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ESL Pro League Season 8

  • Prize pool $750,000
  • Start date Oct 2, 2018
  • End date Dec 9, 2018

Prize pool $750,000

1. $250,000 USD 5-6. $32,000 USD
2. $110,000 USD 7-8. $24,000 USD
3. $55,000 USD 9-12. $22,000 USD
4. $55,000 USD 13-16. $20,000 USD

Structure

Participating teams

  Astralis   North
CIS Natus Vincere   BIG
  HellRaisers   mousesports
North America Team Liquid North America MBiR
  G2 Esports North America Ghost Gaming
  Renegades North America NRG Esports
  INTZ eSports   ORDER
  ViCi Gaming   Sharks Esports

Main event

Group Stage
  • Two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups
    • Each group has 8 teams
    • The group stage is seeded based on Online League Placements
  • The initial matches are Bo1
  • All following matches are Bo3
  • The top three teams from each group advance to the playoffs:
    • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
    • Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
    • Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds
  • Status: Completed
Playoffs
  • Single-Elimination bracket
  • The Quarterfinals and Semifinals are Bo3
  • The Grand Final is Bo5
  • Status: Completed

Location: Odense, Denmark  

Regional qualifiers

European & North American League
  • Online Round-Robin League Format
    • All teams play each other in 2 consecutive Bo1 matches
    • In Regulation winners receive 3pts
    • In Overtime winners receive 2pts, losers receive 1pt
    • The top seven placed teams proceed to the offline finals
    • The top eleven placed teams continue to the next season
    • The teams placed 12th & 13th are sent to relegation
    • The bottom placed team is directly relegated to ESEA Premier
Oceania
  • Double-Elimination bracket
  • All matches (excl. Grand Final) are Bo3
  • Grand Final is Bo5 (1 map advantage to the UB team)
Asia
  • Single-Elimination bracket
  • All matches are Bo3
South America
  • Bo5 LAN Final match
  • Winner qualifies to EPL S8 Finals

Tournaments

ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals

Dec 4, 2018
Playoffs Bracket - Playoffs
Group A - Group Stage
Group B - Group Stage

ESL Pro League Season 8 - Asia

Oct 8, 2018
Playoffs Bracket - Asia Finals
Playoffs Bracket - SouthEast Asia Finals
Playoffs Bracket - China Finals

ESL Pro League Season 8

Oct 2, 2018
Europe - Group Stage
North America - Group Stage

ESL Pro League 8 SEA - Open Qualifier #2

Sep 22, 2018

ESL Pro League Season 8 China Closed Qualifier

Sep 13, 2018
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