Teams for ESEA S27 MDL announced

ESEA has revealed the team list for the European, North American, and Australian divisions of the Mountain Dew League.

In the North American division, there is still one spot up for grabs as the holder of the Pro League move-down place, which belonged to Immortals, remains undetermined.

In Europe, two spots have not yet been determined after the Pro League relegation stage was postponed as GODSENT could not travel to New York due to a winter storm.

Virtus.pro will once again try to secure promotion to the Pro League via the MDL

Virtus.pro are the highest-ranked team in the world who will be competing in ESEA MDL Europe, followed by Gambit. The North American division is headlined by Rise Nation, who are ranked 34th in the world.

Below you can find the teams who will compete in ESEA MDL Europe:

Poland Virtus.pro Denmark Fragsters
Sweden Singularity Finland SJ
France aAa Kazakhstan Gambit
Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX Poland PRIDE
Sweden Red Reserve Romania Nexus
Sweden Snabbabrillor Poland Kinguin
Denmark Not Academy Sweden bennans golfklubb
Russia Spirit Germany Sprout
Belarus Nemiga United Kingdom Stifmeister
Europe Asterion Bulgaria Windigo
Spain Movistar Riders France EnVyUs Academy
Germany DIVIZON Germany BIG
Russia FlipSid3 Europe Pro League Relegation #1
Europe Pro League Relegation #2

The team list for the North American division features the following teams:

United States Swole Patrol United States CheckSix
United States Etherian United States RONIN
United States BlackOut United States Iceberg
United States F1-racecar-PEEK United States Torqued
United States LFAO Canada subtLe
United States GX North America HD
United States Ghost Academy United States Mythic
Canada Rise Nation United States Orion
Canada FRENCH CANADIANS Argentina Gale Force
United States eRa Canada Third Times a Charm
United States HWML United States h00liGaNz
United States AZIO North America Pro League move-down

Finally, the team list for the Australian MDL division, headlined by defending champions Chiefs, looks as follows:

