Electronic Sports League (ESL) announced this week that the brand new FPS from EA, Battlefield 4, will be joining their European gaming competition. With more than €132,000 on the line, players will compete in both amateur and professional tournaments for a chance at glory and bragging rights on the battlefield. Over the course of a year they will battle it out in leagues using ‘Domination’ mode, in the hopes of making it in front of thousands at offline events.
Ulrich Schulze, Managing Director Pro Gaming for Turtle Entertainment – “We are looking forward to hosting great competitions for what we believe to be an amazing game. With all its eSports features, Battlefield 4 will make a lasting impression on the scene and give us many moments to remember.”
Battlefield 4 will be featured in four ESL leagues including:
EMS One – Featuring the best professional Battlefield players on the scene, the EMS One tournaments showcase the highest level of competitive play provided by ESL. Consisting of four seasons spread across the course of a year, starting this December, the EMS One tournaments let Battlefield 4 teams wage all-out war online. Each season will then be culminating in live event finals with a total prize pool of €120,000.
Go4 Battlefield 4 – Geared towards serious teams that want to take it to the next level as well as professional teams, the Go4 Battlefield 4 will be players proving ground as they compete for cash prizes. The Go4 Battlefield 4 matches will happen every weekend with the first one taking place as soon as the 10th of November.
A-Series – Looking to get accustomed to the demands of professional play in Battlefield 4? Then the A-Series is for you and your team. The A-Series features the European A-Series, a pan-European online league, and the National A-Series that includes local level tournaments in countries including the UK and Ireland, France, Germany and Austria, Poland, Russia and Spain. The best teams from both series qualify for the highest level of competition, the EMS One.
Versus – Designed for teams and individual players to hone their competitive Battlefield 4 skills, Versus utilizes ESL’s matchmaking system and additional anti-cheat measures to provide a fair and level battlefield while giving you the tools to create your own team.
Battlefield 4 is already shaping up to be pretty epic and with launch pretty much upon us for both current gen and next gen consoles, as well as for PC, it couldn’t be a better time to get the game involved in eSports. One thing is for certain, with the Frostbite 3 engine powering the game it will make for some serious eye candy when watching the pro gaming matches.
Battlefield 4 will be available in Europe October 31 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation and PC. Battlefield 4 will be available November 22 for Xbox One, and November 29 for the PlayStation 4.
The official ESL portal for Battlefield 4 can be found at battlefield.esl.eu/.
Thank you ESL for providing us with this information.
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