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ESL Pro League Season 9 - Americas

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[e][h]ESL Pro League Season 9 - Americas
League Information
United States Burbank
Intel Esports Arena
Prize Pool:
$62,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:


Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Desk Host:
  • Analysts:
    • United States moses (Jason O'Toole)
    • United States dusT (Dustin Mouret)
  • Commentators:


  • Round 1:
    • Four Round-Robin format Groups
      • 3 NA Groups; 1 LatAM Group
      • Each group has 4 teams
      • All matches are Bo3
      • Groups are seeded based on the ESL CS:GO World Rankings
    • For the Group Stage tiebreaker rules, click here.
    • Group winners proceed to the Finals
    • Group 2nd & 3rd place teams advance to Round 2
    • Group 4th place teams are sent to Pre-Relegation

  • Round 2:
    • Two Round-Robin format Groups
      • Each group has 4 teams
      • All matches are Bo3
    • For the Group Stage tiebreaker rules, click here.
    • Group winners proceed to the Finals

Prize Pool[edit]

$62,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:


North American Teams[edit]

eUnited1, 3, 8, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42
Cloud92, 22, 23, 26, 30, 31, 32, 40
Complexity4, 7, 9, 28, 38, 41
Luminosity9, 19, 28, 29, 30, 34, 37
1Brazil NEKIZ
2Brazil steel
3Brazil HEN1
4Brazil LUCAS1
5Brazil boltz
CBrazil zakk
Lazarus10, 12, 16, 17, 20, 25, 33

For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 November 11th - United States Cooper- joins eUnited, United States Relyks is benched. [1]
2 November 17th - Cloud9 sign France kioShiMa. [2]
3 November 27th - eUnited bench United States dazzLe, United States Relyks returns to the starting lineup. [3]
4 December 20th - compLexity Gaming bench United States yay and release United States Rambo. [4]
5 December 21st - Team Liquid transfer Brazil TACO and Brazil zews to MIBR in exchange for United States Stewie2K. [5]
6 December 22nd - Team Liquid sign United States adreN as their new coach. [6]
7 December 22nd - compLexity Gaming bench Canada ANDROID. [7]
8 December 23rd - eUnited release United States osorandom. [8]
9 December 28th - compLexity Gaming sign Australia Rickeh. [9]
10 December 29th - United States Zellsis leaves Swole Patrol to join Cloud9 as a trial stand-in while Sweden Golden recovers from illness. [10] Since Swole Patrol no longer retain 3/5 players who played the MDL Final, the team's license will be up for review by ESL.
11 December 31st - Team Envy release United States Pollo. [11]
12 January 1st - United States food and United States vanity join Swole Patrol. [12]
13 January 10th - United States dazzLe returns to eUnited's starting lineup as United States Relyks is released. [13][14]
14 January 12th - MIBR replace United States tarik with Brazil felps as he leaves INTZ eSports. [15]
15 January 12th - INTZ eSports sign Brazil destinyy and Brazil yeL, Brazil horvy is benched. [16]
16 January 18th - United States freakazoid replaces Canada Subroza on Ghost Gaming. [17]
17 January 27th - United States fRoD joins Swole Patrol as a trial coach. [18]
18 January 29th - Canada FNS leaves eUnited. [19]
19 January 31st - Rogue sign Denmark niko. [20]
20 February 10th - eUnited acquire Mexico MarKE, United States food, and United States vanity from Swole Patrol. [21]
21 February 28th - NRG Esports replace United States FugLy with United States tarik. [22]
22 March 2nd - Sweden flusha steps down from Cloud9. Sweden Golden returns to the starting lineup. [23]
23 March 4th - Cloud9 part ways with United States Zellsis. [24]
24 March 12th - eUnited sign Canada a2z as their new coach. [25]
25 March 21st - United States Zellsis, United States dapr, United States Infinite and Canada Subroza, join Swole Patrol. [26] As Swole Patrol still only retain swag and Zellsis from their MDL season, their license will be up for review by ESL.
26 March 22nd - United States Rambo replaces United States valens as Cloud9's head coach. [27]
27 March 22nd - Team Envy overhaul their roster with the additions of United States s0m, Canada ANDROID, and United States FugLy. United States Drone and United States reltuC are released. [28]
28 March 22nd - compLexity Gaming acquire United States SicK from Rogue. United States n0thing's stand-in period ends with compLexity Gaming. [29]
29 March 22nd - Rogue announce that after StarSeries i-League Season 7 the team would be disbanding, with Denmark MSL and Denmark niko leaving to join a European team. [30] Since the Rogue organization no longer holds the license, the team only retains 1 player who played in relegation, and it is unlikely that United States Hiko will form a new team in time for the new season, the fate of Rogue's slot is unknown.
30 March 23rd - Cloud9 add United States vice on trial. [31]
31 March 31st - Cloud9 release France kioShiMa. [32]
32 April 2nd - Cloud9 sign Denmark cajunb. [33]
33 April 4th - Lazarus Esports sign the Swole Patrol roster. [34]
34 April 5th - ESL announce that the slot formerly belonging to Rogue will be filled by a new team which will be announced at a later date. [35]
35 April 5th - INTZ eSports will use Brazil horvy and Brazil SHOOWTiME in place of Brazil kNgV- and Brazil destiny due to visa issues. [36]
36 April 9th - BIG loan United Kingdom smooya to Renegades as New Zealand Gratisfaction experiences visa issues. [37] Additionally, Renegades announce that United States reltuC will fill in for Norway jkaem if the latter's passport is not available in time. [38]
37 April 11th - ESL announce that the slot formerly belonging to Rogue will be transferred to Luminosity Gaming. [39]
38 April 11th - Australia Rickeh will miss the tournament due to visa issues. United States n0thing will stand-in for him. [40]
39 April 12th - Norway jkaem is confirmed to miss the tournament due to travel issues. United States reltuC will stand-in for him. It is later revealed that Norway jkaem will be able to make the last two days of Group A. [41][42]
40 May 3rd - United States valens replaces United States Rambo as coach of Cloud9. [43]
41 May 14th - United States yay will stand-in for Australia Rickeh on Complexity Gaming in the second group stage. [44]
42 May 14th - United States motm will stand-in for Canada moose on eUnited in the second group stage. [45]

