ESL announces Pro League Season 7 teams; NA reduced to 12

LucasAM
February 11th, 2018 17:18

ESL has officially put out the team list for the upcoming season of Pro League, with a modification in the North American division.

The ESL Pro League's seventh season, which is set to kick off with seven weeks of online CS followed by the offline finals in May, will have a prize pool of $1 million. The league will be streamed live on Facebook, with official broadcasts in English and Portuguese.

SK won the last Pro League finals in Denmark

Possibly the biggest change to the league this season will be the reduction of size in the North American division, as both Misfits and CLG did not renew their licenses, prompting ESL to leave the spots vacant.

Here is ESL's statement on the matter:

"Two of the licenses for Pro League Season 7 have not been renewed (Misfits & CLG), bringing the total number of North American participating teams to 12.

"Despite no changes made to the relegation system, this adjustment will affect the structure of the season finals, which will be announced in the coming days. The league administration will re-evaluate the structure for Season 8 later this year with the option to go back to 14 teams."

The full team list for ESL Pro League Season 7 is:

Europe Europe North America North America
Denmark Astralis United States Cloud9
Denmark North North America compLexity
France EnVyUs United States Dignitas
Europe FaZe North America Liquid
Sweden fnatic Brazil Luminosity
France G2 United States NRG
Europe HellRaisers Denmark OpTic
Denmark Heroic Australia Renegades
Europe LDLC Brazil SK
Poland AGO United States Splyce
Europe mousesports United States Rogue
Ukraine Natus Vincere Canada Ghost
Sweden NiP  
Turkey Space Soldiers  
#1
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United Kingdom L1024 
nice
2018-02-11 17:20
#2
DESPE | 
Turkey DespeCito 
ez LDLC and Splyce
2018-02-11 17:20
#10
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Mongolia Tendies 
Interesting
2018-02-11 17:20
Drone can die in fire that team is shit
2018-02-11 17:21
ez g2
2018-02-11 17:35
#3
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Turkey chrlea 
INSANE
2018-02-11 17:20
Yes
2018-02-11 17:20
#5
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Brazil de_arnald 
EZ 4 SK
2018-02-11 17:20
#47
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Brazil Neenzu 
Ez for SK
2018-02-11 17:35
AGO XDD worst team ever
2018-02-11 17:20
#26
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Poland mmsucks 
cry more xDDD
2018-02-11 17:21
cry kidzie
2018-02-11 17:23
0-26 incoming
2018-02-11 17:28
#9
f0rest | 
World lkfnsv 
NiP dennis?
2018-02-11 17:20
#19
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Denmark oskarsports 
mouz Dennis*
2018-02-11 17:21
**TyLoo Dennis
2018-02-11 17:26
I are agree with this
2018-02-11 18:56
#95
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Netherlands flames333 
QBF Dennis
2018-02-11 19:33
#101
dennis | 
Turkey pardus 
spaceS dennis
2018-02-11 20:58
I aren’t agree with these
2018-02-11 21:29
#11
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Denmark oskarsports 
nice NA
2018-02-11 17:20
Gg vp premiere
2018-02-11 17:20
#13
f0rest | 
Norway Goplen 
EU gets +2 nice
2018-02-11 17:20
#14
MICHU | 
Poland Miikyy 
EZ4AGO
2018-02-11 17:20
Ez mouz <3
2018-02-11 17:20
#16
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North America jw2001 
not first
2018-02-11 17:20
#17
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
LET'S GO SPACES
2018-02-11 17:20
#18
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Brazil MConi1 
Ez for Mr friberg
2018-02-11 17:20
#20
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
good
2018-02-11 17:21
#21
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Finland Vkims 
Danish team in north america?
2018-02-11 17:21
#37
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United States S1usHer 
Optic is NA based, so they are playing in NA rip
2018-02-11 17:23
#55
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Norway KlyksmaS 
so what envy and faze are also na organizations. they shoulnt play in na since the major of team squad is from DK
2018-02-11 17:38
#60
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Switzerland Alzameister 
same happened with the old optic last season
2018-02-11 17:42
#98
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Norway KlyksmaS 
yes but new sesaon just started why they cant start it in europe? they are not na team
2018-02-11 19:53
#102
dennis | 
Turkey pardus 
they'll live in US so they can play there
2018-02-11 20:59
#105
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Norway KlyksmaS 
so what sk live in germany and they are not playing in eu
2018-02-11 22:01
#109
dennis | 
Turkey pardus 
LOL sk are living in US. organization is Germany based.
2018-02-12 09:54
Bro, FaZe have no problems with their team playing in EU But the main condition for signing a contract with OpTic is to live in NA I think
2018-02-12 20:58
#88
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Denmark Enggaard 
No, im pretty sure they are based at na
2018-02-11 18:32
#48
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France M1K3L 
Renegades, SK & Lumonisity is playing in NA too...
2018-02-11 17:35
#87
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United States Prjimox 
Optic is playing in NA because moving back to EU would lose their spot for Pro League.
