ESL Pro League Finals hit playoffs

We are now down to just six teams at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals as the tournament has reached its single-elimination stage.

SK booked the final spot in the playoffs by edging past OpTic in a three-map series and will now take on FaZe in what will be the first match between these two heavyweights with their new lineups.

In the other quarter-final match, scheduled for Friday at 19:00, mousesports and Liquid will battle it out for survival in the tournament, with the European team approaching this encounter on the back of 2-0 victories over NRG and Heroic.

FaZe will go up against SK in the quarter-finals

Astralis and Natus Vincere are the teams waiting in the semi-finals, with the Danish team having yet to drop a single map after facing OpTic, SK and Liquid. Natus Vincere, who began their tournament run with a convincing win over MVP PK, conceded a map to Heroic before beating FaZe 2-0 with an inspired performance from Denis "electronic" Sharipov, the team's top performer in the group stage.

Below you can find the schedule for the playoffs:

Friday, May 18
19:00 Europe mousesports vs. North America Liquid BO3
22:55 Brazil SK vs. Europe FaZe

Saturday, May 19
19:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Europe mousesports / North America Liquid BO3
22:55 Denmark Astralis vs. Europe FaZeBrazil SK BO3

Sunday, May 20
20:00 Grand Final
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
Brazil digozamaral 
Ez first Mouz>Liquid Faze>Sk (if Karrigan don't choke) NA'VI>Mouz Astralis>FaZe Astralis>NAVI (If s1mple don't turn on God mode)
2018-05-18 01:00
Spain Lorenzo_Lamas 
2018-05-18 01:02
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
2018-05-18 01:08
Brazil jebson 
Karrigan always choke and it does not interfere in the result. Its niko that can't choke
2018-05-18 01:42
Singapore Wadufuk 
Karrigan is choking as he is a igl,and he is not meant to be a heavy fragger,but he can clutch rounds recently like how he did in iem sydney,niko and rain are the heavy fragger in the team so both of them should not choke
2018-05-18 07:04
Denmark MeToxi 
But if karrigan chokes, then he'll make bad igl decisions.
2018-05-18 07:12
Brazil jebson 
but thats what i said. karrigan choking "doesnt matter" cause he is the igl not a heavy fragger. niko and rain's choke does count much more
2018-05-18 22:09
mouz can beat navi same for faze,they already beat them ones in bo3
2018-05-18 01:06
Brazil digozamaral 
I think NAVI>Mouz right now,they are in a good moment with a good structure,but Mouz needs to perform like before to beat NAVI and Astralis x Faze for me it's 50/50,but I think Astralis will win
2018-05-18 01:11
will be interesting matches nevertheless :)
2018-05-18 01:13
definitely. i don't see a clear winner here....i agree that astralis and faze are probably 50/50 atm, hard to tell. Liquid can show up and beat Mouz, but then again, what happens if Oskar & Sunny just go off? Now you have Na'Vi being able to win with s1mple at the bottom of the scoreboard, theyve been looking promising. they seem to beat faze pretty consistently now, so if they go to the finals, they might actually win vs. them. If its astralis though, i see Na'Vi struggling...
2018-05-18 03:49
wtf are you on bro? it's not 50-50.. it was faze 3-0 astralis
2018-05-18 04:08
Singapore Wadufuk 
As a faze fan,even tho faze 3-0 astralis,they perform quite well in iem sydney,bringing 2maps into overtime,so it might be 50-50
2018-05-18 07:06
hahaha. i rooted for astralis on that one, i didnt even bother watch the grand final coz i expected a 3-0 wreckage by astralis and i was suprised, that faze 3-0ed them. i dunno how astralis stumbled on that series.
2018-05-18 07:16
i wouldnt say they stumbled....although a 3-0 scoreline is awful, all of the matches were literally a few rounds away from Astralis taking it....they just couldnt take a single one
2018-05-18 16:06
Denmark MeToxi 
Imo, sydney were 50/50. The reason Faze won were the mistakes Astralis made like pushing through smokes on cache when they're 15 - 13 up vs cz. Or when they failed to counter the constant flanks by Rain on Overpass. Or when they lost a 2v1 vs Xizt with only 10 sec left on Overpass.
2018-05-18 07:17
Denmark MeToxi 
