Cologne/Stockholm/New York – ESL Gaming, the world’s leading esports company today announces the roll-out of a further improved ESL Challenger structure within the esports ecosystem of ESL Pro Tour for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. For the upcoming Season 40 on ESEA, ESL is adding a new League division for Asia-Pacific, providing a clear path for Asian teams to enter the Masters level of ESL Pro Tour.
The new ESL Challenger League division for Asia-Pacific (previously named ESEA Premier) with a total prize pool of US $20, 000 per season represents the doorway for aspiring local teams to compete regionally.
While prior to establishing the ESL Challenger League division for Asia-Pacific, teams had a more limited way to make it to the ESL Pro League, e.g. through the ESL World Ranking, the new division provides a direct path onto the ESL Pro League Conference. The EPL Conference is the first stage of the ESL Pro League, which will see 16 teams from across all EPT Challenger tournaments compete for their shot to the prestigious ESL Pro League Group Stage.
Find more information on the official website on the ESL Pro Tour for CS:GO here.