ESL Pro League Finals viewer's guide
We are merely one day away from the start of the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, so we have prepared our viewer's guide, where you will find the full schedule, the groups, the talent line-up and the prize breakdown.
The fifth iteration of the ESL Pro League will come to a close this week as the 12 best teams from the online portion of the league will duke it out at the Verizon Theatre, in Dallas, for the grand prize of $225,000.
The tournament, which will run from Tuesday to Sunday, will kick off with a best-of-one round-robin group stage, with the participating teams having been drawn into two groups.
The group winners will automatically secure spots in the semi-finals, while the runners-up and the third-placed teams will square off for the final spots in the last-four stage.
Below you can find the group draw in full:
|Group A||Group B|
The first two days of the event will be packed tightly as they will be taken up by the group matches. The quarter-finals will be held on Thursday, while the semi-finals and the title decider will be played over the weekend after a day's break.
The full schedule for the tournament can be found below:
|Tuesday, May 30|
|Wednesday, May 31|
|Thursday, June 1|
|Saturday, June 3|
|Sunday, June 4|
Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez will be the host, while four casters and four experts will do play-by-play commentary and break down the action. The full talent line-up for the tournament looks as follows:
Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez - Host
Jason "moses" O'Toole - Desk Host
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
Sam "DaZeD" Marine - Commentator
John "BLU" Mullen - Commentator
DJ "Prius" Kuntz - Observer
Heather "sapphiRe" Garozzo - Observer
Finally, the event's $750,000 prize pool will be distributed between the competing teams as follows: