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.

The battle for the ESL Pro League Season 6 trophy starts tomorrow

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:

France G2 Denmark North
Denmark Astralis Europe FaZe
France Envy Germany BIG
Sweden fnatic Sweden GODSENT
Europe HellRaisers Denmark Heroic
Europe LDLC Europe mousesports
Ukraine Natus Vincere Sweden NiP

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:

Brazil SK United States Cloud9
Brazil Immortals United States Liquid
North America NRG Australia Renegades
United States Misfits United States Complexity
United States Ghost United States Rogue
United States Splyce Brazil Luminosity
United States CLG United States OpTic*

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:

19:00 France G2 vs. Europe FaZe
19:00 Europe HellRaisers vs. Denmark Heroic
20:10 Europe FaZe vs. France G2
20:10 Denmark Heroic vs. Europe HellRaisers
21:20 Germany BIG vs. Sweden fnatic
21:20 Europe mousesports vs. Sweden GODSENT
22:30 Sweden fnatic vs. Germany BIG
22:30 Sweden GODSENT vs. Europe mousesports

The North American matches will start at 01:00, with SK taking on Liquid:

01:00 Brazil SK  vs. United States Liquid
01:00 United States OpTic  vs. United States Ghost
02:10 United States Liquid  vs. Brazil SK
02:10 United States Ghost  vs. United States OpTic
03:20 United States CLG vs. United States Cloud9
03:20 United States Splyce  vs. North America NRG
04:30 United States Cloud9  vs. United States CLG
04:30 North America NRG  vs. United States Splyce

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.

