ESEA

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[e][h]ESEA
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Basic Information
Full name:
E-Sports Entertainment Association
Current Season:
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History
Created:
2003

ESEA (E-Sports Entertainment Association) is an e-sports organisation located and hosted in North America and hosts 6s tournaments in Team Fortress 2. ESEA also hosts competitive teams for other games, such as Counter Strike: Source and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

Format[edit]

The ESEA regular season consists of 16 regular season matches, played over 8 maps with one map per week. The top teams from each division participate in double-elimination playoffs to compete for the division's prize pool. Each game in the playoff bracket at ESEA LAN is played as a best-of-3-matches, while playoff games in the other divisions are single-game. Between seasons, teams may be promoted or demoted to another division based on their performance during the season.

Matches are played on a single map, with two halves of 30 minutes. Depending on the game type, the win conditions differ:

  • On 5CP maps, the first half is played until the time limit runs out or one team wins 3 rounds; the second half and the match ends once the time limit runs out or one team wins 5 rounds;
  • On King of the Hill maps, the first half is played until the time limit runs out or one team wins 3 rounds; the second half and the match ends once the time limit runs out or one team wins 4 rounds;
  • On Attack/Defend maps, each half consists of a stopwatch round. The teams alternate between attacking and defending, such as if team A defended first, team B will be the first to defend in the next round. Each team can score one point in a half. The game ends once one of the teams reaches 2 points.
  • In Capture the Flag, the times of each half are only 20 minutes long and has no capture limit. The team with the highest amount of captures by the end of the second half wins the round.

Map List for S22[edit]

Divisions[edit]

Within the TF2 league, there are four divisions:

The Invite division currently hosts the highest level of 6v6 competition in North America. Although ESEA is hosted in North America, players from other continents are allowed to participate in any of the divisions. At the end of each season the top teams from the Invite division participate in a LAN event to compete for the Invite prize pool.

After the ESEA S18 LAN Finals, ESEA announced that they would no longer be hosting LAN Finals for TF2, relegating the post-season to online playoffs.

Fees and Prices[edit]

To participate in ESEA, all players are required to pay a league fee and subscribe to ESEA Premium. The league fees are as follows:

  • Invite: $85 (includes free Premium)
  • Main: $15
  • Intermediate: $12
  • Open: $10

The cost of Premium varies depending on the length of the subscription and the tier purchased.

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