ESL Pro League Season 7 - North America

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[e][h]ESL Pro League Season 7 - North America
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Type:
Online
Location:
North America North America
Teams:
12
Format:
Group Stage (Bo1)
Prize pool:
$87,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-02-13
End Date:
2018-04-26
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Cache • Cobblestone • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass • Train

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Main Broadcast[edit]

  • Host:
  • Analysts:
  • Observers:

Secondary Broadcast[edit]

  • Commentators:

Tertiary Broadcasts[edit]

Format[edit]

  • 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

Prize Pool[edit]

$87,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:


Participants[edit]

Cloud930, 31, 33, 38
Team Liquid2, 16, 35
1USA nitr0 
2USA EliGE 
3Canada Twistzz 
4Canada NAF 
5Brazil TACO 
CBrazil zews 
OpTic Gaming18, 19, 21, 41
SK Gaming1, 29, 31
Splyce9, 28, 37
Team Dignitas4, 14, 17, 20, 27, 31, 34
1USA Grim 
2USA Voltage 
3USA xCeeD 
4USA mCe 
5USA mitch 
6Canada a2z 
7USA roca 
CUSA shinobi 
Rogue7, 10, 13, 15, 39
1USA vice 
2USA Hiko 
3Denmark cadiaN 
4USA SicK 
5Canada gMd 
CUSA mCe 

For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 Brazil felps steps down from SK Gaming, Brazil boltz replaces him. [2]
2 Team Liquid replace Canada stanislaw with Brazil steel. [3]
3 Counter Logic Gaming release their team, Canada FNS and Australia Rickeh both leave the team. [4]
4 USA 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. [5]
5 USA MAiNLiNE joins Ghost Gaming as their coach. [6]
6 USA seangares, USA SicK, and USA ShahZaM's contracts expire and they depart Misfits. [7]
7 USA shinobi is cut from Rogue. [8]
8 USA nahtE from Counter Logic Gaming is signed by NRG Esports. Denmark AnJ becomes a free agent. [9] [10]
9 USA mitch departs Splyce. [11]
10 Rogue sign USA ryx and USA SicK. [12]
11 Splyce sign USA XotiC. [13]
12 compLexity Gaming sign Canada FNS to replace USA Slemmy. They also sign USA Rambo as coach. [14]
13 Canada Grt steps down as Rogue's coach. [15]
14 USA Bibby steps down as SoaR Gaming's coach. [16]
15 Rogue replace USA ryx with Canada gMd. [17]
16 Canada NAF transfers to Team Liquid. USA jdm64 is benched. [18]
17 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, USA mitch joins to fill the underage USA Snakes' position on team while USA shinobi joins as coach. [19] [20] [21]
18 OpTic Gaming release Spain mixwell. [22]
19 Astralis sign Denmark Magisk. [23]
20 Team Dignitas sign ownage. [24]
21 OpTic Gaming announce a new lineup; Canada stanislaw, USA ShahZaM rejoin, along with Denmark k0nfig, Denmark cajunb, and Denmark gade being acquired from North, the latter joining on loan from their Academy team. Sweden friberg, Finland allu and Estonia HS are removed from the starting lineup. [25] [26]
22 Ghost Gaming add Canada Subroza and United Kingdom stan1ey.[27]
23 Renegades add Norway Jkaem as a long term stand-in. [28]
24 ESL announce that due to Counter Logic Gaming and Misfits forfeiting their pro league licenses, Season 7 will only feature 12 teams in the North American division. [1]
25 United Kingdom Immi joins NRG Esports as their coach ahead of their start to the season.[29]
26 March 15th - Canada vSa replaces Canada CoNnOrRr93 on Ghost Gaming. [30]
27 March 16th - Team Dignitas release USA xCeeD. [31]
28 March 16th - USA roca leaves Splyce. [32]
29 March 22nd - Brazil TACO steps down from SK Gaming. [33]
30 March 30th - USA Skadoodle announces his inactivity and steps down from Cloud9. [34]
31 March 30th - USA Stewie2K leaves Cloud9 to join SK Gaming.[35]
32 March 31st - USA shinobi officially joins Team Dignitas as coach. [36]
33 April 2nd - Cloud9 acquire Canada FNS from compLexity Gaming. [37]
34 April 2nd - USA mCe is cut from Team Dignitas. Canada a2z and USA roca join to complete the roster. [38]
35 April 6th - Team Liquid sign Brazil TACO as Brazil steel steps down.[39]
36 April 4th - USA Slemmy comes out of retirement to act as a long term stand-in for compLexity Gaming. [40]
37 April 6th - Splyce sign USA reltuC. [41]
38 April 11th - USA Skadoodle returns from inactivity and rejoins Cloud9. [42]
39 April 14th - USA mCe joins Rogue as a coach on trial. [43]
40 April 22nd - Brazil steel and Brazil zakk replace Brazil chelo and Brazil Apoka on Luminosity Gaming. [44]
41 April 24th - OpTic Gaming sign Denmark Snappi, Denmark JUGi and Denmark ruggah to replace Canada stanislaw, USA ShahZaM and USA ImAPet. However, ESL rules prevent the new additions from playing the remaining games of the season. [45]

