ESL Pro League Season 8 North America concluded, finalists found

The eighth season of ESL Pro League North America has come to an end, with Renegades and INTZ claiming to two final spots at the finals in Odense, Denmark.

A total of twelve teams in North America battled through the six week-long tournament while juggling busy schedules, but, in the end, only six teams would make their way through at the Finals in the Danish city, which hosts the Finals for the second time.

Leading the North American pack, MIBR surged through the season with 55 points, with Ghost, Liquid, Renegades and NRG booking their place to the finals before the end of the season.

MIBR topped the league in fashion

On the last day with league play, INTZ rounded out the top six teams to make their way to the Finals by taking one map from Rogue in their final matchup and edging past eUnited in the table by round difference. Cloud9 were also in the running for the final spot, but couldn't reach the points needed after losing one of their two last maps against NRG.

At the bottom of the table, INTZ's compatriots in Luminosity will be automatically relegated from the league after losing their two final maps against eUnited, as the second-to-last finishers Envy narrowly overtook the Brazilians by beating Renegades 2-0, the Australians playing from their home country while already qualified for the Finals. In the same vain, Noah "Nifty" Francis' troops also took two maps from Cloud9 in early November, when Maikil "Golden" Selim and co. were in Europe to play BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen.

Envy and Rogue will now have to play relegation matches to secure their place in the ninth season of the online League.

The final standings of the ESL Pro League Season 8 North American division looks as follows:

1. Brazil MIBR - Finals
2. Canada Ghost - Finals
3. North America Liquid - Finals
4. United States NRG - Finals
5. Australia Renegades - Finals
6. Brazil INTZ - Finals
7. United States eUnited - $17,000
8. Europe Cloud9 - $16,000
9. North America Complexity - $15,000
10. United States Rogue - $14,000 (S8 Relegation)
11. United States Envy - $13,000 (S8 Relegation)
12. Brazil Luminosity - $12,000 (Relegation to ESEA MDL)

With the top six North American teams joining their European counterparts as well as the top Oceanic, Asian and Latin American squads ORDER, ViCi and Sharks, the full team list for the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals in Odense, Denmark looks as follows:

Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
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Maps played:
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
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Maps played:
Gogo nrg
2018-11-15 09:10
Australia Turboblaze_  
lets go renegades
2018-11-15 09:11
2018-11-15 09:12
nV survive vsing high ping teams not epic
2018-11-15 09:13
I'm so sad about that
2018-11-15 15:15
2018-11-15 15:25
Latvia 00000002 
Esea premier? Xd
2018-11-15 09:18
Europe Hempxz 
2018-11-15 09:42
Ukraine twil 
kng to the top
2018-11-15 09:20
Austria I_love_Hltv 
Kng top tier player time to shine.
2018-11-15 09:26
Bulgaria Villagers 
"with Renegades and INTZ claiming to two final spots at the finals " Renegades were the 3rd team after MIBR and Ghost to secure a spot LUL
2018-11-15 09:27
Bulgaria 21petar 
guess who is back MIBR😈
2018-11-15 09:27
2018-11-15 15:26
A question why is renegades in NA league
2018-11-15 09:29
2018-11-15 09:31
I ve always had this question but never asked. Wud b nice if some one clarifies
2018-11-15 09:32
Spain JasonRacism 
If they didn't move to NA they wouldn't be able to play CS full time
2018-11-15 09:34
The NA region is an ankor region every other region. Once you are good enough to top your region, you can leave the region and play in NA. Else NA would be dead in the park. Maybe valve should adept and force all teams to play where they have long term residency in the minor process.
2018-11-15 11:18
Still looking for the answer here..
2018-11-15 12:26
Idk some of answers makse sense
2018-11-15 17:19
Idk some of answers makse sense
2018-11-15 17:19
Spain JasonRacism 
NV no deserve
2018-11-15 09:30
LG >>>> nV
2018-11-15 09:31
Spain JasonRacism 
2018-11-15 09:34
Congrats to the legend Joshua steel Nissan
2018-11-15 09:52
World smash143 
NV is the reason LG got relegated. Lemme just ignore their 16 losses.
2018-11-15 09:58
Myanmar xdcc 
Both teams should be kicked. 27% winrate and LG wants to stay if they win 2 out of 3 bo3.
2018-11-15 10:39
If NA MDL top teams can't even trash NV in the relegation, Na should be given up as a region with own leagues.
2018-11-15 11:15
shox | 
India iejesus 
2018-11-15 10:13
Korea Damianlee 
C9 had to play 2 games while they were in Denmark against nV (WHO DONT HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO THAN EPL) How come teams couldn't postpone games , same shit with Astralis / LDLC and Renegades
2018-11-15 10:19
Because these teams were traveling right again and you are only allowed to postpone x amount of games. The 14th of November is also a day, where all teams have to show up to play their last game.
2018-11-15 11:14
Korea Damianlee 
I'm aware of this but it still sucks, it just fucks up everyone schedule
2018-11-15 11:16
Brazil Brazilian Wax 
LG can drop this team already.
2018-11-15 10:33
poor org, no money to pay for decent players, playing with tier100 players yel nekiz and no discipline twins
2018-11-15 10:37
What hspend to lg lulz
2018-11-15 10:58
So when is it then?
2018-11-15 11:00
God and King kngv is back on LAN.
2018-11-15 11:12
Ghost are looking very strong
2018-11-15 11:17
LG should be ashamed
2018-11-15 11:18
ez 4 wallen and his onliners
2018-11-15 11:21
Spain elskio 
Wasted spot. NA 4 spots EU7 spots NA 5th vs EU 8th wild card
2018-11-15 11:27
kNg over hen1 and lucas LUL they couldn't prove it...
2018-11-15 11:28
GG literally only 4 good LAN teams (astralis, mouz, NAVI and liquid) and rest is pure shit/onliners
2018-11-15 11:31
btw am I the only one that isnt ok with the fact that MIBR/SK/LUMINOSITY always got free spots to the LAN final even when playing shit just because of that broken online league thing?? while there are way better teams in europe that cant qualify atm
2018-11-15 11:32
FNS is probably glad his team didn't make it, doesn't face the risk of getting stabbed haha
2018-11-15 11:37
Spain snucks77 
Why did Renegades compete in NA though?
2018-11-15 11:55
2018-11-15 12:28
Brazil JuanFurtunato 
3 Brazilian Teams in the Pro League Finals. How Nice <3
2018-11-15 12:20
Brazil Beckermonster 
ez for kng boys best awper ever
2018-11-15 12:46
intz undeserved gonna get stomped on by eu teams
2018-11-15 13:17
World nakTriceps 
INTZ = HR kng = woxic Felps = issaa
2018-11-15 15:13
France kennySsSsS 
just like the rest of na teams
2018-11-15 16:44
Canada ssau 
Steel gets unbanned after years, now sits in 2nd place in pro league, lol
2018-11-15 13:37
Bolivia Luchingador 
2018-11-15 14:15
El Salvador Sp1x 
Looks so weird seeing the European flag next to Cloud 9 instead of an American one.
2018-11-15 14:38
2018-11-15 16:29
OMG INTZ is my favorite punk band :DDDDD
2018-11-15 20:20
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