The E-Sports Entertainment Association better known as ESEA is an esports competitive online league & community widely known for their anti-cheat software
The E-Sports Entertainment Association better known as ESEA is an esports competitive online league & community widely known for their anti-cheat software.
ESEA currently has different leagues depending on your skill level, with the highest league currently being the CS:GO Mountain Dew League. Most teams competing in ESEA CS:GO Mountain Dew League are teams placed around 10-20 on the global ranking list and has been a proving ground for many upcoming teams over the years.
The Mountain Dew League currently has 3 seasons in a year, spanning across two separate regions: Europe and North/Latin America.
What is special
The special thing about the ESEA is that you have 5 different leagues, ranging from the open leagues where anybody can compete to the Mountain Dew League where top teams compete. The league system requires teams to prove themselves over a longer period of time compared to most tournament formats. Furthermore the winners of the Mountain Dew League gets a chance at competing in the ESL Pro League where the best teams in the world compete.
As mentioned in the introduction, teams are divided into two separate regions: Europe and North/Latin America.
The leagues are broken down into the following divisions spanning across the different regions
- Mountain Dew League division
- Advanced division
- Main division
- Intermediate division
- Open divisions
You qualify for the different leagues by placing high enough in the previous league with the exception of the open leagues where anybody can compete.
During the leagues, teams are placed in accordance to the following rules:
- Overall record
- Highest amount of regulation rounds won
- Lowest amount of regulation rounds lost
- Coin Flip if all other methods are indecisive
This structure is the same for all the leagues with the exception of the Mountain Dew League where teams are placed in accordance to the following.
- Overall record then by
- Head to head record then by
- Best round difference in regulation rounds
- Best of 1 playoff if all other tiebreaker scenarios are indecisive
The annual sponsored ESEA League LAN Finals are held in Dallas, Texas.