ESL Pro League S4 viewer's guide
ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals kicks off tomorrow with OpTic facing Liquid in the initial match of Group A. Here's all you need to know about the 11-team, $600,000 event taking place in São Paulo, Brazil.
Brazil's most populous city, São Paulo, will host Season 4's ESL Pro League Finals, taking place from October 26-30.
The first two days will be played behind closed doors at the ESL studios, while Ginásio do Ibirapuera arena will play host to the last group stage day and playoffs.
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Originally 12 teams were supposed to attend the event, however fnatic announced their withdrawal in the last minute due to personal reasons.
ESL were unable to find a replacement in such short notice, as numerous European teams below the regular season's top six declined the invitation.
The teams were split into two best-of-one, round-robin groups according to their placement in the online part:
|Group A||Group B|
Teams who place first in their group will advance directly to semi-finals, while second placed teams will play third placed teams from the other group in the quarter-finals.
Here's the full schedule of the five-day tournament:
|Wednesday, October 26th|
|Thursday, October 27th|
|Friday, October 28th|
|Saturday, October 29th|
|Sunday, October 30th|
And here's the broadcast team for the official English stream:
Beatriz "Bia" Bauer - Host
Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer
DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer
The $600,000 prizepool will be distributed as follows:
If you'd like to know more about the attending teams, make sure to check out Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin's preview of the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals.