ESL Pro League with $2m in 2017

ESL has announced that it will pay out a total of $2 million across two Pro League seasons in 2017.

With the the dust now settling on the fourth season of the Pro League, which came to an end with an event in São Paulo, ESL has unveiled the first details about the prestigious competition in 2017.

The total prize pool has been increased by $500,000 to a whopping $2 million, with $1 million up for grabs in each season.


A total of $2 million will be on offer in the Pro League in 2017 

Season 5 of the ESL Pro League will kick off on February 7 and will come to a close on the first weekend of June, where the Verizon Theatre, in Dallas, will host the offline finals. No details have been announced about the finals of Season 6, which will run from August to December.

Cloud9 succeeded SK Gaming as Pro League champions after defeating the Brazilians in the title decider of the Season 4 finals, which took place from October 26-30.

nice :DDD
2016-11-07 16:52
3 replies
Renegades better be in this, they missed the BR finals :( Even if they would have been favored to be on the bottom you never know if they could fluke an upset on lan lol...
2016-11-07 17:18
they'd better use that money to upgrade their production. a shitshow with 2 mil prize is still a shitshow
2016-11-07 19:14
1 reply
i like ur username
2016-11-08 02:26
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2016-11-07 16:52
#4
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Finland cockcheek33
n1
2016-11-07 16:52
WHY NEVER FIRST
2016-11-07 16:52
1 reply
someday :)
2016-11-07 16:59
asd
2016-11-07 16:52
#7
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Finland CoFmo
2
2016-11-07 16:52
wtf
2016-11-07 16:52
1
2016-11-07 16:52
#10
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CIS sergioff
2mil PogChamp
2016-11-07 16:53
#11
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Slovakia Tomo1181
a
2016-11-07 16:52
#12
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Netherlands Sander335
2m o.o
2016-11-07 16:52
#13
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United States hrones
d
2016-11-07 16:52
#14
leckr | 
Czech Republic LECKR
gr8
2016-11-07 16:52
#15
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Ireland Mackey91
d
2016-11-07 16:52
1
2016-11-07 16:52
Nice
2016-11-07 16:52
#18
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Finland Rudilele
Thats pretty cool
2016-11-07 16:52
1
2016-11-07 16:52
1
2016-11-07 16:52
1
2016-11-07 16:52
sick
2016-11-07 16:52
n1
2016-11-07 16:52
cool
2016-11-07 16:52
nice
2016-11-07 16:52
#26
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Russia r4jkkYNWA
OMG
2016-11-07 16:52
wow¨
2016-11-07 16:52
WAT
2016-11-07 16:52
HYPE
2016-11-07 16:52
#31
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Turkey FeverSpeed
ESL IN 2017 LUL
2016-11-07 16:52
2 mill? holy fuck
2016-11-07 16:52
2 replies
For 2 seasons yes..
2016-11-07 16:56
1 reply
#225
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Poland Jaldokin
Ye most people aren't reading the thing and think that it's just 2mil for s5
2016-11-08 02:13
oo
2016-11-07 16:52
csgo growing too fast
2016-11-07 16:52
1 reply
Yeah i think there will be this big downfall soon, i hope not, but for some reason i think it might happen
2016-11-07 17:24
#35
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Finland Jyubei
HNNGGGGGGGGGGG 2 MILLION AND SHARKS WITH LASERS ON THEIR HEADS
2016-11-07 16:53
#37
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Europe mlok401
ez money
2016-11-07 16:53
oh my god
2016-11-07 16:53
INSANE
2016-11-07 16:53
opanaa isaarikaa movtkan sheveci nice news
2016-11-07 16:53
y dont just pay me? i need money more than them ffs
2016-11-07 16:53
1 reply
Then start working no one will give you something for free
2016-11-07 17:10
holy cow
2016-11-07 16:53
ill start grinding
2016-11-07 16:53
#45
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Latvia zrgLV
Xd
2016-11-07 16:53
#46
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Russia Reph
maybe make a major with $2m prize pool?
2016-11-07 16:53
2 replies
#68
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Azerbaijan Talley
It's Valve who decides prize pools for majors, not ESL.
2016-11-07 17:02
prize pool is still ok, it takes 4 months + 2 playoffs to distribute the $2m while it takes 5-6 days to play for the $1m major share.
