We are just a few days away from the Season 9 Drafts. Find out about them and much more in the latest MLE news update…
Season 8 Awards Show
The votes have been cast and now it’s time to reveal the winners…. Well not right now but this Friday evening! Tune into the MLE Network at 8pm EST to see who won what in the MLE Season 8 Awards Show! Thank you to all those that voted! See you all Friday!
Season 9 Drafts
This weekend also sees the much-anticipated Season 9 Drafts. Each of the four leagues have their own draft where General Managers take turns to pick Free Agents to represent their team for the forthcoming season. Saturday will see the Foundation League draft followed by the Academy League draft and on Sunday the Champion League draft will take place followed by the Premier League draft. All drafts will be live on the MLE Network stream start times listed below.
Saturday 27th July, 7pm EST: Foundation League & Academy League
Sunday 28th July, 7pm EST: Champion League & Premier League
Community & Marketing Coordinators Wanted!
MLE are looking for some new Community Coordinators as well as a marketing Coordinator. Coordinators are an integral part of MLE and we are always looking for active, determined individuals within the community to help support our organisation. Coordinators are fundamental to the operations of the areas they operate in and help shape how MLE runs. For anyone interested in a Community Coordinator position or Marketing Coordinator position please read the Coordinator Information document linked in the Discord post. (Please note only Community & Marketing Coordinator positions are being considered at this moment). To apply for either position please fill out a form linked in the Discord post. Applications close at the end of this week so don’t delay!
MLE World Cup Mixer Champions Declared
Last Friday 16 illustrious nations, such as Brazil, China, North Korea and Zimbabwe were represented by MLE community members in the MLE World Cup Mixer… even a certain Presidential Bear who captain plucky underdogs to a respectful quarter-final appearance! In the end there could be only one winner and it was the mighty Poland represented by Miller_Ball_22, Oni & Rook who lifted the metaphorical trophy. Big GGs to everyone who turned up to play and those who organised the event.
Alberta Rocket League Event
This “announcement” comes courtesy of MikeIsMyIke:
Attention Alberta MLE Members! Salt Mines 2019 is Calgary’s premier Esport tournament series and this year they’re adding a Rocket League 3v3 tournament! Full PC gaming setups will be provided on site, so you’ll only have to bring your own controller! The $30 competitor pass gets you entry into 20 different tournaments throughout the weekend including Rocket League, so you can play in as many events as you’d like! And if you’re a fan of Smash Bros, this is Alberta’s most stacked event yet! The event is held the weekend August 3rd / 4th Full information can be found here https://smash.gg/tournament/salt-mines-2019/details or alternatively DM MikeIsMyIke for further info.
Right folks this is it. Draft Week, the biggest week of Season 9 so far! To all those Free Agents looking to be drafted we wish you well. Some of you will be lucky and get drafted whilst otherwise will not and have to hope they get a chance during the season. To those that do fall into this second category don’t be too disheartened, each season there have been numerous opportunities to get picked up by a team during the season as players rank up, leave rosters, etc. So if you don’t get drafted it’s not the end of your season, far from it. There will also be plenty of community events throughout the season for you to enjoy as well.
As we approach draft weekend we would like to thank everyone who has helped push applications this past week. It was looking a little close to the line with some of the leagues in terms of player numbers but this past week we have seen a surge in applications and admissions into MLE and we would like to take this moment to thank everyone involved with making that happen, from the admissions team to those who simply helped promote MLE in anyway, your support is greatly appreciated.
So all that is left to do enjoy the rest of the week, be sure to tune into the MLE Network this weekend for the Awards Show and Drafts if you can. Those Drafts can be extensive affairs so I know the Broadcast team will appreciate your comments and support.
Thanks for reading folks, until next time…
Have fun & peace out,
Minor League Esports