Groups for EPL S7 Finals revealed

The groups for the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals have been determined.

The Verizon Theatre in Dallas, Texas, USA will host the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals on May 14-20. 16 teams will partake in the tournament which will have a $750,000 prize pool. The winners will take home $250,000 while the runners-up earn $110,000.

The event will have two double-elimination groups, each of which will hand out three spots in the playoffs. The upper-bracket winners will advance to the semi-final while upper-bracket runners-up and lower-bracket winners move on to the quarter-finals.

s1mple & company will face tough opponents in the group stage

mousesports, FaZe, and Natus Vincere have been drawn into the same group while Astralis, SK, and Liquid are set to compete in the other group. The last slot in Group Yellow will be handed out in the ESL Latin America League Season 1 Finals between FURIA and Sharks.

Here is the full group draw:

Group Yellow Group Red
Europe mousesports North America Liquid
Ukraine Natus Vincere Sweden NiP
United States NRG Denmark OpTic
Europe FaZe Turkey Space Soldiers
United States Cloud9 Australia Renegades
Europe HellRaisers Denmark Astralis
Korea MVP PK Brazil SK
Other South America slot Australia Grayhound
#1
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United Kingdom __JB 
Ez 4 nip
2018-04-30 09:37
+1
2018-05-01 01:03
#112
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Australia niaouli1998 
+1
2018-05-01 04:42
#2
Ireland TGC_ 
Ez for Optic
2018-04-30 09:37
ez 4 MAJ3R
2018-04-30 09:43
#33
Ireland TGC_ 
Maj3r : The closet Baguette
2018-04-30 09:46
Maj3r=Kebab Baguette
2018-04-30 10:17
Optic vs Astralis inc
2018-04-30 10:21
#59
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Hopefully not ...
2018-04-30 10:38
tq hltv
2018-04-30 09:37
lool balanced
2018-04-30 09:37
actually it is
2018-04-30 09:41
+1
2018-04-30 09:45
+1 It's a damn accurate and balanced list from ESL!
2018-04-30 09:44
Actually Group 1 is far better, Navi, C9, Mouz and FaZe are actually four Top 5 teams in one Group
2018-04-30 10:35
#65
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Albania Mamluku 
yeah group red is kinda underwhelmimg. the only really good teams are liquid and astralis
2018-04-30 11:09
NiP can play good tournaments as well
2018-04-30 11:13
#78
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Albania Mamluku 
yeah they can. but not in par with astralis and liquid
2018-04-30 12:09
who made it out of the groups last tournament?
2018-04-30 17:43
#98
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Albania Mamluku 
who has won more matches last 3 months?
2018-04-30 18:33
NIP has barely played any lol. Nip > liquid 100% hltv fake rankings can’t deal w it tho
2018-04-30 18:34
#100
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Albania Mamluku 
ok. by barely u mean ecs and esl matches right?
2018-04-30 18:42
Lol going by online results they’re better than Astralis who are world number one. Also they’re worse than envyus. So I guess envy is #1
2018-04-30 22:08
#94
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Not sure C9 are top 5 right now. I'd put Astralis and fnatic above them and liquid pretty much even. Yellow group is a bit stronger but Astralis just beat half the teams in it to win a tournie, SK are always dangerous and NiP and Liquid can beat any team on a good day.
2018-04-30 16:35
C9 is the best team worldwide atm
2018-04-30 18:19
0/8
2018-04-30 20:28
Who won the major?
2018-04-30 22:09
even more 0/8
2018-04-30 22:58
HahahHahahahahuehuehuehihi Tyloo 2:0 Get shit on :b
2018-05-01 16:50
c9 2 - 1 faze eleague major 2018 hmmmm :thinking:
2018-05-01 22:35
0/8
2018-05-02 15:16
+1
2018-04-30 22:09
#5
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Germany Supriiime 
NiP and Astralis!
2018-04-30 09:37
Worth watching!! #GONINJAS
2018-04-30 09:39
spicy
2018-04-30 09:37
#7
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India TYZ4 
Ez for MVP PK
2018-04-30 09:38
YES! solo is a 1.6 LEGEND FTW. I hope he gets to a major and I can get his gold foil
2018-04-30 23:52
Astralis
2018-04-30 09:38
#9
kennyS | 
Poland Nebulek 
ez s1mple
2018-04-30 09:38
#10
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
3rd
2018-04-30 09:38
#11
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
Ez4Ast
2018-04-30 09:38
Mvp in yellow. Lul Actually that's racist take the joke back
2018-04-30 09:38
#44
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Netherlands Reolroer 
LUL
2018-04-30 10:00
And all the red flags (exepct USA) are in red group :D
2018-04-30 10:18
#13
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
Why Yellow and Red? lol
2018-04-30 09:38
This is done to give themselves the option to name the groups 'A' and 'B' later. If they call them A and B now, they can't change it later.
2018-04-30 09:42
#46
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Pakistan perth 
Why can't ya just say red or blue/black and white smh
2018-04-30 10:01
The color choice is weird, I gotta admit
2018-04-30 10:09
#62
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Turkey thcnkpln 
Oha türk mod mu varmış lan
2018-04-30 10:54
#14
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Indonesia segopecel 
Gg ez
2018-04-30 09:38
#16
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Denmark Takob 
nice
2018-04-30 09:38
#17
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United States Kalihi_ 
EZ for South American Slot
2018-04-30 09:38
#70
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Other Nagardien 
+1
2018-04-30 11:21
#19
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Navi + cloud9 + faze + mouz loool
2018-04-30 09:39
cloud9 top team OMEGALUL
2018-04-30 09:42
#27
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Hard to judge...
2018-04-30 09:43
groups are somewhat balanced imo.
2018-04-30 09:44
#34
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Tbh Liquid + cloud9 + sk are the only teams in America that could compete in world class cs go .. in the other side in Europe there is .. Faze + Astrails + Navi + mouz + nip + ... And more ... So imo the groups is not that much balanced but you can't get a lot better ...