2016-11-08 03:20
#48
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Poland karic91
nice
2016-11-07 16:53
They should better invest in a good production. XAAXAXXAXAX
2016-11-07 16:53
4 replies
and in another country then brazil
2016-11-07 17:28
3 replies
Than*
2016-11-08 00:48
Dallas is in Brazil?
2016-11-08 16:49
1 reply
no but the second season will probably be in brazil if sk does good
2016-11-09 13:29
nice
2016-11-07 16:53
#51
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Uruguay TeNzZy
PogChamp
2016-11-07 16:53
pls no online quali!!!
2016-11-07 16:53
1 reply
+1
2016-11-07 22:18
#53
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Europe obvious
Holy shit
2016-11-07 16:53
#54
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Brazil diixon
HOLY *** OMG. THATS INSANE
2016-11-07 16:54
K
2016-11-07 16:54
#56
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United States Emprxss
nicela
2016-11-07 16:54
#57
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United States LILFURNY
Honestly it doesn't matter about the money I'll rather see the best teams playing.
2016-11-07 16:54
#59
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Finland Wozzw
This ain't good. This is another step into ESL having full control of the pro scene. Most others can't afford to raise prize pools. FaceIt is most likely allready in trouble with ECS. Look at the view count. Everyone talks that omg esl is bad and esl this, yet they only watch ESL matches. ESC has about half the views than Pro League games, even though the prize pool used to be bigger.
2016-11-07 16:55
8 replies
ESL has much better casters, but I still don't get why there are not more people watching ECS but agree with you
2016-11-07 16:58
6 replies
I actually rank Black DDK and White James as the best duo, but yes, in general FACEIT sucks @ "casting cast"
2016-11-07 17:07
4 replies
they suck!!! specially white guy, he so dumb.... black guy he is ok but white guy too much mouth no brainz
2016-11-07 17:19
2 replies
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Sweden Kasidro
lol if you find DDK stupid I'd say you are the one who is the idiot around here
2016-11-07 18:10
1 reply
+1
2016-11-07 18:49
Black DDK and White James are amazing, I agree
2016-11-07 17:22
the timing of ECS is the main reason, EPL just finished and people are fed up of the daily matches b/w top teams. Too much online shit to care about
2016-11-07 17:22
#226
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Poland Jaldokin
The advertised ECS "prize pool" includes all spending on accommodation for the players, and I think plane tickets for them so it's quite alot less than that
2016-11-08 02:15
#62
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Poland kiero
now ESL should figure out how to organize qualification to main event to avoid onliners who are doing shit on LAN
2016-11-07 16:56
6 replies
or maybe VP and NaVi should improve their online performance it is hardly possible to play an additional as an offline event. there are just too many events and eLeague etc. The player have to travel a lot even with the online leagues
2016-11-07 17:03
5 replies
#84
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Poland kiero
ELEAGUE have no problems with LAN qualifications and we always watch the best teams
2016-11-07 17:09
1 reply
yes which is great (even though FaZe and mouz still qualified *cough* onliners *cough*), but there can not be more leagues like that, it would be to much traveling for the players so, either there would have to be less leagues/events or we will have to live with the online qualifiers
2016-11-07 17:20
maybe dogshit like Faze what secure 1st place in EU division abusing online format and liek always get rape in group stage on LAN stop blockign slots
2016-11-07 17:10
2 replies
Xddddddd
2016-11-07 17:19
mad cause bad
2016-11-07 17:21
Why not in Dubai?
2016-11-07 16:57
Just pls not host finals in brazil, never ever again
2016-11-07 16:57
+1
2016-11-07 17:01
Does this mean we have a Raise in Major Prize Pools?
2016-11-07 17:03
4 replies
not necessarily, eleague 2.4 million across season 1 and 2
2016-11-07 17:07
3 replies
#79
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United Kingdom Jabzilla
*2.5 million
2016-11-07 17:08
1 reply
you said 2.8 million below nerd its like 4 million
2016-11-07 17:09
Fairs
2016-11-07 17:09
Inb4 playing in toilet xddddddd
2016-11-07 17:03
#72
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Please EU major/minor (Dont know what to call Eleague`s competition)
2016-11-07 17:05
4 replies
#227
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Poland Jaldokin
The fuck are u talking about
2016-11-08 02:17
3 replies
#229
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
I want Eleague to make a "minor" in EU.
