ESL Pro League S6 about to kick off
The sixth season of ESL Pro League is set to start tomorrow, as the player break officially ends and teams from both North America and Europe get back to action.
The last season of ESL Pro League culminated with the LAN finals in Dallas, Texas on June 4th, with the event being won by G2. After that, teams focused on tournaments such as ECS, ESL One Cologne and then the PGL Krakow Major, which was the last event before the player break.
With an eventful player break that featured exciting roster moves now behind us, the time has come for the new season of ESL Pro League to start. Soon, we will be able to see FaZe's superteam—featuring Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, fnatic with Maikil "Golden" Selim and Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson, and teams such as HellRaisers, GODSENT and mousesports trying to impress with their new signings.
The following teams will play the European division of EPL S6:
On the other side of the pond, Cloud9 is the team that came closest to FaZe's blockbuster signings. Jake "Stewie2K" Yip's squad picked up two OpTic players—William "RUSH" Wierzba and Tarik "tarik" Celik—making Cloud9 a very exciting prospect for ESL Pro League Season 6. Ghost and Rogue have changed up some players leading up to their debut EPL season, while rosters of teams such as Immortals and OpTic are still question marks, just a day before the league kicks off.
These 14 teams will compete in the North American division of ESL Pro League:
HLTV.org contacted ESL about the situation regarding OpTic, who are currently down to two players but have not been given a response yet.
The first matches will be played tomorrow, on August 22nd, with FaZe and G2 kicking the new season off at 19:00. As the case was in previous seasons, teams will play back-to-back BO1's, using a home-and-away system.
Below you can find the full schedule of tomorrow's EU matches:
As reported earlier this month, ESL has announced that the season 6 LAN finals will be held in Odense, Denmark, on December 5-10th. The ESL Pro League Finals will once again feature 12 teams, six from Europe and six from North America.