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
$105,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:
|8th||$18,000||Season 9||Windigo Gaming|
|9th||$17,000||Season 9||Space Soldiers|
|11th||$15,000||Season 9||FaZe Clan|
|12th||$14,000||Season 8 Relegation||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|13th||$13,000||Season 8 Relegation||Fnatic|
|14th||$12,000||ESEA Premier Season 30||AGO Esports|
For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.
- 1 May 1st - peacemaker leaves Heroic. 
- 2 May 11th - friberg joins Heroic as their new fifth. 
- 3 May 25th - olofmeister returns from inactivity. Xizt is placed on the transfer list. 
- 4 May 25th - Fnatic sign Xizt to replace Lekr0. 
- 5 May 28th - G2 Esports bench mixwell in order to allow him to explore other options. 
- 6 June 4th - G2 Esports bring back shox and SmithZz, replacing apEX and NBK-. 
- 7 June 5th - Ninjas in Pyjamas replace draken with Lekr0. 
- 8 June 5th - olofmeister announces that he is not yet ready to return from inactivity. He returns to FaZe Clan's bench.  
- 9 June 17th - Fnatic replace Golden with draken. 
- 10 June 18th - Windigo Gaming bench SPELLAN. 
- 11 June 27th - Windigo Gaming sign blocker following his trial loan. 
- 12 June 27th - mousesports replace STYKO with Snax. 
- 13 July 10th - olofmeister officially returns from inactivity and rejoins the team. 
- 14 July 10th - RUBINO is released from his contract, AcilioN joins Heroic on a permanent basis. 
- 15 August 2nd - snatchie leaves to join Virtus.pro. 
- 16 August 6th - AGO Esports sign SZPERO. 
- 17 August 8th - North and Heroic swap mertz and niko, both on loan.  
- 18 August 15th - Heroic sign naSu as coach. 
- 19 September 21st - Fnatic bench flusha. 
- 20 September 27th - North sign cadiaN from Rogue to replace MSL. gade is recalled from his loan to OpTic Gaming back to North to replace niko. 
- 21 October 2nd - Fnatic bench draken and acquire twist from Red Reserve. ScreaM also announces that he will playing with Fnatic after having previously stood-in for them.  
- 22 October 15th - STYKO returns to the active lineup of mousesports, replacing Snax who is benched. 
- 23 October 17th - Fnatic sign Brollan and ScreaM is moved to a reserve position. 
- 24 October 19th - AGO Esports bench TOAO and acquire Kap3r on a trial loan from Team Kinguin. 
- 25 October 26th - Windigo Gaming sign poizon. pNshr moves to an analyst role. 
- 26 November 8th - HellRaisers replace bondik with Hobbit. 
|12.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||10-16||295-361||-66||30p|
|Proceed to Finals|
|Invited to Season 9|
|Sent to Relegation|
|Relegated to Premier|
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- filq" Szatkowski of HLTV.org 2018-11-03 | by Filip "
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- "He's baaaaaaaack. @olofmeister #FaZeUp". FaZe Clan. 2018-05-25.
- "The Return of Xizt". Fnatic. 2018-05-25.
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- "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".
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- "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).
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- "Danish Shuffle - North and Heroic switch players". Heroic. 2018-08-08.
- Milan "Striker" Švejda (2018-08-15). "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.
- "Post-FACEIT Major Roster Update". Fnatic. 2018-09-21.
- "North welcomes cadiaN - gade returns from loan". North. 2018-09-27.
- "twist Returns". Fnatic. 2018-10-02.
- Adil "ScreaM" Benriltom (2018-10-02). "Im going to keep stand-in with Fnatic. Don’t know for how long.".
- "STYKO returns to starting lineup". mousesports. 2018-10-15.
- "Brollan becomes our fifth". Fnatic. 2018-10-17.
- Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-10-19). "Kap3r joins AGO". HLTV.org.
- "Poizon becomes part of Windigo Gaming". Windigo Gaming. 2018-10-26.
- "Hobbit Joins HellRaisers. Bondik is a Free Agent now". HellRaisers. 2018-11-08.