ESN Daily Brief – Thursday, March 19, 2015

This is your eSportsNation Daily Brief for Thursday, March 19, 2015

This is your eSportsNation Daily Brief for Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Lead

Three Things You Need to Know

Ascendance DLC Announced




Call of Duty Championships Countdown


Gfinity Spring Masters Event with @ESNCS



MLG Season Two

Standings Coming Into Today


Tonight’s Schedule

Preview: A 1-7 #12 Team EnVyUs looks to bounce back against a 3-3 #8 FaZe Red, while #11 TCM looks to carrier some momentum from last night as they play #7 Automatic Reload at 8:30.

7:00 PM EST Set

  • #12 Team EnVyUs vs. #7 Automatic Reload
  • #11 TCM Gaming vs. #8 FaZe

8:30 PM EST Set

  • #7 Automatic Reload vs. #11 TCM Gaming
  • #8 FaZe vs. #12 Team EnVyUs

Results From Wednesday

Review: #1 OpTic Gaming extend their win streak to six as #11 TCM finds their first season two victory against #10 Prophecy.

7:00 PM Set

  • #11 TCM 3-1 #10 Prophecy
  • #1 OpTic Gaming 3-0 #6 Team eLevate

8:30 PM Set

  • #1 OpTic Gaming 3-1 #11 TCM
  • #6 Team eLevate 3-1 #10 Prophecy


Events & Tournaments

  • Season One Playoffs Winner: OpTic Gaming
  • CoD Champs EU Regional Winner: Epsilon eSports
  • CoD Champs NA Regional Winner: OpTic Gaming
  • Call of Duty Championships March 27-29 Los Angeles, CA, USA

On The Site – Call of Duty


Activision and Sledgehammer Games have officially announced Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s next downloadable content pack, known as Ascendance.



TCM Gaming, a professional Call of Duty team based in Europe, has just recently purchased the Season 2 MLG Pro League spot from Aware Gaming and will be moving to the US to play matches.



It was announced today that Drift, a map from the Havoc DLC pack, will be added to the map rotation for the Call of Duty Championships in about two weeks.



Today though, they have announced the details of their first ever open event.


 Call of Duty Championships

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Call of Duty Championship North American Regional Placings



We officially know the fourteen teams heading to the championship at the end of March.


Team Spotlights





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Halo Championship Series Rundown

Final Placings


Events & Tournaments 

  • Gamers for Giving 2015 Platinum LAN Winner: Evil Geniuses
  • Halo Championship Series Season One Finals Winner: Evil Geniuses



Events & Tournaments

  • ESL One Katowice Winner: Fnatic
  • Gfinity Spring Masters: March 20-22

On The Site


With the end of ESL One Katowice last weekend, the community is being treated to another huge CS:GO tournament.



In a recent announcement by Major League Gaming, a partnership agreement for exclusive broadcasting rights between MLG.TV and CEVO has been completed.


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 Valve announced the release of their newest engine which will be more powerful than the source engine previously released



Valve has released an update for CS:GO which is centred around spectators