Latin American Teams[edit]

For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 March 30th - Peru BRUNO won't attend the event due to visa issues. [46]
2 April 4th - Mexico blue will complete Team Jaguar as Peru BRUNO's replacement. [47]
3 April 4th - Denial Esports sign Team Jaguar. [48]
4 April 10th - Infinity Esports sign FULL SEND. [49]


Round 1[edit]

North American Group A[edit]

North American Group A
April 12 - 14th, 2019
1.NRG Esports NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG2-195-86+96p
2.eUnited eUnitedeUnited eU2-186-71+156p
3.Renegades RenegadesRenegades RNG2-193-85+86p
4.INTZ eSports INTZ eSportsINTZ eSports INTZ0-364-96-320p

North American Group B[edit]

North American Group B
April 16 - 18th, 2019
1.Team Liquid Team LiquidTeam Liquid Liquid3-0108-40+689p
2.Ghost Gaming Ghost GamingGhost Gaming Ghost2-196-101-56p
3.compLexity Gaming compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming coL1-2103-125-223p
4.Lazarus Esports Lazarus EsportsLazarus Esports Lazarus0-358-99-410p

North American Group C[edit]

North American Group C
April 19 - 21st, 2019
1.Luminosity Gaming Luminosity GamingLuminosity Gaming LG2-1112-89+236p
2.MIBR MIBRMIBR MIBR2-179-60+196p
3.Cloud9 Cloud9Cloud9 C92-188-90-26p
4.Team Envy Team EnvyTeam Envy Envy0-365-105-400p

Latin American Group[edit]

Latin American Group
April 23 - 25th, 2019
1.DETONA Gaming DETONA GamingDETONA Gaming DETONA3-0120-86+349p
2.Isurus Gaming Isurus GamingIsurus Gaming Isurus2-1102-70+326p
3.Infinity Esports Infinity EsportsInfinity Esports Infinity1-280-101-213p
4.Denial Esports Denial EsportsDenial Esports Denial0-380-125-450p
Proceed to the Finals
Proceed to Round 2

Round 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
May 14 - 16th, 2019
1.MIBR MIBRMIBR MIBR3-0107-70+379p
2.Renegades RenegadesRenegades RNG2-192-73+196p
3.Isurus Gaming Isurus GamingIsurus Gaming Isurus1-283-104-213p
4.Complexity Gaming Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming COL0-398-133-350p

Group B[edit]

Group B
May 21 - 23rd, 2019
1.Cloud9 Cloud9Cloud9 C93-0117-84+339p
2.Ghost Gaming Ghost GamingGhost Gaming Ghost2-1116-99+176p
3.eUnited eUnitedeUnited eU1-2111-101+103p
4.Infinity Esports Infinity EsportsInfinity Esports Infinity0-336-96-600p
Proceed to the Finals

Additional Content[edit]