2018-04-30 09:48
Yeah ,EU EPL is much more stacked compared to NA EPL.
2018-04-30 09:49
#37
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
+1
2018-04-30 09:50
#28
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Ultra instictolul
2018-04-30 09:43
EZ furia
2018-04-30 09:40
#21
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
putting the asian team in group yellow is racist
2018-04-30 09:40
saying that is racist is racist
2018-04-30 09:56
#42
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
saying that is racist is racist is racist
2018-04-30 09:58
saying that is racist is racist is racist is racist
2018-04-30 10:00
#26
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Poland trollorowy 
group yellow 4x > red
2018-04-30 09:42
#31
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Turkey nihat_7 
Ez for pazzTares and ez for SS
2018-04-30 09:45
#36
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
lmao such an unbalanced groups, too ez 4 Astralis
2018-04-30 09:49
#38
Xyp9x | 
Germany l9nkz 
group red astralis, NiP, Liquid group yellow mouz, faze, navi easiest prediction of my life maybe some upsets but we will see.
2018-04-30 09:50
#43
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Other Phinks 
Don’t think so. I expect alot of upsets so it will get dicy.
2018-04-30 09:59
Nip will win
2018-04-30 09:51
#91
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Switzerland Alzameister 
ehhhhh no
2018-04-30 14:32
Watch and see my frend
2018-05-01 01:49
#113
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Switzerland Alzameister 
I would like nip to win, but i dont think it will happen
2018-05-01 05:12
#40
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
group A: mOUZ, FaZe, FURIA Group b: SK , Astralis, NiP
2018-04-30 09:56
#48
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Europe DJkpot 
No
2018-04-30 10:04
will it be swiss?
2018-04-30 10:02
Second paragraph explains the group stage format.
2018-04-30 10:10
Thanks, missed it somehow
2018-04-30 14:18
double elimination with seeding for the playoffs
2018-04-30 10:22
ez semi for Na'Vi
2018-04-30 10:13
#54
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Denmark fm100 
"Navi face Hard opponents" new c9, faze shit, Nrg, Hellraisers, mvp pk and some South American team. Seems very hard lol
2018-04-30 10:18
#57
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Australia RaginStarZ 
why red and yellow?
2018-04-30 10:30
2EZ4XANTARESANDSS
2018-04-30 10:46
This event is gonna be lit for sure!!!
2018-04-30 10:51
Rip SS
2018-04-30 10:56
#64
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Brazil c4oX 
Ez for FURIA kappa
2018-04-30 10:59
Red Group slightly eaiser than yellow would say.
2018-04-30 11:10
#67
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Korea ecsta_s1 
really nice experience pool for mvp pk
2018-04-30 11:11
wow stacked event, gonna be awesome .
2018-04-30 11:18
#71
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Other Nagardien 
Where's group blue?
2018-04-30 11:22
#72
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Brazil beckergod 
group red sk, astralis, nip/optic or liquid yellow cloud 9 navi and mouz
2018-04-30 11:26
ez nrg
2018-04-30 11:30
#74
Zajda | 
Europe Zajda 
red so stacked, blue ez pz for favorits
2018-04-30 11:37
#75
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Serbia MAESTRO55 
GL to SK and Astralis!
2018-04-30 11:44
#76
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United States sh0ckwavemodz 
I remember when gambit was invited to events :')
2018-04-30 12:07
esl doesn't invite directly into event, wild card was maximum they ever did
2018-04-30 13:42
YYEEEEEESSS
2018-04-30 12:08
Rip space soldiers. They are again in the hardest group
2018-04-30 12:12
#80
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
EZ FAZE
2018-04-30 12:14
#81
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CIS MrMans103 
predictions group A: mouz, navi & faze group B: astralis, nip & liquid
2018-04-30 12:29
Navi Mouse Faze. Astralis Nip Liquid.
2018-04-30 12:30
wtf is this yellow/red groups? A or B/1 or 2 to much casual? or why not white/black?
2018-04-30 12:40
#117
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
they are not racist , so that's why not white/black /closed
2018-05-02 12:43
#84
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
EZ for South American Slot
2018-04-30 12:52
#85
rain | 
Slovakia F3ster 
NRG win
2018-04-30 13:37
#87
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Kazakhstan c1assic 
Mvp pk EZ
2018-04-30 13:54
#88
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Denmark Fjumse 
s1mple just so Much Better than all the others. Ez MVP from home...
2018-04-30 14:00
#90
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United States jaeger_steam 
I hate this "16 team but only 6 playoff spots" format. The playoff series are what we actually want to see most...give us back our two more series back please
2018-04-30 14:19
1st Navi 2nd HR 3rd NRG
2018-04-30 15:16
#93
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Denmark denDAY04 
Up-front Group Yellow seems far more competitive than Group Red. But we shall see. Hopefully there will be good games in both.
2018-04-30 16:32
#95
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Finland Vkims 
Ez for natus vincere
2018-04-30 16:53
Yellow: 1. mousesports 2. Cloud9 3. Na`Vi Red: 1. SK 2. NiP 3. Liquid
2018-04-30 20:00
#116
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
- SK +Astrails
2018-05-02 12:42
#102
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go Brazil, we can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-04-30 20:22
nice
2018-05-01 03:36
#119
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
SpaceSoldieahahahhaha
2018-05-04 10:31
#120
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Turkey srtn16 
ez 200k dollar for spaceS
2018-05-04 14:22
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