This March, the world’s largest esports company ESL will be bringing the final round of their live gaming competition to Manchester. Two separate tournaments will take place across the weekend with eight different teams battling against each other in front of the biggest live audience the community has ever seen…
On 30th, four teams will be playing Rainbow Six Seige, while on 31st another four will play CS:GO. These are two of the most popular shooter games on the market, with the live finals for Rainbow Six Siege‘s Winter Season last December selling out in just a few days.
Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the gaming industry by hosting competitions both on and offline, leading to international leagues and tournaments. Ranging from grassroot amateur cups to huge stadium-sized events (such as ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters, ESL National Championships and ESL Pro League), they’re leading esports forward on a global scale.
In previous seasons, the ESL Premiership Finals have taken place at Studio One in Leicester, or have been part of larger gaming events like EGX and MCM Comic Con. Now now it’s evolving into its own touring event, starting off at Manchester’s Bowlers Exhibition Centre.
If you want to get stuck in yourself, attendees will get the opportunity to try out other games from developers involved, as well as have a go on more in Ubisoft’s free-to-play areas and buy merch from the many stalls around the venue.