ESL Announces $100,000 Evolve Tournament for Xbox One

Tired of not receiving proper payment for cleaning out the monster-ridden forests of Shear? Fear no more, the Electric Sports League is here to offer players the chance to reap the rewards of a successful hunt with Evolve Proving Grounds, a $100,000 Xbox One Tournament.

Starting April 26th, prospective champions will have to prove themselves online for a chance to earn a spot for an expenses-paid trip to the ESL Cologne and ESL Burbank Studios to compete in offline semifinals. The top two teams from each US and EU region, whittled down from the semifinals, will travel to Los Angeles for the Grand Finals on June 15th.


According to ESL Vice President of Gaming Communities:

“Evolve has commanded the attention of the gaming world since – and before – its release in February of this year. We consistently see demand for the game at our events and are happy to now be doing more with it in terms of esports competition. The future looks bright for Evolve esports, and we’re happy to be a part of it.”

The online qualifiers for Europe and North America will produce four winning teams to head on to the semifinals, and offer $100 for first place. The semifinals offer, in addition to paid travel expenses, $2,500 and an invite to compete in the grand finale for first and second place (for each region), while third and fourth place nab $1,500 and $1,000 respectively.


The global finale, held in Los Angeles, will pit the top two teams against each other for a chance to win $62,500 for first place, $20,000 for second, $12,500 for first, and $5,000 for third.

The schedule of events can be seen below:

  • 26th April: 14:00 CET – EU qualifiers | 22:00 CET – NA qualifiers
  • 3rd May: 14:00 CET – EU qualifiers | 22:00 CET – NA qualifiers
  • 6th May: 14:00 CET – EU qualifiers | 22:00 CET – NA qualifiers
  • 10th May: 14:00 CET – EU qualifiers | 22:00 CET – NA qualifiers
  • 24th May: EU semifinals at the ESL studio in Cologne, Germany
  • 31st May: NA semifinals at the ESL studio in Burbank, California
  • The week of 15th June: Global Finale in Los Angeles

Think you have what it takes (and Xbox Live)? Check out the ESL website for more information, and don’t forget to catch the action on the Evolve Twitch channel!

Johnny Ohm

Johnny's first love was writing, his second was beer, and his third was The Elder Scrolls. He is resigned to his fate as a bitter critic who uses the crisping drawer to keep his lagers cold. You can contact Johnny via Twitter or ouija board.

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