ESL Pro League Season 8 set to start

The eighth season of the ESL Pro League is about to start, featuring 26 teams across two divisions.

Fourteen teams from Europe and 12 in North America will clash in the round-robin league, which will use a home-and-away match system to determine the majority of the teams attending the offline finals, in Odense, Denmark, from December 4-9.

The top seven teams from Europe and six from North America will make up 13 of the 16 teams who will be in attendance at the Danish event, with two spots reserved for the Asia-Pacific region and one for South America.

Season 8 of the ESL Pro League is about to begin

The European division sees the return of BIG after the German side topped ESEA Premier Season 27, while Windigo will make their first appearance following a top-two finish at the most recent Pro League relegation tournament.

The full team list for EPL Season 8 Europe can be found below:

Below you can find the full schedule for Tuesday's European matches (teams will play each other twice):

Across the pond, 12 teams will partake in the North American division, with Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe's INTZ inheriting SK's spot, MIBR replacing OpTic, and Envy making their CS:GO return after signing the core of the old boxr line-up.

The competition will mark the debut of the new Renegades roster, featuring Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai and Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas, with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist set to play his first online tournament for Cloud9. FACEIT Major participants Rogue have yet to find a new fifth after losing in-game leader Casper "cadiaN" Møller to North.

The EPL Season 8 North America team list looks as follows:

Later in the day, the North American division will get things started with matches starting at 00:10. Below you can find the full schedule for the first day in NA:

New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
657
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1506
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
FINALLY MORE CS
2018-10-02 16:37
#25
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Sweden Unluko 
on facebook LUL
2018-10-02 17:26
#33
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Hungary FHarbor 
thats why i dont watch it
2018-10-02 17:47
EZ For the winners
2018-10-02 16:37
so astralis
2018-10-02 17:40
#5
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United States TriHardSeven 
EZ4LIQUID
2018-10-02 16:38
#22
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Nigeria Eruptor 
Wish it's gonna be true, but damn, the chokes are real
2018-10-02 17:09
#6
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
finally 1-1 league back.
2018-10-02 16:38
Lool
2018-10-02 16:42
Love me some online cs
2018-10-02 16:38
#8
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
gl Windigo
2018-10-02 16:38
#9
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Bulgaria DiusVult 
HYPE
2018-10-02 16:39
Epl hypeeee pogchamp Oh wait it's on Facebook resident sleeper
2018-10-02 16:39
Hltv live
2018-10-02 16:42
#11
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Brazil efienexis 
ez 4 intz LUL
2018-10-02 16:40
Finally Facebook
2018-10-02 16:42
#15
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
NiP gonna cook some kebab today
2018-10-02 16:45
#35
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World Quaresmania 
nt
2018-10-02 18:00
#36
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
ty
2018-10-02 18:00
#16
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
EZ4SHiPZ
2018-10-02 16:53
#17
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Asia mocity123 
1:1
2018-10-02 16:56
ez money boys :D
2018-10-02 16:57
#19
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Poland ramones1 
ez money
2018-10-02 16:59
#20
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China Blitzer 
big vs north this gonna b gud!
2018-10-02 17:02
#21
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Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
I have lost my desire to watch ESL tournaments since they started streaming on garbage facebook.
2018-10-02 17:06
+1
2018-10-02 17:13
#27
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India |sKy| 
Maybe try HLTV live..
2018-10-02 17:37
+1
2018-10-02 17:38
#32
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Brazil candymau 
+1 Unfortunately... It's like to watch a game without crowd... FeelsBadMan
2018-10-02 17:46
fuck facebook stream
2018-10-02 17:25
#26
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Brazil candymau 
welp
2018-10-02 17:37
#30
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Australia JingleBells 
Liquid NRG MiBR complexity Cloud9 Renegades Luminosity eUnited Ghost Rogue INTZ
2018-10-02 17:42
#31
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India iejesus 
Facebook Omegalul
2018-10-02 17:42
Ez for Astralis, North and Heroic.
2018-10-02 17:57
weird to see NV in the EPL NA
2018-10-02 19:01
NICE
2018-10-03 03:22
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