ESL Premiership is back for its Autumn Season

By Riot Bolton

That’s right Summoners, we’re back for the next season of UK and Irish League of Legends with the ESL Premiership Autumn Season! Teams will be competing for £10,500 in prize money and the coveted Challenger Series Qualifier spot for 2018.

Spring Season

Last time out we saw the best 8 teams battling it out across seven weeks of group stages. Team Xenex took a commanding lead over 7 weeks, only dropping a single game to eventual 3rd placed exceL eSports, and were joined in the live final by 2016 winter champions MnM Gaming.

Both teams clashed on the Rift in a best-of-five format and MnM Gaming showed their true colours after a difficult group stage to take the title 3-0 and earning themselves a spot in the Challenger Series Qualifiers.

While they weren’t able to progress through to the Challenger series, they did the UK and Ireland proud!

Autumn Season - Qualifiers

We will be holding open qualifiers on June 28th/29th and July 5th/6th to give everyone the chance to join the Premiership! If you do well enough on Day 1’s Swiss Bracket you’ll automatically progress through to Day 2’s Double Elimination! Three teams will qualify on the first week and 4 spots are available on the 5th and 6th of July.

All you need is 4 other friends, an ESL Play account each, a team to join (amazing team name essential) and to have signed up to one of the cups.

Qualifiers start from 7pm BST with teams needing to check-in at 6.30pm!

Week 1 Qualifiers

Week 2 Qualifiers

Autumn Season - Group Stage

The group stage will run as a round robin format starting on Wednesday 19th of July at 7pm and you can join us on twitch! All teams will be playing every Wednesday in a best-of-1 format across 7 weeks running until 30th August.

The playoffs will be played on the 6th of September with two best-of-3s played between our top 4 teams to determine who will join us at our live finals in mid-September!

We look forward to seeing you on the Rift!

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