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Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat has been selected by ESL, the popular European competitive gaming platform, to be part of their selection of games with active online tournaments. ESL becomes the first major league to support Insurgency. To celebrate this event an Insurgency Opening Cup will take place this September. This is understood as a prelude of future European Insurgency leagues.

Posted by Dr_Spielmann on Aug 25th, 2008

Hello Everyone!

The popular European online gaming platform ESL has chosen INSURGENCY as one of their games; in their own words:

"We are happy to finally get the chance of bringing Insurgency to the ESL, which is the first major league that is supporting this awesome mod. After competing on a small Insurgency community league and gathering a lot of competitive clans, the ESL has realized the potential of Insurgency."

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To spice up the first weeks of Insurgency at the ESL there's an Opening Cup scheduled for the 22nd of September, make sure you register your team before 12/09/08 at 20:00 hours to secure a spot in the competition! After the Opening Cup takes place, an INS 5on5 league is expected to take off, so there will be no better chance to decide which are the best Insurgency clans in Europe. Teams need to have at least 5 players registered to take part in the ESL Insurgency Opening Cup.

These are some of the details of the cup:

Max Teams: 16
Structure: Double Elimination
Team size: 5on5
Match mode: 2 maps

ESL Insurgency Opening Cup Schedule:

Round 1: Monday 22 September - 20:00 CET
Round 2: Monday 29 September - 20:00 CET
Round 3: Monday 06 October - 20:00 CET
Round 4: Monday 13 October - 20:00 CET
Loser bracket final: Monday 20 October - 20:00 CET
Final: Thursday 23 October - 20:00 CET

Visit the INS section at ESL to find out more about this Opening Cup. Additional news and details are also available at the ESL website. We would like to thank everyone that has made this possible, and we're looking forward to seeing all European clans joining this great initiative.

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stenchy Aug 26 2008 says:

Congrats, but you need to fix your links. Can we watch any of the matches?

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AgeNt_ Aug 26 2008 says:

if im not mistaking but i think it should say "Round 3: Monday 06 October - 20:00 CET" in stead of "Round 3: Monday 06 September - 20:00 CET"

but regards to that, congrats for making it this far, im eager to see what the outcome is.

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Tolkienfanatic Aug 26 2008 says:

Congrats guys, hopefully Insurgency will prove to be a viable league game.

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RogerRamjet Aug 26 2008 says:

Congrats guys, with the nearly 5 years of work on it, it is good to see it getting the high end selection a commercial product main gets... most excellent...

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DreamOo Aug 26 2008 says:

well i´m happy that u made it such far and hope that this isn´t the end of u´re efforts.

the first steps are taken and the next are waiting for your footprints :P

hang on ins-team

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Tunchy Aug 26 2008 says:

Congrat, people! You have done an excellent work! I love its realism and maps!

:) a must try, if you like tactical outdoors FPS´ online :)

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mikboy Aug 26 2008 says:

Really great news! Insurgency got a good chance to prove itself.

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tnathan475 Aug 27 2008 says:

Well done!

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