ESL Pro League S7 Finals bracket released

ESL has revealed the initial match-ups for the upcoming Pro League Season 7 Finals.

The Pro League Finals will run from May 14-20 and culminate with a live event at the Verizon Theatre, in Dallas, where 16 teams will compete for their cut of a $750,000 prize pool.

The leading teams of the European and the North American Pro League divisions, plus the top two sides of the Asia-Pacific Finals and the winner of ESL LA League, have been split into two double-elimination groups, featuring a best-of-three format after the first round of matches.

FaZe will take on Cloud9 in the first round

The first round will feature an exciting early clash between FaZe and Cloud9, two teams who have met at every big event this year. Astralis will lock horns with the new OpTic roster in an all-Danish showdown, while mousesports will face the winner of the match between FURIA and Sharks.

The group winners will automatically progress to the semi-finals, while the runners-up and the third-placed sides will fight for survival in the first round of the playoffs.

Below you can find the initial match-ups for the event:

Group A
Europe mousesports vs. Brazil ESL LA League winner
Europe FaZe vs.  United States Cloud9
United States NRG vs. Europe HellRaisers
Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Korea MVP PK
Group B
North America Liquid vs. Australia Grayhound
Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Australia Renegades
Denmark OpTic vs. Denmark Astralis
Sweden NiP vs. Brazil SK
Where's VP ffs
2018-05-04 23:55
who?
2018-05-04 23:55
#39
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Germany MaxGamiing
Random tier 5 team
2018-05-04 23:59
ty
2018-05-04 23:59
#44
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Germany MaxGamiing
np ;)
2018-05-05 00:00
INSTANT DANISH DERBY
2018-05-05 00:00
#47
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Germany MaxGamiing
>Optic >Top 1 Danish Team Choose one
2018-05-05 00:02
#108
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Canada RONOK
He didn't say top 1. OpTic is going to have to pull out a miracle to win this, but they are at least #2 Danish team rn with the mess that is North Gaming
2018-05-05 03:13
A miracle? please optic r going to have to pull out more than a miracle
2018-05-05 06:01
OMEGALUL #Way2ez4optic
2018-05-09 14:48
+1
2018-05-05 00:11
So funny, let's talk about German teams. Wait.. let me think. Tier 10? Wait again. no! Tier 10+. Stop doing things like this. You only show yours disrespectful behaviour. Brother please, just respect them. This is all what I want
2018-05-05 00:12
when they win again
2018-05-05 00:13
I can not say. They're not playing on the highest stage like in 2014 or 2016. I just hope they will win something big in the future
2018-05-05 00:16
#77
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United States saleen147
no
2018-05-05 00:22
Big>vp
2018-05-05 01:17
They didn’t make it out of the MDL. And they didn’t make it for faceit league final as well. So we won’t see them till later on this year hopefully make it out of their slump.
2018-05-05 01:53
#43
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United Kingdom tr@c
did they even make mdl playoffs?
2018-05-05 00:00
Nope
2018-05-05 00:07
#65
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United Kingdom tr@c
Damn :/
2018-05-05 00:11
Nip cant qualify for major for 2 years, but it doesnt mean nip is tir5 team
2018-05-05 00:36
I hate to tell you for the majority of that team nip were definitely a tier 5 team
2018-05-05 01:43
tf noone mentioned nip r u high
2018-05-05 06:00
Wtf is this language?
2018-05-05 06:32
#139
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United States TheYusa16
thats english
2018-05-05 14:52
Zeus fan ofc doesnt know what language im talking about,
2018-05-06 23:06
#153
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Russia otsu
xDD
2018-05-08 04:02
They made playoffs didn't make LAN.
2018-05-05 01:40
Damn booo optic
2018-05-04 23:55
wow
2018-05-04 23:55
#5
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United States SladesterG
2ez4optic
2018-05-04 23:56
gl - that line up sucks xd
2018-05-04 23:56
#37
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United States SladesterG
JUGI>Devve Konfig>Magisk Snappi=Glaive Cajun<Xyp9x Gade<Dupreeh But when North explodes and we get valde and maybe kyjearbye or Niko Then say goodbye top top Danish team You might not even be top 1 Dane team after this match
2018-05-04 23:58
"Niko" x)
2018-05-05 00:09
The Danish Niko Lol I know more about your own scene then you do
2018-05-05 15:11
Ofc the Danish niko, however he's just so bad you put him in category with kjearbye made me laugh. The fact that u don't realisme that denies your conclusion so bad hahah
2018-05-05 15:14
Niko>Snakerbye
2018-05-05 22:25
