ESL Pro League Season 8: Finals

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[e][h]ESL Pro League Season 8 - Finals
League Information
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
Denmark Odense
Teams:
16
Prize Pool:
$750,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-12-04
End Date:
2018-12-09
Liquipedia Tier:
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The ESL Pro League Finals return again to the Sparekassen Fyn Arena in Odense, this time for Season 8, featuring 16 teams from around the world and a prize pool of $750,000 USD as well as being the last tournament of Season 1 of the Intel Grand Slam.

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Primary Broadcast[edit]
  • Stage Host:
    • United Kingdom OJ Borg (Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi)
  • Desk Host:
  • Analysts:
    • Australia SPUNJ (Chad Burchill)
    • Finland natu (Joona Leppänen)
    • Denmark Pimp (Jacob Winneche)
Secondary Broadcast[edit]
  • Observer:
    • Australia MC (Michael Campagna)

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage: December 4th - 6th, 2018
    • Two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups
      • Each group has 8 teams
      • The group stage is seeded based on Online League Placements
    • The initial matches are Bo1
    • All following matches are Bo3
    • The top three teams from each group advance to the playoffs:
      • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
      • Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
      • Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds

  • Playoffs: December 7th - 9th, 2018
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • The Quarterfinals and Semifinals are Bo3
    • The Grand Final is Bo5

Prize Pool[edit]

$750,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

BIG
1Germany gob b 
2Germany tabseN 
3Germany nex 
4Germany tiziaN 
5United Kingdom smooya 
CAustria kakafu 
North
1Denmark aizy 
2Denmark valde 
3Denmark Kjaerbye 
4Denmark cadiaN 
5Denmark gade 
CDenmark ave 
1 November 26th - G2 Esports replace France SmithZz and Belgium Ex6TenZ with France Lucky and France JaCkz, and sign France maLeK as coach. However, France SmithZz and Belgium Ex6TenZ will play at this event due to roster-lock rules. [1]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Round 1
Astralis
16
December 4, 2018 - 12:05 CET
169
7
68
2
ViCi Gaming
8
Renegades
5
December 4, 2018 - 12:05 CET
52
3
1316
3
HellRaisers
16
Team Liquid
16
December 4, 2018 - 13:05 CET
168
8
78
1
G2 Esports
8
INTZ eSports
10
December 4, 2018 - 13:10 CET
105
5
1016
6
BIG
16
Upper Bracket Round 2
Astralis
2
December 4, 2018 - 16:50 CET
87
1
816
8
167
9
813
5
1612
4
34
1
HellRaisers
1
Team Liquid
2
December 4, 2018 - 20:20 CET
1610
6
56
1
1610
6
56
1
 
 
 
 
BIG
0
Upper Bracket Round 3
Astralis
2
December 6, 2018 - 16:00 CET
169
7
612
6
169
7
68
2
 
 
 
 
Team Liquid
0
Proceed to Playoffs
Astralis
Team Liquid
Lower Bracket Round 1
ViCi Gaming
0
December 4, 2018 - 16:55 CET
126
6
916
7
97
2
816
8
 
 
 
 
Renegades
2
G2 Esports
2
December 4, 2018 - 19:15 CET
1612
4
36
3
86
2
916
7
22713
821
2818
017
INTZ eSports
1
Lower Bracket Round 2
BIG
1
December 5, 2018 - 14:20 CET
54
1
1116
5
167
9
814
6
76
1
916
7
Renegades
2
HellRaisers
1
December 5, 2018 - 17:45 CET
1310
3
516
11
1611
5
45
1
137
6
816
8
G2 Esports
2
Lower Bracket Round 3
Renegades
2
December 6, 2018 - 14:05 CET
108
2
716
9
169
7
613
7
168
8
78
1
G2 Esports
1
Renegades

Group B[edit]

Round 1
MIBR
16
December 4, 2018 - 14:25 CET
1613
3
22
0
Sharks Esports
2
NRG Esports
16
December 4, 2018 - 14:25 CET
169
7
613
7
North
13
Ghost Gaming
5
December 4, 2018 - 15:45 CET
54
1
1116
5
mousesports
16
Natus Vincere
16
December 4, 2018 - 15:20 CET
165
11
1014
4
ORDER
14
Upper Bracket Round 2
MIBR
2
December 5, 2018 - 14:15 CET
1611
5
47
3
87
1
816
8
1952
102
11016
05
NRG Esports
1
mousesports
2
December 5, 2018 - 18:20 CET
1610
6
56
1
1614
2
14
3
 
 
 
 
Natus Vincere
0
Upper Bracket Round 3
MIBR
2
December 6, 2018 - 18:45 CET
1611
5
414
10
1612
4
36
3
 
 
 
 
mousesports
0
Proceed to Playoffs
MIBR
mousesports
Lower Bracket Round 1
Sharks Esports
2
December 5, 2018 - 12:00 CET
1613
3
24
2
1610
6
57
2
 
 
 
 
North
0
Ghost Gaming
2
December 5, 2018 - 12:00 CET
1610
6
55
0
168
8
714
7
 
 
 
 
ORDER
0
Lower Bracket Round 2
Natus Vincere
2
December 6, 2018 - 12:00 CET
168
8
79
2
1614
2
13
2
 
 
 
 
Sharks Esports
0
NRG Esports
1
December 6, 2018 - 12:00 CET
168
8
714
7
115
6
1016
6
1411
3
416
12
Ghost Gaming
2
Lower Bracket Round 3
Natus Vincere
2
December 6, 2018 - 17:45 CET
116
5
916
7
1973
81
0816
17
169
7
66
0
Ghost Gaming
1
Natus Vincere

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
mousesports
2
December 7, 2018 - 17:00 CEST
41
3
1416
2
168
8
714
7
1612
4
39
6
Renegades
1
Team Liquid
2
December 7, 2018 - 21:50 CEST
1613
3
24
2
169
7
66
0
 
 
 
 
Natus Vincere
0
Semifinals
Astralis
2
December 8, 2018 - 16:05 CET
169
7
612
6
1610
6
55
0
 
 
 
 
mousesports
0
MIBR
0
December 8, 2018 - 19:30 CET
22
0
1316
3
83
5
1216
4
 
 
 
 
Team Liquid
2
Grand Final
Astralis
3
December 9, 2018 - 16:00 CET
84
4
1116
5
166
10
911
2
1610
6
511
6
167
9
810
2
 
 
 
 
Team Liquid
1

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