ESL Pro League Season 8 - Preview

Aditya Singh Rawat

3rd, Dec, 2018

Cover Image Courtesy: ESL Gaming

Odense is all set and excited to witness the ESL Pro League Season 8 which commences tomorrow, 4th December running through the entire week and ending on Sunday, 9th December.

This season of Pro League will be featuring a prize pool of $750,000 USD with a total of 16 teams participating in it. These teams have qualified for the grand event through their respective regional qualifiers. 7 teams have made it through the Europe Qualifiers followed by 6 teams coming from the North American region while 2 made it through the APAC region and finally the last slot went to the South American region.

Following are the teams that will be participating in the event:

Image Credit: Liquipedia

The tournament will be divided into two parts, starting off with the Group Stage that will take place from 4th-6th December and following up with the Playoffs which will be played from 7th-9th December.

The group stage will divide the teams into two groups of 8 teams each. Both the groups will undergo a double elimination bracket where the first round will be a BO1 followed by all the other rounds being a BO3 series. 

The top three teams from each group will be qualifying onto the Playoffs which will be featuring a single elimination bracket where the quarterfinals and the semifinals will be a BO3 series while the Grand Finals are a BO5 series. 

The initial match-ups are as follows:

Image Credit: Liquipedia



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