Esports Scotland is incredibly excited to announce the return of the Scottish Esports League this year, which will be bigger, more ambitious, and more hardcore than ever before! For a start, our combined prize pool will be the biggest in Scottish Esports history, sitting at an astronomical £10,000!
We've also added some new games to our roster; joining the returning titles Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Rainbow 6 Siege, are new tournaments League of Legends and Valorant.
We begin our Pre-Season matches in August, which will be a chance for potential competitors to try out our new lineup - join our Discord for all the info on how to participate! The online tournament proper will begin on the 27th of September, and will run until the 7th of November. The finals will then take place from the 18th – 21st of November. Sign-ups will be open at the start of September and you can register your interest in the event on the SEL4 page of our website.
We are also absolutely delighted to announce that the finals will be a live LAN event, hosted by Dundee Contemporary Arts centre. This will be our first post-lockdown event and we couldn’t be more hyped!
We decided to choose Dundee as our host city because we want to support the city as the gaming capital of the world. With the planned construction of a purpose-built Esports arena, Dundee is set to lead the charge in the Scottish Esports scene, and we couldn't be more proud to do our bit to help.
As excited as we are about the live event, if you can’t make the finals in person, that's no problem! We’ll also be streaming the entire tournament on Twitch, so people across the whole world will be able to get in on the action.
After listening to feedback from previous players, we'll also be introducing some new rules to this year's League to make the experience even better. We're requiring that 60% of each team is made up of Scotland-based players, to keep that grassroots feeling that we all have come to expect from Esports Scotland. As for the tournament format, we'll be tailoring the experience to the number of entrants we have in each game, so you can expect more information about this closer to the time.
Players will have to be over the age of 16 to participate, and over 18 to play CS:GO and Rainbow 6.
We've also given our whole branding a makeover, with our logos and aesthetics looking absolutely incredible, and ready to blow you all away.
We’re incredibly excited to getting back to gaming in person, and want to thank everyone who has supported ESS and the Scottish esports scene over this particularly arduous year. We’re looking forward to taking this step back to normality with you, and can’t wait to see you in person at the DCA in November!
All this sound good? Then remember to sign up on our website if you want a shot at winning the grand prize! Even if you just want to spectate and partake in the good vibes, we'd be delighted to have you. So mark those diaries, get practising, and we'll see you in November!
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