eLigue 1 Returns: Participants, Format, Prizes and more

The eLigue 1 returned for another season on Tuesday (January 9), with three fixtures played on the opening day. Bordeaux secured victory over FC Nantes, Clermont Foot 63 beat AS Monaco Esports and Strasbourg lost to Olympique Lyonnais.

The action continues today when AJ Auxerre faces MHSC Esport, Olympique Marseille battles it out against LOSC eSports and ESTAC Esports faces Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

With more games yet to come, the eLigue 1 is promising to be a thrilling ride this year. The event is France’s official esport competition integrated within the FC Pro ecosystem and is offering fans the opportunity to see their favourite teams in action in virtual football. For the players and the teams they represent, there is a lot at stake as everyone is aiming for the top spot.

Which teams are participating?

The eLigue 1 is officially underway and a total of 13 French teams are competing in this year’s event. Each team has at least two players, with some of them being new arrivals. Here is the full team list:

  • AJ Auxerre – Deshe / Paastek
  • AS Monaco Esports – Adrxx / Yaskow
  • Girondins de Bordeaux – MarwanMC9 / Karimisbak
  • Clermont Foot 63 – Brice / Caccia
  • FC Lorient – Fouma / Montaxer
  • FC Nantes – Faucher / Daxe
  • LOSC eSports – Rocky / Ilian
  • Montpellier HSC – Damie / RvPLegend10 / Resaaf
  • Olympique de Marseille – DPeixoto7 / LJRPeixoto
  • OL eSports – Dylo/Leks
  • PSG – Nkantee / Ama2zerr
  • Racing Club de Strasbourg – Cursorr / Rayziaah
  • ESTAC Troyes Esports – Rafsou / Mence

All 13 clubs will play each other once in the regular season, with each game being a BO3 (best-of-three). At the end of the regular season, the top 6 teams qualify to the playoffs that will ultimately decide the champion of France. FC Lorient are the winners of the previous three editions.

Want to see all the fixtures and the dates? Click this link to find all the info you need.

The Prizes

Apart from the prestigious eLigue 1 title, the 13 teams are also competing for a total prize pool of €60,000 this season. With such a big prize pool, you expect the competition to be stiff as everyone will be aiming for the bigger share.

Moreover, the first two teams will have the opportunity to play in the eChampions League. Additionally, the number one team qualifies for the FC Pro World Championship, which is an event every pro gamer wants to compete in.

Where to watch?

The regular season kicked off on January 9 and will come to an end on April 3 when the playoffs will start and the tournament will conclude with the grand final on April 29. You can follow the broadcast of all the matches on the eLigue 1 Twitch channel.

A novelty this year are “poster matches” that will be played live in person, with the first one being the match between LOSC eSports and Olympique de Marseille.

With the event promising to be exciting and fun, you can count on us to keep you updated on highlights and most importantly, who emerges victorious. Follow us on Twitter/XInstagram and Facebook for eLigue 1 updates and many more.

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