ESL ESEA Pro League S2 viewer's guide

With Season Two of the ESL ESEA Pro League kicking off today and with $250,000 on the line for eight teams, we have created an ample viewer's guide to help prepare you for the event.

Taking place from December 10-13 inside of ESL's North American studios in Burbank, California (twelve miles from downtown Los Angeles), the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 finals feature a whopping $250,000 prize-pool for eight competing teams.

Four teams from each region had to survive a twelve team league in order to advance to the offline finals, and $125,000 has already been given out to both European and North American online contenders.

The format of the event is double elimination, however ESL and ESEA have responded to community complaints and made it so that all matches will be best-of-three at the event. The grand final will also be a best-of-five brawl.


Many will wonder if the new fnatic can win three tournaments in a row

As mentioned, the event has $250,000 up for grabs, with the winner taking home a similar first place prize to that of a major.

1. - $100,000
2. - $60,000
3-4. - $25,000
3-4. - $25,000
5-6. - $12,500
5-6. - $12,500
7-8. - $7,500
7-8. - $7,500

The full schedule for the event is already known and can be found below:

Thursday, December 10
19:00 United States Liquid vs. France EnVyUs
22:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Canada Conquest
01:30 Denmark Question Mark vs. United States CLG
05:00 CIS Na`Vi vs. Brazil Luminosity
Friday, December 11
19:00 Group A winner's match 
22:00 Group B winner's match 
01:30 Group A elimination match 
05:00 Group B elimination match 
Saturday, December 12
19:00 Group A decider 
22:00 Group B decider 
01:30 Semi-final #1
05:00 Semi-final #2
Sunday, December 13
19:00 Showmatch 
20:00 Grand final

As for the broadcast talent list for the event, many of the most familiar faces in the scene have been included, as well as a few that will be receiving broader exposure for the first time such as Sean "⁠seang@res⁠" Gares in the casting role and ESEA's Cory "Megaman" Gilbert.

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson (Host)

United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott (Caster)
United States Cory "Megaman" Gilbert (Caster)
Denmark Anders Blume (Caster)
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat (Caster)
United States John "blu" Mullen (Caster)
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett (Caster)
United States Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole (Caster)
Sweden Robin "⁠Fifflaren⁠" Johansson (Caster)
United States Sean "⁠seang@res⁠" Gares (Caster)

United States Heather "⁠sapphiRe⁠" Garozzo (Observer)

And perhaps most importantly (which is somewhat worrying), the game will be played on an older version of CS:GO, 1.35.1.0, in order to avoid the complications that have been introduced with CS:GO's newest update as they include a brand new weapon and changed rifling dynamics.

All teams will have their full lineups except for Liquid on the first day, which Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski will miss out on and his place will be filled by Mohamad "⁠mOE⁠" Assad instead. The team will field EliGE again in subsequent matches.

The first game kicks of at 19:00 and is a face-off between Liquid and EnVyUs. The action can be found over at ESL's channel and we have other language options over at the match page.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

