Announcing the 10th Season of the ESL Major Series
We are back already with a brand new season, the tenth no less, with some of our old choices and a new one, and a record breaking prize pot! Since the summer of 2007 we have hosted a total of nine seasons with over 30 games, 179,000 Euros prize money and an incredible amount of teams and players involved from national qualifiers until the finals. Games that could not find a place in the Intel Extreme Masters but have found one in the ESL Major Series and vast communities spectating their best of the best players in Europe and beyond.
As with every season we began with evaluating the games already included. We could conclude that most of the games would return, unfortunately it was not the case for one. As we already announced a couple of them, the entire list will not be completely surprising, but we can also share with you the prize money and distribution.
The Games of Season X
league of Legends (5on5): 5.000 €
Heroes of Newerth (5on5): 5.000 €
Crossfire Europe (5on5): 5.000 €
Counter-Strike: Source (5on5): 4.600 €
Call of Duty 4 (5on5): 2.700 €
Trackmania (Team mode): 1.200 €
FIFA (1on1): 500 €
As always the prize money for the ESL Major Series games is sponsored by the Electronic Sports League and some are Sponsored games.
Changes in the game's line-upAs mentioned briefly before, we concluded that we had to let go of one game this season and that is Quakelive. (the final of Season IX, new window)
"My game isn't in the list?"Each season we look at the activity from every game on ESL and beyond. Due to low activity we chose not to opt for any other game at this point in time. If you don't see your favourite game in the list, then do what you can to make it more active on the ESL and it could be included next season. Counter-Strike 1.6 and StarCraft 2 are exclusive to the Intel Extreme Masters.
More details?The tournament rankings and country slots for the games with national qualifiers, details on how to qualify for Season X in all games will be announced during this and the upcoming week. As well as a specific time line for each game, we begin the season as early as February. Stay tuned and don't forget to visit your country and or game's portal here on ESL frequently.
Have fun and good luck!
Johan, Saturday, 28/01/12 15:07