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|
Below you can find the complete tournament schedule:
|Wednesday, May 11th|
|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|
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:
O.J. Borg - Host
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host
Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Anders Blume - Caster
Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Caster
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Caster
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Caster
Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Caster
Jason "moses" O'Toole - Caster
John "Blu" Mullen - Caster
Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer
Alex Rush - Observer
The $512,000 allocated to the season finals will be distributed between the competing teams as follows:
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.