IEL Season X prize pool doubled to £1000, a new community tournament featuring a £500 prize pool and other seasonal giveaways planned.
Wantage, United Kingdom | October 18, 2021 — Williams Resolve is excited to announce a new partnership with the Imperial Esports League (IEL) for its tenth season. Resolve want to recognise the value of grassroots communities to the success of esports, as it itself originated from the scene.
Jeff Simpkins, Resolve’s Operation Director, said: “With our recent entrance to Rocket League, we want to show that we care about the wider community. Rather than just talk about it, we wanted to actively contribute to a community at the heart of the RL scene. A community that I know personally have also contributed to the development of talent in the space. We want to help provide unique and meaningful experiences as well as increasing the prize pool for entrants. The Imperial Esports League is a perfect fit for us, founded just over three years ago by a team of volunteers with bundles of energy and passion for Rocket League and the amazing community that has been built here.”
Elliot Barham, Imperial Esports League’s Director, said: “In terms of immediate changes, our new partnership with Williams Resolve is enabling us to go above and beyond what we’ve ever offered before in terms of engagement and incentives. Beyond this, we’ve found a powerful alliance in our values – a shared dedication to fairness, community, and creating opportunity has enabled us to build a strong foundation as partners. Moving forward, we have big plans to make the RLEsports scene bigger, better, and more inclusive for all who wish to be involved.”
IEL also hosted an open tournament for the whole community on the 8th-10th of October with a £500 prize pool, which is over eight times more than their previous biggest tournament offering. There is also a PlayStation 5 to be won by one of their participants (who signs up before 23rd October) at the end of the season.
In its first inaugural season, the IEL had just 96 players. Today, it has grown to the biggest community league in Europe with 32 franchises, 512 players, and over 80 staff members. Each season takes place over the course of 14-16 weeks, with 3-5 weeks of pre-season during which players try out for franchises and each franchise builds its teams ready for the beginning of league play.
Each of the four skill tiers is then divided into two divisions of 16 teams each, with eight weeks of league play culminating in four weekends of playoffs over three weeks to determine the champions of each.
Sign-ups for the 10th IEL Season are open until the end of the league’s week 6. If you’d like to join you can sign up on the IEL website.
Resolve is a competitive esports organisation and global esports community based in London, UK. Founded in 2015, Resolve began as an inclusive Discord community to provide esports coaching and support for those battling video game addiction and escapism. Resolve expanded to competitive esports in 2020 and has since built teams in Europe and North America competing with the biggest organisations in the world. Resolve is currently one of only three League of Legends teams representing the United Kingdom in the Northern League of Legends Championship, or “NLC”.
About Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited
Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited’s core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world’s leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977. Nine of these titles have been won in the Constructors’ Championship in association with Cosworth, Honda and Renault. The remaining seven titles were won in the Drivers’ Championship with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve.