ESL Mobile Open expands to include Middle East and North Africa

The tournament is growing in other ways, as well



For its second season, Europe’s biggest mobile ESports tournament is expanding its reach. For 2020, ESL Mobile Open will welcome players from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The tournament is growing in other ways, as well. Last year’s event saw more than 500,000 participants competing in Asphalt 9 Legends and PUBG Mobile. This year’s ESL Mobile Open adds Clash of Clans and Auto Chess to the mix. Players will compete for a €85,000 prize pool.

According to an October 5 press release from ESL, online qualifiers will span from October 12 to November 1, with play-ins spanning from November 6 to 8. The final event will take place November 13 to 15.

All the action will take place online, with player using mobile devices. ESL will stream the event online from its studio in Katowice, Poland.

Oliver Maxield, Senior Global Product Manager at ESL, said: “We’re very excited to build on the success of 2019’s Season 1 by expanding ESL Mobile Open into the MENA region for 2020, while continuing to expand in Europe. We have also introduced the game titles Auto Chess and Clash of Clans. The bar for success is high, but Season 2 will be bigger and better than its predecessor and we wish the players the best of luck in the competition.”

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