committed to developing the UK esports scene, which is why we’re once again holding Open Qualifiers. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a professional esports player, this is your shot!”

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