2016-11-08 02:23
2 replies
#246
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Poland Jaldokin
Eleague can't make a minor because theyre the ones hosting the major
2016-11-08 16:10
1 reply
#248
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
I know ^^ But i want them to :P But as you said, they cant ^^
2016-11-08 17:02
when the prize pool goes up all the good teams start sucking...and all the poor bad players are suddenly star players.
2016-11-07 17:07
Everyone hyped as fuck from 2milions $ while dota major is just laughing with 21 000 000$ prizepool^^^
2016-11-07 17:07
4 replies
The point is that CSGO players don't make this prize pools on their own, if we want to support team or player we can buy their stickers, some money from this goes to them.
2016-11-07 17:10
2 replies
there was an eSport case in 2014 no idea why they dont start making them again
2016-11-07 17:14
1 reply
There were esports cases in 2013 and 2014, valve should create more of those
2016-11-07 17:46
$10 compendium. That's how they reached that $10mil. personally I wouldn't buy that again, just waste of money imo
2016-11-07 18:38
#77
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United Kingdom Jabzilla
Not really a big deal... eLeague had like 2.5 million
2016-11-07 17:12
New major??
2016-11-07 17:08
1 reply
What?
2016-11-08 00:50
Nice to see this!
2016-11-07 17:09
#88
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Turkey KacaKTV
ez 4 navi
2016-11-07 17:11
ezmoney
2016-11-07 17:14
#91
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Germany ConAction
Absolutely sick!
2016-11-07 17:15
#92
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World Buick
This makes me happy to hear. All this time invested in CS:GO and I was worried the game was too far in decline after the major betting websites went down. Good to see that CS is alive and strong, still going since the 1990's.
2016-11-07 17:16
1 reply
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Russia YQKKE Q_Q
Am i the one who thinks that increasing prize pool won't do game better XD
2016-11-07 23:51
nothing much when ESL was bought by 80 mil by swedes
2016-11-07 17:17
2kk$ and 20k$ production
2016-11-07 17:18
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Israel Fixzor
Nice prize pool jesus!!! :oo
2016-11-07 17:18
ez for fnatic.
2016-11-07 17:23
Amazing news! ! !
2016-11-07 17:25
holy... so cool to see cs pro scene grow so fast
2016-11-07 17:27
maybe VP will try to qualify this time
2016-11-07 17:27
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Portugal 69_mL
wake up NA'VI!!!
2016-11-07 17:30
WTF 1$ million for the first place?
2016-11-07 17:32
7 replies
Learn to read...
2016-11-08 00:51
6 replies
Cocky?
2016-11-08 01:07
5 replies
mad? because you can't read axaxax
2016-11-08 01:38
4 replies
You did not even understood the sentence. It was not a question, it was like 'really?' But ofc dont reply if it bothers you. Have a goos night
2016-11-08 01:45
3 replies
the first place dont get 1 million... learn to read
2016-11-08 01:49
2 replies
What is the subject in your sentence, I cannot understand your english sorry
2016-11-08 03:11
1 reply
cry more
2016-11-08 03:34
#113
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Finland Juvi
This is huge
2016-11-07 17:33
MORE MONEY FOR EU ONLINERS!
2016-11-07 17:33
5 replies
who won last esl pro league?
2016-11-07 17:37
3 replies
Did you read what i wrote ? Teams make money by just participating and qualifying for LAN SO yes,MORE money for EU onliners,who otherwise wont win anything if this even was held directly on LAN.
2016-11-07 18:14
2 replies
Nice, but now he still doesn't know who won last pro league
2016-11-08 00:53
1 reply
Cloud9 won it,and im happy for them,but still,more money for EU onliners faze.
2016-11-08 19:53
#212
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Slovakia Reve_nant
more money for NA shitty teams like Echo Fox, Complexity and others aswell
2016-11-08 00:13
#115
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France kEONN
NICEEEE3
2016-11-07 17:34
MOM GET THE CAMERA
2016-11-07 17:35
meanwhile VP in december gonna win 2x more moneys hahaha 400k for 1st place in this ESL shit wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/World_.. izi 800.000USD for VP time to write another chapter in CS history and update world earning money rank esportsearnings.com/games/245-counter-st..
