ESEA S18 finals schedule released

ESEA has released a tentative schedule for its Season 18 offline finals.

ESEA Season 18 will conclude with the offline finals, held from April 17-19 at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Dallas, Texas, and featuring the top four sides from the European and the North American professional divisions.

During the three days of the event, these eight teams will duke it out for the bulk of the $144,000 prize fund - a record figure in ESEA tournaments.

Anders and Semmler

Anders and Semmler to cast ESEA 18 finals 

The event will be hosted by Jack Westerman, with RoomonFire duo Anders Blume and Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat, Jason "moses" O'Toole and Cory "megaman_ts" Gilbert taking viewers through all the matches.

Below you can find the tentative schedule provided by ESEA in full:

Friday, April 17th:

  • 17:00 - All-Star game
  • 19:00 - Quarter-final #1
  • 21:00 - Quarter-final #2
  • 23:00 - Quarter-final #3
  • 02:00 - Quarter-final #4 
  • 04:00 - Semi-final #1 

Saturday, April 18th:

  • 17:00 - Lower Bracket Round 1 #1
  • 19:00 - Lower Bracket Round 1 #2
  • 21:00 - Semi-final #2
  • 23:00 - Lower Bracket Round 2 #1
  • 02:00 - Lower Bracket Round 2 #2
  • 04:00 - Upper Bracket final

Sunday, April 19th:

  • 17:00 - Lower Bracket final
  • 19:00 - Consolidation final
  • 21:00 - Grand final

The following eight teams have qualified for the ESEA S18 offline finals:

