During the past few days several academy teams signed up for our ESL One qualification tournaments and we would like to further clarify the eligibility of those teams in ESL One tournaments and its qualifiers.
The License rules of ESL One are clear on the fact that each organisation and its legal entity can only acquire one license per tournament which involves it’s qualifiers. Therefore it is not allowed that an organisation’s academy team will participate in an ESL One tournament or qualifier if…
A special exception to this can only be made if the organization in question provides a written confirmation that at least four weeks ahead of the part of the competition including the main team, the academy team will either be sold or their contracts will be terminated in order for them to participate with a new organization and under a new name.
The restriction for the academy team falls away if the invitation for the main team gets declined or is otherwise voided.