The Emerald City Pinball League (ECPL) was founded by Matt Walton & Mira Mason-Reader to help build the competitive pinball scene in Eugene, Oregon. Moving to Eugene after a year living in Ireland, Matt & Mira were impressed by the skill level of the players and the number of pinball machines at both of Eugene's fantastic arcades (Blairally & Level Up).
However, there weren't many opportunities for pinball enthusiasts and novices alike to get together and play in a league format. They decided to start up a league which encouraged community participation, growth, and education for players of all skill levels while calling both locations "Home".
ECPL is fully sanctioned by the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA). ECPL is a "Stern Army" league.