ESL introduces offline Pro League group matches in EU, NA

ESL and WESA revealed the format for the upcoming season of ESL Pro League, with the biggest change being that all of the American and European matches will be played on LAN.

The new format after a very stacked 2018 online season, which saw teams playing a multitude of online matches in ESL Pro League and ECS in a short span of time. To combat the issue of too many online matches, ESL Pro League in Americas and Europe will now exclusively be played on LAN, in a studio environment.

ESL's "online league" is no longer going to be played online

To accommodate for that, a number of other changes have been made as well. The Americas and Europe competition will feature 16 teams placed into four groups. The winner of each group will proceed to the classic LAN Finals, with the second and third-placed teams securing a place in the "round 2" group stage.

In Europe, the two best teams from each "round 2" group will also secure a spot at the Finals, while in Americas, only the winners of the "round 2" groups will earn a spot at the Finals.

The group stage matches in Europe will be played in ESL's studio in Leicester, UK, while the American part of the competition will take place at a yet unspecified studio in the United States

ESL Pro League S9 format will feature LAN matches in the two main regions

The APAC region will still be played online, but with the format changing to be similar to the ones used in Americas and Europe. Australia and New Zealand will feature eight teams split into two groups, with Greater China and Southeast Asia having four teams, one group each. In the end, the two best teams from the APAC region will qualify for the Finals.

The new season will kick off on April 12th, with the finalists set to be decided after a maximum of four weeks in order to allow teams to "focus on the CS:GO Pro League for a shorter time frame within the vivid CS:GO ecosystem", ESL stated in the announcement.

ESL Pro League S9 breakdown:

Europe Europe: 16 teams, 8 Finals LAN spots
North America Americas: 16 teams, 6 Finals LAN spots
Asia APAC: 16 teams, 2 Finals LAN spots

