Tournaments in The Elder Scrolls Legends – An Overview

Tournaments in The Elder Scrolls Legends consist of official Bethesda-sanctioned tournaments and community-run tournaments. TESL tournaments are a significant part of the community because they are:

  • Fun to compete in, as you can improve your game, win prizes and make friends,
  • fun to watch as the casters joke and explain plays. Additionally, the Twitch-broadcasts allow you to connect to the community and ask questions. You can also earn some Twitch drops to expand your own card collection,
  • an excellent learning experience, as they showcase some of the best players navigate some of the best decks.

The Master Series – $50,000 Prize Pool

The Masters Series is the biggest tournament for The Elder Scrolls Legends with a total prize pool of $50,000. The competition is sponsored by the game’s publisher Bethesda and attracts all the top players of the game. It consists of a series of qualifier tournaments that are open to any player of the game. The respective winner of each of these qualifier tournaments gets invited to the Masters Series Finals at QuakeCon. In Grapevine, near Dallas, TX, the top players battle it out against one another and take home the prize money. The 2019 Masters Series Finals, a Last Class Standing tournament, is also the biggest eSports event for the game.

Check out our 2019 Master Series page with first-hand reports and interviews from QuakeCon by MerryWallofStorms.

Community-Run Tournaments

In addition to the Bethesda-sponsored Master Series, the TESL community is organizing several weekly or monthly competitions that address a more extensive range of player’s needs. There are very competitive series like the weekly WarpMeta, but also a few “just-for-fun” formats.

  • WarpMeta aims to provide high level competitions weekly for The Elder Scrolls Legends. Four standard tournaments work as qualifiers, offering pack codes as prizes, plus one monthly final for high performers with a prize provided by Patreons. 100% of money given to Patreon will go towards the prize pool of monthly finals!
  • Jele’s Island Cup provides a monthly competition in the conquest format with no bans. Winner gets a pack code for 60 packs.
  • Wild Tournaments have great rules that try to include new players with small collections.
  • SirProok’s tournaments have a mixture of fun rules and more competitive rules with a Swiss format.

The following articles dive a little bit deeper into each tournament series.

Jele Island Cup – Play The Conquest Format!

Jele Island Cup – Play The Conquest Format!

Long-time TESL player and streamer Jele77 is organizing the Jele Island Cup, a monthly tournament series focused on the conquest format. The Jele Island Cup takes place every first Saturday in a month. You can register for tournaments at Jele Island on Battlefy. The winner takes home 60 packs as a prize. The next round, Jele Island Cup #3, will...

TESL Challenge Series – Join SirProok’s Deck Building Tournament Series

TESL Challenge Series – Join SirProok’s Deck Building Tournament Series

SirProok is the organizer of the TESL Challenge Series. He is a long-time TESL player, YouTuber, and Twitch content creator from North Carolina. During the 2019 Master Series, SirProok qualified for the Last Chance Qualifiers with off-meta, home-brew lists, including a Banelord Wound Scout and a Control Daggerfall deck. The TESL Challenge Series allows EST region individuals and Europeans to...

Warpmeta Tournaments Return!

Warpmeta Tournaments Return!

Great news for competitive players of The Elder Scrolls Legends: the Warpmeta Tournaments will return on August 11th, 2019. After the great 2019 Masters Series, there remain few community-run initiatives for TESL tournaments. Therefore, one or two of the Masters Series players had considered turning away from TESL for lack of a competitive scene. Earlier this year, Warpmeta, a prominent...

Wild Tournaments – Join Ranked Tournaments with MMR Leaderboards

Wild Tournaments – Join Ranked Tournaments with MMR Leaderboards

Long-time TESL player, YouTuber, and streamer AbellWild is organizing the Wild Tournaments tournament series. They take place every Saturday at noon EDT. AbellWild has implemented an ELO system that calculates how many times a player has advanced so that they will be matched with someone of similar skill level at the start of the tournament (non-traditional). AbellWild is looking for...

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