National Esports Leagues represent a new level of competition, just below the EBL. In cooperation with the ChallengerMode platform, we are developing a system where all 10 countries belonging to the Balkan League will receive their national competition that will jump-start their path to a professional career.
The National Esports League system is integrated into the Esports Balkan League (EBL) framework, which belongs to Riot’s European Regional League (ERL) program and qualifies the top 2 teams for European Masters.
This gave players a direct chance to get to the European scene from their home country and start developing their esports careers.
The organization of the National Esport Leagues takes place in several stages, and so far the leagues are active in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia
In addition to the cash prize, NEL champions also receive a place in the closed qualifiers for the next EBL season and thus have the opportunity to play in an international tournament against other champions in the region.
Each National Esport League Playoff final is broadcasted live through Fortuna Esports YouTube and Twitch channels and the Sport Klub Esports TV channel..
“The development of the amateur competition has always been one of our priorities because we believe that it is necessary to have a sound foundation that will support the highest competitive rankings currently represented by the EBL.
We currently have a situation where players who played the first Junior Cups organized in collaboration with Asus are now making their debut in EBL teams and representing the new talents of our region. The National Leagues will provide an even better and clearer framework for all players and teams who want to prove themselves and show that they have what it takes to succeed. “
– Mihajlo Džaril, CEO, Fortuna Esports
“We are very proud of what Fortuna is currently setting up in the region and are excited about launching the National Leagues in the Balkans. Great work has been done in preparing what we believe to be the best possible scenario for amateurs and recreationalists alike. A clear path from the lowest levels of competition to the highest ranking currently possible for those who want it, but also a place for those who just want to regularly play in a competitive environment with people of their caliber. “
– Philip Hübner, Director of Business Development and Strategy, Challengermode