We are pleased to announce ESEA League Season 25, which will feature increased divisions for certain regions as well as a number of improvements based on user and team feedback from Season 24.
Registration for NEW teams for Season 25 is now open and will remain so until Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 11:59pm CST. Once registration closes, there will be a few days for teams to get acquainted with the system and to schedule their first matches, which will begin Sunday, June 4th, 2017.
Teams currently registered for season 24 (Open - Premier) will be moved to season 25 once season 24 officially ends Monday, May 1st. Rosters will also be locked until this date and move ups will be done shortly after.
Key Changes From Season 24 to Season 25:
Mountain Dew sponsored League and a to be announced LAN event
Increased prize pot from $140k+ to $150k+
Increased number of League servers on new hardware to ease scheduling availability
League matches broadcast up to 5 nights a week on ESEA TV
Complete web match scheduling
SMS scheduling alerts
All matches played on our ESEA servers across 26 global locations
Coaching system for all regions and all divisions
Protection from our industry leading anti-cheat / config locking Client
Helpful team of handpicked paid league Admins who are active in each community
Complete box scores and stats for every match
SpecTV replay downloads for every match within 5 minutes of matches finishing
Automatic live SpecTV for every match (unlimited number of spectators)
Automatic POV replay recording
User prediction system for every match
You build your permanent league record
As a reminder, last December we implemented VAT collections on all subscriptions. Although this was prior to the start of season 24, we decided that due to the short notice ESEA would continue to pay VAT for all season 24 participants. Starting this season, we will begin collecting VAT for all league fees paid from VAT-eligible regions.
A full prize pot breakdown, as well as the map rotations will be announced within the coming weeks so be sure and check back often. Further details about the Mountain Dew League, end of season LAN event, and the Turkish region will be announced in the near future.