ESL Pro League Season 8 - North America

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[e][h]ESL Pro League Season 8 - North America
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Type:
Online
Location:
North America North America
Teams:
12
Prize Pool:
$87,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-10-02
End Date:
2018-11-14
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Cache • Dust II • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass • Train

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Main Broadcast[edit]

  • Analysts:
    • Finland natu (Joona Leppänen)
    • Denmark Pimp (Jacob Winneche)
  • Observers:

Secondary Broadcast[edit]

  • Observer:
    • Australia MC (Michael Campagna)

Tertiary Broadcasts[edit]

Format[edit]

  • 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 placed 10th & 11th are sent to relegation
  • The bottom placed team is directly relegated to ESEA Premier

Prize Pool[edit]

$87,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Cloud95, 12, 15, 21
Ghost Gaming1, 2, 8, 13, 20
MIBR17, 18
Renegades3, 11, 19, 23, 25, 26, 28
Rogue7, 22, 27, 29, 31
1Germany kRYSTAL
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
CUSA mCe
1USA vice
2USA Hiko
3USA SicK
4Australia Rickeh
5Denmark MSL
INTZ eSports10, 18, 24
1Brazil felps 
2Brazil kNgV- 
3Brazil chelo 
4Brazil xand 
5Brazil horvy 
CBrazil Apoka 
eUnited30
1USA -Ace
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
1Canada moose
2USA dazzLe
3USA dapr
4USA Relyks
5Canada FNS
CUSA osorandom
Team Envy6, 14, 16, 23, 32
1Canada SEMPHIS
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
 TBD
1USA Drone
2USA reltuC
3USA jdm64
4USA Nifty
5USA Pollo
CUSA Eley

For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 United Kingdom stan1ey steps down from Ghost Gaming's roster. [1]
2 USA MAiNLiNE departs Ghost Gaming. [2]
3 Serbia kassad departs Renegades. [3]
4 United Kingdom Immi and NRG Esports part ways, USA ImAPet takes his place. [4] [5]
5 Cloud9 bench Canada FNS. [6]
6 Estonia FejtZ comes to the United States to join ex-Splyce on trial. [7]
7 Australia Rickeh joins Rogue. [8]
8 Ghost Gaming sign Torqued trio USA Pollo, USA koosta, Canada steel, aswell as their coach USA JamezIRL [9]
9 Luminosity Gaming replace Brazil PKL and Brazil SHOOWTiME with Brazil HEN1 and Brazil LUCAS1. [10]
10 The contracts of the SK Gaming players expire and they sign with MIBR. [11]
11 USA Ryu joins Renegades as their new coach on trial. [12]
12 USA tarik leaves Cloud9 to join MIBR. [13] [14]
13 USA Pollo is released by Ghost Gaming. [15]
14 Estonia FejtZ announces his free agency and parts ways with ex-Splyce. [16]
15 Cloud9 sign Sweden Golden. [17]
16 Canada DAVEY leaves ex-Splyce. [18]
17 OpTic Gaming withdraw from the league, opting to play in ESEA MDL Europe due to the team being based in Denmark. ESL will announce a new license holder for the vacant spot soon. [19]
18 The OpTic Gaming slot is given to the MIBR organization, while the SK Gaming slot remains with SK Gaming until further notice. [20]
19 USA Ryu leaves Renegades. [21]
20 Ghost Gaming sign USA neptune. [22]
21 Cloud9 sign Sweden flusha. [23]
22 Denmark cadiaN leaves Rogue to join North. [24]
23 Team Envy sign the ex-Splyce core along with USA Nifty from Renegades and USA jdm64. [25]
24 INTZ eSports sign NoTag. It is assumed that they purchased the league license owned by SK Gaming as they will play in their place. [26]
25 Renegades release Australia USTILO from the team. [27]
26 Renegades sign Australia liazz and New Zealand Gratisfaction. [28]
27 Germany kRYSTAL joins Rogue. [29]
28 October 8th - Serbia kassad returns to Renegades as coach. [30]
29 October19th - USA mCe steps down as Rogue's coach amid the organization's search for a new coach. [31]
30 October 23rd - eUnited bench USA -Ace and add Canada FNS to the starting lineup. [32]
31 October 28th - Denmark MSL replaces Germany KRYSTAL on Rogue. [33]
32 October 30th - Team Envy bench Canada SEMPHIS. USA Pollo joins as a stand-in for the team's remaining EPL matches. [34]

