All these abbreviations…
What I’m trying to say is that European Sports League Quake Live BeNeLux won’t be getting an “official” European Pro Series.
A few weeks ago the EAS (European Amateur Series) were opened and if certain activity criteria were met, an EPS would get started. ESL only has 4 EPS and it had already chosen 3:
- Counter-Strike: Source 5on5
- Counter-Strike 1.6 5on5
- Call of Duty 4 5on5
And, since monday, Trackmania Nations: Forever was added as the fourth EPS.
The reason they picked TMNF over QL, although both communities had similar activity, is because they just had to chose something. See of it as a random pick.
There is a small beacon of light though for the Quake Live community:
That’s why WSquared decided to host a supported ESL PRO SERIES game. That game will be Quake Live 1on1. We will host an entire season of epic matches, we are working on a hardware package of prices and we will host LAN finales. We’ll do our best to achieve this, so stay tuned for more information.
This means that there will be an EPS after all, though with hardware prizes rather than money. This is what ESL refers to as a “supported” EPS. If you’re from the BNL area, sign up for the EAS and start playing!