ESL Pro League S6 Finals viewer's guide

The ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals will kick off on Tuesday, so we have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need to know regarding the event.

After an online stage that lasted nearly three months, ESL Pro League Season 6 will culminate with an offline event at Arena Fyn, in Odense, where 12 teams will battle it out for their share of a $750,000 prize-pool.

North are last season's runners-up

For this edition, ESL introduced a new group pairing method, which sees each participant pick one team they want to avoid, which is then placed in the opposite group, until both six-team groups are determined.

Here are the groups for the event:

Group Yellow Group Red
Sweden fnatic Europe OpTic
Europe FaZe Brazil SK
Denmark Astralis Denmark North
United States Liquid Sweden NiP
Europe HellRaisers United States Misfits
Brazil Luminosity North America NRG

The tournament format consists of a best-of-one round-robin group stage, featuring ESL's new point system, which, in the event of an overtime, gives two points to the winning side and one to the loser.

The top teams from both groups advance straight to the semi-finals, while the second and the third-placed squads will have to get through the quarter-finals. The first two knockout rounds will be played in a best-of-three format, whilst the grand final will be a best-of-five affair. 

Below you can find the full schedule for the event:

Tuesday, December 5
12:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Europe FaZe
12:00 Brazil Luminosity vs. Europe HellRaisers
13:15 Denmark Astralis vs. United States Liquid
13:15 Sweden fnatic vs. Europe HellRaisers
14:30 Europe FaZe vs. United States Liquid
14:30 Denmark Astralis vs. Brazil Luminosity
15:45 Sweden fnatic vs. Brazil Luminosity
15:45 Europe HellRaisers vs. United States Liquid
17:30 Denmark North vs. Brazil SK
17:30 North America NRG vs. United States Misfits
18:45 Sweden NiP vs. Europe OpTic
18:45 Denmark North vs. United States Misfits
20:00 Brazil SK vs. Europe OpTic
20:00 North America NRG vs. Sweden NiP
21:15 Denmark North vs. North America NRG
21:15 United States Misfits vs. Europe OpTic


   
Wednesday, December 6
12:00 Europe FaZe vs. Denmark Astralis
12:00 Sweden fnatic vs. United States Liquid
13:15 Europe HellRaisers vs. Denmark Astralis
13:15 Europe FaZe vs. Brazil Luminosity
14:30 Europe FaZe vs. Europe HellRaisers
14:30 Sweden fnatic vs. Denmark Astralis
14:30 Brazil Luminosity vs. United States Liquid
16:15 Brazil SK vs. Sweden NiP
16:15 Denmark North vs. Europe OpTic
17:30 United States Misfits vs. Sweden NiP
17:30 Brazil SK vs. North America NRG
18:45 Brazil SK vs. United States Misfits
18:45 Denmark North vs. Sweden NiP
18:45 North America NRG vs. Europe OpTic




Friday, December 8
16:00 Quarter-final #1
19:50 Quarter-final #2




Saturday, December 9
16:00 Semi-final #1
19:50 Semi-final #2




Sunday, December 10
16:00 Grand Final

When it comes to the on-air broadcast team, O. J. Borg will be the event's host, while Alex "Machine" Richardson will be host the desk, where he will be joined by three experts: Janko "YNk" Paunović, Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Jacob "Pimp" Winneche

As you can see below, the list also counts with four casting pairs—two of those on the secondary stream—, and Tres "stunna" Saranthus as a backstage reporter. Lauren "Pansy" Scott will miss the event after suffering from food poisoning while at DreamHack Winter, being replaced by Vince Hill.

The official English language broadcast team will feature:

Main stream
United Kingdom O. J. Borg - host

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - desk host
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - analyst
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - commentator
United Kingdom Vince Hill - commentator

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - backstage reporter

Secondary stream
United Kingdom Jack "Jacky" Peters - commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - commentator
United Kingdom Alex "Snodz" Byfield - commentator

As for the $750,000 prize-pool, it will be distributed among the 12 teams as follows:

1. $225,000
2. $100,000
3-4. $60,000
5-6. $45,000
7-8. $40,000
9-10. $35,000
11-12. $32,500

