Baltic Esports League, Debut finals on September 2, 2018
The recently announced Batlic Esports League is already running in full force. The first League of Legends qualifiers have passed selecting the best 8 teams to compete in the inaugural season finals which will conclude on September 2nd in Kaunas, Žalgiris arena amphitheater.
Lithuania will be represented by Shanghai Esports, Žalgiris Esports, Could Be Better, Polar Bears and ToshinoriYagi eSports. Latvia’s honor will be defended by Falcon E-Sports, ESCORT P9 and Team Coinflip gaming. No Estonian team was able to qualify for playoffs.
These 8 teams will have the chance to prove their worth and share a 5000 euro prize pool. The first season of Baltic Esports League will run its playoffs from 18th to 26th of August. Games will be streamed live via the Twitch platform.
However, money is not the only benefit, as the first Baltic Esports League season champions will earn their slot in European Masters tournament organized by Riot Games. Finals will be hosted at the live event open to everyone in Žalgiris arena “Bosca” amphitheater. The top 2 teams from the Baltics will play Best-Of-5 matches to secure their slot for the European Masters.
About Baltic Esports League
GameOn, the Baltic Gaming Culture Convention and Challengermode, the automated tournament platform established Baltics Esports League (BEL) for three major esports disciplines – CS:GO, PUBG and League of Legends.
What sets BEL apart is not only openness to everyone in the region but also a clear path to higher leagues and tournaments across Europe. This is facilitated by the NEL structure created by Challengermode. Teams will be able to climb the divisions while the first division matches will be broadcasted weekly and conclude with the offline event finale organized by GameOn. BEL will be part of the European Regional League circuit which is the new way for regional teams to qualify to European Masters. Similarly, high-tier league options will be provided to CS:GO and PUBG teams soon.