Imperial Esports League [IEL]
League information and overview:
IEL is a tournament organisation that thrives in providing competitive leagues for ALL players and skill levels above diamond 1 within the EU region. After being established in July 2018, we have seen over 2000 members join us and continue to provide a competitive and fun environment for dedicated players.
IEL is primarily a community that enjoys playing rocket league, and we continue to try and develop and enhance this community by providing exciting new opportunities for forming friendships and feeling a part of a wider community. Alongside our usual 4 leagues we offer 6-mans and scrims alike, as well as occasional tournaments, community run game-nights, giveaways, and areas to discuss various aspects of Rocket League!
Being a community run league we depend on members of our community to help keep the league running and so we try to offer as many opportunities to join a part of our staff teams, and for you to develop your skills or explore entirely new ones. Develop your skills as a caster, get into broadcasting, learn how to use spreadsheets or even do some coding as a part of our dev team. The possibilities are endless!
We provide 4 leagues (divisions) aimed at catering for different skill groups and to provide the most competitive experience for all players, so that you don’t get matched up against players who are much higher ranked than you! For Season 8 we have introduced an Academy league for players in the Diamond skill range to dip their toes into competitive rocket league, and develop their skills to be able to play in our higher leagues and be in with a chance to win a slice of our prize pool!
IEL key features:
- Seasonal prize-pools upwards of £300!
- An MMR averaging system to represent a players worth (DSN)
- 4 leagues with a DSN cap for teams
- 4 leagues with separate skill ranges, these are roughly split as follows:
- Master League (Grand Champion 2+)
- Challenger League (Champion 3 – Low Grand Champion 2)
- Prospect League (Champion 1 – Low Champion 3)
- Academy League (Diamond – Low Champion 1)
- Open transfer market, which allows teams to find their ideal players, and players to find their ideal teams
- Three streams a week, where teams and players can show off their skills
- Regular news articles to keep up with happenings across the 4 leagues
- Stats database to see how you stack up against other players.
- A chance to be featured in our montages and clips of the week
- Exciting staff opportunities!
Your team will play a 16 game season that lasts 8 weeks, plus a weekend of playoffs for each league (meaning 4 playoff weekends in total) to decide who takes the crown as Champions of IEL. Playoffs consist of a double elimination Group Stage followed by a single elimination final bracket!
Almost every playoff game is streamed so that everyone can watch the excitement and drama unfold as it happens!
- Teams play 2 BO5’s between Sunday – Thursday each week.
- DSN caps are used for all teams in IEL
- An open transfer market where free agents can be trialled by teams
- Franchises consist of 4 teams, which use the same name and logo across all 4 leagues:
- 1 Master Team
- 1 Challenger Team
- 1 Prospect Team
- 1 Academy Team
- Franchises are managed by a General Manager (GM) and Assistant GM and 2 or 3 captains. They are responsible for:
- Signing free agents
- Managing rosters
- Scheduling games
- Reporting scores
- League play lasts approximately 8 weeks long with a weekend of playoffs for each league before the champions are crowned
The Academy League is a new addition to IEL for season 8, which will be for players around the Diamond rank. We do not currently offer a prize for winning this league, but it is a perfect opportunity to dip your toes into the more competitive side of Rocket League and begin to hone your skills to reach the top.
Look around and check out the league info and some past seasons. After that come join our discord to meet up with the community! https://discord.imperialesportsleague.co.uk
Our manual offers a comprehensive breakdown of all of our rules and how the league works: https://tinyurl.com/IEL-League-Manual (We are currently in the process of updating and reworking the manual, so expect some changes)
Here is a little video, to show what you can expect from the streams! In other words: High-level gameplay and great commentary!