How can esports be the future if it still has one foot stuck in the past?
What’s the point of global gaming if not everyone’s welcome to play?
How long will we accept discrimination and toxicity as just a part of the game?
#GGFORALL will launch a range of new initiatives designed to tackle discrimination, promote mental wellbeing and progress environmental sustainability in esports. Starting proudly with a new Global Women’s circuit in CS:GO supported by Intel® and more partners joining soon.
Cash Cups Update!
We are happy to announce the regional Cash Cups to a total of 6 regions (formerly 4)!
This is done by splitting the Asian region into two: Asia Pacific and Oceania.The $1,000 of monthly prize pool will be split as well. In addition to that, we will add Cash Cups for the South Africa Region with a monthly prize money of $500 for grabs. These changes lower the barriers for players from Oceania by allowing them to join local competitions on local servers, while the addition of South Africa Cash Cups enables a whole new region to participate. Additionally, this ups the total monthly Cash Cups prize money to $4,500.
ESL Impact features 24 teams across Europe, South America and North America, with prize pools of $150,000 per season. The two best teams from each region, together with two wildcards joining through open qualifiers, will participate in the Global League Finals at DreamHack Dallas (June 3 – 5, 2022) and DreamHack Winter (November 24 – 26, 2022).
The Mission of ESIC is to be the recognised guardian of the integrity of esports and to take responsibility for disruption, prevention, investigation and prosecution for all forms of cheating, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and doping. ESL Gaming applies ESIC guidelines and supports ESIC’s conference EGES.
ESEA is a CS:GO matchmaking service that uses the industry leading anti-cheat (ESEA Client) to provide a better experience for all levels of players looking to get the most out of their time playing CS:GO. ESEA currently has PUGs, Scrims, Ladders, Events and runs one of the largest open format leagues in the world. In a recent Karma Update, further improvements have been made to crack down on toxicity and encourage good behavior.
Para Esports in a non-profit esports organisation that was created in order to break gamers’ involuntary isolation and give them a more full and great meaningful life. We invited them to IEM Cologne to get the pro experience, and feel like legends.
The Esports Research Network is a collaboration of various researchers fostering interdisciplinary research on the emerging phenomenon of esports. Supported by ESL Gaming, the Esports Research Network goals are to gain rigorous insights into esports, foster the sustainable growth of esports, shape the role of esports in the society and translate this knowledge to obtain cognition for the digitized world society is growing into.
Following on from efforts to digitize educational institutions, ZEIT (a German national weekly newspaper) launched the ESportZ initiative with ESL Gaming in autumn 2020. The goal is to bring the skills and values of online sports to 14 to 20-year-olds in schools in Germany through professional teaching materials.
ESL Gaming is committed to supporting Ukrainian refugees and has done so by several means. Our office in Poland works closely with local authorities and charities to create a safe space for families and organize collections of necessities of the highest demand, housing, and work arrangements. In addition, we have launched a fast-tracking application system for Ukrainian refugees to apply for open jobs and internship positions to facilitate the process. ESL Gaming has also made financial donations to support the local charities and UNHCR in their actions to bring help to those in need.