The ESL Pro League is ESL's premier league for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The best teams in the world compete over a season spanning across 10 weeks, culminating in an offline finals held at a stadium in front of a live audience.
Format & Rules
Group stage 1:
Four round robin groups of four teams each. All matches are Best-of-Three. The winners of each group advance directly to the Season 9 finals. The 2nd and 3rd placed teams advance to the second round of the group stage, and the 4th placed teams are sent to pre-relegation.
Group stage 2:
Teams are re-seeded into two round robin groups of four teams each. All matches are Best-of-Three. The 1st and 2nd placed teams advance to the Season 9 finals.