ESL Pro League North America brought to an end, LAN finalists found
With today's matches being played out, the North American division of ESL Pro League Season 6 has been concluded.
After over two months of action, the sixth ESL Pro League season has been played out. Finishing first in the league, with 20 wins and six losses, is OpTic. The European side had a free pass in the matchup that decided the pole position going into the LAN, against SK, since the Brazilian squad could not play as they were returning to NA from the Brazilian WESG qualifier.
Alongside the two aforementioned teams, Liquid, NRG and Misfits earned LAN spots, while the surprise of the online stage is Luminosity, who outplaced the likes of CLG and Cloud9 to book a spot in Odense, Denmark, next month.
At the bottom of the standings are Immortals and Rogue, who will be fighting for an ESL Pro League season 7 spot through relegation, and Ghost, who are automatically demoted to the next season of MDL.
You can find the final North American ESL Pro League standings below:
|1. OpTic - spot at the finals|
|2. SK - spot at the finals|
|3. Liquid - spot at the finals|
|4. NRG - spot at the finals|
|5. Misfits - spot at the finals|
|6. Luminosity- spot at the finals|
|7. CLG - $27,000|
|8. Cloud9 - $23,000|
|9. Renegades - $19,000|
|10. Splyce - $17,500|
|11. Complexity - $15,000|
|12. Immortals - $11,500 (to play EPL S6 Relegation)|
|13. Rogue- $8,000 (to play EPL S6 Relegation)|
|14. Ghost - $4,000 (Relegated to ESEA MDL S27)|
The EPL LAN finals seeding system has been changed for this season, and will not be based on the online placings like it was in the past. This time around, we will see the winners of each division, fnatic and OpTic, placed in opposite groups. After that, they will both pick a team to place in the opposite group, with the then picked teams selecting two more teams. The sequence will continue until both of the groups are filled.
Below, you can find the full ESL Pro League LAN finals team list: