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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:
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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)

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]

Renegades3, 11, 19, 23, 25, 26, 28
Rogue7, 22, 27, 29, 31
Team Envy6, 14, 16, 23, 32

For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 United Kingdom stan1ey steps down from Ghost Gaming's roster. [1]
2 United States MAiNLiNE departs Ghost Gaming. [2]
3 Serbia kassad departs Renegades. [3]
4 United Kingdom Immi and NRG Esports part ways, United States 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 United States Pollo, United States koosta, Canada steel, aswell as their coach United States 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 United States Ryu joins Renegades as their new coach on trial. [12]
12 United States tarik leaves Cloud9 to join MIBR. [13] [14]
13 United States 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 United States Ryu leaves Renegades. [21]
20 Ghost Gaming sign United States 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 United States Nifty from Renegades and United States 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 - United States mCe steps down as Rogue's coach amid the organization's search for a new coach. [31]
30 October 23rd - eUnited bench United States -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. United States 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

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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.