The European Esports League, formerly known as The Friendly League, was an amateur Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament held between December 2017 and May 2018. The event would later be known as the first season of the E-mpire Esports League.
The Friendly League
The European Esports League was originally referred to as The Friendly League, and started on October 21st, 2017, and reformed as EEL in late 2017. It featured 16 teams in two divisions.
The Friendly League was made by a group of friends from Latvia, looking to give low ranked teams a chance to compete against others.
Table up to Round 3 (partly completed).
Season 1 of the EEL began in December 2017, after forming from The Friendly League. Scorpious eSports won the event, after defeating UnderTake Academy in the final on May 13th, 2019.
- Bullet Gaming (Disbanded)
- Bipolar (Dropped out)
- Demise Academy
- Exile Gaming
- Hound Esports
- Rising Wolves
- Samurai (Dropped out)
- Team E-mpire (Disbanded)
- Team Enchant
- The Highland Fatties
- UnderTake Academy
|The Highland Fatties||1-3|
Eight teams reach play-offs from Swiss System. Winners from Round 1 progress to Winners bracket, losing teams progress to Losers bracket. Losing teams from Winners bracket games fall to Losers bracket (second chance). Losing teams from Losers bracket eliminated.
- Cosconia 10-16 Enchant
- Pragmatic Esports 16-12 Rygen eSports
- Exile Academy vs 11-16 Undertake Academy
- Hound eSports 13-16 Scorpius eSports
Winners Bracket Round 1 (losing team fall to LB Round 2):
- Enchant 16-13 Pragmatic Esports
- Undertake Academy 8-16 Scorpius eSports
Winners Bracket Round 2 (losing team fall to LB Round 4)
- Enchant vs Scorpius eSports
Losers Bracket Round 1 (best-of three, losing team eliminated):
- Rygen eSports 2-0 Cosconia
- Hound eSports 1-2 Exile Academy
Losers Bracket Round 2 (best-of-three, losing team eliminated):
- Undertake Academy 2-0 Rygen eSports
- Pragmatic Esports 2-0 Exile Academy
Losers Bracket Round 3 (best-of-three, losing team eliminated)
- Undertake Academy 2-0 Pragmatic Esports
- Enchant L-W Scorpius
Final (best-of-five, Scorpius receive 1 map advantage)
- Scorpious 3-0 Undertake
- ↑ TFL, 2017 <https://mersis202.wixsite.com/thefriendlyleague/about>. Accessed 19-May-2018
- ↑ Toornament, 2017. <https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/811140519190577152/stages/811155447702249472/groups/834169721572294660/#structure> Accessed 19-May-2018