ESL is presenting the Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament exclusively on the Xbox One. Beginning April 26 and concluding the week of June 15, teams will be competing for a shot at the $100,000 prize pool.
Player Pool and Qualifying Rounds
  • The Proving Grounds Tournament player pool is comprised of two regions: North America and Europe;
    • Players from the United States, Canada and Mexico will compete for a trip to the North American Semifinals in Burbank, Calif.;
    • Players from all other eligible countries* will compete for a trip to the European Semifinals in Cologne, Germany;

  • Four winning teams from each region will be determined at the conclusion of the four weekly Qualifying Rounds:
  • Each Qualifying Round is open to 128 teams per region, with each team consisting of five players;
  • The Qualifying Rounds will take place across four consecutive Sundays in 2015: April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17;
  • Teams may participate in multiple Qualifying Rounds;
  • Winning teams from each Qualifying Round will receive $100;
  • Second place teams from each Qualifying Round will win $50;
  • The top four teams from each region at the conclusion of the Qualifying Rounds will receive a trip to their respective Semifinals.
  • The Qualifying Rounds will incorporate the following prize structure, provided by 2K:


Semifinals
  • http://twitch.tv/evolvegame;
  • The Regional Semifinals will incorporate the following prize structure, provided by 2K and Microsoft:
    • The top two teams from each Regional Semifinal will receive $2,500 and a trip to Los Angeles for the Proving Grounds Tournament Global Finale;
    • The third place team at each Regional Final will receive $1,500;
    • The fourth place team at each Regional Final will win $1,000;
    • Additional prizing to be provided by Microsoft.

Global Finale
  • The top two teams from each Regional Semifinals tournament will travel to Los Angeles for the Proving Grounds Tournament Global Finale the week of June 15, 2015;
  • Teams will compete in front of a live studio audience; the finals will also be broadcast live on Twitch at http://twitch.tv/evolvegame
    • The winning Proving Grounds Tournament team will win $62,500;
    • The second place team will win $20,000;
    • The third place team will earn $12,500;
    • The fourth place team will receive $5,000.

If this seems like something you'd be interested in, be sure to sign up at the Evolve Proving Grounds 2015 website. Those not attending but who would still like to watch can do so by turning into the Evolve Twitch page.