ESL has announced that the seventh edition of the Pro League will culminate with a 16-team offline event.
The news means that the competition has been expanded to include four more teams, with ESL having yet to reveal the number of qualification slots allocated to the two regions, Europe and North America.
The online portion of the league continues to feature 14 teams in Europe but only 12 in North America following the withdrawals of Misfits and CLG before the start of the current season.
Kicking off on May 14, the Season 7 Finals will culminate with the main event, live from the Verizon Theatre, in Dallas, from May 18-20. The prestigious concert hall will stage two quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the title decider, which will determine the team taking home the lion's share of the season's $1 million prize pool.
"With a couple of interesting new lineups forming and the superstars returning, this season will be very exciting to watch," said ESL Senior Vice-President of Product Ulrich Schulze.
"Building off of the record-breaking year in Season Six, we aim to create the best CS:GO experience for Pro League fans both in attendance and online."
The Verizon Theatre already hosted the Season 5 Finals, last year, where G2 won the title after beating North in the final.
Tickets to the event will go on sale on Friday, February 23, at 17:00. The competition will be streamed exclusively in both English and Portuguese via Facebook.
The schedule for the main event is the following:
|Friday, May 18|
|Saturday, May 19|
|Sunday, May 20|