Australia Grayhound Australia ORDER
Australia Chiefs Australia Tainted Minds
Australia Legacy Australia Corvidae
Australia Dark Sided Australia Athletico
Australia SYF Australia SIN
Australia Riotous Australia Riotous Academy
Australia Ground Zero Australia TRIDENT
Australia Carnage Australia Lucky7
Australia MC E-sports
EZ 4 Zywoo
2018-01-13 21:00
6 replies
VirtusPRO
2018-01-13 21:02
3 replies
no epsilon and 100thiefes lol rip
2018-01-13 21:07
2 replies
and no optic in EU
2018-01-13 22:01
1 reply
LOL true wtf
2018-01-13 22:02
#25
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United States ImFat
EZ for HentaiWeabooMasterlords
2018-01-13 21:02
ez for Pro League move-down new up and coming team
2018-01-13 22:22
#2
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United States ThyBouncer
vp
2018-01-13 21:00
#3
jks | 
North America xdrax
nice
2018-01-13 21:00
1 reply
#90
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Australia KatVian
Chiefs ez back 2 back
2018-01-13 22:16
#4
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Russia Freshness
lol vp
2018-01-13 21:00
virtus premier haahahahahahahahahahahah
2018-01-13 21:01
virtus.pro .....
2018-01-13 21:01
No 100Thiefes?
2018-01-13 21:01
12 replies
i think theyll take OPtics NA EPL spot
2018-01-13 21:02
2 replies
Then where is Optic? I dont think they give away NA EPL spot if they are not getting EU MDL spot in return. I dont see Optic getting EU EPL spot directly considering even VP is in MDL.
2018-01-13 21:41
Well if "one" of the players has visa issues then they will most likely have to kick that member or he has to play from another country...
2018-01-13 21:46
Season 27 does not end with a EPL relegation. 100Ts gonna join for season 28 to fight for a relegation spot. Edit: Same goes for optic. They gonna join MDL in Season 28, when it you actually can rank up to EPL.
2018-01-13 21:07
8 replies
It will actually
2018-01-13 21:08
7 replies
Are you sure? Last year they had 4 seasons of MDL and 2 Seasons of EPL and thus only 26 and 24 gave spots for relegation, or? I checked it. You are right. Season 27 will give relegationspots for EPL.
2018-01-13 21:12
6 replies
About optic - i think they can join max main without direct invite EDIT: As i see this amount of mix teams in s27 mdl it's possible optic gonna get invite for s28 when someone will split up
2018-01-13 21:15
4 replies
Usually new formed "top teams" get direct invites to MDL and do not need to grind Main. Have they changed that too? I mean teams like GX also got directly invited to MDL season 26 and did not have to grind main.
2018-01-13 21:15
3 replies
Invites depends on ESEA, then VP got direct invite to premier after skipping a season too.
2018-01-13 21:16
2 replies
so we gonna wait and see. Maybe ESL extends EPL for another 2 spots and makes a fan vote ;)
2018-01-13 21:18
1 reply
Well, actually i can see optic is still on a list for NA EPL xD Edit: 16 teams actually makes sense since ESL wantes their LAN tours to be 16 teams and 8 teams from region to plaoffs then
2018-01-13 21:21
but whose spot will the s27 relegation take? epl is twice as long as mdl
2018-01-13 22:53
c
2018-01-13 21:01
#9
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Canada Adipocere
VP LUL
2018-01-13 21:01
100 thieves?
2018-01-13 21:01
ez for new Gx
2018-01-13 21:01
rip... xD
2018-01-13 21:01
Hentaiweebmasterlords lol
2018-01-13 21:01
#14
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United States PandaSause
lets go GX
2018-01-13 21:01
#15
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France cedd
so ez for bennans golfklubb and HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 21:02
LETS GO KINGUIN <3
2018-01-13 21:02
ez bennans golfklubb
2018-01-13 21:02
#19
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Sweden elan108
EU MDL: best team is top 10 NA MDL: best team is top 54 lul
2018-01-13 21:02
2 replies
top 34
2018-01-13 21:03
1 reply
#36
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Sweden elan108
Yeah saw that now
2018-01-13 21:04
Lezgo gale force
2018-01-13 21:02
5 replies
They're not going back to NA
2018-01-13 21:53
3 replies
Who said that?
2018-01-14 01:04
2 replies
guishorro said it several times on his stream, they actually don't know it yet but they think they won't go back
2018-01-14 01:21
1 reply
I dont think soo. I mean i hope it isn´t real
2018-01-14 05:17
rip :(
2018-01-13 22:52
#21
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Czech Republic _zet
stifmeister <3 :DD
2018-01-13 21:02
#22
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Spain SlaaMM
movistar riders #hype
2018-01-13 21:02
#RUNKINGUIN
2018-01-13 21:04
#26
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Argentina Jijador
HentaiWeeabooMasterLords ftw
2018-01-13 21:02
1 reply
ez for HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 21:41
where tf is 100 Thieves?
2018-01-13 21:03
1 reply
"pro league down"
2018-01-13 21:57