North America Europe
1. United States Cloud9 1. Sweden fnatic
2. United States Luminosity 2. Poland Virtus.pro
3. United States Denial 3. France Titan
4. United States CLG 4. Germany mouz
Cool
2015-04-07 15:56
admins.. Why can't you tell us prizes for 1, 2, 3 places?
2015-04-07 17:56
+1
2015-04-07 18:02
Free money for fnatic
2015-04-07 22:02
$70,000 for 1st place I think maybe
2015-04-07 23:42
mouzzz
2015-04-07 15:56
#100
steel | 
Australia sammyd2 
chokezzz
2015-04-08 08:08
#5
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Spain akproxx 
easy for fnatic LOL
2015-04-07 15:57
ez vp you mean
2015-04-07 15:58
u mean Virtus.Poop? Nah man.
2015-04-07 16:04
Said everyone last time,and VP beat fnatic when least expected,and then fnatic thrashed VP 4-0,expected.
2015-04-07 16:08
virtus."pro"
2015-04-07 16:54
oh wait, they are not top 5 in the world and earn more money in a month playing counter strike then you working day by day like an idiot? :D cmon dude... go troll somewhere else... pasha earns 10'000k dollar a month easily with his stream ^^ + sallary from virtus PRO and tournament winnings if there are some...
2015-04-07 17:44
lol umad
2015-04-07 17:48
lol hemad
2015-04-07 17:56
lol somad
2015-04-08 03:43
#64
dupreeh | 
Portugal n4sh66 
so, pasha "only" earns 10'000k dollar a month and MAYBE sallary from virtus PRO. and u know why????????? because they don't win shit! u ask for it, u get it!
2015-04-07 17:58
im not mad im just annoyed by people writing bullshit... its stupid to say they are not pro cuz they dont win tournaments... In football, ManU, Valencia, Marseille, Liverpool, Dortmund are also PROS even if they dont win shit... they laugh at us working like retards to go on holidays once or twice a year just get the winnings from gfinity, cph games and katowice all together and see how much they won and devide it with 5 (small part might go to the organization) and they surely get around 2k-3k monthly earnings... just stop being pathetic.. we would all like to play on that level ;)
2015-04-07 18:12
Youre the only one acting pathetic.
2015-04-07 19:17
How qould you know the money he makes lol.
2015-04-08 00:14
just look at how many subs he gets a day + the donation brings me to a number of 8'000 - 12'000 dollar monthly (streaming only) and 2k-3k is a thought not sure about it...
2015-04-09 14:16
Will miss couple of important matches but should be good :P
2015-04-07 15:57
noice
2015-04-07 15:57
8:30pm to 7 am.fml.
2015-04-07 15:58
Just watch it offline on twitch mate. I do this all the time when I'm busy. You can skip delays and less important shit.
2015-04-07 16:31
Atleast final day games are from 20:30 to 00:30...phew
2015-04-07 15:59
MOUZHYPE.. sry tarik but #RIPCLG
2015-04-07 15:59
1. fnatic 2. Virtus.Pro 3. Cloud9 4. CLG 5. mouz 6. Titan 7. Denial 8. Luminosity
2015-04-07 15:59
I aren't think that
2015-04-07 16:24
then what are you think?
2015-04-07 16:42
Fnatic VP Mouz Cloud9 Titan CLG Denial Luminosity
2015-04-07 16:57
mouz on lan? i aren't think that
2015-04-07 17:05
+1
2015-04-07 17:24
That joke has kinda gotten old, and they actually put a lot of effort into this
2015-04-07 17:24
so the disappointment is gonna be even bigger -.- sad but true
2015-04-07 18:31
Look at Chris DeJong last esea finals, he's now more OnLanJ than OnlineJ because of that.
2015-04-07 19:08
easy fnatic or vp
2015-04-07 16:02
2 hours per BO3 match? Or is it BO1? :s
2015-04-07 16:02
always bo3's, esea isn't as dumb as most tournaments doing bo1's, especially the majors.
2015-04-08 03:56
Then they need more time for each match than 2 hours! I see huge delays..
2015-04-08 09:10
40mins on average for a match so 2 hours is fine. It's true they can go over but then they wait, not much else they do I guess lots of the early bo3's are 2-0's as the skill gap between the seedings is big so it goes under 2hrs easy then they stay on schedule.
2015-04-09 05:19
One match does not take 40 min. Other than that, there are always pauses / technical problems. 3 hours Per BO3 is more realistic which they will notice. Poor planning.
2015-04-09 09:16
Ya ESEA did this in the summer of 2014. Not sure what will come of it. I think they just started getting delayed and people complained.... alas nothing more then your type of complaint rustled the leaves of the ESEA Kingdom.
2015-04-09 12:52
Well but esea finals are already playoffs stage.
2015-04-08 14:36
I'm calling it now, fnatic v VP again.
2015-04-07 16:04
Who will play in all-star game?
2015-04-07 16:05
