Since 2015, the ESL Premiership has been a cornerstone for UK & Irish esports as its longest standing national championship. Providing a path to pro platform to not only our players but to talent both on and off screen.
We are proud of the many success stories this league has seen across the years. Endpoint CeX became a 10-time ESL Premiership winning team. Into The Breach became the first UK team to qualify for a Counter-Strike Major. As well as individual players such as flameZ, NertZ & mezii who continue their professional journey. We saw a lot of exciting storylines, epic head to heads, and underdogs rising through the ranks.
Recently we concluded the 20th Season of the ESL Premiership, where we took the Playoffs to LAN for the first time since 2019, at Insomnia Gaming Festival 71.
Following the announcement of the change in EFG global strategy, the Autumn 2023 Season was the final season for the ESL Premiership.
This does not mean the end of UK CS as teams can continue their path to pro via the ESEA leagues and the FACEIT ecosystem, with the focus for teams to reach the ESL Challengers League and beyond.
Additionally we have experienced a vivid UK CS community at #i71, and we are happy to talk to any UK/Ireland tournaments in the region that are willing to take on the ESL Premiership’s footsteps.
Furthermore we would like to thank our partner Promod for having supported us through many successful years of the UK Prem and send out the biggest “Thanks” to everyone who has played or contributed to the ESL Premiership over the years.