United States Mohamad 'mOE' Assad
Mohamad 'mOE' Assad
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
80
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1365
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
15
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
32
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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go LG!!!!
2015-12-10 06:01
2 replies
NaVi > LG any time.
2015-12-10 14:10
1 reply
#106
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Switzerland pazzo0
nt vladimir
2015-12-10 17:01
noice
2015-12-10 06:01
Moe ez
2015-12-10 06:03
What starts with "th" and rhymes with m0E?
2015-12-10 06:03
4 replies
Minimoe
2015-12-10 06:04
Throw.
2015-12-10 06:13
bad joke thoe
2015-12-10 06:20
rofl throw xdddd
2015-12-10 13:57
ok
2015-12-10 06:03
sean caster ayy
2015-12-10 06:03
#7
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United States GeT_ReiCh
inb4 NA teams choke (that includes lg)
2015-12-10 06:03
3 replies
#27
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Brazil yxkz
inb4 they prepared much more for this event than any team in NA
2015-12-10 06:48
2 replies
you can choke even if prepared rofl
2015-12-10 07:30
#117
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United States GeT_ReiCh
ayy lmao they did better at a LAN they didn't prepare for than those they did
2015-12-10 21:17
sean <3 :D and GL LG <3
2015-12-10 06:03
#GOFNATIC
2015-12-10 06:03
m0e allah akbar
2015-12-10 06:03
#12
fnx | 
Iceland PrTz1
sapphire sucks
2015-12-10 06:05
1 reply
you suck
2015-12-10 06:22
#15
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Japan jia
pansy <3
2015-12-10 06:10
1 reply
-1
2015-12-10 16:28
ok
2015-12-10 06:12
50k viewer..max
2015-12-10 06:20
3 replies
#72
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United States MAY0
True because today and Friday half the tournament will be during work/school hours
2015-12-10 13:47
2 replies
#81
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Yugoslavia Malityc
No, Navi vs Lg will be 2 AM here so sad =(
2015-12-10 14:05
1 reply
#95
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United States MAY0
:(
2015-12-10 16:09
#21
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Brazil Rohe
GO LG! Nice, patch 1.35.1.0 is the worst.
2015-12-10 06:20
4 replies
isnt it the patch without bazooka? the one before it, the one we played till yesterday? its a ok one
2015-12-10 08:42
3 replies
+1 its bascially -revolvo, -timers, -spray control 'adjustments', -everything in the new update
2015-12-10 13:58
2 replies
#115
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Brazil Rohe
ow, i am a really newb. thanks for reply dude.
2015-12-10 20:37
1 reply
np m8
2015-12-10 22:12
who cares CSGO has a mini awp revolver tank nuke gun
2015-12-10 06:31
1 reply
You missed the part where it says the tournament will play an older version.
2015-12-10 13:15
#26
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France bwain
GO FNC! GO LG!
2015-12-10 06:32
1) Fnatic 2) LG 3) NV 4) Navi 5) 6-8 Na trash
2015-12-10 06:51
3 replies
#51
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United States firstworld
true
2015-12-10 10:54
Probably yea
2015-12-10 12:18
#90
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United States Doctor1597
Unfortunately.
2015-12-10 14:39
Hype boys!
2015-12-10 07:06
The players will boycott Revolvo like FPL did?!
2015-12-10 07:08
1 reply
they will ignore the last update completely
2015-12-10 15:52
Looks like a nice event :D No patch hype!
2015-12-10 07:11
In my opinion the Revolver is still waaaaaay to unbalanced to be used in any tournament so its very understandable that they dont want such an rng in their tournament all other changes beside
2015-12-10 07:23
4 replies
The revolver is probably the least rng gun in the game. At least the left click always shoots straight.
2015-12-10 07:31
1 reply
I meant the possibility to do an ace in 5 shots in a non Kevlar eco round if you hit all shots imagine a full Revolver nade eco-> OP af If the body shot doesnt kill him -> nade him -> profit Too easy to get at least 2-4 kills as a Team
2015-12-10 16:11
There needs to be no opinion, this revolver is fucking overpowered and should be majprly nerfed immediately.
