Season one of the Scottish Esports League (SEL) will start soon.
The grassroots tournament is open to anyone and will cover ten games initially, with the first two being announced on-stream tomorrow (Wednesday March 21st at 7pm), and another two each week.
Every game has its own tournament manager and all games have been approved by the respective game publishers.
The league is hosted by event organiser Esports Scotland, and gets underway next week on Wednesday March 28th and Thursday March 29th.
Every game will have five single bracket tournaments over 25 weeks, where players and teams can accumulate points.
Each team/player in a league will accrue points depending on their placement in played tournaments for their specific game. At the end of the season, all points will be added up to produce the player/team's season rank.
The top teams and players with the highest season rank in each league will be invited to a LAN final, where an overall winner in each game will be crowned. This will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th.
"The Scottish Esports League has been designed to raise awareness and promote grassroots esports in Scotland. There are little to no professional esports teams in Scotland. We want to change this and the first step is SEL."
As well as being a LAN final, the event hopes to celebrate esports in Scotland, with Q&As, stalls and live music planned.
There will also be an Open Last Chance Online Qualifier for each league in September, where one team/player will proceed to the LAN final for each game.
Esports Scotland will stream the matches live and hopes to produce a monthly show highlighting the tournament along with player and team profiles.
Esports Scotland said in a statement: "SEL has been designed, first and foremost, to raise awareness and promote grassroots esports in Scotland. There are little to no professional esports teams in Scotland. We want to change this and the first step is SEL.
"As well as SEL, we are in negotiations to have an Esports Scotland Cup later in the year for one more game, details of which will be made public in the coming months.
"Esports Scotland will be working with large and small Scottish esports tournament organisers as well as other esports organisations nationwide for this event. We plan to promote these organisations at every stage of the competition - especially at the LAN final."