#28
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
Bennans golfclub K
2018-01-13 21:03
1 reply
golfklubb*
2018-01-13 21:11
team who could be EPL next year: Virtus.pro Gambit ALTERNATE aTTaX PRIDE Kinguin Sprout Windigo BIG
2018-01-13 21:03
MRDS ez
2018-01-13 21:03
#31
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
wtf? where is flipsid3???
2018-01-13 21:03
1 reply
#41
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
2018-01-13 21:06
Ez for HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 21:03
> HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 21:03
#35
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
vp LUL TRASH
2018-01-13 21:04
ez for virtus premier
2018-01-13 21:04
#38
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Europe defirujaca
where FlipSid3?>??
2018-01-13 21:05
where's Epsilon?
2018-01-13 21:05
#40
jL | 
Estonia pj4
no MANS NOT HOT WHAT A FAK
2018-01-13 21:05
Gambit ez
2018-01-13 21:06
easy HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 21:06
#46
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Belarus EZ4NEMIGA
Ez for Nemiga
2018-01-13 21:07
Grayhound is there twice in Australian MDL?
2018-01-13 21:09
#50
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Serbia maraculjko
wtf,where is Valiance? They are in top30 world teams and here you have 10 shit teams tier 8
2018-01-13 21:10
>Virtus Pro are the highest ranked team in the world inb4 second best player of 2017 karrigan
2018-01-13 21:10
Virtus.premier XD
2018-01-13 21:14
#56
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Germany Surcal___
eZ for HentaiWeeabooMasterLords xDD
2018-01-13 21:14
#57
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Sweden DEFENSE!
bennans golfklubb hahaha
2018-01-13 21:15
where is MANS NOT HOT?
2018-01-13 21:18
3 replies
play.esea.net/teams/85005 In Main probably
2018-01-13 21:20
2 replies
feelsbad, definitely premier level
2018-01-13 21:21
1 reply
demoted actually (but it's for 1337HUANIA lineup)
2018-01-13 21:23
#63
paz | 
Sweden daboxD
where is spaceS ?
2018-01-13 21:19
1 reply
relegation spots
2018-01-13 21:23
#67
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United Kingdom kpiz
gl to the UK boys maybe do better job than us XD
2018-01-13 21:20
ez 4 HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 21:21
Virtus.PRO LUL
2018-01-13 21:22
#72
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Argentina GonzaPines
rip gale force
2018-01-13 21:23
ez 4 HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 21:30
''Gale Force'' I aren't think that
2018-01-13 21:34
French Canadians LUL 1 player
2018-01-13 21:34
#77
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Greece knk74
HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 21:40
#80
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Serbia HLEB
ez for asterion
2018-01-13 21:42
xaistg0d
2018-01-13 21:42
Gale Force no going back to NA so rip GF :(
2018-01-13 21:54
3 replies
Are u sure? I haven't seen anything about that
2018-01-15 00:08
2 replies
guishorro said several times on hes stream that they are prob not going back, and jony said that thing with the org are complicated
2018-01-15 00:23
1 reply
Oh that's pretty fucked up And the sad thing is that our scene "need them" in usa Maybe other org will pick them, idk
2018-01-15 01:28
german takeover :P
2018-01-13 21:55
#87
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Europe potatomato
EZ 4 Stifmeister
2018-01-13 21:58
ez 4 HentaiWeeabooMasterLords
2018-01-13 22:16
It says that Ghost Academy is ranked 54th in the world, but where can we check the full World Ranking? Beyond the usual top 30 that we are used to here? Is there a way to see beyond the 30th position or is it for internal use of HLTV only?
2018-01-13 22:34
1 reply
You can check the ranking of individual teams from their pages
2018-01-13 22:52
#98
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United Kingdom Rynam
Where is nip ??!
2018-01-13 22:56
where's that HentaiWeabooMasterLords team everyone is talking about?
2018-01-14 00:01
#102
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Brazil CaioOlive
TempoStorm?
2018-01-14 01:22
virtus premier
2018-01-14 01:23
#104
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France jeanjeans
ez 4 fearoth and asterion
2018-01-14 02:50
VIRTUS PREMIERE KEK
2018-01-14 04:12
#106
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Spain Edunox
Lets go Rideeeeeers!!!! <3
2018-01-14 04:18
Just put extatus and godsent there
2018-01-14 05:48
#109
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World smash143
1. Rise Nation 2. Gale Force 3. Swole Patrol 4. GX 5. Mythic Biggest improvers: Etherian Overall I think this is another mediocre season of NA premier. Too many young aimers and not enough leaders.
2018-01-14 06:08
2 replies
ez 4 #GFE
2018-01-14 11:48
GF not going back to na sadly :(
2018-01-14 14:34
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