One tour. One story

That’s our vision for esports. One open ecosystem connecting all of ESL and DreamHack’s competitions around the world. One world for leagues and tournaments. One place to start your journey. One place to finish it. One path from rookie amateur to global icon. And one very good reason to do it: create a world where everybody can be somebody.

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FROM ZERO TO HERO 

Teams, players, fans: In partnership with DreamHack we’re simplifying the path to glory. ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, DreamHack Open and DreamHack Masters now form one, united world. With the same storyline, playing levels, approach to prize money and the new ESL Pro Tour ranking. Starting in 2020, over twenty competitions will be aligned within new tier levels: Open, Challenger and Masters that lead to two Masters Championships each year; IEM Katowice in Poland and ESL One Cologne in Germany.

Inside ESL PRO TOur

One Tour. One Story
FIVE CONTINENTS
20+ CONNECTED Competitions
ONE RANKING
$ 5,000,000+ PRIZE MONEY
TWO MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS EVERY YEAR
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Masters

CORSAIR DreamHack Masters is the ultimate experience for fans and players alike, creating a great atmosphere together

ESL One brings you closest to the players, the fans and the game you love in stadiums all over the world. #WEAREONE

Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest-running global esports series in the world and started back in 2006 by Intel and ESL

ESL Pro League is the largest CS:GO league in the world and promises esports at its purest with the best teams competing

Challenger

The ESL National Championship is held in over 14 countries worldwide and is the backbone of each local community

DreamHack Open is an open CS:GO circuit fostering the stars of tomorrow from around the globe at LAN tour stops

The Mountain Dew League fuels amateurs to reach the next level by providing a direct connection to the ESL Pro League

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Get a first peek at our upcoming competitions in 2020 and stay tuned for more!

April 17 - 19

Masters

To Be Announced

April 17 - 19
June 9 - 14

Masters

To Be Announced

June 9 - 14
June 23 - 28

Masters

To Be Announced

June 23 - 28
July 3-5

Challenger

To Be Announced

July 3-5
July

Masters Championship

ESL One Cologne 2020

July
August 18-23

Masters

To Be Announced

August 18-23
September 11 - 13

Challenger

To Be Announced

September 11 - 13
October 9 - 11

Masters

To Be Announced

October 9 - 11
October

Challenger

To Be Announced

October
November

Masters

To Be Announced

November
November 27 - 29

Challenger

To Be Announced

November 27 - 29
December

Masters

To Be Announced

December

more Dates to be announced soon

any questions?

What's the ESL Pro Tour?

The ESL Pro Tour is a circuit combining over twenty ESL and DreamHack Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments and leagues which will be connected by a ranking system into one narrative that builds towards two Masters Championships each year: IEM Katowice and ESL One Cologne. With this change to our offering we will have a more complete and simpler path from zero to hero for aspiring players, a more compelling story to follow for existing CS:GO fans and a much more transparent structure for new esports fans. This will be the ultimate expression of our purpose: to create a world where everybody can be somebody.

Why do we do this?

To provide one cohesive narrative for fans to follow and provide real purpose to all our competitions. We believe one simpler story will make the scene more awesome for current fans and more welcoming for new fans. We also want players around the world to fully understand which events are the most important ones and which roads lead there.

What will be the biggest change?

The biggest change will be the connections between events. Challenger tournaments will be a much better doorway into Masters tournaments. The ranking will decide who gets to go to the Masters Championship tournaments at Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice and ESL One Cologne.

Does the ESL Pro Tour only cover CS:GO?

Currently, the ESL Pro Tour only covers CS:GO.

Is the ESL Pro Tour system open or exclusive to teams?

Any team in the world has the ability to qualify for and compete in any of the ESL Pro Tour competitions. We believe in growing CS:GO globally and that is an important component of the ESL Pro Tour’s design.

How does the ESL Pro Tour ranking work?

The ESL Pro Tour ranking will have a different mechanic compared to the ESL World Ranking and will take into account ESL Pro Tour competitions as well as Valve CS:GO Majors. We will announce more details on September 28.

Are all events part of the Intel® Grand Slam?

Masters level tournaments count towards Intel Grand Slam victories. Being first to win six Masters tournaments or four Masters tournaments including a Masters Championship (incl. an ESL or DreamHack-run Valve Major) guarantees you the Intel Grand Slam victory.

What's the first event that counts towards the ranking?

We will announce that on September 28. Though the tour starts in 2020, the first points-granting events will be held in 2019.

Are DreamHack and ESL now one company?

No, though ESL and DreamHack belong to the MTG Group. The ESL Pro Tour is a collaboration similar to the Intel® Grand Slam. Our tournaments are operated by their own respective teams.

What’s the difference between Masters and Challengers?

Masters tournaments are over $250,000 in prize money and generally take place in larger venues (e.g. arenas). They are designed for the world’s best teams to compete in, whereas Challenger tournaments are designed for highly competitive teams aspiring to play on the Masters level regularly.

Does ESL Pro League have a special connection to the ESL Pro Tour?

The ESL Pro League will be a Masters level competition in the ESL Pro Tour.

Where can I find the official press release?

The official press release can be found here.

When will more details be announced?

On September 28th live at ESL One New York 2019

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