ESL ESEA Finals viewer's guide
With the $250,000 ESL ESEA Pro League Finals closing in, kicking off in 27 hours, we've compiled a viewer's guide for you to have everything there is to know about the event, all in one place.
ESL ESEA Pro League Finals features an uncommon tournament system. Three out of four advance from the GSL group stage, with the first advancing directly to the semi-finals, while second and third will battle each other in the quarter-finals.
Both semi-finals and quarter-finals will be played in a best-of-three, the top two sides will then meet on a best-of-five in the grand final.
Top four teams from both North America and Europe's online phases will meet in Cologne from July 2nd-5th, in the following two groups ordered according to their seeding:
|Group A||Group B|
Keep in mind that ESL are meaning to start the matches as soon as possible after previous ones end with each day starting as follows:
|Thursday, July 2nd|
|Keyd Stars||vs. TSM||B2||BO1|
|A1 winner||vs. A2 winner||BO1|
|A1 loser||vs. A2 loser||BO1|
|B1 winner||vs. B2 winner||BO1|
|B1 loser||vs. B2 loser||BO1|
|Friday, July 3rd|
|Saturday, July 4th|
|Sunday, July 5th|
Below you can find the talent panel for the ESL ESEA Pro League offline finals:
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Host
Auguste "Semmler" Massonat - Caster
Anders Blume - Caster
Jason Kaplan - Caster
Leigh "Deman" Smith - Caster
Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Caster
Janko "YNk" Paunović - Observer
Simon "pAn" Schumacher - Observer
A total of $250,000 will be given out at the end of this weekend, with another $250,000 already spread between the teams from the online phase, in the following distribution:
A four-man HLTV.org team will be on site to bring you a full coverage from ESL's studios in Cologne, Germany, including galleries, statistics, interviews, live tweets and more.