The Benelux Championship Winter Season has arrived!
Do you play Hearthstone, CS:GO or League of Legends? Ready up! This August a brand new season of the ESL Benelux Championship will kick-off in a big way. This season players from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will compete for another €12.500 prize pot out of the total €25.000 in prize money this year.

ESL Benelux is proud to announce the second season of the ESL Benelux Championship. This August we will kick off the 2016 Winter Season. Once again with three major competitions. You can compete in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Hearthstone.

Do you believe to be the best of the Benelux? Now is the time to rally your team to sign-up for one or all the 2016 Winter Season Qualifiers. Don't waste any time. The first qualifier start next week!

During the first two weeks of the Winter Season teams and players will compete in four online qualifiers. There are four qualifiers for each game and the top four of each qualifier will earn a spot in the Qualifier Playoffs. Here they will fight in a double elimination bracket to secure one of the four spots in the 2016 Winter Season Promotion matches against the numbers 5 to 8 from last season’s Group Stage.

Seven weeks of Group Stage competition will showcase the best talent from the Benelux. Each team or player will play against each other once during the Group Stage. At the end the top four will qualify for the offline playoffs that will be held at the Amsterdam Arena on the 26th and 27th of November. This is the moment we crown our Winter Season champions.

Excited? Check out the ESL Benelux Championship portal and select the game you want to compete in. Here you will find more information about how and when to qualify. Good luck. See you at the Benelux Championship!

Can't wait? Directly visit your game's qualifier portal by visiting the link below:

- Counter-strike: Global Offensive

- League of Legends

- Hearthstone