Results[edit]

League Standings
1. MIBR 19-3 344-222 +122 55p
2. Ghost Gaming 16-6 335-263 +72 46p
3. Team Liquid 13-9 301-262 +39 40p
4. NRG Esports 14-8 334-244 +90 40p
5. Renegades 12-10 301-298 +3 38p
6. INTZ eSports 10-12 286-291 -5 32p
7. eUnited 11-11 273-286 -13 32p
8. Cloud9 10-12 277-303 -26 29p
9. compLexity Gaming 8-14 286-310 -24 24p
10. Rogue 7-15 269-326 -57 23p
11. Team Envy 6-16 227-329 -102 20p
12. Luminosity Gaming 6-16 227-326 -99 17p

For detailed match results, click here.

Legend
Proceed to Finals
Invited to Season 9
Sent to Relegation
Relegated to Premier
10-16
Week 2
6-16
Week 1
16-14
Week 4
10-16
Week 2
14-16
Week 2
9-16
Week 1
16-11
Week 4
19-15
Week 2
16-9
Week 1
16-6
Week 2
7-16
Week 3
8-16
Week 2
9-16
Week 2
8-16
Week 2
10-16
Week 4
16-11
Week 2
5-16
Week 4
16-12
Week 1
12-16
Week 1
22-20
Week 3
4-16
Week 3
14-16
Week 2
9-16
Week 1
16-11
Week 2
16-14
Week 1
7-16
Week 2
16-2
Week 4
16-14
Week 2
9-16
Week 2
3-16
Week 1
16-10
Week 2
22-20
Week 3
13-16
Week 3
14-16
Week 4
6-16
Week 2
16-10
Week 1
16-11
Week 4
16-11
Week 2
16-6
Week 1
16-14
Week 1
19-17
Week 2
16-7
Week 2
13-16
Week 2
16-9
Week 2
13-16
Week 2
10-16
Week 4
16-5
Week 2
16-12
Week 4
16-8
Week 1
9-16
Week 2
15-19
Week 2
16-14
Week 2
10-16
Week 2
16-6
Week 2
16-7
Week 1
16-11
Week 2
5-16
Week 2
11-16
Week 4
7-16
Week 2
16-10
Week 1
10-16
Week 1
16-11
Week 2
12-16
Week 2
5-16
Week 1
10-16
Week 2
16-9
Week 3
16-8
Week 1
16-12
Week 4
16-13
Week 2
14-16
Week 1
16-1
Week 2
16-8
Week 1
16-13
Week 2
16-11
Week 2
19-17
Week 2
16-4
Week 1
16-4
Week 2
16-4
Week 4
16-13
Week 1
16-8
Week 2
12-16
Week 1
14-16
Week 2
16-8
Week 2
14-16
Week 2
W-FF
Week 4
22-19
Week 2
16-13
Week 2
16-3
Week 2
16-14
Week 2
22-19
Week 1
16-7
Week 1
17-19
Week 2
16-14
Week 2
16-3
Week 2
10-16
Week 2
FF-W
Week 4
16-10
Week 1
16-10
Week 2
13-16
Week 4
12-16
Week 1
16-14
Week 3
1-16
Week 2
5-16
Week 2
2-16
Week 2
16-5
Week 1
7-16
Week 2
9-16
Week 2
11-16
Week 1
16-12
Week 4
16-6
Week 2
16-10
Week 2
16-13
Week 3
16-7
Week 3
7-16
Week 2
14-16
Week 2
16-12
Week 2
15-19
Week 1
5-16
Week 2
14-16
Week 2
16-12
Week 4
16-6
Week 2
16-11
Week 3
6-16
Week 2
12-16
Week 3
12-16
Week 2
6-16
Week 1
15-19
Week 3
4-16
Week 2
10-16
Week 2
16-6
Week 4
19-22
Week 2
3-16
Week 2

