Thank you to everyone who came along and visited the ESL Arena at gamescom as well as those who watched and took part in our events – you helped make an awesome five days of eSports and gaming even better!
Here are some of the week’s highlights…
US$250,000 ESL One Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament
The explosive ESL One Counter-Strike Global Offensive tournament grand final between CS:GO behemoths Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas was tuned in to by over 400,000 viewers, shattering the all-time viewership record previously set at just under 300,000 at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice last year. In the end it was NiP who emerged victorious, earning themselves the iconic ESL One trophy as well as a US$100,000 cash prize.
€30,000 ESL One Battlefield 4 Summer Finals
After a series of intense matches, it was Fnatic who came out on top of our €30,000 ESL One Battlefield 4 Summer Finals. Picking up the €10,000 first prize and the trophy, the global eSports organization were able to add yet another victory to their account (although Fnatic’s League of Legends team were, for once, not victorious in the playoffs).
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gamescom Showdown
It was TCM Gaming who ultimately emerged victorious in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gamescom Showdown’s Halo 2: Anniversary tournament. Walking away with a cool US$5,000 chunk of the US$10,000 prize pool, the British team can rest assured that they have cemented their reputation as some of the very best Halo 2 players in the world.
€5,000 Killzone Shadow Fall open tournament
The winner of the Killzone Shadow Fall open tournmanent was Rise of the Avengers, who were awarded with a €2,500 first prize check as well as the title of best Killzone Shadow Fall players at gamescom. Congratulations, guys!
— Alex Mendez (@GoldenboyFTW) August 16, 2014
ESL Pro Series Finals
The EPS Finals saw two winners crowned: HeroMarine in StarCraft II and SnEijDeR in FIFA 14. Each picking up prize money and a trophy, these two certainly looked pleased with their victories!
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Bootcamp
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Bootcamp saw twelve invited teams from eight different regions come together to try out the latest installment in the COD series and assess the impact its new mechanics and features would have on competitive play in a series of stunning showmatches streamed live on ESL TV.
ESL Arena by CM Storm and booths
In addition to all the exciting eSports events, gamescom’s Hall 9 also played host to the ESL Arena by CM Storm, where a number of different stages and booths offered attendees opportunities for free gaming, merchandise, competitions and more.
Stay tuned for more post-gamescom coverage including content roundups, VODs, cosplay, post-tournament analysis and more!
You can also find more fantastic photos of the event on our Flickr account.