wtf
2018-12-18 17:00
#3
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Denmark Doctor_Viktor 
Excuse me wtf
2018-12-18 17:00
#5
DickStacy | 
Brazil oneS2 
hey wtf
2018-12-18 17:01
guys wtf
2018-12-18 17:03
#50
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France yo_les_n00bs 
wtf
2018-12-18 17:06
#101
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-12-18 17:28
+1
2018-12-18 19:48
#190
shrek | 
Cambodia Libtard 
-2
2018-12-18 23:25
#193
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
+1
2018-12-19 00:58
+1
2018-12-19 14:48
so sad for ex-space soldiers
2018-12-18 17:03
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
#33
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Russia zbogus 
sorry but wtf
2018-12-18 17:03
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
#39
fnx | 
Brazil leodubraiz 
Espere, wtf
2018-12-18 17:04
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
wtf
2018-12-18 17:02
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
#41
felps | 
Poland flikx 
ESL EU LCS lul
2018-12-18 17:05
Wftv??
2018-12-18 17:13
Wadafuc
2018-12-18 21:14
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
Offline group matches, lets go!
2018-12-18 17:01
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
#4
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Russia PoTaSHiM 
Offline group stage on EPL? Are you sure?! What is next? Offline Minor? Oh, I forgotten. Offline quals on Minor?
2018-12-18 17:05
#57
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United States NoteStars 
Less tournaments for 2019 confirmed Did ESL screw with the team organizations's schedule and fixing it to one location? MEGA OOF NO ESL NO
2018-12-18 17:07
CSGO is becoming a contender for Olympic So they are trying to get all PRO TIER I tournaments to Offline And let Amateurs play Online Its good for new Pro and semi-pro teams and players
2018-12-18 17:48
#188
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Germany szily 
Couldn't agree more.
2018-12-18 23:07
ty
2018-12-18 23:36
its not lmao
2018-12-19 01:09
Someone didnt read VPEsports for 2 months
2018-12-19 01:24
its been said officially that shooters wont be part of olympics
2018-12-19 10:31
And it was said that Hitler want peace Its doesnt matter Only money, People only look money
2018-12-19 12:57
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
finally
2018-12-18 17:01
+1 prokda.
2018-12-18 17:01
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
Pog
2018-12-18 17:01
#8
NiKo | 
Portugal queniese 
now faze doesn't have more excuses
2018-12-18 17:01
#34
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Indonesia linekerrr 
nah they'll find a way
2018-12-18 17:03
Yeah because it was Easy to play 6 maps against NIP in one day
2018-12-18 17:36
Because nip is such a tough opponent lolol
2018-12-18 17:43
roflmao
2018-12-18 18:05
It is not About opponent but you wouldnt have energy for that amount of games at one day aswell
2018-12-18 18:43
Certainly harder for NiP than faze considering faze are and should be the better team right?
2018-12-18 18:44
I dont know.It was at The time When Niko started calling so they were playing so bad
2018-12-18 20:11
And thats not also their fault?
2018-12-19 03:06
Yeah it is.But we were talking About How faze wont have more exuces for this.They werent The only one who was blaming this system and its not Easy to play 6 maps against one team in one day and doesnt matter which team are you playing against
2018-12-19 07:06
Not saying I dont like this system, just think faze not being able to perform online is pretty inexcusable at their caliber
2018-12-19 07:07
They had to play like 6 maps against NiP one day lmao
2018-12-18 17:09
#80
smooya | 
United Kingdom fal36 
+1 Came back from lan vs nip Then epl nip Then ecs nip
2018-12-18 17:13
After that their first Blast Copenhagen match was also against NiP.
2018-12-18 17:58
#203
It's my | 
Brazil L2fe 
Same for NiP they had to play like 6 maps against Faze one day lmao
2018-12-19 03:34
+1 hahaha
2018-12-18 18:06
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
nice
2018-12-18 17:01
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
Noice
2018-12-18 17:01
+1
2018-12-19 14:49
Cool.
2018-12-18 17:01
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
Now eZaF
2018-12-18 17:01
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
nice
2018-12-18 17:01
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#15
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Poland Kobel_ 
Looks interesting
2018-12-18 17:01
#16
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France J0riS_ 
Noice
2018-12-18 17:01
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#293
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France J0riS_ 
T gay Btw too
2018-12-19 15:21
soo sick! <3
2018-12-18 17:02
#18
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Bulgaria karucar 
yes!!!
2018-12-18 17:02
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#19
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World Vidua 
So ELEAGUE? Awesome!
2018-12-18 17:02
#20
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Japan Cute_Loli 
Uhhhhh
2018-12-18 17:02
#21
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United States crulix 
Wait wat
2018-12-18 17:02
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#22
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Canada Recklessman 
Wtf is this Overwatch League now
2018-12-18 17:02
#201
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United Kingdom Dave2303 
Eleague did a similar thing back in 2016 if I’m not wrong
2018-12-19 03:26
#202
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Canada Recklessman 
Oh ya I remember! ty Dave2303
2018-12-19 03:27
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#23
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Turkey Thunderball 
offline online league LUL
