European ESL Mobile Open expands into MENA for second season


organizer of the tournament ESL has announced that it will be expanded ESL Mobile Open in the second season to the Middle East and North Africa.

According to a press release, over 500,000 players took part in the inaugural season of the mobile-focused competition.

ESL Mobile Open expands to MENA for Season 2
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The tournament aims to double the number of titles players can compete for. For the second season, Asphalt 9, Clash of Clans, Auto Chess and PUBG Mobile were selected for the competition. Alongside the new titles, players will be competing for a share of a €85,000 (£76,564) prize pool.

Oliver Maxield, Senior Global Product Manager at ESL, commented on the expansion in a press release: “We are very excited to build on the success of the inaugural 2019 season by expanding the ESL Mobile Open to the MENA region for 2020, while continuing to expand in Europe. We also introduced Auto Chess and Clash of Clans game titles. The bar for success is high, but Season 2 is going to be bigger and better than its predecessor and we wish players the best of luck in this competition.”

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As Europe, North Africa and the Middle East prepare for Season 2, the North American iteration is nearing the conclusion of its sixth competitive season, with the finals of the tournament taking place in November. Qualifying for the tournament begins on October 12, with the finals taking place entirely online on November 13-15.

Esports Insider says: Mobile esports have proven extremely popular in other markets, so it’s about time the ESL expanded ahead of the second season of their popular mobile tournament. It’s great to see lesser served nations getting involved in big events.

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