Esports battle heads into the west - EStars

Esports battle heads into the west

Three Ireland’s EStars is making the trip into the west, this Wednesday, March 28th, for the Sligo leg of the competition at the very fancy Clayton Hotel.

With a €20,000 prize and trip to Las Vegas up for grabs, the stakes are high and when Big Betty rolls in to the Clayton Hotel this week, the Sligo Rovers EStars team will be determined to secure a home victory and one step closer to a place in the final. This is not a game.

Three Ireland’s EStars is Ireland’s biggest ever esports tournament and showcases the intense action and epic drama of top-level competitive gaming on a scale never seen before in this country. Ten teams, representing nine League of Ireland football clubs and main sponsors Three, are fighting it out over eight weeks of gruelling competition to earn their place in the 3Arena in Dublin on May 13th and the chance to win €20,000.

Presented by radio stars, Connor Phillips and Holly Hamilton, Three Ireland’s EStars League at the Clayton Hotel provides a chance to see the world’s fastest growing spectator sport in Sligo. The house casters will explain and analyse the unfolding action on site and online, while soft drinks partner Lucozade, main sponsor Three, new retail partner Peak and food partner, Four Star Pizza, will be on site to add to the buzz and fuel the competition.

Despite a defeat to Shamrock Rovers in the Cork bout in week two in the battle of the Rovers, Sligo Rovers, are determined to be the winning side at home. Captain Kevin Treanor said the Sligo Rovers team were relishing the prospect of their home encounter, against the Three team.

“While we were disappointed by last week’s result, playing in Sligo with the support of the home crowd will give us the boost to take the win this week” the Sligo Rovers captain said. “The plan remains the same, Sligo Rovers on the stage at the 3Arena.”

Mags Byrne of Three Ireland’s EStars said: “As we get deeper into the league, the competition is really heating up and our Sligo Rovers leg at the stunning Clayton Hotel is set to be another thriller. With the best gaming talent from across Ireland in our teams, everyone wants to make it to the finals at the 3Arena in May.”

Karl Donnelly of Three added: ‘We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Three EStars league activity this week in Sligo. With this partnership, we are further enhancing our offering to customers in the gaming community and to celebrate the event, we are offering an online exclusive of €70 off our Razer gaming smartphone as well as a complimentary ticket to the Three Ireland’s EStars final in the 3Arena this May. At Three, we are committed to enhancing the lives of our customers by continuing to provide the latest technology innovations which, in addition to our All You Can Eat Data offering, enables our customers to truly make it count.’

Admission to the Three Ireland EStars League is free with the action kicking off at 6:30pm sharp at the Clayton Hotel, Clarion Road, Ballinode, Sligo, on Wednesday night. Come along and support the Sligo Rovers EStars as they fight their home match on the magnificent beast, Big Betty.

For more information on Three Ireland’s EStars, league matches and teams, visit


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