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ESL Pro League Season 11 Confirms Final List Of Participants

Posted 6th March 2020 By: Derpina    93 Views

ESL Pro League Season 11 Confirms Final List Of Participants - Tipify

Esports News – ESL Pro League Season 11 comes to Denver this coming April. And as one of the biggest CS:GO tournaments of the year, it brings together the best professional teams from different regions around the world. Here are the 24 participants split into four groups of 6 based on ESL’s world rankings:

Group A
Astralis – Denmark
Vitality – France
NiP – Sweden
ENCE – Finland
GODSENT – Europe
Sharks – Brazil

Group B
Natus Vincere – Russia
Fnatic – Sweden
FURIA – Brazil
Heroic – Denmark
Complexity – Europe
forZe – Russia

Group C
Mousesports – Europe
Team Liquid – Australia
Australia 100 Thieves
Australia Renegades
Brazil BOOM

Group D
G2 Esports – France
Evil Geniuses – United States
FaZe – Europe
OG Esports – Europe
North – Denmark
TYLOO – China

Team analysis

Group A features some of the heavy favorites this year. Astralis dominates the lineup, followed by Vitality, NiP, and ENCE. The underdogs in the group, GODSENT and Sharks, are working on their status and identity in the competitive scene. Matching the strong forces of Astralis are Natus Vincere and Fnatic, the champions and semi-finalists of IEM Katowice 2020. The two teams are seeded into Group B.

In Group C, we’ll see more strong performance from Mousports, Liquid, and 100 Thieves. The three teams failed to reach the semi-finals of IEM Katowice 2020, but they remain part of the Intel Grand Slam race. G2, Evil Geniuses, and FaZe from Group D will be pitted against each other for the first time in a while. The three teams hold some of the highest positions in the world rankings.

Tournament format

ESL Pro League Season 11 follows an updated version of IEM Katowice’s tournament format. In the group stage, all CS:GO teams will compete in BO3, round-robin matches at a private studio. The winners from this stage have a chance to compete for a direct slot in the semifinals and round three. The runner-ups, meanwhile, will head to a single-elimination bracket to meet the group stage winners in the next stages of the tournament. All matches from round three and the grand final will take place in the arena.

The tournament officially starts on March 16 and culminates on April 12. The $750,000 prize pool, one Intel Grand Slam point, and points for the next ESL Pro Tour Masters event are all up for grabs. All teams get a chance to get a ticket to ESL One Cologne in July, while Team Liquid, Astralis, Natus Vincere, and Mousesports can continue to maintain their positions in the IGS season 3 race.


Written by Derpina