2015-12-10 13:48
1 reply
Totally agree.
2015-12-11 11:52
SEAN GARES HYPE. HIS CASTING IS DA BEST
2015-12-10 07:29
1. LG 2. EV 3. fnatic 4. nV MAKE MY WORDS MAI FRIENDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
2015-12-10 07:29
5 replies
if you actually think lg will win this tournament then you are stupid. That was a 1 time thing because they had a new line up that no one really knew how to play against.
2015-12-10 07:39
Wtf who is Ev? Because nV = envyus you stupid fuck ass, go back to your favela
2015-12-10 14:49
2 replies
EV = ENVYUS. NV = navi. fucking donkey, go back to highschool.
2015-12-10 20:14
1 reply
WTF Na'vi = Natus vincere and nV = EnVyUs. Seriously, you even wrote the little nn and the capital V, as in EnVyUs.
2015-12-11 17:19
lol nt favela. LG getting to the finals was a 1 trick pony, same as when C9 did well in the summer. Teams didn't have a chance to study them. not going to happen again, dirty brazillian.
2015-12-10 16:27
#38
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Brazil edgy_man
they s2 us
2015-12-10 07:30
Is there tickets for this event?
2015-12-10 08:30
Hm, if organization TSM won a slot to ESL, why another team ("?") is participating? Strange rules in cyber sport. It's the same if all players in Real Madrid after the local championship will create a separate team and will play Champions league.
2015-12-10 08:37
4 replies
Is this bait or are you actually living under a rock? i am confus
2015-12-10 10:31
1 reply
Just Russian things
2015-12-10 13:48
This has to be a bait, if not, you know nothing. Seriously.
2015-12-11 17:21
1 reply
I know nothing, I agree. Teach me master
2015-12-11 21:21
pansy casting, rip viewers
2015-12-10 10:11
Lauren "Pansy" Scott (Caster) wtf is this thing doing here
2015-12-10 10:58
Fire pansy
2015-12-10 11:53
3 replies
and Machine too please.
2015-12-10 12:14
2 replies
+1 fak cant write else
2015-12-10 12:16
and blu too please.
2015-12-10 16:25
Rip second semi thx for the final :D
2015-12-10 11:57
fnatic - envy final u heared it here 1st
2015-12-10 12:29
Turner league or don't care
2015-12-10 12:30
cry na vara!!
2015-12-10 12:47
Great to see how well mOE can cope with european pros on LAN.
2015-12-10 13:11
? to announce sponsorship deal with mym at event.
2015-12-10 13:20
Conquest and CLG instead of EU slots, so sad lol. And LG is also gonna shit the bed this time I think, honeymoon no more.
2015-12-10 13:21
5am :XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2015-12-10 13:34
bo3 + bo5 - bo1 = <3 edit: GO CONQUEST Kappa
2015-12-10 13:59
1 reply
#82
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Yugoslavia Malityc
Conquest will be the champs bro belive that
2015-12-10 14:09
Actually BR deserves a chance, like 1 slot for SA. I would love to see g3x being crashed on this tournament, then improving their game like the old kabum (now LG) did.
2015-12-10 14:10
no rlewis no party
2015-12-10 14:11
Damn you murican events.
2015-12-10 14:11
#GO LG! so hard , but lg was training in Cologne, let's see what they did there .. GL FLN FER FNX TACOLD COLDMONSTER!
2015-12-10 15:21
2 replies
LG to atleast semi i Hope :)
2015-12-10 17:35
1 reply
Yeah, i pit faith in them :3 Let's see what is waiting 4 us ")
2015-12-11 02:25
Lauren "Pansy" Scott (Caster) John "blu" Mullen (Caster) fak
2015-12-10 16:25
2 replies
Sean "seang@res" Gares (Caster) Hell yeah
2015-12-10 16:31
1 reply
+1
2015-12-10 19:41
#103
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Poland Adis42
#GO ?
2015-12-10 16:51
Does anyone know exact adress in Burbank of lan? is there any tickets or entrance is free?
2015-12-10 16:55
WTF using an older version??? Pro's lack interest to go to dm and shoot a few rounds with new recoil??? OMG you lazy ass sons of bitches!!!
2015-12-10 16:59
#111
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Poland Astoner55
Nice.
2015-12-10 18:19
Is mOE playing the hole tournament?
2015-12-10 18:43
Most of it is basically whilst I'm asleep.... Atleast they are playing on old patch ^>^
2015-12-10 21:43
#126
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Europe knype
What happened to the showmatch?
2015-12-13 19:23
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