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  1. "We have officially come to terms with Austin "Cooper" Abadir.". eUnited. 2018-11-01.
  2. John Nomis (2018-11-17). "Cloud9 CS:GO Welcomes kioShiMa". Cloud9.
  3. dazzLe (2018-11-27). "my situation".
  4. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2018-12-20). "Changes to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  5. "Liquid Update: Zews & TACO traded for Stewie2K". Team Liquid. 2018-12-21.
  6. "Welcome Back Coach adreN!". Team Liquid. 2018-12-22.
  7. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2018-12-22). "Additional Changes to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  8. "Effective immediately, Jared “osorandom” Hartman has been released from the organization.". eUnited. 2018-12-23.
  9. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2018-12-28). "Additions to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  10. John Nomis (2018-12-29). "Cloud9 Welcome Zellsis For CS:GO Trial". Cloud9.
  11. Team Envy (2018-12-31). "@karriganCSGO will be competing with us at the Americas Minor on loan from @FaZeClan.".
  12. Mnmzzz (2019-01-01). "vanity and food leave Singularity".
  13. "All CS:GO Minor & Major teams have submitted and confirmed their rosters for the IEM Katowice 2019 competition". ESL. 2019-01-13.
  14. [Inside Source]
  15. "Today we announce the missing piece to get back to the top!". MIBR. 2019-01-12.
  16. MIRAA (2019-01-12). "INTZ sign Destiny, yeL". HLTV.
  17. "No need for an introduction, welcome to #GhostGang @FreakazoidA.". Ghost Gaming. 2019-01-18.
  18. Mnmzzz (2019-01-27). "s0m and fRoD link up with Swole Patrol for first IEM Sydney qualifier".
  19. Pujan "FNS" Mehta (2019-01-29). "I've decided to leave eUnited.".
  20. Rogue (2019-01-31). "Please join us in welcoming @OfficialnikoCS to the #RogueCS squad!".
  21. Mnmzzz (2019-02-10). "eUnited buff up roster with MarKE, vanity, food".
  22. "Welcome, Major Champion, @tarik to #NRGCSGO!". NRG Esports. 2019-02-28.
  23. John Nomis (2019-03-02). "Cloud9 Announces Return of Golden, Departure of Flusha". Cloud9.
  24. John Nomis (2019-03-02). "Thank You, Zellsis". Cloud9.
  25. eUnited (2019-03-12). "We are happy to welcome @a2zca to the eUnited family as the new coach for #eUCSGO!".
  26. Zellsis (2019-03-21). "My teammates and I are looking for an organization we can call home and represent in @ESLCS PRO LEAGUE, and other future events.".
  27. Mnmzzz (2019-03-22). "Rambo silently assumes head coach role on Cloud9".
  28. "Changes to Envy CS:GO". Team Envy. 2019-03-22.
  29. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2019-03-22). "Welcome Hunter "SicK" Mims to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  30. Rogue (2019-03-22). "Update Regarding Rogue CS:GO".
  31. Cloud9 (2019-03-23). "Please join us in welcoming Daniel @vice_cs Kim to #C9CSGO on trial as our fifth!".
  32. John Nomis (2019-03-31). "Thank You, kioShiMa". Cloud9.
  33. John Nomis (2019-04-02). "Cloud9 Welcomes cajunb to CSGO". Cloud9.
  34. Lazarus Esports (2019-04-04). "Proud to officially introduce our #Lazarus CS:GO Team:".
  35. ESL (2019-04-05). "We will also announce @Rogue's replacement in the NA Round 1 Group Stage soon".
  36. Apoka (2019-04-05). "Unfortunately we will not play ESL with our lineup!".
  37. BIG (2019-04-09). "Update: we will be loaning @smooyacs to @Renegades for the duration of the #ESLProLeague group stage, due to @GratisfactionNZ experiencing visa issues.".
  38. "CS:GO Announcement ESL Pro League". Renegades. 2019-04-09.
  39. Jaime Duque (2019-04-11). "WeLuminosity Gaming to Replace Rogue in ESL Pro League". ESL.
  40. Mnmzzz (2019-04-11). "n0thing returns to compLexity for ESL Pro League".
  41. Renegades (2019-04-12). "We are kicking off #ESLProLeague Season 9 tonight!".
  42. Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović (2019-04-13). "He’s back boys!".
  43. valens (2019-05-03). "Nothing but great things to say about Ron's work ethic and mind for the game-- it was a pleasure learning from and getting to know you.".
  44. Complexity Gaming (2019-05-14). "Due to ongoing delays with @Rickeh’s visa, we’ll be playing with a stand-in in this week’s #ESLProLeague.".
  45. tolkienfanatic (2019-05-14). "motm set to fill in for moose and eUnited".
  46. BRUNO (2019-03-30). "Lamentablemente me negaron la visa el día de ayer, y no podré participar en la ESL PRO que se jugara en los Angeles." [Sadly I got my visa denied yesterday, and I won't be able to participate in ESL PRO that will be played in Los Angeles] (in Peru Spanish).
  47. sickLy (2019-04-04). "As some of you know our teammate @BRUNOcsgod had his USA Visa denied and cant attend @ESLCS ProLeague Americas in LA. We will be using @Arestegui as 5th.".
  48. Denial Esports (2019-04-04). "From Jaguars to WOLVES, please welcome our Pro League CSGO squad! Effective immediately!".
  49. "¡Infinitos, tenemos el orgullo de comunicarles que nuestra organización llega a las filas de Counter-Strike para disputar la #ESLProLeague!" [Infinitos, we are proud to inform you that our organization enters Counter-Strike to dispute the #ESLProLeague!] (in Spain Spanish). Infinity Esports. 2019-04-10.