Results[edit]

Overview[edit]

League Ladder
1. Team Liquid 20-2 290-179 +111 60p
2. NRG Esports 17-5 335-217 +118 50p
3. OpTic Gaming 14-8 270-225 +45 41p
4. Cloud9 13-9 301-276 +25 40p
5. Renegades 13-9 315-259 +56 40p
6. SK Gaming 12-10 246-215 +31 35p
7. Rogue 11-11 267-268 -1 33p
8. Luminosity Gaming 9-13 252-278 -26 28p
9. Ghost Gaming 7-15 244-321 -77 22p
10. compLexity Gaming 7-15 244-302 -58 21p
11. Splyce 7-15 218-302 -84 20p
12. Team Dignitas 2-20 199-340 -141 6p
Legend
Proceed to Finals
Invited to Season 8
Relegation
Relegated to Premier
17-19
Week 4
16-5
Week 5
16-13
Week 4
7-16
Week 2
16-7
Week 5
16-11
Week 4
4-16
Week 2
19-17
Week 6
6-16
Week 7
13-16
Week 1
16-13
Week 7
11-16
Week 4
16-8
Week 1
13-16
Week 7
6-16
Week 7
16-6
Week 1
9-16
Week 6
7-16
Week 2
3-16
Week 5
16-3
Week 4
2-16
Week 6
11-16
Week 1
14-16
Week 5
10-16
Week 1
16-12
Week 6
8-16
Week 3
9-16
Week 2
13-16
Week 4
9-16
Week 7
12-16
Week 7
6-16
Week 7
4-16
Week 6
16-8
Week 6
16-14
Week 4
8-16
Week 7
16-11
Week 6
14-16
Week 5
3-16
Week 7
4-16
Week 4
13-16
Week 3
3-16
Week 1
14-16
Week 1
10-16
Week 5
16-14
Week 3
19-16
Week 2
16-6
Week 7
16-10
Week 3
16-4
Week 5
16-10
Week 4
16-7
Week 5
w-
Week 7
16-12
Week 3
16-14
Week 4
w-
Week 2
16-6
Week 5
3-16
Week 5
16-10
Week 1
16-4
Week 2
12-16
Week 7
16-11
Week 4
3-16
Week 7
8-16
Week 6
16-9
Week 1
16-10
Week 3
16-8
Week 1
16-3
Week 4
16-7
Week 4
16-4
Week 6
16-3
Week 4
19-17
Week 4
22-20
Week 5
16-4
Week 7
14-16
Week 6
5-16
Week 6
16-9
Week 2
16-10
Week 2
16-9
Week 2
8-16
Week 2
16-14
Week 2
16-13
Week 7
4-16
Week 3
-w
Week 7
16-7
Week 6
7-16
Week 6
8-16
Week 4
3-16
Week 2
16-2
Week 5
16-12
Week 4
9-16
Week 6
16-10
Week 5
16-10
Week 7
16-3
Week 1
9-16
Week 3
19-17
Week 1
19-17
Week 6
16-19
Week 4
16-6
Week 7
3-16
Week 7
16-4
Week 3
8-16
Week 7
16-6
Week 4
16-5
Week 7
16-6
Week 1
10-16
Week 4
16-10
Week 3
6-16
Week 2
7-16
Week 2
16-11
Week 7
12-16
Week 4
16-11
Week 1
7-16
Week 1
6-16
Week 6
16-4
Week 6
16-8
Week 5
-w
Week 2
16-8
Week 1
4-16
Week 2
16-13
Week 5
19-15
Week 7
14-16
Week 4
16-11
Week 5
16-6
Week 7
19-17
Week 1
16-9
Week 6
10-16
Week 3
2-16
Week 5
16-13
Week 4
5-16
Week 2
3-16
Week 4
8-16
Week 3
16-6
Week 1
w-
Week 5

Detailed Results[edit]

For results of weeks 1-4, click here.

