ESL Pro League Season 8 - Europe
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ESL Pro League Season 8 - Europe
- 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 seven placed teams proceed to the offline finals
- The top eleven placed teams continue to the next season
- The teams placed 12th & 13th are sent to relegation
- The bottom placed team is directly relegated to ESEA Premier
$TBA USD are spread among the teams as seen below:
|12th||-||Season 8 Relegation||TBD|
|13th||-||Season 8 Relegation||TBD|
|14th||-||ESEA Premier Season 30||TBD|
For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.
- 1 peacemaker leaves Heroic. 
- 2 friberg joins Heroic as their new fifth. 
- 3 olofmeister returns from inactivity. Xizt is placed on the transfer list. 
- 4 Fnatic sign Xizt to replace Lekr0. 
- 5 G2 Esports bench mixwell in order to allow him to explore other options. 
- 6 G2 Esports bring back shox and SmithZz, replacing apEX and NBK-. 
- 7 Ninjas in Pyjamas replace draken with Lekr0. 
- 8 olofmeister announces that he is not yet ready to return from inactivity. He returns to FaZe Clan's bench.  
- 9 Fnatic replace Golden with draken. 
- 10 Windigo Gaming bench SPELLAN. 
- 11 Windigo Gaming sign blocker following his trial loan. 
- 12 mousesports replace STYKO with Snax. 
- 13 olofmeister officially returns from inactivity and rejoins the team. 
- 14 RUBINO is released from his contract, AcilioN joins Heroic on a permanent basis. 
- 15 snatchie leaves to join Virtus.pro. 
- 16 AGO Esports sign SZPERO. 
- 17 North and Heroic swap mertz and niko, both on loan.  
- 18 August 15th - Heroic sign naSu as coach. 
|.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||-|
For detailed match results, click here.
|Proceed to Finals|
|Invited to Season 9|
|Relegated to Premier|
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-05-01). "peacemaker steps down from Heroic; MODDII becomes player-coach". HLTV.org.
- "friberg joins Heroic". Heroic. 2018-05-11.
- "He's baaaaaaaack. @olofmeister #FaZeUp". FaZe Clan. 2018-05-25.
- "The Return of Xizt". Fnatic. 2018-05-25.
- Striker (2018-05-28). "mixwell allowed to explore options as G2 ponder new lineup". HLTV.org.
- "G2 announces the CS:GO lineup for ECS Season 5 finals". G2 Esports. 2018-06-04.
- Lukas "Kameeleon" Berć (2018-06-05). "Lekr0 Arrives to Ninjas in Pyjamas!". Ninjas in Pyjamas.
- "A statement from @olofmeister addressing his availability at the upcoming @ecs Season 5 Finals this weekend in London, England.". FaZe Clan. 2018-06-05.
- "WELCOME, to @cromencsgo". FaZe Clan. 2018-06-05.
- "CSGO - Welcome Draken; Thank you Golden". Fnatic. 2018-06-17.
- Windigo Gaming. "Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov Benched And Put On Transfer List".
- Windigo Gaming (2018-06-27). "Windigo Gaming Completes the CS:GO Lineup".
- "Snax joins mousesports". mousesports. 2018-06-27.
- . 2018-07-10. https://www.hltv.org/news/24225/olofmeister-to-return-to-faze-for-eleague-premier.
- Striker (2018-07-10). "Heroic sign AcilioN; RUBINO released". HLTV.
- "Virtus.pro welcomes Snatchie". Virtus.pro. 2018-08-02.
- AGO Esports (2018-08-06). "AGO znalazło następcę snatchiego – SZPERO dołącza do drużyny! " [AGO has found the successor of Snatchie - SZPERO joins the team!] (in Polish).
- "North announces niko as stand-in". North. 2018-08-08.
- "Danish Shuffle - North and Heroic switch players". Heroic. 2018-08-08.
- Milan "Striker" Švejda (2018-05-18). "Heroic have appointed Niko "naSu" Kovanen as the team's interim coach for the next month and a half, the organization has announced.". HLTV.org.