2016-11-07 17:41
8 replies
inb4 lost in groupstage against .russia
2016-11-07 17:55
7 replies
losing to cloud9 tch tch
2016-11-07 18:15
6 replies
2016-11-07 18:16
5 replies
on lan. rofl come back for more,if you feel like it
2016-11-07 18:16
4 replies
dont see .russia there neither
2016-11-07 18:17
3 replies
not a team. but losing to c9 on lan tch tch
2016-11-07 18:17
2 replies
go make your homework 5th grader, stop browsing hltv, no one takes you serious
2016-11-07 18:17
1 reply
ahahaha mad swede triggered , goes straight off topic make more threads and posts about your banana team
2016-11-07 18:18
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Estonia Rebae
2 MILLION HOLY SHIT
2016-11-07 17:43
<3
2016-11-07 17:43
H PogChamp Y PogChamp P PogChamp E PogChamp
2016-11-07 17:47
CS will soon be part of official Olympic games! Lez go!
2016-11-07 17:49
dayum son
2016-11-07 17:49
I just want sticker and drops haha
2016-11-07 17:50
HOLY SHIT
2016-11-07 17:51
#131
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Poland Cazzorel
Virtu.Pro like this
2016-11-07 17:52
AMAZING!
2016-11-07 17:53
niiiice :)
2016-11-07 17:53
PogChamp
2016-11-07 17:53
CS:GO ! We are bigger and bigger !
2016-11-07 17:57
1 reply
just like us :)
2016-11-07 17:58
#137
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Armenia cGev
wew
2016-11-07 17:58
Ez for XANTARES
2016-11-07 18:05
Looks like more and more .exe files will be used ;)
2016-11-07 18:05
#142
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France Fran6k1D
use the fucking money to improve your shitty tournament ESL stop increasing the prize pool
2016-11-07 18:09
2 replies
lul, there is no way to make you guys happy
2016-11-07 18:34
1 reply
they could've fixed quality of official stream atleast
2016-11-08 05:05
valve better stop support top teams with their own aimlock system just to keep game hyped! ITS TOO OBVIOUS ALREADY. first it was flusha and fnatic, then device and astralis, shortly after that fallen and lg-sk, now every team uses it even C9 lul. valve wants to make this worldwide by spreading hack programm... sad story...all started because of NIP's 87-0 because noone could beat them atm. and valve decided that they killing the game making it boring...
2016-11-07 18:17
1 reply
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Azerbaijan Talley
you tried
2016-11-07 23:56
So you want to make olofm and co richer? i like that
2016-11-07 18:26
growin-up
2016-11-07 18:28
vovvvvvvvv
2016-11-07 18:35
Ez for best tournament ESL PRO LEAGUE
2016-11-07 18:35
n1
2016-11-07 18:47
#164
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Poland geraldzik
noice esl gj good money for VP !
2016-11-07 18:51
#166
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Brazil wnttl
omfg
2016-11-07 18:55
rekt valve
2016-11-07 18:55
2017 will be the downfall of CS, no one's gonna play it, few is gonna watch it
2016-11-07 18:58
1 reply
i aren't think that
2016-11-07 22:25
Nice!
2016-11-07 19:03
N1
2016-11-07 19:08
nice!
2016-11-07 19:20
awesome, too bad the online part is boring af :(
2016-11-07 19:33
Change your stupid bo1-based group stage format, stop making a joke out of your tournaments.
2016-11-07 19:43
More money for EU, less for NA please. NA teams are already making banks from their salary alone, and EU teams deserve it more as they are better overall (and Tier 2 EU teams have smaller salaries than Tier 2 NA teams, so something has to make up for it, so most deserving teams = EU (only C9 and SK are really good in NA, and then once in a while Liquid/Optic and Immortals are doing OK) should get more money as they are overall more competitive than NA as a whole.