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
nice
2017-12-04 15:17
ez 4 nip
2017-12-04 15:18
YES
2017-12-04 15:58
ez c9 and my boy turok
2017-12-05 03:07
NO
2017-12-05 08:44
Fuck u Esl . How df do I watch 2 games at once and you still use the same format.
2017-12-04 15:26
Open 2 browsers :^) there are 2 streams
2017-12-04 15:49
#53
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United Kingdom Szbitzel2 
how can you pay attention to 2 tabs at the same time?
2017-12-04 16:03
2 eyes kappa
2017-12-04 17:35
I guess it works for people who have 2 monitors, put stream A on one, and B in the remaining one.
2017-12-04 17:37
#78
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United Kingdom Szbitzel2 
and what about sound?
2017-12-04 17:44
that part I've no idea
2017-12-04 21:20
#99
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Denmark MeToxi 
Use 2 earplugs. One for each ear.
2017-12-04 23:12
pff, put it on speakers
2017-12-05 20:42
just watch the best game
2017-12-04 17:49
#90
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Sweden Kaffinerad 
Two screens?
2017-12-04 21:22
#50
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Bulgaria Grezko 
I don't particularly like the format but lets see what happens
2017-12-04 16:01
no, because the first of each group goes instantly to semis
2017-12-04 16:01
#74
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Denmark Notallama 
I quite like this format, what's not to like? Although I will always prefer an upper/lower/chsp bracket
2017-12-04 17:28
Don't comment
2017-12-04 15:17
#33
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
NiP 0-5 out of groups
2017-12-04 15:33
#57
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Sweden All_Day 
haha and you are NiP fan?
2017-12-04 16:15
#80
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
No, why?
2017-12-04 17:56
Ez katka
2017-12-04 15:17
No
2017-12-04 15:58
#54
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Brazil prNek 
u mad bro? cuz im not
2017-12-04 16:03
#4
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Brazil wallid 
sk and lg gonna win
2017-12-04 15:17
vay amk
2017-12-04 15:18
#6
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Sweden Dino1 
Let's go LIQUID!
2017-12-04 15:18
#7
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ESL group labels pls
2017-12-04 15:18
first
2017-12-04 15:18
#9
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Brazil Alfredao 
easy peasy
2017-12-04 15:18
#10
Dosia | 
Bulgaria hyper_sw 
june 4?
2017-12-04 15:18
#11
shox | 
France kEONN 
ez 4 SK
2017-12-04 15:18
#12
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Russia majncly 
ez EPL for OpTic
2017-12-04 15:18
#13
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India transformer 
gl all teams, FaZe or G2 got this. SK overall favorite
2017-12-04 15:18
#23
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
G2 k
2017-12-04 15:24
#25
 | 
India transformer 
why not they can
2017-12-04 15:25
#37
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India transformer 
my bad i got i messed it up big time :(
2017-12-04 15:38
G2? LUL
2017-12-04 15:25
#26
 | 
India transformer 
if shox, kenny, apex on point they can
2017-12-04 15:25
#32
Brazil Jedo 
Hint: Look at the groups again.
2017-12-04 15:32
#36
 | 
India transformer 
Omg sorry my bad
2017-12-04 15:37
#38
 | 
India transformer 
thanks for correcting me no G2
2017-12-04 15:38
#30
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Hungary EZ4WINLANDIA 
Did you even read the article?
2017-12-04 15:30
#39
 | 
India transformer 
yes in hurry i forgot G2 didn't even qualify, totally my bad
2017-12-04 15:38
#40
 | 
India transformer 
A request to admin can you delete my post please, i messed it up big time and i cannot edit my comment.
2017-12-04 15:40
#44
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Malaysia K2tan 
ahahahaha
2017-12-04 15:50
#45
 | 
India transformer 
Lol I messed up big time
2017-12-04 15:51
its 2 l8, you will have to live with this comment for the rest of your life...
2017-12-04 16:20
#60
 | 
India transformer 
Sadness
2017-12-04 16:23
#85
ALEX | 
France Telt 
I feel you bro
2017-12-04 19:22
Nice
2017-12-04 15:19
#16
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Ez CeRq and SK
2017-12-04 15:19
Easy for Lil Minosity
2017-12-04 15:20
nice next year final
2017-12-04 15:20
#19
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Europe trey_ 
ezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz FaZe
