Mobile gaming is huge these days, and so is its esports scene. So it’s no surprise to see ESL Gaming to have expand its esports and competitive gaming tournaments to also cover mobile games.
ESL Mobile Open lets players from North America and Europe/Middle East North Africa, join open tournaments which will lead to higher tier competitions.
Beginning this year, ESL Mobile Open has now expanded to Asia Pacific. This includes SEA countries like Malaysia can now also participate.
The list of games available to compete in so far are as follows:
- Asphalt 9: Legends
- Brawl Stars
- Clash of Clans
- Clash Royale
- Legends of Runeterra
- PUBG Mobile
- League of Legends: Wild Rift
There will be two ladders where anyone can register and see how far can they go. ESL Mobile Open, as the name implies, is open to anyone to compete.
The best players in the ESL Mobile Open will move to the ESL Mobile Challenge, where players get to compete in a full season with live broadcast coverage.
For this year, ESL Mobile Challenge will be done entirely online (we still have a pandemic going on and subsequently travel restrictions are still in place), but future seasons will see the finals be held around the world at major esports events.
Of course, there’s a prize pool and it’s worth $650,000 USD (roughly RM2,649,225).
There will be two seasons of ESL Mobile happening this year. The first one of the year, dubbed ESL Mobile Spring 2021, will start this April. Here are all the dates:
● April 12 – May 6, 2021: Mobile Open Play (Ladder #1)
● May 7 – May 8, 2021: Mobile Open Play-In Weekend (Ladder #1)
● May 10 – June 3, 2021: Mobile Open Play (Ladder #2)
● June 4 – June 5, 2021: Mobile Open Play-In Weekend (Ladder #2)
● June 15 – July 7, 2021: Mobile Challenge Regular Season
● July 17 – 18 and July 22 – 23: Mobile Challenge Finals
You can register and find additional info on the rules at the ESL Mobile Open site here.