ESEA launch Mountain Dew League

ESEA and Mountain Dew, together with parnership support from ESL, have launched the Mountain Dew League which will encapsulate and expand ESEA's Premier division in both North America and Europe.

From Season 21 onwards, ESEA began tweaking their Premier division (the tier below the Pro League in ESEA and ESL's system) to include offline finals and Season 22 saw the launch of the "Global Premier Challenge LAN," a $50,000 offline competition which would see the top two Premier teams from North America and Europe and regional teams from elsewhere all compete.

ESEA have wasted no time upping the ante for the forthcoming Season 23 of their league, as they have now teamed up with Mountain Dew, an American soft drink brand owned by PepsiCo, to launch the Mountain Dew League in conjunction with the Global Challenge LAN.

The move is in partnership with ESL and will primarily see a number of changes taking place to ESEA's Premier divisions in both North America and Europe and to the format of the Global Challenge LAN.


ESL and ESEA have partnered with Mountain Dew to retool the Premier division

First and foremost, the Premier division will be extended from 17 teams to 24 teams, with 22 of those teams drawn from current Premier, Main, Intermediate, and Open ranks; the final two teams in each region will qualify through a Last Chance Qualifier slated for August 27-28.

Eight weeks of action in the Premier divisions will then culminate in December (and combine with other regions) at the Mountain Dew Global Challenge, which will string eight teams together:

  • North America – 2 Teams (Top 2 Premier teams) 
  • Europe – 2 Teams (Top 2 Premier teams) 
  • Brazil – 1 Team (Regional Winner) 
  • Australia – 1 Team (Regional Winner) 
  • Asia – 1 Team (Regional Winner) 
  • South Africa– 1 Team (Regional Winner)

Mountain Dew will apparently provide "competing players...access to online tutorials and pro coaches" although details are not further ironed out. A press statement from Sonika Patel, Senior Brand Manager at Mountain Dew, reads:

"Esports is becoming an integral part of gaming culture. As instigators in this space, we want to push the boundaries of competitive gaming and enable everyone in this community to take part in the experience...Our partnership with ESL is unique in that it gives everyone a platform to participate on a level playing field."

For those feeling a little left behind, ESEA have also provided a small FAQ in their press release for Season 23 of play:

  • Q: How do I qualify for the Dew League? 
  • A: You're already qualifying by playing in Season 22 
  • Q: What if I missed this season? 
  • A: Last chance qualifiers will start on August 27th  
  • Q: Can we create a completely new team to sign up for the Last Chance qualifier? 
  • A: The tournament is open to anyone and everyone to sign up. You do not need to be currently competing in Season 22.