2017-12-04 15:20
I cant watch any of the games D:
2017-12-04 15:22
#21
 | 
Brazil Darknesss_ 
#GOLG #RUNSKG
2017-12-04 15:23
#22
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Ez for Faze. Niko MVP
2017-12-04 15:24
What the fuck are some of these teams :DDD
2017-12-04 15:26
OJ Borg. HYPE. None of them EPL S4 Brazilian tits. OJ FUCKING BORG> OVERHYPE
2017-12-04 15:29
#31
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
cant see g2 4Head
2017-12-04 15:31
#34
 | 
Turkey nonstopg0_0 
Pls no delay pls
2017-12-04 15:35
#35
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Poland Hell2k 
So ez for fnatic
2017-12-04 15:36
#41
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Finland jayss 
why is harry in the secondary stream section, he should be invited to the event
2017-12-04 15:45
#42
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Greece knk74 
FAMILY SHOW
2017-12-04 15:46
Ez nrg
2017-12-04 15:52
ez 4 ISSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2017-12-04 16:03
finally semmler is gone
2017-12-04 16:06
I feel bad for Pansy food poision, but im glad she is not casting.
2017-12-04 16:10
lol have fun with fucking silver ass vince then lol
2017-12-04 22:59
Esl event, fucked up and upsets all over the place incoming.
2017-12-04 16:22
#61
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Brazil cadik 
where is s1mple? #CSGODOFTIER4CS
2017-12-04 16:25
let's go HR!!
2017-12-04 16:26
GO HR GO!
2017-12-04 16:27
#64
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Sweden Dino1 
Henry G and Sadokist to please their 12yo viewers again. God their jokes are cringey and terriable. Meanwhile everyone hating on Pansy.
2017-12-04 16:37
#67
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Europe Vallon 
Pansy fan talking about Henry and Sado casting, LUUUUUL
2017-12-04 16:56
You think Pansy is better than Henry and sado lmao
2017-12-04 18:40
#82
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Sweden Dino1 
Where did i say that?
2017-12-04 18:40
Misfits Luminosity NRG but no VP G2 Gambit As much slot for NA as for EU is bad if u ask me.
2017-12-04 16:44
#68
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Europe Vallon 
G2 are irrelevant.
2017-12-04 16:56
Even if they are, they are the title holder.
2017-12-04 16:57
i believe in SK 4 top1, sk the best
2017-12-04 16:47
Ez for LG...chelo mvp kappa
2017-12-04 16:59
where'r the hoez at, pimp?
2017-12-04 17:14
faze will win this, easy
2017-12-04 17:15
#73
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2017-12-04 17:20
Lauren "Pansy" Scott will most likely miss the event after suffering from food poisoning while at DreamHack Winter, but ESL has not yet announced a replacement. ohhh noooooooooooo Pansy food poisoning in first world sweden LUL
2017-12-04 17:36
Food positing happens everywhere. Went with my family to some fancy ass restaurant since my rich uncle was footing the bill and my cousin got food posioning off $150 lobster. Shit happens
2017-12-04 18:42
Its a joke man xD Dont take it too seriously :P
2017-12-04 18:49
I hope you're not playing with my feelings -- best news I could have asked for. Her voice is so unbelievably irritating.... like fingernails on a chalkboard.
2017-12-05 08:27
i was being sarcastic man.
2017-12-05 09:37
FAZE VS SK FINALS HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2017-12-04 20:35
#87
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
meh... >should< be one format for all LANs... stop with this new experimental bull
2017-12-04 20:47
could someone walk me through how come c9, vp & g2 will not be there ^o^? thanks
2017-12-04 21:16
uhm, c9 and g2 didn't qualify and VP is not even part of the league?
2017-12-04 22:58
#91
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
grand final at 4am nice
2017-12-04 22:04
Still better than 1am
2017-12-04 22:44
#93
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
I prefer 1am because I would be able to stay up until 1, but not 4
2017-12-04 22:53
If it’s 1am start time you would have to have an all nighter whereas if it’s 4am you can wake up early
2017-12-04 22:57
#97
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
I'm almost never able to wake up before 7am, so if the grand final is a blowout i might miss the whole thing. (Hard life for us Oceania fans eh)
2017-12-04 23:01
ESL One Sydney maybe. Major down under.
2017-12-05 00:54
#100
rain | 
Poland yikimo 
where is PANSY? :(
2017-12-05 00:20
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