ESL Mobile Open – Mobile Tournaments in Europe, Americas, and Asia

ESL is one of the premier esports organization companies. This week, they’ve announced the launch of a mobile esports ecosystem that expands across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. ESL Mobile Open is a major expansion that will see a huge program of mobile tournaments run throughout the year. Open qualifications are set to run for players from any background and skill level.

This is a major move into mobile esports, especially into territories like Europe and North America where mobile is typically under-represented. The ESL Mobile Open is kicking off in Spring this year, offering opportunities for players to get involved across a number of mobile titles. A second round is already announced as well, and will get under way this fall.

ESL Mobile Spring Season

ESL is launching their mobile component very shortly. The tournament is going to be pitting players against each other in League of Legends Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, Asphalt 9: Legends, PUBG Mobile, Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, and Clash Royale. Each of these games will have its own tournament. However, it is also split by region. This is how the event is due to work:

  • Tournaments will be held separately for each of the three regions.
  • Each game will also have its own tournament.
  • These are completely free for all tournaments, as anyone can get involved and play.
  • You need to register at the Official ESL Mobile open website to do so. It opens in April for all of the titles that are going to be at the event.
  • Different regions are going to be featuring different events:
  • North America – Asphalt 9: Legends, Brawl Stars, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale and PUBG Mobile are all taking place.
  • Europe – This is the same roster of games as in North America. Although, they will be completing in a different pool of players.
  • Asia-Pacific – This event will have competitions in Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, Asphalt 9: Legends, PUBG Mobile, and Brawl Stars.

The different spread of games reflects the different environment for regions. The difference in Wild Rift’s placement might have more to do with release though. The game is only coming to the other regions very close to this tournament kicking off, not long enough to start holding proper tournaments yet.

That’s just for the Spring Season. There’s a Fall Season planned later this year to keep the event going year round.

Expanding Mobile Esports Tournaments

Mobile esports are having a bit of a moment right now. LoL, Rocket League, and Pokemon are all launching mobile competitive games. They’re growing quickly in popularity, especially in the west where mobile games have previously been less competitive.

The ESL Mobile Open is a big step towards opening up mobile esports, and open qualification systems helps grow the scene. ESL’s move is invaluable, especially in Europe and North America where the since is currently small. While, ESL Mobile events are going to be a big thing for mobile esports, we’ll have to see how they grow and when they are available for esports betting.

We will update our Esports News section with individual news as the tournaments get rolling.

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