JUGi<dev1ce K0nfig=Magisk Snappi<Gla1ve cajunB<Xyp9x Gade<Dupreeh let's have a look at that comparison...OOOHH almost every Astralis member is better than the other ones, what a wonder
2018-05-05 00:11
#99
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Australia TheFiber
+1
2018-05-05 02:23
#69
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Brazil vfibr
r u high?
2018-05-05 00:12
Konfig better than Magisk? ahahaahahahaaa and Jugi better than Dev1ce? cmon man... Dev1ce are top 3 in the world right now... keep dreaming.
2018-05-05 00:23
Devve not even too 10
2018-05-05 15:12
Lmaooo JUGI not even top 50
2018-05-05 17:50
Top1
2018-05-05 22:26
Thats a funny joke tell another
2018-05-09 03:48
Faze 3-0d Astralis in a grand final... Oh wait that's truth HAHHAAHAHAHAHHAAB
2018-05-09 13:11
Oh no a team got beat by another, at leaast astralis can keep a roster for longer than a week
2018-05-09 13:29
#84
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Greece knk74
Devve >>>>> jugi
2018-05-05 00:38
JuGi is better than a top 3 awper in the world??? (Device, s1mple, guardian.)
2018-05-05 02:58
Oskar and jugi and KennyS > Device
2018-05-05 22:26
#107
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Brazil baldok1
who ?
2018-05-05 03:07
Mad cuz coldzera not even top 20 in 2k18 OMEGALUL
2018-05-09 13:10
Ez
2018-05-04 23:55
Faze v c9 again. Fuck optic. Hope to see more of Greyhounds and Renegades, was greyhounds so good only because of jetlag issues or can we expect to see big dick stacy again? NRGs second shot on LAN. How will SK fare as cold IGL? Alright seeding I guess.
2018-05-04 23:58
Big dick was actually the worst rated player for grayhound at iem
2018-05-05 09:12
#9
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United States KylieJenner
Lol ez lulquid
2018-05-04 23:55
#20
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France Ghoul98
We have to be aware of Big dickstacy tho
2018-05-04 23:56
Truee
2018-05-04 23:56
Finally draw curse is lifted
2018-05-05 01:24
Ez for c9
2018-05-04 23:55
#12
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United States Kalihi_
Ez 4 NaVi
2018-05-04 23:56
nice
2018-05-04 23:56
#14
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Ukraine Tosinijo
Group A is sick, actually
2018-05-04 23:56
ok
2018-05-04 23:56
#16
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Brazil Nutti
2ez4 NiP
2018-05-04 23:56
Liquid playing 7D dimensional chess with how stacked their group is and how the brackets turned out, lol.
2018-05-04 23:56
#24
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France Ghoul98
Lmao
2018-05-04 23:56
#27
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Turkey CHAMPTZ
7Dimensional dimensional
2018-05-04 23:57
FeelsDimensionalMan
2018-05-04 23:58
#19
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Belgium Odynessia
Good luck Space Soldiers XANTARES = HS MACHINE
2018-05-04 23:56
Mouse Faze Hr Navi Grayhound Rng Astralis Nip
2018-05-04 23:57
#48
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Brazil DiegoXPG
Don't doubt of FURIA/Sharks, NRG and SK!
2018-05-05 00:03
Yeah honestly wouldnt be surprise if somehow SK performs and NIP doesnt
2018-05-05 00:04
#22
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Turkey CHAMPTZ
SpaceS vs RNG again LUL
2018-05-04 23:56
Can't wait for legacy to make it again
2018-05-05 02:53
#25
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Russia Nikosimus
Dafuq, NiP v SK again:// LOL, and FaZe v C9
2018-05-04 23:57
atleast we get to see another FaZe vs c9 matchup
2018-05-05 03:06
#26
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Russia Sur10n
OpTic vs Astralis PogChamp
2018-05-04 23:57
#28
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Brazil Lk1Ng
oh fuck no Grayhound :(
2018-05-04 23:57
mousesports FaZe NRG Natus Vincere Grayhound Renegades Astralis NiP
2018-05-04 23:57
+1
2018-05-04 23:57
Since its ESL they are probably doing the shitty 6 team only playoffs, unless it was confirmed otherwise already?
2018-05-04 23:59
That shows the 6 team playoffs. 1 team from each group goes to semis, 2 go to quarters. Stupid system imo
2018-05-05 00:04
yea +1
2018-05-05 00:05
Meh, this event feels a little weak until it reaches playoffs...
2018-05-04 23:57
#31
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Germany sunnyrain
faze vs c9 again LUL
2018-05-04 23:57
Dudddeeee when will it end. They say depression can make a man do some strange things.
2018-05-05 03:57
#136
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Germany sunnyrain
don't do it man monkaS
2018-05-05 12:47
Glad to see Astralis get such an easy match. And Na'Vi as well, gonna love see them, wished they could have been at Sydney. :(
2018-05-04 23:57
#33
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Brazil Juneco
Grayhound in sk's group NotLikeThis
2018-05-04 23:57
#35