2018-12-18 17:02
Finally
2018-12-18 17:02
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#26
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
rip onliners
2018-12-18 17:02
+1
2018-12-18 19:22
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#27
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Poland p00ther 
Wat, how'd they play this now? All teams attending to EPL will be always in tour or what?
2018-12-18 17:02
#41
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Poland Astoner55 
Instead of playing 2 matches a week, they will play like 8 matches in 2-3 days and then have like 3-4 weeks free. It's much more comfortable.
2018-12-18 17:05
You mean 20 matches?
2018-12-18 17:10
#73
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Poland Astoner55 
Still, it's better. One lan vs 6 weeks of shitty scheduled online games? Every pro will like this format.
2018-12-18 17:11
if its gonna be like 5~ games per day then i agree
2018-12-18 17:19
it's really not that hard to understand: every week (or maybe just the weekend if they want a crowd) 1 group will play their matches (6 matches if single RR, 12 if double RR) at the studio. i suspect 6 matches saturday, 6 sunday if bo1. 3 matches saturday, 3 sunday if bo3.
2018-12-18 19:25
#189
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Germany szily 
Similar to ELEAGUE Premier. Dunno why ppl dont get this simple format. LOL
2018-12-18 23:08
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
GG FOR SPACE SOLDIERS NO VISA
2018-12-18 17:03
studio is located at xantares' backyard
2018-12-18 17:20
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
what
2018-12-18 17:03
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#35
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
wait its even worse lol,teams will have to travel a lot more exhausting them more,shit solution imo
2018-12-18 17:03
Did you read the article? Its more travelling but you get it done over a weekend or two so it doesn't interfere with everything else They just consolidated the season
2018-12-18 17:10
#87
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
online matches never had nothing to do with interfering or not because they could be rescheduled,they had to do with exhaustion and overplaying with another online leagues,lets see how this goes but adding more traveling (if its not done right,with the schedules and stuff) doesnt seem the right solution but pros would know
2018-12-18 17:17
Well teams also only play against the 3 other teams in the group, and its only for a weekend Now teams have one scheduled week for like 6 matches, instead of 28 matches or whatever it was over 3 months One extra event to travel doesn't seem so bad
2018-12-18 18:42
#158
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Europe lalt 
They will be playing much less maps than before, like 1/4.
2018-12-18 19:34
+1
2018-12-19 14:50
#111
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Sweden Div-\ 
They'll travel only once or twice, doesnt seem that bad right?
2018-12-18 17:47
#121
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
hope it goes well
2018-12-18 17:55
#166
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Sweden Div-\ 
Imho it will be way better, also a flight to the uk isn't that big of a deal for EU teams!
2018-12-18 19:51
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
#36
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United States Err0h 
Yess
2018-12-18 17:03
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
#37
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United States crulix 
Having a hard time understanding formwt
2018-12-18 17:04
Something like eleague, instead of multiple online games we will probably have 4 small lans each for different group.
2018-12-18 17:14
#89
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United States crulix 
I like that!! Hopefully the lan is open and we could attend. Probably not but I’m dreaming.
2018-12-18 17:19
They will play in ESL's studio so probably not, but who know.
2018-12-18 17:21
well, 6 lans ;)
2018-12-18 19:29
You are correct, my mistake.
2018-12-18 19:42
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
YES (like in league of legends no ?)
2018-12-18 17:04
Yes but shorter
2018-12-18 17:10
no. LoL has all teams in 1 group and then playoffs from those teams. so the lol 'regular season' is just a seeding tournament. this has seperate groups, the teams qualify from each group. it's more in line with the NBA.
2018-12-18 19:29
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
#40
swag | 
El Salvador blanket__ 
no more excuses mr faze
2018-12-18 17:05
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
thats areally nice change actually
2018-12-18 17:05
#44
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Brazil Hefesto 
YES FUCK YES my dick is hard af right now, such good news
2018-12-18 17:05
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
i dont like the 4x4 groups... i actually liked it that every team will meet every other team now its all about the luck in the drawings
2018-12-18 17:05
agreed
2018-12-18 17:10
#94
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
i dont think so. They will use their current team seeding system (teams themselves make a teamranking -> split into balanced groups)
2018-12-18 17:21
It's kinda like WC in football right!?
2018-12-18 17:55
#140
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
yeah kinda but here the players together from all teams create a ranking, ESL doesnt for example use the HLTV one
2018-12-18 18:42
so far they've only used the 'player based' ranking once, all other events had the normal esl.com rankings. and let me tell you, those are baaad :D
2018-12-18 19:32
#171
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
yeah they are :D but didnt they use the new one in both IEM Chicago and EPL Finals Odense?
