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The third season of the E-mpire Esports League (abbreviated to EEL) was a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament. The event began on 28 September 2018 and was concluded on December 2nd, 2018.

Team registrations were opened on Twitter on August 9th, 2018[1]. The defending champions Newcastle Jaguars did not participate.

The season was the first season to include a paid entry fee and fixed prize pool[2]. The group stage also introduced a 'double-elimination' format.

Smiley Popcorn were crowned champions after defeating North Sea Gaming 3-1 in the best-of-five grand final.

About

Broadcast Talent

  • Atrosalix
  • Bluewolf
  • DougW
  • Ecke
  • Falcao
  • Hoaned
  • Lui2k
  • Morris
  • Nexus
  • Siruostak
  • TheMorgster

Map Pool

  • Cache
  • Dust 2
  • Inferno
  • Mirage
  • Nuke
  • Overpass
  • Train

Teams

Newcastle Jaguars were scheduled to participate as the 16th team, but they did not provide a roster. Group A was played with some teams receiving a 'bye'.

Results

Group 1:

  • LegaX 16-11 HXAGON
  • North Sea Gaming 7-16 LegaX
  • North Sea Gaming W-L HXAGON

Legax and North Sea progress

Group 2:

  • TwoPictures Gaming 16-4 Vanguard Gaming
  • Enfity 16-8 Narcos Esports
  • TwoPictures Gaming 16-5 Enfity
  • Narcos Esports L-W Vanguard Gaming
  • Enfity W-L Vanguard Gaming

Exile and Enfity progress.

Group 3:

  • Dolla A Dolla 10-16 Cursed Cobras
  • Team Polar 9-16 de_viraj
  • Cursed Cobras 3-16 de_viraj
  • Team Polar 2-0 Dolla A Dolla
  • Cursed Cobras 2-1 Team Polar

de_viraj and Cursed Cobras progress.

Group 4:

  • DesolateGG 2-16 Smiley Popcorn
  • Exile Gaming 16-2 Pragmatic
  • Smiley Popcorn 16-6 Exile Gaming
  • Pragmatic W-L DesolateGG
  • Exile Gaming 2-0 Pragmatic

Exile and Smiley Popcorn progress

Play-offs Round 1

  • Legax 16-6 Enfity
  • de_viraj 16-4 Exile Gaming
  • Two Pictures Gaming 9-16 North Sea Gaming
  • Smiley Popcorn 16-9 Cursed Cobras

Play-offs Round 2

  • Legax L-W de_viraj
  • North Sea Gaming 0-2 Smiley Popcorn
  • Exile Gaming vs Enfity
  • Cursed Cobras vs TwoPictures Gaming

Reference.[3]

Showmatch

Participants

Team Bluewolf Team Lui2k
1 Bluewolf (EEL) 1 Lui2k (EEL)
2 Ping 2 N4TE
3 Sid (Pragmatic) 3 Nashy (SP Black)
4 Nexus (SP Black) 4 Rhys (SP Black)
5 Zeno (SP Black) 5 Atrosalix

Format

  • Bo1 Showmatch
  • Teams and map chosen by EEL

Broadcasting Talent

  • Nexus

Results

Team Bluewolf 16 10 Team Lui2k
Sun 2nd December - 18:00 GMT

Subzero

References

  1. EEL, Twitter <https://twitter.com/EELeague/status/1027641347929456641> Accessed 14-Sep-2018.
  2. EEL, Toornament.com <https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/1761253111159791616/information> Accessed 07-Oct-2018
  3. EEL, Toornament.com <https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/1761253111159791616/stages/1761259116274565120/> Accessed 26-Oct-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
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