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United States xollin
Ez for Dickstacy
2018-05-04 23:58
#38
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista
Nip with free win
2018-05-04 23:58
mouz faze nrg simple liquid ss astralis sk
2018-05-04 23:59
sk no chance lmao
2018-05-05 00:04
too ez for c9
2018-05-05 00:04
EZ 4 Space Onliners a.k.a Turkey stronk
2018-05-05 00:06
#126
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Turkey willZy
Kebab so stronk
2018-05-05 08:12
#56
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Brazil Matheuscgc
Group A : Faze Navi Mouz Group B: Astralis Liquid NiP
2018-05-05 00:08
SO EASY FOR FURIA ! FURIA 2X1 MOUZSPORTS #DIADEFÚRIA
2018-05-05 00:08
Oh no Grayhound again
2018-05-05 00:09
#60
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Europe trey_
ez FaZe
2018-05-05 00:10
mouz > FaZe < Cloud9 NRG > HR Na`Vi > MVP Liquid > Grayhound SS < RNG OpTic > Asstralis NiP < SK
2018-05-05 00:10
Cloud9 > FaZe ROFL
2018-05-05 01:00
#102
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Brazil beckergod
atm NiP > SK but i think SK win this
2018-05-05 02:38
JUGi on tryouts for Astralis
2018-05-05 00:11
mouz vs furia ez 4 furia
2018-05-05 00:11
why there has to be faze vs c9 every tournament fuck this
2018-05-05 00:11
ez for FURIA!
2018-05-05 00:15
Lol space will crush kangroos
2018-05-05 00:15
Optic vs Astralis PogChamp
2018-05-05 00:18
#75
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France potatomato
RIP SK
2018-05-05 00:21
shame Ill have to watch it in another language, or are the finals going to be on twitch?
2018-05-05 00:22
#127
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Turkey willZy
Watch turkish one, speakers like dead when ss not playing, so you dont have to watch "fast russians" or "wtf is he saying germans"
2018-05-05 08:15
#78
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Malta HeadRipper
Nip-Sk Faze-Cloud9 whoop whoop
2018-05-05 00:23
Mouz FaZe HR Navi Liquid RNG Astralis NiP
2018-05-05 00:27
#81
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
Another faze vs c9 xd
2018-05-05 00:29
RIGGED OpTic vs Astralis
2018-05-05 00:37
#85
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Germany Yun0
Mouz FaZe NRG Navi Liquid Rng Astralis NiP sk still loss to make a brazilian VP
2018-05-05 00:44
#88
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Canada Skadiddle
Why is it always cloud9 vs faze lul
2018-05-05 01:06
Sk, grayhound, mvp pk and furia/sharks = wasted spots
2018-05-05 01:20
#91
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United States Freakmode
c9's group LUL im sure they'll find a way to fuck it up though
2018-05-05 01:22
#97
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Brazil Elakk
SK is fucked lul
2018-05-05 02:04
sk lul omega lul
2018-05-05 02:31
SKereee
2018-05-05 02:31
#103
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Brazil beckergod
bo1 or bo3?
2018-05-05 02:38
faze vs c9 omg lul
2018-05-05 03:18
Welp i might become an optic fan. My boi snapple apple.
2018-05-05 03:31
no fnatic, no space soldiers, no tyloo, no tier 1 tournament. period.
2018-05-05 03:51
#114
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World Beard43
Who's cares about the teams, Facebook stream? Fail
2018-05-05 04:31
#115
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United States pes0man
Ez for bigdickstacy
2018-05-05 04:47
why is mvp on this event instead of tyloo?
2018-05-05 05:02
Tyloo never played in the qualifiers
2018-05-05 05:13
Faze vs C9 part 10000000000 Not that i'm complaining, i love the rivalry and beside this last tournament, they have been always very close
2018-05-05 05:20
Its not a real event without a faze vs c9
2018-05-05 05:29
NaVi playing MVP PK again LUL
2018-05-05 06:15
The amount of Faze vs C9 is so fucking suspect.
2018-05-05 06:21
#125
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Hungary subzera
furia got this, theyre better than sk rn
2018-05-05 07:04
#128
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Turkey Styyx
This time really RNG vs SS
2018-05-05 08:18
Sk is f4cked((
2018-05-05 08:22
grayhound vs sk again sk out 4Head
2018-05-05 09:30
optic VS astralis OK
2018-05-05 10:15
#134
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Ukraine Dert38
ez NiP
2018-05-05 11:00
LUL EZ FOR NiP
2018-05-06 02:29
#152
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Brazil beckergod
Sharks rekt mouz, mark my words
2018-05-07 11:30
#154
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Germany h1treX
Ez 4 Big Dick Stacy
2018-05-08 23:23
its taken 5 years to find the best tournament format, but finally theyve found something thats legit... i really hope the major implements the upper/lower bracket group stage, it is easily the most fair to all teams and the best teams come out.
2018-05-09 03:30
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