1 player from each of the 4 teams,5th player will be chosen via voting from one of the 4 teams,only ESEA premium members can vote. Last time team was snax,olofm,apex,tabsen(chrisJ was late). Pasha was chosen as 5th by voting.
2015-04-07 16:10
ty my man
2015-04-07 16:11
Your reply was not posted, reason: High spam score detected, rephrase your post and try again. :(
2015-04-07 16:05
Elevate should've qualified. They would've done better than half the American teams in atm
2015-04-07 16:05
Room on fire hyyyype.
2015-04-07 16:06
inb4 mouz backs out and not planning to attend.
2015-04-07 16:07
#27
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Germany Enibeti 
they even skipped Copenhagen Games to prepare for that event, so I don´t think that.
2015-04-07 16:09
and they attended last season so I don't know what made him think that
2015-04-07 16:32
free money for fnatic? LOL 2ez
2015-04-07 16:08
#26
Brazil 1-19 
Why so much hate on mouz ? ["__"]
2015-04-07 16:09
ez clown9 home advantage
2015-04-07 16:09
shity teams
2015-04-07 16:11
Well NIP pussied out in the last ESEA season,so not invited to this season...they were last anyways... Navi/Penta did not qualify.
2015-04-07 16:13
What a co-incidence though. S17 finals European teams were : Fnatic VP Titan Mouz S18 finals European teams are : Fnatic VP Titan Mouz #rigged
2015-04-07 16:11
#36
Poland xudi 
hmmmm best eu teams ?? :D
2015-04-07 16:19
No S17 NiP dipped out of the league cause was too much time to fly to NA. Not sur why nV didn't make it but they should have.
2015-04-08 03:57
I always feel bad for Na teams when fnatic are in a tournament
2015-04-07 16:12
i hope we will see fnatic vs vp final ;]
2015-04-07 16:22
#41
Sweden olo7 
1. vp 2. c9 3. titan 4. fnatic 5. mouz 6. clg 7. Denial 8. Luminosity
2015-04-07 16:38
2.c9 stopped reading here
2015-04-07 17:58
1. Titan 2. fnatic 3. Mouz 4. VP 5. NA 6. NA 7. NA 8. NA
2015-04-07 16:39
i cant wait to attend
2015-04-07 16:42
Ez for fnatic
2015-04-07 16:45
Anders back<3
2015-04-07 16:46
what prize pool for 1st 2nd 3rd place?
2015-04-07 16:49
1st place: $70,000 2nd place: $25,000 3rd place: $15,000 4th place: $10,000 5th place: $7,000 6th place: $7,000 7th place: $5,000 8th place: $5,000
2015-04-07 17:53
ty man
2015-04-07 18:05
fnatic laughing to bank, NiP crying for saying fuck u esea get rekt penny leagues
2015-04-07 19:03
source?
2015-04-08 03:58
mouz > Titan
2015-04-07 17:05
in your dream mate
2015-04-07 19:18
#52
Czech Republic jYrY 
CLG to upset fnatic and then lose 2x 16:5 against denial, ez
2015-04-07 17:17
#59
 | 
Europe _jUNGLE 
They ARE Counter-Logic Gaming, what do you want?
2015-04-07 17:50
ez money for fnatic!
2015-04-07 17:35
#57
s1mple | 
Turkey Hemta1 
No EnVy or NiP? GeT_ReKt. Fnatic easy as f*ck.
2015-04-07 17:48
final fnatic vs vp
2015-04-07 17:54
US time?
2015-04-07 18:41
this will use your HLTV time.
2015-04-07 19:04
I think Fnatic will win it , but I hope VP will make suprise and win this tournament .
2015-04-07 19:08
Finally LAN with Anders&Semmler casting
2015-04-07 19:23
#81
Poland eiur 
go vp!
2015-04-07 20:52
Is the All-Star vote up yet?
2015-04-07 20:57
no
2015-04-08 04:31
gogo mouz
2015-04-07 21:18
NA winner would be good for CS. Seems unlikely tho.
2015-04-07 21:21
without ibp or a good cloud9 lineup, that's just a dream
2015-04-07 23:13
ez mouz
2015-04-07 21:58
free money for fnatic
2015-04-07 23:12
Fnatic will show up now at least ...
2015-04-08 05:44
Easiest money Fnatic have ever made.
2015-04-08 07:19
#101
 | 
Russia Windcast 
Luminosity - Titan HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPE Fnatic will wreck VP again
2015-04-08 08:19
RIP, Time for NA only tournaments so we can win something.
2015-04-08 09:32
Winning is less sweet then. :P
2015-04-08 16:21
gl to mouz(GO DZONJINJA)
2015-04-08 13:58
fnatic will be the champions
2015-04-08 18:36
#112
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World Winterishere 
i think vp got this
2015-04-09 14:28
Everyone pray for NA winner, coz its gonna take divine intervention to beat fnatic bo3.
2015-04-16 06:32
After watching Luminosity play at CEVO. Dear god RIP IN PEACE.
2015-04-16 15:46
Luminosity really dropped the ball after arya and anger showing why their onliners once again. They'll be last at LAN guaranteed. I lost all respect for them.
2015-04-16 15:51
#120
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Ukraine h7PNOSE 
easy for fnatic
2015-04-17 19:22
ez for fnatic
2015-04-17 22:47
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