ESEA Premier Season 23 finished

The 23rd Season of ESEA, also known as the Mountian Dew League, has come to a close. With that, the teams to compete at the MDL Global Challenge LAN in Burbank, California as well as the teams that will be fighting for promotion to ESL Pro League Season 5, are now know.


The six regional ESEA Leagues have come to a close, finalising the team list for the MDL Global Challenge LAN that will take place at the ESL studios in Burbank, California from January 5-8.

For the North American and European division, two LAN spots were reserved, while only one representative from Brazil, Australia, Asia and South Africa are to compete at the LAN finals.

TSM and Rush were the two teams to make it through the playoffs unscathed, clinching the two North American LAN spots, while Kinguin and LDLC did the same in Europe.

After a solid DreamHack Winter, MICHU's Kinguin will attend MDL Global Challenge 

g3x and carboN finished their regular seasons with 16-0 map records, but were unable to make it through the playoffs of their regions, with BigGods and Bravado taking the two spots in the end.

Last on the list are Athletico and VG.CyberZen, who lost a few matches in the regular season but cruised past their opposition in the playoffs without dropping a single map.

The following teams will be competing at the MDL Global Challenge LAN:

Canada TSM United States Rush Poland Kinguin Europe LDLC
South Africa Bravado  Brazil BigGods  Australia Athletico  China VG.CyberZen

The process of promoting teams to ESL Pro League will be done via a combination of online and offline play.

Firstly, the worst ranked team from each division, FlipSid3 and ex-eUnited, will be replaced by the best ranked premier team from their division.

The best ranked team will be decided by Kinguin-LDLC and TSM-Rush matches that will be played in a LAN environment at Burbank, California at the time of the LAN finals—but will not be a part of the MDL Global Challenge LAN competition.

Rogue defeated GODSENT and claimed the last spot in the EU promotion playoffs

The last two spots for ESL Pro League Season 5 will be decided with online matches between the teams that finished 12th and 13th in ESL Pro League and the teams that ended 2nd and 3rd in ESEA Premier.

That will leave us with the following games to be played, with the winner of each earning a spot in ESL Pro League Season 5:

Poland Kinguin vs. Europe LDLC (LAN)
Canada TSM vs. United States Rush (LAN)
Denmark Heroic vs. Denmark Rogue (online)
Germany PENTA vs. loser of Poland Kinguin - Europe LDLC (online)
United States Selfless vs. Brazil Luminosity (online)
Other Splyce vs. loser of Canada TSM - United States Rush (online)

You can find the final standings for Season 23 of ESEA Brazil, Oceania, Asia and South Africa on our events pages, while the North American and European standings are available below.

Final standings for ESEA Premier North America:

1-2. Canada TSM - ESEA Season 23 MDL Global Challenge
1-2. United States Rush - ESEA Season 23 MDL Global Challenge
3. Brazil Luminosity - $2,500 + Promotion Match
4. United States eUnited (ex-Vault) - $2,500
5-8. Mexico QuetzaL
5-8. Canada RONIN
5-8. United States Muffin Lightning
5-8. United States L4SALARY 

Final standings for ESEA Premier Europe:

1-2. Europe LDLC - ESEA Season 23 MDL Global Challenge
1-2. Poland Kinguin - ESEA Season 23 MDL Global Challenge
3. Denmark Rogue - $2,500 + Promotion Match
4. Sweden GODSENT - $2,500
5-8. Sweden Epsilon
5-8. Turkey Space Soldiers
5-8. Russia Spirit
5-8. Finland 

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allu | 
United States muffinner 
cant wait to see kinguin win a tournament
2016-12-06 00:29
Germany Bier 
gl Mouz
2016-12-06 00:31 Mountian --> Mountain know ---> known xd
2016-12-06 08:21
France Revitalize 
to see them loose against LDLC u mean ?
2016-12-06 19:58
What a tier 6,000,000,000,000 show
2016-12-06 00:30
no wonder, with so many NA teams
2016-12-06 00:33
Brazil wAc 
2016-12-06 01:38
in which universe?
2016-12-06 09:17
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
only in baseball
2016-12-06 14:53
Other kimbadim 
ez for k1nky
2016-12-06 22:04
United Kingdom trtr098 
2016-12-06 00:29
Sweden yayer 
2016-12-06 00:29
good game, well played
2016-12-06 00:29
gj esea i lik ur services of bitcoin mining
2016-12-06 00:30
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Czech Republic DoctorOfHLTV 
2016-12-06 00:29
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2016-12-06 00:29
ez for biggods
2016-12-06 00:29
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2016-12-06 00:30
North America Oakz 
I hope selfless doesn't go back to premier :/
2016-12-06 00:31
abr | 
Portugal abr1 
godsent xD
2016-12-06 00:31
Poland kurwafa 
Leggo #kingwin hope you will be in pro league next season <3
2016-12-06 00:32
Homesent hehe
2016-12-06 00:32
y is botsent so bad
2016-12-06 00:33
Godsent 4head
2016-12-06 00:35
Ez 4 Brazil
2016-12-06 00:38
Portugal dracø 
Homesent lel kek
2016-12-06 00:39
Coincidence Luminosity loses to Rush so now there promotion match is Online instead of on Esea's new LAN anti-cheat. So many coincidences for Brazil since day 1.
2016-12-06 00:39
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2016-12-06 00:57
ez 4 bravado
2016-12-06 01:08
So how can an oceanic team get into pro league?
2016-12-06 01:19
1st step is getting a half decent team
2016-12-06 02:33
we already have 2, how many UK teams?
2016-12-06 04:39
Renegades are our only half decent team, and they lost to UK. REST > UK > AU
2016-12-06 05:00
mate that's unaustralian (how could you)
2016-12-06 11:41
Its unaustralian to lose to a UK team when you're the best team inside Australia I need more Vegemite in my diet
2016-12-06 13:28
why some matches are played on LAN and some Online?
2016-12-06 01:29
Mountian Dew League LUL
2016-12-06 02:42
2016-12-06 02:49
rip homesent
2016-12-06 03:41
Finland Jonzu95 
2016-12-06 04:40
Brazil chococaine 
fucking lg, lost their chance losing to fucking rush...
2016-12-06 04:58
Argentina juanme555RIP 
2016-12-06 06:53
rip noobsent
2016-12-06 09:14
2016-12-06 09:56
France p2l 
LDLC in ESL Pro League Ex6TenZ back in tier 1 soon
2016-12-06 11:15
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
every night in tier1 in his dreams
2016-12-06 14:55
Rip Godsent
2016-12-06 11:39
Portugal dascouves 
HOMESENT 4th 2,500 dollars 4Head
2016-12-06 11:42
fail of the year, splitting best swedish team into 2 garbages teams
2016-12-06 12:53
Croatia mds818 
2016-12-06 15:19
Flusha in premier lul
2016-12-06 13:35
Hungary FHarbor 
VP belongs there
2016-12-06 18:41
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
watched the live gotv of rogue vs homesent and man, very frustrating :(
2016-12-06 20:00
shox | 
Slovakia Cr4XieZ 
2016-12-06 20:05
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