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ESL Pro League Season 7 - North America
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ESL Pro League Season 7 - North America
Group Stage (Bo1)
- 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 teams as seen below:
|8th||$16,000||Season 8||Luminosity Gaming|
|9th||$15,000||Season 8||Ghost Gaming|
|10th||$14,000||Season 7 Relegation||compLexity Gaming|
|11th||$13,000||Season 7 Relegation||Splyce|
|12th||$12,000||ESEA Premier Season 28||Team Dignitas|
|Former Participants 24|
For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.
- 1 felps steps down from SK Gaming, boltz replaces him. 
- 2 Team Liquid replace stanislaw with steel. 
- 3 Counter Logic Gaming release their team, FNS and Rickeh both leave the team. 
- 4 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 MAiNLiNE joins Ghost Gaming as their coach. 
- 6 seangares, SicK, and ShahZaM's contracts expire and they depart Misfits. 
- 7 shinobi is cut from Rogue. 
- 8 nahtE from Counter Logic Gaming is signed by NRG Esports. AnJ becomes a free agent. 
- 9 mitch departs Splyce. 
- 10 Rogue sign ryx and SicK. 
- 11 Splyce sign XotiC. 
- 12 compLexity Gaming sign FNS to replace Slemmy. They also sign Rambo as coach. 
- 13 Grt steps down as Rogue's coach. 
- 14 Bibby steps down as SoaR Gaming's coach. 
- 15 Rogue replace ryx with gMd. 
- 16 NAF transfers to Team Liquid. jdm64 is benched. 
- 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, mitch joins to fill the underage Snakes' position on team while shinobi joins as coach. 
- 18 OpTic Gaming release mixwell. 
- 19 Astralis sign Magisk. 
- 20 Team Dignitas sign ownage. 
- 21 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. 
- 22 Ghost Gaming add Subroza and stan1ey. 
- 23 Renegades add Jkaem as a long term stand-in. 
- 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. 
- 25 Immi joins NRG Esports as their coach ahead of their start to the season. 
- 26 March 15th - vSa replaces CoNnOrRr93 on Ghost Gaming. 
- 27 March 16th - Team Dignitas release xCeeD. 
- 28 March 16th - roca leaves Splyce. 
- 29 March 22nd - TACO steps down from SK Gaming. 
- 30 March 30th - Skadoodle announces his inactivity and steps down from Cloud9. 
- 31 March 30th - Stewie2K leaves Cloud9 to join SK Gaming. 
- 32 March 31st - shinobi officially joins Team Dignitas as coach. 
- 33 April 2nd - Cloud9 acquire FNS from compLexity Gaming. 
- 34 April 2nd - mCe is cut from Team Dignitas. a2z and roca join to complete the roster. 
- 35 April 6th - Team Liquid sign TACO as steel steps down. 
- 36 April 4th - Slemmy comes out of retirement to act as a long term stand-in for compLexity Gaming. 
- 37 April 6th - Splyce sign reltuC. 
- 38 April 11th - Skadoodle returns from inactivity and rejoins Cloud9. 
- 39 April 14th - mCe joins Rogue as a coach on trial. 
- 40 April 22nd - steel and zakk replace chelo and Apoka on Luminosity Gaming. 
- 41 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. 
|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.
- LucasAM (2018-02-11). "ESL announces Pro League Season 7 teams; NA reduced to 12". HLTV.
- 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 Portuguese).
- "steelega in for Stanislaw". Team Liquid.
- itsSlicer (2017-11-30). "Stepping Back from CS:GO". Counter Logic Gaming.
- Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-04). "Snakes: "Hopefully the team will keep a spot open for me once I turn sixteen"". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-01-08). "Mainline joins as coach". dust2.us.
- Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-15). "Misfits trio hit free agency". Dust2.us.
- Tolkienfanatic (2018-01-15). "shinobi exits Rogue". Dust2.us.
- Professeur (2018-01-15). "NRG sign nahtE". HLTV.
- AnJ (2018-01-15). "I am officially a free agent!".
- Storm (2018-01-17). "Splyce and mitch part ways". Dust2.us.
- Tolkienfanatic (2017-01-20). "Rogue sign ryx and SicK". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2017-01-29). "Splyce confirm XotiC addition". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2017-01-30). "compLexity add FNS to replace Slemmy, bring Rambo and Professor_Chaos in as staff". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-02-01). "Grt exits Rogue". Dust2.us.
- devil (2018-02-02). "SoaR says farewell to Bibby as their coach". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-02-04). "gMd replaces ryx". Dust2.us.
- MIRAA (2018-02-05). "NAF completes Liquid move". HLTV.
- 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.
- "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.
- Marek "MepH Walkowiak (2018-02-07). "Welcome our North American CS:GO team!". Team Dignitas.
- "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.
- devil (2018-02-07). "Ghost round out roster with Subroza and stan1ey". Dust2.us.
- "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.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-03-01). "NRG bring in Immi as coach". Dust2.us.
- Striker (2018-03-15). "vSa replaces CONNOR93 in Ghost". HLTV.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-03-16). "xCeeD Leaves Dignitas". dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-03-16). "roca no longer headshotting and such with Splyce; reltuC potential replacement". Dust2.us.
- MIRAA (2018-03-22). "TACO confirms SK exit". HLTV.
- 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.
- Nohte (2018-03-31). "Dignitas sign shinobi and acquire Snakes as streamer". Dust2.us.
- "We would like to welcome our newest #C9CSGO memeber, @FNS !". Cloud9. 2018-04-02.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-04-02). "mCe out as Dignitas bring roca and a2z in". dust2.us.
- "Welcome, TACO!". Team Liquid. 2018-04-06.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-04-04). "Slemmy returns to compLexity as a stand-in". Dust2.us.
- CarbonDogma (2018-04-06). "Splyce finally sign an ex-CLG player in the form of reltuC". Dust2.us.
- DuckMoriarty (2018-04-11). "Skadoodle returns to active service, probably". Dust2.us.
- tolkienfanatic (2018-04-14). "mCe released by Dignitas; trying out as coach for Rogue". Dust2.us.
- "Roster Update:". Luminosity Gaming. 2018-04-22.
- "OpTic CSGO welcomes Snappi and JUGI". OpTic Gaming. 2018-04-24.