2016-11-07 19:45
2 replies
where are source for salary cause i wasn't know this information
2016-11-07 22:26
1 reply
I don't have a source to provide (so i have to admit i may be wrong) but a team like Echo Fox (which got rekt at ELeague)'s level in EU wouldn't get nowhere near the same money than that team in NA. I know that the cost of living is not the same everywhere obviously (small salaries aren't as painful in Eastern Europe than in Scandinavia for example), but if i had to guess i would say a team like EF pays at least 5000$/month (if not even more) + you compete against NA field (which is weaker than EU field) which means an EU team with EF level could get (because that team wouldn't be strong enough to play on stronger tourneys) access to Tier 3/4 tourneys and prizes whereas in NA that team could get access to Tier 2 tourneys (and the money that goes with it. EF scored 6 rounds in 3 maps vs VP and G2, a team like this would clearly get paid less than 1500€ in EU (if you're from Poland, Ukraine and such, it's fine, if you're from France, it's not amazing - below median income, and if you're Sweden/Norway/Finland it sucks.) I don't have numbers to prove my claims, but it's clear that weaker players are able to live from the game in NA , the weaker players from NA that live from the game wouldn't have a good enough level to live it vs EU competition (of course you can improve your income with Twitch, but i'm talking about living from salary paid by a team + prize money from CS tourneys). In ESL finals, NaVi did not qualify for example for the LAN event in Sao Paulo, a team like NaVi playing in the NA league would qualify 95+% of the time to the LAN event. I don't want NA players to win less (obviously, i'm not hating on people living their dream lol), but those companies like ESL have to invest to make sure more EU and Asia (+ other regions where almost no one is a pro) people can be pros of that game. In NA, some "not amazing at all" players are already pros, and in EU some players who might be slightly better than those "not amazing at all" NA pros aren't living from the game, so yeah the game isn't as global as it may look. (sorry for the awful - i guess - english, but it's not my native language). TL;DR : you need to be significatively better in the game to live from the game alone (get a salary + the money you win in tourneys) in EU than in NA (that's why some players like Skytten, Devilwalk in the past and such try their luck in NA.)
2016-11-07 22:42
How is this good news, just goes to show what is wrong with this freaking world man... A freaking gamer (and you do have to be the best) makes a ton more cash than a firefighter, a teacher, a doctor. Don't get me wrong, I love cs and I love games and I think people should be able to pursue their dreams, but it is a fucking game... The same with football and other sports (eletronic or not).
2016-11-07 20:02
4 replies
please fucking kys.
2016-11-07 20:09
1 reply
the bait is real
2016-11-07 20:28
#182
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Brazil adre221
People pay stupid amounts of money for entertainment, it's always been like that, and it will always be, deal with it.
2016-11-07 20:10
#233
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Denmark geerZo
get out of this site and kys
2016-11-08 03:19
Esl with the mil increased by 250k thats p good
2016-11-07 20:22
1 reply
learn to read
2016-11-07 20:21
U are crazy
2016-11-07 20:16
Maybe then appear Fnatic :Kappa:
2016-11-07 20:34
#188
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Denmark Baitvice
wast of time, call me when first place 1 mill $ #RiggedRankings
2016-11-07 20:54
holy
2016-11-07 20:57
#190
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Turkey Mustafa-
crazy money bro what the fuck LOL
2016-11-07 21:14
#192
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Denmark regnant
Maybe with the upped prize pool, they'll also up their production quality. The last pro league finals was very sub par to say the least. Excited for the future!
2016-11-07 21:21
WOWW
2016-11-07 22:04
aimlocks will go CRAYZZAAAY
2016-11-07 22:57
Cloud9 succeeded SK Gaming as Pro League champions after defeating the Brazilians
2016-11-07 23:09
2mil, yet the game has as good directional sound as pokemon gold.
2016-11-07 23:10
SK take this easy with Fallen and coldzera aimlocks in flames sorry EU no chance for u boys
2016-11-07 23:18
lol many, many a1ml0cks inc ))
2016-11-07 23:36
More money = more expensive cheats.. Damn i should be a coder..
2016-11-07 23:59
Can't wait to see what team has the best cheats this tourney!
2016-11-08 00:43
People are overreacting. Wasn't it 1,5 million this year?
2016-11-08 00:46
So shit teams in group get more money...
2016-11-08 01:53
#228
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United States SoNftw
Big $ big $!
2016-11-08 02:21
#236
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United States stomb
Don't understand who is in charge of ESL, but they are idiots for continuing to invest even more money in CSGO when the view rates are skyrocketing downwards
2016-11-08 03:48
more money for c9
2016-11-08 04:24
Nice but please have better production esl :) last epl lan didnt offer a good viewing experience
2016-11-08 14:46
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