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ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in North America, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint (


ESL One features competitions between the best Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams in the world. This is esports at its highest possible level: hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money are put on the line each year, with events taking place in legendary venues all across the globe. Enthusiastic crowds and top-tier esports action – ESL One in a nutshell (

Intel Extreme Masters
Intel Extreme Masters

Intel Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world. Started in 2006 by ESL, the competition features Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft II and League of Legends tournaments across multiple continents. Currently in its eleventh season, the tournament’s prestige is unmatched in the esports industry (

Pro League

ESL Pro Leagues are the pinnacle of online competition. Aspiring contestants and established professional gamers prove themselves in ESL Go4 and ESL Major League competitions qualify for the Pro League. There, they compete for glory, fame, and a spot at the offline final event. Taking home the trophy cements their position in esports as a top contender, and opens the doors to many other competitions in the future. (

ESL National Championships

ESL National Championships are the leagues that help foster and develop local heroes. Each country’s best players rise to the challenge at offline season events, and are cheered on by thousands of fans. This is where legends are born. Leagues currently exist in Germany, the UK, France, Poland, Russia, Spain, Brazil, the Nordics, Hungary, Benelux, Oceania, Italy, India and South East Europe (

IEM Katowice 2017 Aftermovie

IEM Katowice is consistently an unforgettable event. Relive some of the legendary esports moments from 2017.

IEM Katowice 2017 - Infographic

IEM celebrated its 11th season finale as it returned to Katowice, Poland earlier this year. Get a breakdown of all the in-game stats with our overview infographic.

ESL One Cologne 2016 Aftermovie

Get a taste of the electrifying atmosphere that over 14,000 fans helped bring to life in LANXESS arena – Germany’s largest indoor venue, on July 5-10, 2016.