Electronic Sports League (ESL) announces the highly-anticipated action blockbuster, Battlefield 4, as the latest addition to their European competition lineup. 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 making it in front of thousands at offline events.
Ulrich Schulze, Managing Director Pro Gaming for Turtle Entertainment said: “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.
Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, Battlefield 4 delivers a genre-defining all-out war experience brought to life with unmatched visual and audio fidelity, superior character animations and dynamic destruction that ensures no two matches are alike. Only in Battlefield 4 can players demolish the walls of a building that once shielded the enemy, leaving them vulnerable to open fire. Only in Battlefield 4 can fans lead an assault from the back of a gun boat or in the air piloting a jet. Battlefield 4 grants gamers the freedom to do more and be more while playing to their strengths and carving their own path to victory on massive, multiplayer maps.
Battlefield 4 will be available in Europe October 31 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Battlefield 4 will be available November 22 for Xbox One, and November 29 for the PlayStation 4.