2018-12-18 19:59
you might be right, i don't remember XD
2019-01-05 15:55
True, didn't think bout that
2018-12-18 17:24
i don't think there will be a draw. they will either use the esl.com rankings, or they let the teams themselves decide the seeding.
2018-12-18 19:34
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
#46
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Poland Astoner55 
Something like Eleague, i love it!
2018-12-18 17:05
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
wtf!
2018-12-18 17:05
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
WE NEED STADIUMS(ARENAS) WITH REAL ULTRAS OMEGALUL
2018-12-18 17:05
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
#49
Twistzz | 
Ireland IX! 
Sickkkkkkk, no more LAN dodgers lucking their way into PL now Hope ex-SS can get their visa shit sorted though, maybe their next org can help with that (SK plz)
2018-12-18 17:06
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
WESA is back WutFace oh wait they never left, just been working lowkey :>
2018-12-18 17:06
#52
byali | 
Poland Kr4zY 
noice
2018-12-18 17:06
+1
2018-12-19 14:51
Quite similar to EL Season 2 except more regional. I like it.
2018-12-18 17:06
#54
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Israel TheTechnixian 
Finally! Took us 9 seasons, but finally we're the LCS.
2018-12-18 17:06
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#55
f0rest | 
Finland gaazer 
expected
2018-12-18 17:07
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#56
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Brazil Charizaldo 
very noice
2018-12-18 17:07
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#58
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Dominican Republic Okieant33 
It's about time they started doing a LAN league. Way overdue. Will be interesting to see teams moving close to the studio. Semphis' idea coming to fruition
2018-12-18 17:07
why would they move to the studio? each team is only playing 1 or 2 weeks there. not worth it, especially given that esl will pay for travel/accomodation and provide practice/warmup pcs.
2018-12-18 19:38
#175
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United States ferric 
Yeah but there could also be a crowd that they play in front of which is one way to cover for those costs.
2018-12-18 20:03
why would the presence of a crowd change whether or not the teams move there? it's still only going to be for 1 or 2 weeks.
2019-01-05 15:53
#301
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United States ferric 
I thought you were talking about the cost of running ESL Pro League
2019-01-05 17:41
misunderstanding, no problem :)
2019-01-06 15:00
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#59
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Sweden Beaneater 
ok this is epic
2018-12-18 17:07
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
omg no more onliners FeelsGoodMan
2018-12-18 17:07
Hopefully less throwers as well
2018-12-18 17:12
True, since now every game will be important.
2018-12-18 17:16
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#61
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Europe Freeburger97 
looooooool
2018-12-18 17:08
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
Good decision. ESL & ECS groups should be offline like overwatch or league of legends.
2018-12-18 17:08
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#63
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Ukraine volanchick 
Wowowowowow very nice
2018-12-18 17:08
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
nice
2018-12-18 17:09
#66
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Slovakia Kurki 
step by step by eleague +1
2018-12-18 17:10
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#71
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Sweden flippig 
Damn that is nice.
2018-12-18 17:11
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
ez for esl, best org in cs:go
2018-12-18 17:11
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
wtf
2018-12-18 17:11
#75
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Spain elskio 
nice
2018-12-18 17:12
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#77
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Spain akproxx 
nice
2018-12-18 17:12
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
These are good changes Much less forgiving than the old season, but I'm sure teams will appreciate the change
2018-12-18 17:14
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
Cool, basically running the ELEAGUE setup. Should be fascinating!
2018-12-18 17:14
+1
2018-12-19 14:52
#83
Aleksib | 
Portugal lies2 
well done. This is will be good and we're finnally rid of fucking 2 Major online leagues with the same format.
2018-12-18 17:14
+1
2018-12-19 14:53
#85
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
It´s great that it´s gonna be played on LAN, on the other hand I loved the fact that my favourite team was playing matches almost every single day of the week, that´s now gone. :(
2018-12-18 17:16
#173
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United States ferric 
Ye but then again it also burns the players out so we dont always see the highest quality cs. Now we can see player reactions and cams for plays which would be cool and they could possibly even have tickets to see matches for the crowd which could be a way to make money.
2018-12-18 20:02
+1
2018-12-19 14:53
Pog
2018-12-18 17:16
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
FINALLY
2018-12-18 17:20
#92
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
nice
2018-12-18 17:21
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
#95
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Turkey Slapdash 
Nice
2018-12-18 17:22
Excuse me wtf ??
2018-12-18 17:26
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
