The E-mpire Esports League was an amateur Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. It was the second season of the European Esports League.
The event was confirmed on Twitter on May 20th, 2018. The qualifying stages were held between 15-30 June 2018, and the main group stage was held between 5-24 July, 2018.
Newcastle Jaguars beat North Sea Gaming 3-0 in the best-of-five final, on September 7th, 2018.
Hosts and Commentators:
- Dust 2
- Alike Esports
- Chilled Esports (Former Sweven Esports roster)
- Cryogenic Esports
- Cursed Cobras
- DEFY Gaming
- DarX Nation
- Fantastic Esports
- HEXO eSports
- Infinix UK
- No Remorse
- Machine Soldiers
- Medieval eSports
- Newcastle Jaguars
- North Sea Gaming
- Enospys (Former Rhino eSports roster)
- Rygen EU
- Rygen UK
- Spaced eSports
- Ex-Swix Esports
- Team Alba
- Pragmatic Esports (Ze Pug Godz).
The qualifying stages took place between 15 - 30 June 2018 in a Swiss System format. The best-ranked 16 teams progressed to the Group Stages.
Qualifying Stages: Round One (15-16 June 2018)
- Alba 3-16 DEFY Gaming
- Arctic.GG 8-16 Ze Pug Godz
- Enigma Esports W-L Chilled Esports
- Mossenspotters W-L Toast
- HEXO eSports 2-16 North Sea Gaming
- Infinix 3-16 Enospys (ex Rhino)
- No Remorse 14-16 Machine Soldiers
- Nitain.GG 16-11 Org<
- Rygen EU 6-16 Cursed Cobras
- Rygen UK W-L Kalma
- Spaced Esports 16-13 Arion
- Ex-Swix L-W DarX Nation
- Alike Esports W-L Fantastic Esports
Team Undefined received a bye in the First Round of Qualifying after a processing error.
Qualifying Stages: Round Two (17-23 June 2018)
The draw for the second qualifying round was held on June 16th, at 8.30pm.
Winners Bracket (1-0) :
- Mossenspotters 16-13 Defy.GG
- Alike 14-16 Cursed Cobras
- Enospys 11-16 North Sea Gaming
- Darx Nation 6-16 Nitain.GG
- Machine Soldiers 0-16 Spaced Esports (Machine Soldiers forfeit)
- Rygen UK 16-3 Enigma
- Undefined 16-7 Ze Pug Gods
Losers Bracket (0-1):
- Arctic 16-0 No Remorse (No Remorse disbanded)
- Infinix UK 16-8 HEXO eSports
- Chilled Esports 0-16 Org<
- Ex Swix-eSports 0-16 Arion (Ex-Swix forfeit)
- Toast 0-16 Team Alba
- Fantastic 0-16 Rygen EU
Team Kalma received a bye in the Second Round of Qualifying due to an odd number of teams.
Qualifying Stages: Round Three (24-30 June 2018)
The draw for the third qualifying round was held on June 24th, at 7.30pm. Matches will be a best of three, and this will be the last chance to progress to the finals.
- Machine Soldiers 2-1 Enospys
- Arctic 0-2 Darx Nation
- Kalma W-L Toast
- DEFY 2-0 Infinix
- Chilled F-F Alike
- Arion W-L Enigma
- Rygen EU L-W Ze Pug Gods
Chilled Esports and Alike Esports were both removed from the league.
Groups - Swiss System
Results as of 21st July 2018. Teams in bold progress to playoffs.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Cryogenic Esports1||2-0||Undefined||2-0||Arion||2-0||Newcastle Jaguars2||2-0|
|Pragmatic Esports3||2-1||Rygen UK||2-1||Spaced eSports||2-1||Mossenspotters||2-1|
|DEFY Gaming||1-2||Kalma||1-2||North Sea Gaming4||1-2||Nitain.GG||1-2|
|Cursed Cobras||0-2||Machine Soldiers||0-2||Enospys||0-2||DarX Nation||0-2|
1 Cryogenic Esports qualified automatically through winning Season 1.
2 Newcastle Jaguars qualified automatically through winning the Alike Cup #1.
3 Pragmatic Esports were referred to as 'Ze Pug Godz' during the Qualifying Stages.
4 North Sea progressed instead of Spaced eSports due to the team disbanding..
- Cryogenic 16-5 Pragmatic
- Cursed Cobras 17-19 DEFY Gaming
- Cryogenic 16-11 DEFY Gaming
- Pragmatic 16-9 Cursed Cobras
- DEFY Gaming 0-2 Pragmatic (Decider match, Forfeit)
- Rygen UK 16-7 Kalma
- Undefined 16-2 Machine Soldiers
- Undefined vs Rygen UK
- Machine Soldiers 0-16 Kalma (Forfeit)
- Kalma 0-2 Rygen UK (Decider match)
- North Sea Gaming W-L Enospys (Forfeit)
- Spaced eSports 5-16 Arion
- North Sea Gaming 11-16 Arion
- Spaced eSports 16-0 Enospys (Forfeit)
- North Sea Gaming 0-2 Spaced eSports (Decider match)
- Newcastle Jaguars 16-5 DarX Nation
- Nitain.GG 14-16 Mossenspotters
- Newcastle Jaguars 16-6 Mossenspotters
- DarX Nation 12-16 Nitain.GG
- Mossenspotters 2-1 Nitain.GG (Decider match)
- Cryogenic 0-2 Rygen UK
- Arion 2-1 Mossenspotters
- Undefined 0-2 Ze Pug Godz
- North Sea Gaming 0-2 Newcastle Jaguars
Winners Bracket Round 1
- Rygen UK 0-2 Arion*
- Ze Pug Godz 0-2 Newcastle Jaguars
Losers Bracket Round 1
- Mossenspotters 2-0 Cryogenic
- North Sea Gaming 2-0 Undefined
Winners Bracket Round 2
- Arion 1-2 Newcastle Jaguars
Lower Bracket Round 2
- Mossenspotters 0-2 Pragmatic
- Rygen 0-2 North Sea Gaming*
*North Sea progress to next stage, after Rygen disbanded.
Lower Bracket Round 3
- Pragmatic 0-2 North Sea Gaming
Lower Bracket Round 4
- Arion 0-2 North Sea Gaming
- Newcastle Jaguars 3-0 North Sea Gaming
|2nd||North Sea Gaming|
|5th - 6th||Mossenspotters|
|7th - 8th||Cryogenic Esports|
|9th - 12th||DEFY Gaming|
|13th - 16th||Cursed Cobras|
- ↑ Twitter, @EELeague <https://twitter.com/EELeague/status/998314294919008261> Accessed 07-June-2018
- ↑ Toornament, EEL <https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/1587409325291241472/information> Accessed 08-Aug-2018
|E-mpire Esports League|
|Seasons||Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4|
|Winners||Scorpius eSports (Season 1), Newcastle Jaguars (Season 2), Smiley Popcorn (Season 3)|
|Other tournaments||Alike Cup 1, EEL Mini League, EEL Community League 2019, Season 3.5, EEL King of Cache|