ESL Pro Tour
Sport1 strikes new ESL FACEIT rights deal
Commercial broadcaster Sport1 has extended its ESL Pro Tour rights as part of a new agreement with esports tournament organiser and production company ESL FACEIT.
ESL Pro League extends Louvre Agreement with 14 teams to 2025
The ESL Pro League esports organisation has extended its pioneering Louvre Agreement with 14 esports teams until the end of 2025
ESL and Immutable X launch carbon-neutral CS:GO NFT platform
Esports company and events organiser ESL Gaming has announced that it will collaborate with non-fungible token (NFT) platform Immutable X to develop a carbon-neutral, gas-free NFT solution for the ESL…
ESL Pro League sells three more team slots for nearly $20m
The ESL Pro League has sold three team franchise positions to the BIG, Furia and Heroic professional esports outfits for a combined total of nearly $20m (€23.2m).
On ESL’s 20th anniversary, its co-founders pay tribute to the influence of traditional sport
ESL co-founders Ralf Reichert and Alexander Müller found success by bringing their love of football and American sports leagues to esports, laying the foundation for careers that have spanned three decades.
MTG’s DreamHack and ESL combine forces in merger
DreamHack and ESL, the two eSports event organisers owned by the Sweden-based Modern Times Group, have merged organisations and will operate under a company to be known as ESL Gaming
DouYu secures Chinese streaming rights to ESL Pro Tour competitions
Esports organisations ESL and DreamHack have agreed a rights deal with Chinese streaming platform DouYu
ESL appoints co-chief executive, signs new Euronics deal
Germany-based esports tournament organiser ESL has named Craig Levine as its new co-chief executive and agreed a new partnership with electrical goods and home appliances retailer Euronics
Hungary’s Esport1 extends ESL Pro Tour rights
Hungarian esports broadcaster Esport1 has extended its media-rights agreement for the the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL Pro Tour circuit with esports organisations ESL and DreamHack.
Pro League’s roaring audience growth is welcome damage limitation for ESL
Even as Covid-19 took a terrible toll on ESL’s event business, it helped the 11th season of the Pro League become the most viewed in its history. Callum McCarthy reports on how organisers put the event together despite the pandemic, and what its success suggests for esports' wider outlook.
ESL and DreamHack agree landmark exclusive multi-year Twitch deal
Esports organisations DreamHack and ESL have agreed a new three-year deal with Twitch, which will allow the Amazon-owned streaming platform to exclusively stream English-language coverage of ESL and DreamHack…
Polsat renews ESL Pro Tour rights commitment
Polsat Games, the esports channel of Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat, has reached an agreement with esports organisations ESL and DreamHack to showcase a range of Counter Strike: Global Offensive…
ESL and DreamHack continue rights sales push with TV2 in Norway
Esports organisations DreamHack and ESL have agreed a media-rights deal for the ESL Pro Tour with Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2
Telia agrees Finnish rights deal with ESL and DreamHack
Telecoms operator Telia has acquired rights in Finland from the esports organisations DreamHack and ESL to the ESL Pro Tour
ESL and DreamHack sign ‘historic’ revenue-share deal with esports teams
Thirteen leading esports teams have reached an agreement with Modern Times Group-owned companies DreamHack and ESL to participate in their competitions as part of a deal that will grant them a share of…
As Counter-Strike tournament operators go head-to-head, a bigger battle is brewing
The world of Counter Strike: Global Offensive esports is about to leap into a new era with its first team-owned franchise league, but these developments aren't being welcomed by the game's developer, Valve. Callum McCarthy dives into the idiosyncratic world of Counter Strike economics.
Maincast secures ESL Pro Tour rights in Russia and CIS
Esports broadcast and content production company Maincast has secured exclusive rights in Russia and CIS markets, including Ukraine and Georgia, to esports properties operated by ESL and DreamHack