ESL Pro League Season 8 - North America
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ESL Pro League Season 8 - North America
- Desk Host:
- James Banks (James Banks)
- MC (Michael Campagna)
- 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
$87,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:
|9th||$15,000||Season 9||compLexity Gaming|
|10th||$14,000||Season 8 Relegation||Rogue|
|11th||$13,000||Season 8 Relegation||Team Envy|
|12th||$12,000||ESEA Premier Season 30||Luminosity Gaming|
For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.
- 1 stan1ey steps down from Ghost Gaming's roster. 
- 2 MAiNLiNE departs Ghost Gaming. 
- 3 kassad departs Renegades. 
- 4 Immi and NRG Esports part ways, ImAPet takes his place.  
- 5 Cloud9 bench FNS. 
- 6 FejtZ comes to the United States to join ex-Splyce on trial. 
- 7 Rickeh joins Rogue. 
- 8 Ghost Gaming sign Torqued trio Pollo, koosta, steel, aswell as their coach JamezIRL 
- 9 Luminosity Gaming replace PKL and SHOOWTiME with HEN1 and LUCAS1. 
- 10 The contracts of the SK Gaming players expire and they sign with MIBR. 
- 11 Ryu joins Renegades as their new coach on trial. 
- 12 tarik leaves Cloud9 to join MIBR.  
- 13 Pollo is released by Ghost Gaming. 
- 14 FejtZ announces his free agency and parts ways with ex-Splyce. 
- 15 Cloud9 sign Golden. 
- 16 DAVEY leaves ex-Splyce. 
- 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. 
- 18 The OpTic Gaming slot is given to the MIBR organization, while the SK Gaming slot remains with SK Gaming until further notice. 
- 19 Ryu leaves Renegades. 
- 20 Ghost Gaming sign neptune. 
- 21 Cloud9 sign flusha. 
- 22 cadiaN leaves Rogue to join North. 
- 23 Team Envy sign the ex-Splyce core along with Nifty from Renegades and jdm64. 
- 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. 
- 25 Renegades release USTILO from the team. 
- 26 Renegades sign liazz and Gratisfaction. 
- 27 kRYSTAL joins Rogue. 
- 28 October 8th - kassad returns to Renegades as coach. 
- 29 October19th - mCe steps down as Rogue's coach amid the organization's search for a new coach. 
- 30 October 23rd - eUnited bench -Ace and add FNS to the starting lineup. 
- 31 October 28th - MSL replaces KRYSTAL on Rogue. 
- 32 October 30th - Team Envy bench SEMPHIS. Pollo joins as a stand-in for the team's remaining EPL matches. 
For detailed match results, click here.
|Proceed to Finals|
|Invited to Season 9|
|Sent to Relegation|
|Relegated to Premier|
- Michael "DuckMoriarty" Moriarty (2018-04-27). "stan1ey Ghosts back across the pond". Dust2.us.
- Michael "DuckMoriarty" Moriarty (2018-05-04). "MAiNLiNE hops off the Ghost train". Dust2.us.
- LucasAM (2018-05-17). "kassad leaves Renegades". HLTV.org.
- Ian "Immi" Harding (2018-05-21). "Mutually parted ways with NRG".
- "We are pumped to announce that ImAPet is our new CSGO Coach!!!". NRG Esports. 2018-05-21.
- "Cloud9 announces FNS to inactive CSGO roster". Cloud9. 2018-05-26.
- Michael "DuckMoriarty" Moriarty (2018-05-28). "ex-Splyce secure temporary boxr sponsorship; look to fejtZ". Dust2.us.
- "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.
- "Please welcome @JoshNissan, @PolloCSGO, @Koosta and coach @JamezIRL to the #GhostCSGO squad.". Ghost Gaming. 2018-06-10.
- "LG CSGO adds HEN1 & LUCAS1". Luminosity Gaming. 2018-06-10.
- "Immortals acquires iconic Brazilian esports brand MIBR". MIBR. 2018-06-23.
- Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa (2018-06-23). "Coaching CS:GO & Updates".
- John Nomis (2018-07-12). "Cloud9 Bids Farewell to tarik". Cloud9.
- "MIBR Welcomes Tarik "tarik" Celik". MIBR. 2018-07-14.
- Danish "Nohte" Allana (2018-07-28). "Ghost remove Pollo from the flock". Dust2.us.
- Michael "DuckMoriarty" Moriarty (2018-08-03). "fejtZ announces free agency". Dust2.us.
- John Nomis (2018-08-08). "Cloud9 Signs GOLDEN to CSGO Roster". Cloud9.
- Joe "tolkienfanatic" Cardali (2018-08-18). "Dignitas trying DAVEY as in-game leader; TenZ out". Dust2.us.
- Jamie Duque (2018-09-03). "Update on OpTic Gaming in Pro League". ESL.
- Jamie Duque (2018-09-13). "MIBR receive vacant Pro League NA license". ESL.
- Steve "Ryu" Rattacasa (2018-09-24). "As of today, I am no longer the coach of the Renegades CS:GO team.".
- Lars "Yossarian" Esmarch (2018-09-25). "neptune reunites with Ghost Gaming". HLTV.org.
- John Nomis (2018-09-25). "Cloud9 CS:GO Sign flusha, Release STYKO". Cloud9.
- "North welcomes cadiaN - gade returns from loan". North. 2018-09-27.
- "Welcome the New Envy CSGO!". Team Envy. 2018-09-27.
- "O início de um novo projeto de #CSGO internacional " [We announce the begin of a new international #CSGO project] (in Portuguese). INTZ eSports. 2018-09-27.
- "THANK YOU KARLO". Renegades. 2018-09-29.
- Nicholas "Taffy" Taifalos (2018-09-30). "Newest Pair from Down Under". Renegades.
- Kevin "kRYSTAL" Asend (2018-10-02). "Will play ECS and Pro League Season for @GoingRogueGG as IGL.".
- Lucas Aznar "LucasAM" Miles (2018-10-08). "AZR: "Bringing kassad back is a permanent thing"". HLTV.org.
- Nohte (2018-10-19). "Rogue look to replace mCe". Dust2.us.
- eUnited (2018-10-23). "Welcome to eUnited, FNS".
- Rogue (2018-10-28). "Welcome to Rogue, @MSLcsgo!".
- bleghfarec (2018-10-30). "Envy orders up Pollo as a stand-in". Dust2.us.