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ESL Pro League Season 7 - North America
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ESL Pro League Season 7 - North America
- Online Round-Robin League Format
- All teams play each other in 2 consecutive Bo1 matches
- Click here for information on the map veto process
- Each team lists their maps in order of preference (1st-7th)
- The lowest ranked map of the first team is banned
- The 2 remaining lowest maps of the second team are banned
- The now lowest remaining map of the first team is banned
- The highest remaining map of each team is played as their home map, unless it was already played, then their second highest is played
- In Regulation winners receive 3pts
- In Overtime winners receive 2pts, losers receive 1pt
- The top six placed teams proceed to the offline finals
- The top nine placed teams continue to the next season
- The teams that place tenth and eleventh are sent to relegation
- The bottom placed team is sent to premier
$87,000 USD are spread among the participants as seen below:
- 1 February 6th - OpTic Gaming release mixwell. 
- 2 February 7th - Astralis sign Magisk. 
- 3 February 7th - OpTic Gaming announce a new lineup; stanislaw, ShahZaM rejoin, along with k0nfig, cajunb, and gade being acquired from North, the latter joining on loan from their Academy team. friberg, allu and HS are removed from the starting lineup. 
- 4 April 24th - OpTic Gaming sign Snappi, JUGi and ruggah to replace stanislaw, ShahZaM and ImAPet. However, ESL rules prevent the new additions from playing the remaining games of the season. 
- 1 January 4th - Snakes from SoaR Gaming is ineligible to play due to only being 15 years old. His spot will be filled by an unknown stand-in until he turns 16. 
- 2 February 2nd - Bibby steps down as SoaR Gaming's coach. 
- 3 January 30th - SoaR Gaming parts ways with its CS:GO squad with rumors of being unable to pay the squad a "competitive salary" relative to other teams in the ESL Pro League. Their EPL spot is transferred to the players who will play as Ownage pending their acquisition by another organization. Additionally, mitch joins to fill the underage Snakes' position on team while shinobi joins as coach. 
- 4 February 7th - Team Dignitas sign ownage. 
- 5 March 16th - Team Dignitas release xCeeD. 
- 6 March 31st - shinobi officially joins Team Dignitas as coach. 
- 7 April 2nd - mCe is cut from Team Dignitas. a2z and roca join to complete the roster. 
|Proceed to Finals|
|Invited to Season 8|
|Relegated to Premier|
For results of weeks 1-4, click here.
For results of weeks 5-7, click here.
- Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham (2018-03-30). "Currently inactive with csgo, the future is uncertain and that is all guys thank you".
- MIRAA (2018-03-30). "Stewie2K links up with SK squad". HLTV.
- "We would like to welcome our newest #C9CSGO memeber, @FNS !". Cloud9. 2018-04-02.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-04-11). "Skadoodle returns to active service, probably". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2017-01-30). "compLexity add FNS to replace Slemmy, bring Rambo and Professor_Chaos in as staff". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-04-04). "Slemmy returns to compLexity as a stand-in". Dust2.us.
- "steelega in for Stanislaw". Team Liquid. 2017-11-13.
- MIRAA (2018-02-05). "NAF completes Liquid move". HLTV.
- "Welcome, TACO!". Team Liquid. 2018-04-06.
- "Roster Update:". Luminosity Gaming. 2018-04-22.
- Professeur (2018-01-15). "NRG sign nahtE". HLTV.
- AnJ (2018-01-15). "I am officially a free agent!".
- DuckMoriarty (2018-03-01). "NRG bring in Immi as coach". Dust2.us.
- "It is an incredibly sad day for the OpTic family as we must wish Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas farewell. Best of luck, friend.". OpTic Gaming. 2018-02-06.
- "Astralis sign Magisk". Astralis. 2018-02-07.
- "It is our pleasure to announce our 2018 OpTic Counter Strike roster!". OpTic Gaming. 2018-02-07.
- "Following a strong end to 2017, Nicklas “gade” Gade will be joining OpTic Gaming on loan in time for EPL Season 7.". North. 2018-02-07.
- "OpTic CSGO welcomes Snappi and JUGI". OpTic Gaming. 2018-04-24.
- "Please give a warm Renegades welcome to jkaem who will be our stand-in for the upcoming 2018 CS:GO season!". Renegades. 2018-02-08.
- TACO (2017-10-31). "Boltz jogará todo o resto com exceção do major e ECS. Muito em breve esperamos que ele vire oficialmente nosso quinto player." ["Boltz will play the rest except for the Major and ECS. We expect him to officially become our fifth player very soon."] (in Portuguese).
- MIRAA (2018-03-22). "TACO confirms SK exit". HLTV.
- Storm (2018-01-17). "Splyce and mitch part ways". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2017-01-29). "Splyce confirm XotiC addition". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-03-16). "roca no longer headshotting and such with Splyce; reltuC potential replacement". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-04-06). "Splyce finally sign an ex-CLG player in the form of reltuC". Dust2.us.
- Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-04). "Snakes: "Hopefully the team will keep a spot open for me once I turn sixteen"". Dust2.us.
- devil (2018-02-02). "SoaR says farewell to Bibby as their coach". Dust2.us.
- H3nleY (2018-01-30). "UPDATE: SoaR allegedly attempting to replace EPL roster". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-01-31). "mCe and voltage come to the defense of SoaR organization". Dust2.us.
- Storm (2018-01-31). "Former SoaR quartet add mitch; shinobi to coach". Dust2.us.
- Marek "MepH Walkowiak (2018-02-07). "Welcome our North American CS:GO team!". Team Dignitas.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-03-16). "xCeeD Leaves Dignitas". dust2.us.
- Nohte (2018-03-31). "Dignitas sign shinobi and acquire Snakes as streamer". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-04-02). "mCe out as Dignitas bring roca and a2z in". dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-01-08). "Mainline joins as coach". dust2.us.
- devil (2018-02-07). "Ghost round out roster with Subroza and stan1ey". Dust2.us.
- Striker (2018-03-15). "vSa replaces CONNOR93 in Ghost". HLTV.
- Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-15). "shinobi exits Rogue". Dust2.us.
- Tolkienfanatic (2017-01-20). "Rogue sign ryx and SicK". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-02-01). "Grt exits Rogue". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-02-04). "gMd replaces ryx". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-04-14). "mCe released by Dignitas; trying out as coach for Rogue". Dust2.us.
- itsSlicer (2017-11-30). "Stepping Back from CS:GO". Counter Logic Gaming.
- LucasAM (2018-02-11). "ESL announces Pro League Season 7 teams; NA reduced to 12". HLTV.
- Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-15). "Misfits trio hit free agency". Dust2.us.