ESL Pro League finals viewer's guide

The ESL Pro League Season 3 finals are just around the corner, so it is time to bring you our trademark viewer's guide with the full schedule, the talent crew and the prize distribution.

The top four sides from both the European and the North American divisions of the ESL Pro League are ready to lock horns at the season finals, with a total of $512,000 on offer at the event.

The group stage matches will be played inside ESL's studio in Leicester, while the playoff games will be held at Indigo at the O2, an entertainment venue located next to the O2 Arena, in London.


Astralis face OpTic in the first match in Leicester 

In the group stage, featuring a double-elimination format, the Upper Bracket matches will be played in a best-of-one format, while the elimination matches and the decider matches will be best-of-three.

Group A Group B
Brazil Luminosity  Sweden NiP
Denmark Astralis United States Cloud9
Canada OpTic Sweden fnatic
France G2 United States Liquid

Below you can find the complete tournament schedule:

Wednesday, May 11th
14:00 Canada OpTic vs. Denmark Astralis  BO1
15:10 Brazil Luminosity  vs. France G2 BO1
16:20 Sweden fnatic vs. United States Cloud9 BO1
17:30 Sweden NiP vs. United States Liquid BO1
18:40 Group A winners' match BO1
19:50 Group B winners' match BO1
21:00 Group A elimination match BO3
     
Thursday, May 12th
14:00 Group B elimination match BO3
17:15 Group A decider BO3
20:30 Group B decider BO3

   
Saturday, May 14th
16:00 Semi-final #1 (B1 vs. A2) BO3
19:40 Semi-final #2 (A1 vs. B2) BO3
     
Sunday, May 15th
16:00 Showmatch  
18:00 Grand final BO5

The talent panel for the event is led by O.J. Borg and Alex "Machine" Richardson, the two hosts, with the likes of Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett and Anders Blume breaking down the action for viewers and Janko "YNk" Paunović sitting at the analyst desk. The full list looks as follows:

United Kingdom O.J. Borg - Host

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host

Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst

Denmark Anders Blume - Caster
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Caster
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Caster
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Caster
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Caster
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Caster
United States John "Blu" Mullen - Caster

United States Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer
United Kingdom Alex Rush - Observer 

The $512,000 allocated to the season finals will be distributed between the competing teams as follows:

1. $200,000 
2. $90,000
3-4. $44,000
5-6. $36,000
7-8. $31,000 

Don't forget to check out our preview for the event, written by Michal "stich" Malachowski, who takes a look at all eight competing teams.

Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
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
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
#2
NiKo | 
Europe silviuM 
gg
2016-05-10 23:29
200k :(
2016-05-10 23:29
ez 4 ence
2016-05-10 23:29
EZ LG
2016-05-10 23:29
#9
North America Oakz 
ENCE
2016-05-10 23:29
#11
 | 
Israel ZiinTotH 
ez 4 nip
2016-05-10 23:29
#51
Xyp9x | 
Israel Mayr0N 
+1
2016-05-11 09:54
nip ez
2016-05-10 23:29
ez for lg
2016-05-10 23:30
Best possible caster crew
2016-05-10 23:30
Pansy
2016-05-11 00:19
I like Pansy what's the problem? I'd -Semmler +DDK tho
2016-05-11 00:28
-pansy -blu +ddk +bardolph
2016-05-11 06:09
#34
 | 
Sweden Kasidro 
No ddk and black ddk no perfect crew
2016-05-11 01:42
gl ninjas! (=
2016-05-10 23:30
#18
 | 
World asbi 
K
2016-05-10 23:31
-pansy +missharvey
2016-05-10 23:31
#22
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
wtf? -a chubby with an understandable accent +Michael Jackson with a purple wig and an accent no one understands? are you drunk?
2016-05-10 23:36
This, atleast I can understand what pansy is saying
2016-05-11 06:12
burger murica, talkin bout chubby
2016-05-11 09:28
G2 qualified lol...gogo
2016-05-10 23:31
go lg go nip
2016-05-10 23:33
Go LG!
2016-05-10 23:37
#24
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
only HOT Match... Let's go Brazil! <3
2016-05-10 23:40
no thoooorin T.T
2016-05-10 23:41
Leicester bois
2016-05-10 23:58
Where is thooorin plllls
2016-05-11 00:08
wait nothing on friday ? FeelsBadMan
2016-05-11 00:23
#31
Brehze | 
United States CS_Gawd 
Holy shit group B is crazy
2016-05-11 00:38
Go G2! fight for number 1!
2016-05-11 00:52
Lets go NA! shut these EUs up for a while. Im so sick of the NA spam.
2016-05-11 01:27
No s1mple no party
2016-05-11 02:05
Where's VP? hue hue hue hue hue hue hue
2016-05-11 01:44
In a slump
2016-05-11 09:55
#36
 | 
Denmark Notallama 
Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Caster Why?
2016-05-11 01:51
pansy instead of ddk and black ddk nice
2016-05-11 02:28
#41
NiKo | 
Brazil wnttl 
ez lg
2016-05-11 03:59
#42
 | 
China marshall_siu 
+ Joe "Joe_Miller" Miller & + Duncan "Thorin" Shields plssss
2016-05-11 04:12
No iceland team? WTF
2016-05-11 04:13
#44
 | 
Sweden NIP Fanboy #1 
Does Iceland have any good team? :D
2016-05-11 04:35
#47
India anxF 
ez for NiP #GONINJAS
2016-05-11 07:13
Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Caster
2016-05-11 07:19
#50
 | 
Australia Zer0_Gravity 
no thorin, no party :(
2016-05-11 09:51
#53
oskar | 
Czech Republic Skleepy 
Puck Fansy
2016-05-11 11:59
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