Berlin, 28. March 2023 – After an incredible battle through the lower-bracket of the ESEA Advanced playoffs and the following relegation phase, the BIG OMEN Academy have been successfully promoted to the ESL Challenger League, the highest level professional CS:GO league after the ESL Pro League. 
The academy team’s journey in the ESEA circuit started twelve seasons ago by signing up for ESEA Open S33, the very first level of the circuit. Gradually working their way up season by season, division by division, the team arrived in ESEA Advanced in Season 40. Despite multiple strong showings, it was now in Season 44 that they have made the distance and achieved a strong playoffs run, taking down teams such as Websterz, Viperio, Eternal Fire Academy, and PROSPECTS in order to reach the relegation phase of ECL. Their momentum did not slow down, as they continued by taking down ECSTATIC and FTW Esports in the relegation phase, resulting in them qualifying for the 45th season of the ESL Challenger League as the only German team. 


The BIG OMEN Academy were crowned ESL Meisterschaft champions last December


This success is just adds to the long list of achievements the BIG OMEN Academy has reached in the past year, such as consecutive top four placements in the WePlay Academy League, winning the Y-Games PRO Series 2022, reaching the grand final of Fragadelphia 17 and a deep run in the IESF World Esports Championship 2022. Above all, the most important result was the championship run at the ESL Meisterschaft: Autumn 2022 Finals at the end of last year, hoisting the trophy and becoming German champions. Their debut in the ESL Challenger League will begin next week, so keep an eye on our social channels for information about their first match!

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