For results of weeks 5-7, click here.

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]


Highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lucas "LucasAM" Aznar Miles (2018-02-11). "ESL announces Pro League Season 7 teams; NA reduced to 12". HLTV.org.
  2. TACO. "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 Brazil Portuguese).
  3. "steelega in for Stanislaw". Team Liquid.
  4. itsSlicer (2017-11-30). "Stepping Back from CS:GO". Counter Logic Gaming.
  5. Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-04). "Snakes: "Hopefully the team will keep a spot open for me once I turn sixteen"". Dust2.us.
  6. tolkienfanatic (2018-01-08). "Mainline joins as coach". dust2.us.
  7. Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-15). "Misfits trio hit free agency". Dust2.us.
  8. Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-15). "shinobi exits Rogue". Dust2.us.
  9. Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin (2018-01-15). "NRG sign nahtE". HLTV.org.
  10. AnJ (2018-01-15). "I am officially a free agent!".
  11. Storm (2018-01-17). "Splyce and mitch part ways". Dust2.us.
  12. Tolkienfanatic (2017-01-20). "Rogue sign ryx and SicK". Dust2.us.
  13. DuckMoriarty (2017-01-29). "Splyce confirm XotiC addition". Dust2.us.
  14. DuckMoriarty (2017-01-30). "compLexity add FNS to replace Slemmy, bring Rambo and Professor_Chaos in as staff". Dust2.us.
  15. CarbonDogma (2018-02-01). "Grt exits Rogue". Dust2.us.
  16. devil (2018-02-02). "SoaR says farewell to Bibby as their coach". Dust2.us.
  17. CarbonDogma (2018-02-04). "gMd replaces ryx". Dust2.us.
  18. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-02-05). "NAF completes Liquid move". HLTV.org.
  19. H3nleY (2018-01-30). "UPDATE: SoaR allegedly attempting to replace EPL roster". Dust2.us.
  20. DuckMoriarty (2018-01-31). "mCe and voltage come to the defense of SoaR organization". Dust2.us.
  21. Storm (2018-01-31). "Former SoaR quartet add mitch; shinobi to coach". Dust2.us.
  22. "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.
  23. "Astralis sign Magisk". Astralis. 2018-02-07.
  24. Marek "MepH Walkowiak (2018-02-07). "Welcome our North American CS:GO team!". Team Dignitas.
  25. "It is our pleasure to announce our 2018 OpTic Counter Strike roster!". OpTic Gaming. 2018-02-07.
  26. "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.
  27. devil (2018-02-07). "Ghost round out roster with Subroza and stan1ey". Dust2.us.
  28. "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.
  29. DuckMoriarty (2018-03-01). "NRG bring in Immi as coach". Dust2.us.
  30. Striker (2018-03-15). "vSa replaces CONNOR93 in Ghost". HLTV.
  31. DuckMoriarty (2018-03-16). "xCeeD Leaves Dignitas". dust2.us.
  32. DuckMoriarty (2018-03-16). "roca no longer headshotting and such with Splyce; reltuC potential replacement". Dust2.us.
  33. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-03-22). "TACO confirms SK exit". HLTV.org.
  34. Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham (2018-03-30). "Currently inactive with csgo, the future is uncertain and that is all guys thank you".
  35. MIRAA (2018-03-30). "Stewie2K links up with SK squad". HLTV.org.
  36. Nohte (2018-03-31). "Dignitas sign shinobi and acquire Snakes as streamer". Dust2.us.
  37. "We would like to welcome our newest #C9CSGO memeber, @FNS !". Cloud9. 2018-04-02.
  38. DuckMoriarty (2018-04-02). "mCe out as Dignitas bring roca and a2z in". dust2.us.
  39. "Welcome, TACO!". Team Liquid. 2018-04-06.
  40. DuckMoriarty (2018-04-04). "Slemmy returns to compLexity as a stand-in". Dust2.us.
  41. CarbonDogma (2018-04-06). "Splyce finally sign an ex-CLG player in the form of reltuC". Dust2.us.
  42. DuckMoriarty (2018-04-11). "Skadoodle returns to active service, probably". Dust2.us.
  43. tolkienfanatic (2018-04-14). "mCe released by Dignitas; trying out as coach for Rogue". Dust2.us.
  44. "Roster Update:". Luminosity Gaming. 2018-04-22.
  45. "OpTic CSGO welcomes Snappi and JUGI". OpTic Gaming. 2018-04-24.