Imo, sydney were 50/50. The reason Faze won were the mistakes Astralis made like pushing through smokes on cache when they're 15 - 13 up vs cz. Or when they failed to counter the constant flanks by Rain on Overpass. Or when they lost a 2v1 vs Xizt with only 10 sec left on Overpass. Or when they throw a 10 - 0 lead on train because Guardian clutches it 1v3.
2018-05-18 07:18
Singapore Wadufuk 
Why are u so triggered lol
2018-05-18 07:19
Denmark MeToxi 
Oh.. I didn't realize that it looked like that. I was just explaining my opinion. I hope that's ok.
2018-05-18 08:06
Singapore Wadufuk 
All good for me,no worries
2018-05-18 08:09
yeah, but look how close each map could have been turned into Astralis' favor...literally just a few rounds of winning each map
2018-05-18 16:07
2018-05-18 04:08
Australia NotSoMLG 
nah nah u got it wrong mouz>liquid FaZe>sk Navi>mouse Faze>astralis (will go to 3 maps) Navi>FaZe (3-1)
2018-05-18 01:34
Austria I_love_Hltv 
2018-05-18 01:50
2018-05-18 02:05
Sk>faze 2maps
2018-05-18 02:11
flusha | 
Europe danjoft 
totally agree
2018-05-18 05:46
Russia RoneEZ 
NaVi can beat Astralis if electronic on GOD MODE
2018-05-18 06:09
Brazil baldok1 
Karrigan never won BO3 against Fallen. I don't think he will now...
2018-05-18 07:16
Now its gonna happen and pretty sure Faze did already but if not they can’t help that SK never gets in play offs anymore this is like their first one in 2 months lul
2018-05-18 09:24
Does S1mple ever have god mode off??
2018-05-18 07:21
In bed, with the ladies.
2018-05-18 11:45
so you pick every favorite to win every match? impressive picks
2018-05-18 16:22
Turkey xxxjet3 
Mous>Liquid OmegaLUL
2018-05-18 21:45
2018-05-18 00:57
2018-05-18 00:58
ez for sk JAJAJAAJAJ
2018-05-18 00:58
nt fnx
2018-05-18 00:58
Canada Number1F1fan 
2018-05-18 00:58
Brazil DiegoXPG 
2018-05-18 00:58
LETS GO!!! great matchups
2018-05-18 00:58
Argentina Xiie 
2018-05-18 00:58
NaVi vs Astralis soon kappa
2018-05-18 00:58
Mouse Faze Mouse Astra Astra
2018-05-18 00:59
SK #1
2018-05-18 00:59
Argentina f1ssu 
I love how the whole copy breaks on mobile. Astralis/FaZe/NaVi will win the tournament.
2018-05-18 00:59
vsm | 
Brazil edivan1987 
Waiting for SK x FaZe
2018-05-18 01:03
navi 3-1 astralis
2018-05-18 01:04
mouz 3-2 faze
2018-05-18 01:07
nt prodka
2018-05-18 13:50
GO SK <3 We are smart, we are loyal, we are friendly, we are from Brazil <3
2018-05-18 01:11
Brazil de_lite 
well you guys are definitely from brazil. but the other two.....
2018-05-18 01:15
2018-05-18 01:28
Turkey xxxjet3 
Liquid>mouz Sk>Faze NaVi>Liquid Astralis>Sk Astralis>NaVi
2018-05-18 01:13
Denmark Zorrondo 
sk > faze OMEGALUL liquid > mouz OMEGALUL
2018-05-18 01:15
Karrigan has literally never won a bo3 against fallen They look like the favorites, but I know I won't be putting any money on it
2018-05-18 01:22
India grinchxd 
That was literally ages ago you fucking dipshit If FaZe doesn’t 2-0 I’ll give you my kidney for free
2018-05-18 02:34
Brazil Dedstars 
get ready to donate your kidney, why SK can lose, but will not be for 2x0. sick
2018-05-18 13:31
India grinchxd 
let's see boi
2018-05-18 13:32
Thank god you were right
2018-05-19 00:22
Finland Alko^ 
When? 7 months ago?
2018-05-18 10:08
Turkey xxxjet3 
Get rekt 2-0 liquid OmegaLuL
2018-05-18 21:45
Denmark Zorrondo 
TACO so good man...
2018-05-18 22:55
Poland trancemeister 
Mousesports - Liquid 2-1 SK - FaZe 1-2
2018-05-18 01:16
Hopefully karrigan breaks his curse
2018-05-18 01:21
Go Liquid. Also really want SK to win cause I think it would be funny
2018-05-18 01:26
Go SK, its not impossible
2018-05-18 02:06
Brazil TURBOguy 
se a SK ganhar da faze, ela ganha o torneio
2018-05-18 03:37
Brazil Dedstars 
I believe that the biggest problem is not the faze, but the Astralis in the semi final
2018-05-18 13:29
Brazil TURBOguy 
2018-05-18 15:53
ez mouz ez faze ez mouz ez astralis ez mouz ez
2018-05-18 04:08
Indonesia de_insertion 
ez astralis
2018-05-18 06:18
kennyS | 
Indonesia rRaddy 
This seems interesting... gl to all teams
2018-05-18 06:27
Ez mouz Faze are somehow playing Bad vs sk so sk has a chance
2018-05-18 06:47
no chance for faze against SK xD
2018-05-18 07:05
Nice semis
2018-05-18 07:09
SK vs Faze in playoffs, been a while since we last saw that being exciting huh, hopefully they'll put on a show.
2018-05-18 07:33
Bulgaria nekzcs 
2018-05-18 08:09
Belarus andryxa1337 
2018-05-18 10:23
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