ESL Pro League Season 18 Group Stage: Teams, Results, Schedule, Format, More

The CS:GO marathon has begun!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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ESL Pro League Season 18 Group Stage: Teams, Results, Schedule, Format, More

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The ESL Pro League Season 18 is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 1st October with a total prize pool of $850,000 USD.
ESL Pro League Season 18 will be taking place on LAN at the InterContinental Malta Hotel in Saint Julian's, Malta.
Here are the complete details for the ESL Pro League Season 18 including teams, groups, results, schedule, format, and more.

The ESL Pro League Season 18 has commenced with some of the best CS:GO teams from around the world ready to rise up to the challenge and go up against each other.

This season is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 1st October and will be featuring a total prize pool of $850,000 USD (INR 6,64,31,348) with 32 teams competing to become the champions.

The tournament is taking place on LAN in the seaside town of Saint Julian's in Malta, at the InterContinental Malta Hotel.

Here is everything you need to know about the ESL Pro League Season 18 including competing teams, match results, overall standings, tournament schedule, event format, prize pool split, livestream information, and other details.


ESL Pro League Season 18 Group Stage: Complete Details

The premier month-long CS:GO league is back with its eighteenth season, featuring 32 teams that are ready to take on each other in an offline environment while enjoying the touristy beaches of St. Julian's in Malta.


ESL Pro League Season 18: Teams

Out of the 32 participating teams, 15 teams are permanent league partners while the remaining 17 teams have qualified either on the basis of ESL World Ranking or through a regional qualifying tournament.


ESL Pro League Season 18: Results and Schedule

The tournament has been divided into two stages, Group Stage and Playoffs.

  • Group Stage: 30th August to 24th September

  • Playoffs: 26th September to 1st October

Group A | 30th Aug to 3rd Sep

Group B | 6th to 10th Sep

Group C | 13th to 17th Sep

Group D | 20th to 24th Sep

The 16 teams qualifying to Playoffs are as follows,

  1. Team Vitality.

  2. Movistar Riders.

  3. Astralis.

  4. FURIA Esports.

  5. ENCE.

  6. BIG.

  7. MOUZ.

  8. Monte.

  9. Natus Vincere.

  10. FaZe Clan.

  11. Fnatic.

  12. 9z Team.

  13. G2 Esports.

  14. Complexity.

  15. Virtus.pro.

  16. Eternal Fire.

ESL Pro League Season 18: Trophy

ESL Pro League Season 18: Format

Group Stage

  • A total of 32 teams will be participating in this stage of the tournament.

  • All teams will be divided into four groups of eight teams each.

  • Each group will follow a triple-elimination format, where every match is a best-of-three series.

  • The top four teams from each group will qualify for the Playoffs.

  • The winner will directly advance to the Quarterfinals.

  • The runner-up will directly advance to the Round of 12.

  • The third and fourth-placed teams will advance to the Round of 16.


ESL Pro League Season 18: Livestream

The tournament will be broadcasted live primarily across Twitch and YouTube in eight different languages across two simultaneous streams for the most part.


The marathon league is going to test all participating teams to their very limit as they engage in skirmishes with multiple opponents, fighting to lock a spot for themselves in the Playoffs.

It will be interesting to see which teams are able to lock a top four spot in their respective groups, a higher finish giving them a significant boost in the next stage of the tournament.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.