ESL Pro League Season 8 - Europe
- Desk Host:
- stunna (Tres Saranthus)
- SPUNJ (Chad Burchill)
- 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 9||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|14th||$12,000||Season 8 Relegation||AGO Esports|
Note: ESL announce they will be expanding the EU EPL to 16 teams for Season 9. As such, Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas will avoid having to play relegation, with AGO Esports being sent to Relegation instead. 
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|
- Yossarian (2018-12-01). "ESL Pro League Europe expands to 16 teams; fnatic and NiP retain spots". HLTV.
- MIRAA (2018-05-01). "peacemaker steps down from Heroic; MODDII becomes player-coach". HLTV.
- "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.
- "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.
- Striker (2018-07-10). "olofmeister to return to FaZe for ELEAGUE Premier". HLTV.
- 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.
- Striker (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.
- "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.
- MIRAA (2018-10-19). "Kap3r joins AGO". HLTV.
- "Poizon becomes part of Windigo Gaming". Windigo Gaming. 2018-10-26.
- "Hobbit Joins HellRaisers. Bondik is a Free Agent now". HellRaisers. 2018-11-08.