AT&T and ESL Team Up For Pro Esports League For Mobile Games

Mobile ESL Leagues include PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans, and Asphalt 9.
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ESL and AT&T Bring Competitive Mobile Gaming to the American Stage ESL

ESL has recently announced that the organization is partnering up with AT&T to bring the ESL Mobile Open to the United States. The brand new competitive scene for mobile games begins its first season on March 18, and includes leagues for the popular mobile version of PUBG, as well as Supercell’s smash hit Clash of Clans and Gameloft’s Asphalt 9: Legends.

ESL, formerly known as the Electronic Sports League, may be one of the biggest names in competitive esports, but this event marks AT&T’s first dive into competitive gaming. The telecommunications company ties in with ESL to sponsor the ESL Mobile Open, a mobile tournament that spans all of the United States.

Mobile gaming is a relative newcomer to the gaming industry, and many die-hard gamers are loathe to consider it as true gaming. However, mobile gaming itself is a massive industry, with giants like EA, Ubisoft and Blizzard getting in on the action. The ESL Mobile Open isn’t for slouches, either, with a prize pool currently sitting at $330,000.

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Among the titles in the ESL Mobile Open is PUBG Mobile. Photo: PUBG Corporation

Beginning March 18, folks from all over the United States can begin competing in the ESL Mobile Open. In PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans, and Asphalt 9: Legends, anyone can compete online to acquire tournament points. And we mean anyone. By accumulating points in any of the included mobile titles, players can cement their place in the tournament stages. The Top 50 percent of players advance to the closed qualifiers, where they compete with other mobile game enthusiasts for various prizes. Those who distinguish themselves in the qualifiers advance to the ESL Mobile Open playoffs, and eventually, the Grand Finals. The Finals are set to be held at Dreamhack Dallas, and should have all the fanfare we’ve come to expect from the competitive PC gaming scene, including a live broadcast and an audience-filled stadium.

If you’re a mobile game enthusiast living in the United States, there’s no reason not to join the ESL Mobile Open. Apart from that attractive $330,000 prize pool, there’s also the chance to win glory and bragging rights as a champion of a competitive esports scene.

What do you think about the ESL Mobile Open? Will you be testing your mettle against millions of other players all vying for the top spot in their respective titles? Or will you be cheering on your favorite teams come playoffs, or even the final stages? Let us know in the comments section below!

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