2018-02-11 18:28
sick
2018-02-11 17:21
#24
fnx | 
Brazil Pedroow 
ez for sk
2018-02-11 17:21
#25
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Germany vipitis 
4 mixed EU teams!
2018-02-11 17:21
#27
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Canada thelegend27 
ez for optic in NA lmao
2018-02-11 17:21
#28
steel | 
Estonia inj3cted 
AGO Online PogChamp AGO OnLAN WutFace
2018-02-11 17:21
#29
NEKIZ | 
Brazil NEKlZ 
Ez for Luminosity and NEKIZ
2018-02-11 17:21
#30
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Estonia Virtus_pro 
Rip vp
2018-02-11 17:21
#31
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Brazil Sukitay 
AGO <3
2018-02-11 17:21
EZ 4 SK
2018-02-11 17:22
Ez envy with new roster
2018-02-11 17:22
#112
kebab | 
Turkey yDoixC 
Your nickname has becomen a truth
2018-02-12 17:11
+1
2018-02-12 17:44
The North American league couldn't handle 14 teams anyway. 12 teams is better, 10 is preferable imo.
2018-02-11 17:22
i cant wait for watch their demos! not live esl's autodirector also ecs is good even better than live watching.start asap idiot
2018-02-11 17:22
so sad not to see VP in this List
2018-02-11 17:23
Incredible how weak NA is ))))))))) there's 4 or 5 teams good, the rest are Tier 3 or below XD LMAO
2018-02-11 17:23
Even teams leaving ESL Pro League cos of the facebook sellout xD
2018-02-11 17:24
>NA >Danish team Omegakek
2018-02-11 17:24
The league will be streamed live on Facebook lmao
2018-02-11 17:27
Should be 6 NA teams only
2018-02-11 17:37
And some guy say NA > EU LMAO
2018-02-11 17:37
#54
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Poland Marcines 
vp to NA esl
2018-02-11 17:37
7 spots for eu and 5 for na make it happen pls
2018-02-11 17:38
#57
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France M1K3L 
Facebook LUL
2018-02-11 17:39
VP gonna win ez
2018-02-11 17:41
#59
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Bolivia Luchingador 
Rip Misfits, and RIP the league, facebook LUL
2018-02-11 17:42
Im gonna say its going to be an SK vs c9 grand final
2018-02-11 17:44
#62
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United Kingdom Jobelspice 
ezaf for Alex ‘ALEX’ McMeekin’s Team LDLC, Tremaine ‘stan1ey’ Stanley’s Ghost and Rory ‘dephh’ Jackson’s compLexity
2018-02-11 17:44
easy senor vac
2018-02-11 17:46
xd
2018-02-11 17:47
Optic in NA lol
2018-02-11 17:47
#68
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Czech Republic jETFly 
+1
2018-02-11 17:50
#89
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France Telt 
Traditions are traditions
2018-02-11 18:41
#92
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Denmark RealPissant 
SK in NA lol
2018-02-11 19:20
dignitas roster lul
2018-02-11 17:50
it is a fucking joke. Optic in NA division with 60% roster of EU players? if they would compete in EU division they will be relegated so quick
2018-02-11 17:51
optic was 100% eu in ecs and esl last season and nobody even complained about the fact that they were getting free lan spots thanks to this broken thing
2018-02-11 18:02
#71
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Russia Roniz 
Optic-denmark Region-NA L-Logic
2018-02-11 17:51
#72
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Brazil hugoooo 
NA should have 10 teams only, the level is not high enough for more teams.
2018-02-11 17:58
Torqued ?
2018-02-11 17:59
#74
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India kaRna_hltv 
look at optic all the players are from Denmark except shazam yet they are in NA group
2018-02-11 18:00
EU should reduce it to teams like SS and LDLC shouldnt be here
2018-02-11 18:00
100% true
2018-02-11 18:04
Or they can move them to NA, there they can reach top 6 ez
2018-02-11 18:09
ss deserved to be there and probably will get to finals top lel, ldlc sucks tho.
2018-02-11 20:24
SS will get to finals uahahahaahhaahahmumumhahahha They just beat botsent without hteir best player and throwstatus
2018-02-11 21:43
check out the last major
2018-02-11 22:30
Out of groupstage lul
2018-02-12 06:15
lol danish shit 1-6 and the only win is Astralis beat North
2018-02-12 09:58
ez 4 dignitas
2018-02-11 18:02
optic compete in na again? schemey shit.
2018-02-11 18:03
#84
osama | 
United States TheViggs 
I think their license is an NA license so they have to play in NA unless they got another team to trade or started in eu premiere
2018-02-11 18:10
you just think with 3 EU players... 2 seasons in a row, no majority NA.
2018-02-11 19:32
#97
osama | 
United States TheViggs 
It's all about the location. Big had 3 Europeans when they played here under nrg
2018-02-11 19:37
Optic lul, kys ESL your system is broken.
2018-02-11 18:08
#81
osama | 
United States TheViggs 
6 eu, 5 na, 1 apac or sa maybe?
2018-02-11 18:09
Lol @ optic.
2018-02-11 18:09
Reduce NA to 8-10.
2018-02-11 18:28
#91
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Poland Aloes 
Disband NA scene
2018-02-11 19:06
#93
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Spain hopolapa 
I love the danish flag in optic as a NA team
2018-02-11 19:22
all the teams look better this year in the NA scene
2018-02-11 19:33
#100
allu | 
Canada gritabit 
Deserved, but RIP NA CS
2018-02-11 20:25
What about heni and co, ex-100 thieves?
2018-02-12 06:01
Why no VP?
2018-02-12 14:35
#115
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
why optic roster lives in na?
2018-02-13 06:50
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