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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.


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.


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.

Hall of Fame[edit]

ESEA Invite[edit]

Season Winner
ESEA-I Season 3 Blight
ESEA-I Season 4 Loaded
ESEA-I Season 5 compLexity
ESEA-I Season 6 Blight-own
ESEA-I Season 7 eMazing Gaming
ESEA-I Season 8 CheckSix Gaming (undefeated)
ESEA-I Season 9 eMazing Gaming / Dashner
ESEA-I Season 10 Classic Mixup
ESEA-I Season 11 Leviathan Gaming
ESEA-I Season 12 Classic Mixup (undefeated)
ESEA-I Season 13 High Rollers Gaming
ESEA-I Season 14 High Rollers Gaming
ESEA-I Season 15 Classic Mixup
ESEA-I Season 16 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 17 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 18 froyotech (undefeated)
ESEA-I Season 19 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 20 Ascent
ESEA-I Season 21 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 22 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 23 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 24 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 25 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 26 froyotech (undefeated)
ESEA-I Season 27 froyotech (undefeated)
ESEA-I Season 28 froyotech (undefeated)
ESEA-I Season 29 froyotech
ESEA-I Season 30 froyotech (undefeated)
ESEA-I Season 31 froyotech

ESEA Intermediate[edit]

†ESEA Intermediate was not run during ESEA seasons 25 and 26.

ESEA Open[edit]

Season Winner
Season 7 Harmonic (invite is hard)
Season 8 iDEMISE TF2
Season 9 High Rollers Gaming
Season 10 The Dinosaurs (Pinball Wizards)
Season 11 The Mad Men (No Need for Names)
Season 12 SteveCGames (Apocalypse Gaming)
Season 13 The Mad Men
Season 14 Chill to Good Ratio
Season 15 Tonight's Entertainment
Season 16 Meat Market
Season 17 Cisco Adlers Balls
Season 18 cafe monster
Season 19 Getawhale Fanclub
Season 20 Not Fast Food
Season 21 eL cLaSslcO
Season 22 dead babies mad gunz
Season 23 running without scizors
Season 24 running without scizors
Season 25
Season 26
Season 27 mr_popo_rocks
Season 28 OMNI5 ESports
Season 29 Frankensteins Roster
Season 31 Methodic
Season Winner
Season 2 Loaded!
Season 3 Harmonic
Season 4 Tool Academy Grads
Season 5 Leviathan Gaming
Season 6 Nexzil Gaming
Season 8 Avoided
Season 9 Team Bad v2
Season 10 Team iT
Season 11 Down to Pound
Season 12 Disposable Heroes
Season 13 The Crunchy Bunch
Season 14 The Italian Stallions
Season 15 Budsquad
Season 16 Arizona Iced Out Boys
Season 17 Mad Luxurious
Season 18 Muffin Men
Season 19 6cuties
Season 20 Ed Head
Season 21 Wood Pig Black
Season 22 stewy business
Season 23 1eL cLaSsIcO
Season 24 eL cLaSsIcO
Season 25 mr_popo_rocks
Season 26 Gods of Destruction
Season 27 The Midnight Society
Season 28 HLPugs tf
Season 29 MrPoPos Newbie Mix

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: $39.95 USD
  • Intermediate: $14.95 USD
  • Open: No longer requires a fee for participation, only needs ESEA Premium.[1]

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

External Links[edit]


  1. ESEA announces TF2 league changes -