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I want to thank my family, my friends, this spider watching me while I'm writing this comment for supporting & believing in me to get the first comment on HLTV. I finally made it, I can't even describe how I feel now.
2016-07-13 18:30
27 replies
#29
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Turkey Shanon
rofl
2016-07-13 18:29
hahhahahahah whats next? zombie mode with in game skins?
2016-07-13 18:31
3 replies
next will be doritos league, im pretty sure
2016-07-13 18:39
2 replies
the most successful will be mlg420noscope league
2016-07-13 19:37
i really wish they would rename ESEA Main with Doritos League
2016-07-14 11:07
gratz mate :D :D
2016-07-13 18:32
1 reply
Thanks my slavic friend <3
2016-07-13 18:32
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2016-07-13 18:36
12 replies
Can't believe you actually replied to me. Btw nice text <3. So many nice things happening in my life on HLTV today.
2016-07-13 18:37
9 replies
good for you, thankfully only VIP HLTV users can see this comment chain :^
2016-07-13 18:41
8 replies
stitch trying to join the meme game. Nice try but you as an admin cant be a retard, you have to be the one watching over us so we dont hurt ourselves... :^
2016-07-13 18:46
7 replies
as an admin I plagiarise the fresh memes and appropriate them onto a polished artistic scale ;^
2016-07-13 18:47
6 replies
#71
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Czech Republic csl1337
Can you write your comment so i can see it too? Im not vip...
2016-07-13 19:04
3 replies
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2016-07-13 19:27
2 replies
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2016-07-14 04:15
1 reply
#117
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India Ad1_KaM
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2016-07-14 05:31
#86
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Sweden TutsiGOD
stich best admin confirmed?
2016-07-13 19:45
stich noob 1v1 me
2016-07-13 20:13
why is this comment yellow? Kappa
2016-07-13 18:51
You're not mad that we're Euro Champions are you?
2016-07-14 00:47
an edited 1st comment is not a true #1 comment
2016-07-13 18:43
1 reply
ok ill try it next time :)
2016-07-13 18:44
#70
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Slovakia harek
good one :)
2016-07-13 19:02
#101
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World Notb8ing
Awesome dude :D.
2016-07-13 20:59
#107
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Hungary StraYzie
nice
2016-07-13 22:55
#126
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Turkey Po Tato
you can finally die in peace m8, you have done your duty
2016-07-15 20:35
nice!
2016-07-21 06:31
d
2016-07-13 18:28
2 replies
Dorito's pro league already on horizon?/??/
2016-07-13 18:35
1 reply
nt oskar
2016-07-13 19:22
Nice one by ESEA and ESL! Will definitely help new teams.
2016-07-13 18:29
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2016-07-13 18:29
1
2016-07-13 18:28
interesting..kappa
2016-07-13 18:29
d
2016-07-13 18:28
15
2016-07-13 18:29
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2016-07-13 18:28
k
2016-07-13 18:28
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2016-07-13 18:29
#12
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Netherlands TEEZY
Seems to be really nice
2016-07-13 18:29
lolo
2016-07-13 18:29
nice
2016-07-13 18:29
S
2016-07-13 18:29
ye
2016-07-13 18:29
#17
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North America Catpwnz
17st isn't bad.
2016-07-13 18:29
3 replies
#83
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Europe TriHard_8R
the fact you can type with those fat NA fingers is already an achievement imo edit: probably used virtual keyboard nvm
2016-07-13 19:38
2 replies
#84
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North America Catpwnz
LOL, gtfo EU Mexico
2016-07-13 19:38
+1 rofl :D
2016-07-13 20:41
MLG
2016-07-13 18:29
wtf lol
2016-07-13 18:29
420 lul
2016-07-13 18:29
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2016-07-13 18:29
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2016-07-13 18:29
swag
2016-07-13 18:29
#24
rain | 
United States Ablert
exxxdd
2016-07-13 18:29
#25
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Belarus Starvoid
damn
2016-07-13 18:29
#26
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Sweden izverinice
Where are the Dorito's?
2016-07-13 18:29
coke league next?
2016-07-13 18:29
1 reply
Coke would Sponsor ELeague if they would be interested They wouldn't give a Fuck about a Premier League
2016-07-14 00:26
Mountain Dew Kreygasm
2016-07-13 18:29
#31
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Russia e1em3nt
dorritos
2016-07-13 18:29
wat
2016-07-13 18:29
ur kidding right
2016-07-13 18:30
#34
COLON | 
United States MAY0
ZA YESSS FINALLY
2016-07-13 18:30
#35
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France HeKins
Dank Meme League
2016-07-13 18:30
Ez for virtus.premier
2016-07-13 18:30
#37
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Ukraine Ch1caqO
mlg 360 noscope
2016-07-13 18:30
W E C O D N O W
2016-07-13 18:30
1 reply
doritos league next
2016-07-13 18:38
#39
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Poland BYALl
premier? virtus.premier?
2016-07-13 18:31
dafaq
2016-07-13 18:31
wtf what next? dorito league?
2016-07-13 18:32
EZ FOR FAZE
2016-07-13 18:32
FaZe to win MTN DEW league
2016-07-13 18:34
1 reply
lol FaZe and Optic final confirmed :D
2016-07-13 18:40
blackpoisoN hype
2016-07-13 18:36
Doritos league?
2016-07-13 18:37
ez 4 MTN DEW
2016-07-13 18:42
Easy for SK
2016-07-13 18:44
ESL One Doritos league season 4
2016-07-13 18:45
1 reply
#95
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Greece Swishh_
lmao
2016-07-13 20:17
NICEEE
2016-07-13 18:46
#65
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Japan azernoth
What is life
2016-07-13 18:47
ESL One Fat Burgers league season 4
2016-07-13 18:49
Where is the Doritos League?
2016-07-13 18:55
gg diabetes inc
2016-07-13 19:05
South Africa cs team real?
2016-07-13 19:13
EU - 2 Teams (Top 2 Premier teams) Virtus.premier confirmed?
2016-07-13 19:18
Is this Mountain dew only for commercial or can you actually drink it??
2016-07-13 19:21
1 na 4 eu 0 africa
2016-07-13 19:29
this is actually pretty nice
2016-07-13 19:30
#81
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Russia Kamunist
MLG, Mountain Dew, what's next? Doritos major?
2016-07-13 19:32
ez vp ;)
2016-07-13 19:45
Are we cod now?
2016-07-13 19:57
esea is trash
2016-07-13 20:02
MTN DEW PogChamp
2016-07-13 20:03
faze, then optic, then MLG, now mountain dew. Welcome to Dank Strike : Meme Offensive
2016-07-13 20:08
1 reply
You forgot Kill Cam, revolvo and the New Added Cross Bow
2016-07-14 00:31
MTN DEW STICKER
2016-07-13 20:11
Meme strike:420blazeit incoming
2016-07-13 20:12
"expended" should be either "extended" or "expanded".
2016-07-13 20:24
2 replies
woops typo good find
2016-07-13 20:49
1 reply
No worries stichio, keep it up
2016-07-14 02:26
When is Dorito League?
2016-07-13 20:25
#98
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Finland Sjamppa
Next Dorito league plz!
2016-07-13 20:32
WTF
2016-07-13 21:15
Next year: ESEA launch Doritos League
2016-07-13 21:21
waiting for dorritos league
2016-07-13 21:27
#106
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Finland miknunoob
montageparodies ez
2016-07-13 21:48
#110
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Singapore BOOMZOOM
Ez for virtus.premier
2016-07-14 00:46
No Doritos?
2016-07-14 01:05
Brazil > EU
2016-07-14 01:45
mtn dew yum good
2016-07-14 01:47
Add me on steam if you're looking to join a forming new team and if you think you are good enough to compete in this league. I consider my self being able to lead a team and compete with the current pro teams. Steam: steamcommunity.com/profiles/765611979967..
2016-07-14 06:28
Welcome to MLG Doritos & Mountain Dew League! Make sure to bring your airhorns with you.
2016-07-14 07:07
#123
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Poland mki`
The last chance qualifier for this league is the same date as the last European ECS qualifier - kind of unfortunate as the overlap between teams will be huge (same skill level, team list for both qualifiers).
2016-07-14 15:35
2016-07-14 19:41
south africa !! Oo . what about all africa -_-
2016-07-14 19:47
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