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
867
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
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Belgium n0d3x 
yes momma i did it!
2017-08-21 18:03
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Wow
2017-08-21 18:03
SK always book the spot for playoff very easy for them
2017-08-21 18:04
#44
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United States jekl 
G2 will win it again
2017-08-21 18:26
#47
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Myanmar Lemo2K 
Where is ex IBP?
2017-08-21 18:30
#48
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United States jekl 
Banned like they should be:)))))))
2017-08-21 18:30
#58
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Brazil ziulera 
+1
2017-08-21 18:57
#81
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
This isn't valve sponsored event, they aren't banned on ESL, and they probably have to go through premier
2017-08-21 22:12
yea but g2 sucks, they just lost to envy what a joke
2017-08-21 19:11
Although on paper they look weak, EnVy is a solid team. Great entrys like xms and scream, support/entry like rpk, decent awp with SIXER and one of the best igls, Happy. G2? Pfffffft all aim no brain. Shox isn't suited for the igl role, they were better off with SmithZz tbh.
2017-08-21 19:48
#87
gob b | 
France G1zm0ooo 
You're 2 years late saying Happy's a good leader aren't ya?
2017-08-22 01:46
#19
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
wow
2017-08-21 18:04
#15
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
well done bitch
2017-08-21 18:03
#21
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Belgium n0d3x 
full control ma friend
2017-08-21 18:04
#27
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
On point ma nigga
2017-08-21 18:08
#56
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United States Tater_Hater 
I'm so proud of you son
2017-08-21 18:53
#92
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Belgium n0d3x 
thx papito
2017-08-23 00:09
#2
Xyp9x | 
Turkey lulNAlul 
yoo
2017-08-21 18:02
c9 will win epl s7
2017-08-21 18:13
Thats an early prediction
2017-08-21 23:41
#90
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Italy Gio_bose 
Bro they lost maps against tier10 teams who people didn't even know Who they were
2017-08-22 11:52
they lost one map, with 3 new players playing together first time - on their worst map. who cares
2017-08-22 17:11
#4
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Germany Sabba1 
lets go
2017-08-21 18:03
#5
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
;D
2017-08-21 18:03
#6
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North America Kropsinz 
Let's Go EPL!
2017-08-21 18:03
#7
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Romania vladyy39 
yes
2017-08-21 18:03
#8
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Lithuania sorian 
w0w :P
2017-08-21 18:03
#9
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Yey
2017-08-21 18:03
gogo
2017-08-21 18:03
#11
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Other VladimirLucas 
no VP LOL
2017-08-21 18:03
#12
f0rest | 
Lithuania ARUSAS 
wooooo
2017-08-21 18:03
#13
fer | 
Brazil luizinnnn 
go go go
2017-08-21 18:03
#14
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Poland Stinar 
EZ for Virtus.Pr... oh wait
2017-08-21 18:03
#22
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Sweden Flukey 
EZ for Virtus Pr...emier :D
2017-08-21 18:05
#25
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
EZ for Kinguin.... oh wait.
2017-08-21 18:07
#16
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Finland whitexd 
ez4kallu
2017-08-21 18:04
#17
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France Sofio 
faze superteam
2017-08-21 18:04
#20
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Spain Alser 
ez mixwell 1v5 Ghost lol
2017-08-21 18:04
#23
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Argentina roulettesoad 
-optic +rise nation
2017-08-21 18:05
#24
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP Optic Situation! Let's go BRAZIL ZIL ZIL ZIL! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-08-21 18:06
#39
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Czech Republic realProkda 
r u insane buddy?
2017-08-21 18:20
#40
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Finland Taynz 
We smart, se loyal, se friend, we are not from POORZIL Kreygasm
2017-08-21 18:21
#26
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Why the fuck people pick up zqkS. He is fucking shit
2017-08-21 18:07
#28
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United Kingdom sawdust 
good luck VP
2017-08-21 18:09
#29
Friis | 
Poland Austinn 
No virtus.pro?
2017-08-21 18:09
This time VP will rekt.... oh wait
2017-08-21 18:10
#31
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
At last. :3
2017-08-21 18:12
ez for optic gaming, a spanish roster made up of Oscar "Mixwell" canolies
2017-08-21 18:16
ez for envy thel atleast go to quaters
2017-08-21 18:16
#38
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France AnTr3aS48 
ez4biggestonlinersever
2017-08-21 18:20
Virtus.premier ??? 4Head
2017-08-21 18:17
#36
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Poland ramones1 
optic? xD
2017-08-21 18:19
#37
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United States TeShark 
2017-08-21 18:19
Are they gonna play in NA division with that roster?
2017-08-21 18:50
#59
Aleksib | 
Finland Slyp3 
Yes. HLTV IS fucking slow. The roster was on ESL's site like 3h ago already xd
2017-08-21 19:03
Wow, it's gonna be interesting then.
2017-08-21 19:10
#63
Aleksib | 
Finland Slyp3 
Yep. On waiting for then to play aganst Faze
2017-08-21 19:12
#66
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United States TeShark 
yes they are
2017-08-21 19:26
Where is HS?
2017-08-21 21:36
#41
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
Ez Optic play a clutch situation all time 1v5 MEGALEL
2017-08-21 18:22
#42
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Poland kick_michu 
thank you Taz&Neo mine reason why VP dont play in this league
2017-08-21 18:25
HLTV.org contacted ESL about the situation regarding OpTic, who are currently down to two players but have not been big given a response yet. have not been big given? Wat fak dat is?
2017-08-21 18:25
#45
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Brazil xMoita 
Polish teams? 4Head
2017-08-21 18:26
Na'Vi ukrainian flag hahah I told you morons
2017-08-21 18:26
The na division is still such a joke... giving them the same amount of playoff spots is so shit
2017-08-21 18:39
#69
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France StickyRice 
There should be 7 teams who qualify to the LAN finals in the EU division and 5 in the NA's one.
2017-08-21 19:53
ez for astralis #1 team 2017
2017-08-21 18:45
ez for VP :>
2017-08-21 18:45
ez for vp
2017-08-21 18:49
#53
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Portugal TonyPRZ 
EPL lul
2017-08-21 18:50
#55
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Ukraine CISfan[Guy] 
Welcome back home Ukrainian navi
2017-08-21 18:51
#57
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Sweden pontus767 
HLTV, ESL has pretty much confirmed the Optic lineup on their site that says NAF, Friberg, Imapet, Allu, Magisk and Mixwell!
2017-08-21 18:53
Meeehhh what about HS? He is a brilliant addition to the team
2017-08-21 21:36
#88
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Sweden pontus767 
Of course, he will be anounced after gamescom my estonian brother!
2017-08-22 07:59
Great, thanks for info mate :)
2017-08-22 10:35
#60
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Brazil Charizaldo 
EZ 4 VP
2017-08-21 19:09
#64
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Vietnam Oida 
How is Optic gon' do that?
2017-08-21 19:17
#65
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Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
ESL SEASON 6 not gonna be interesting without memo ESL SEASON 7 with memo see ya then
2017-08-21 19:26
#67
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
NA fielding 12 teams of nonamers and esea puggers for the same prizepool joke much?
2017-08-21 19:35
#70
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Brazil rauni90001 
sk vs liquid = sk ez win. optic vs ghost = optic ez win. clg vs c9 = c9 most likely. Splyce vs Nrg = both teams r shitty, can't tell. G2 vs Faze = G2 most likely. HR vs Heroic = HR most likely. Godsent vs Mouse = Mouse win. Fnatic vs BIG = fnatic win.
2017-08-21 19:59
Streaming @twitch or youtube?
2017-08-21 20:00
#72
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Poland Pruz1k^^ 
Twitch esl_csgo
2017-08-21 20:03
As usual, the first couple weeks of EPL will be used for teams to get back into shape. ... Some of those NY qualifier matches were rougggggh. NA would still likely benefit from having a 10 team league rather than 14 though.
2017-08-21 20:05
#74
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Canada Sipr 
rip VP
2017-08-21 20:10
I thought Optic is an EU team now guess not
2017-08-21 20:29
As much EU as NRG was with Gob b, Tabsen and legija. If they bring the players over to NA, they can play in the NA devision (and get ez to the offline finals). The only thing they cant play is NA Minor for the next major.
2017-08-21 23:12
HR lul Heroic lul LDLC megalul NiP ultralul
2017-08-21 21:24
Anotther thophy for the brazilians legends, SK Gaming!
2017-08-21 21:30
#78
NEO | 
Poland Trausky 
Where is VP?
2017-08-21 21:32
On ESEA Premier 26 lul
2017-08-21 22:27
Too ez 4 Virtus.pro
2017-08-21 22:28
#86
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Malaysia phyzell 
Caustraya oi oi!
2017-08-22 01:27
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