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

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Highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Michael "DuckMoriarty" Moriarty (2018-04-27). "stan1ey Ghosts back across the pond". Dust2.us.
  2. Michael "DuckMoriarty" Moriarty (2018-05-04). "MAiNLiNE hops off the Ghost train". Dust2.us.
  3. LucasAM (2018-05-17). "kassad leaves Renegades". HLTV.org.
  4. Ian "Immi" Harding (2018-05-21). "Mutually parted ways with NRG".
  5. "We are pumped to announce that ImAPet is our new CSGO Coach!!!". NRG Esports. 2018-05-21.
  6. "Cloud9 announces FNS to inactive CSGO roster". Cloud9. 2018-05-26.
  7. Michael "DuckMoriarty" Moriarty (2018-05-28). "ex-Splyce secure temporary boxr sponsorship; look to fejtZ". Dust2.us.
  8. "Rogue will have a new member joining them this weekend at Dreamhack Austin! We are happy to announce that Rickeh will be representing Rogue during the tournament!". Rogue on Twitter.
  9. "Please welcome @JoshNissan, @PolloCSGO, @Koosta and coach @JamezIRL to the #GhostCSGO squad.". Ghost Gaming. 2018-06-10.
  10. "LG CSGO adds HEN1 & LUCAS1". Luminosity Gaming. 2018-06-10.
  11. "Immortals acquires iconic Brazilian esports brand MIBR". MIBR. 2018-06-23.
  12. Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa (2018-06-23). "Coaching CS:GO & Updates".
  13. John Nomis (2018-07-12). "Cloud9 Bids Farewell to tarik". Cloud9.
  14. "MIBR Welcomes Tarik "tarik" Celik". MIBR. 2018-07-14.
  15. Danish "Nohte" Allana (2018-07-28). "Ghost remove Pollo from the flock". Dust2.us.
  16. Michael "DuckMoriarty" Moriarty (2018-08-03). "fejtZ announces free agency". Dust2.us.
  17. John Nomis (2018-08-08). "Cloud9 Signs GOLDEN to CSGO Roster". Cloud9.
  18. Joe "tolkienfanatic" Cardali (2018-08-18). "Dignitas trying DAVEY as in-game leader; TenZ out". Dust2.us.
  19. Jamie Duque (2018-09-03). "Update on OpTic Gaming in Pro League". ESL.
  20. Jamie Duque (2018-09-13). "MIBR receive vacant Pro League NA license". ESL.
  21. Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa (2018-09-24). "As of today, I am no longer the coach of the Renegades CS:GO team.".
  22. Lars "Yossarian" Esmarch (2018-09-25). "neptune reunites with Ghost Gaming". HLTV.org.
  23. John Nomis (2018-09-25). "Cloud9 CS:GO Sign flusha, Release STYKO". Cloud9.
  24. "North welcomes cadiaN - gade returns from loan". North. 2018-09-27.
  25. "Welcome the New Envy CSGO!". Team Envy. 2018-09-27.
  26. "O início de um novo projeto de #CSGO internacional " [We announce the begin of a new international #CSGO project] (in Brazil Portuguese). INTZ eSports. 2018-09-27.
  27. "THANK YOU KARLO". Renegades. 2018-09-29.
  28. Nicholas "Taffy" Taifalos (2018-09-30). "Newest Pair from Down Under". Renegades.
  29. Kevin "kRYSTAL" Asend (2018-10-02). "Will play ECS and Pro League Season for @GoingRogueGG as IGL.".
  30. Lucas Aznar "LucasAM" Miles (2018-10-08). "AZR: "Bringing kassad back is a permanent thing"". HLTV.org.
  31. Nohte (2018-10-19). "Rogue look to replace mCe". Dust2.us.
  32. eUnited (2018-10-23). "Welcome to eUnited, FNS".
  33. Rogue (2018-10-28). "Welcome to Rogue, @MSLcsgo!".
  34. bleghfarec (2018-10-30). "Envy orders up Pollo as a stand-in". Dust2.us.