Nice. This is way better than the online league. Teams lkke BIG and Space Soldiers have constant internet issues. So playing it in an offline envirentment can be quite beneficial for those teams
2018-12-18 17:26
SS no visas and BUG choke on LAN lol
2018-12-18 17:42
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
#99
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Canada |Frog 
Finally!
2018-12-18 17:27
#100
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Australia _Se7en 
Gonna be streamed on Facebook so who cares
2018-12-18 17:27
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
NICEEEEEE
2018-12-18 17:28
#103
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United States Bill_Bait 
still facebook though
2018-12-18 17:29
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
#104
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United States Bochanka 
crybaby niko got what he cried about
2018-12-18 17:31
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
RIP INTZ ONLINERS
2018-12-18 17:37
#124
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Brazil BoaPaNois 
Luuuuul
2018-12-18 17:59
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
NICE, finally no bullshit random online matches , the results will be more normal now
2018-12-18 17:45
one change left...remove facebook and we are happy campers ty
2018-12-18 17:47
#113
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Finland Jardeet 
Facebook is better than twitch
2018-12-18 17:48
#116
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Yahoo > google
2018-12-18 17:49
#119
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Finland Jardeet 
True
2018-12-18 17:54
99,999% of the viewers got a different opinion on that
2018-12-18 17:50
ROFL
2018-12-18 19:39
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
#114
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Cool, we'll see how it'll be seeded...
2018-12-18 17:48
#115
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United States _ATaXiA_ 
Press F for Onliners OMEGALUL
2018-12-18 17:49
#172
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United States ferric 
F But this is gonna be great for the scene because now teams only have one dedicated online league and this feels more authentic kinda like overwatch league and Eleague and stuff Were gonna see a ton more lan matches and see the cameras and stuff of the pros. It would be cool if they also had a small crowd and had a dedicated venue for these games. They have a dedicated esports facility in Texas, the same one for ecs and while i highly doubt thst theyre going to have a crowd it would be really cool. Now akl they need to do is get rid of fscebook
2018-12-18 20:00
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
#118
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Germany DiesesMars 
seems like eleague season 1 with more matches, me likey
2018-12-18 17:53
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
4 LATAM spots 👀👀 ty Mr. ESL
2018-12-18 17:58
thanks e league :]
2018-12-18 18:00
+1
2018-12-19 14:54
this is 1000000x better
2018-12-18 18:01
Nice, kinda like LCS
2018-12-18 18:09
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
Holy fucking shit this is huge
2018-12-18 18:11
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
Cool
2018-12-18 18:12
RIP 1-1 league!
2018-12-18 18:18
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
#133
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ 
Unexpected Just thank you esl. The best move you could have done and you did it.
2018-12-18 18:23
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
#134
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United States Prattatat 
FUCK YESSSS!!!!!! This is a step in the right direction
2018-12-18 18:24
#170
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United States ferric 
+1 finally no more excuses and this reminds me of Eleagye season 1 and overwatch league and such and makes it feel more real
2018-12-18 19:57
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
With this format, I wouldnt call it a "league". Only good thing is they play it on lan, but outside of it, it is even worse than before.
2018-12-18 18:28
blame the stupid americans and their sports 'leagues'. none of them are leagues, they're tournaments. but because the americans call it 'regular season' instead of 'group stage' and 'playoffs' instead of 'bracket stage', they think they're playing in actual leagues. but then again, uefa and their champions 'league' followed those idiots. the word league has lost all meaning by now. best example is how eleague 'season 2' had the exact same format as the majors leading up to it, so majors are 'leagues' too apparently :D
2018-12-18 19:45
#214
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France StickyRice 
This. Thanks for pointing the stupidity of those NA "leagues" (especially the ones without relegation and promotion systems).
2018-12-19 14:14
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
thought office :(
2018-12-18 18:31
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
#137
shrek | 
United States shrek1 
like eleague
2018-12-18 18:39
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
#138
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Vietnam Oida 
FUCKYEH
2018-12-18 18:39
+1
2018-12-19 14:55
No Brazilian qualify = shitty format
2018-12-18 18:41
#146
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United States subzera 
There's the Latin league
2018-12-18 18:49
#169
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Brazil CaioOlive 
But there's no more now. APAC only had a spot before. Now it's 2. And, counting 8 from EU, 6 from NA and 2 from APAC, you already have your 16 teams.
2018-12-18 19:57
#174
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Oh no, my bad. It's cause Mr. LucasAM wasn't really clear about it. In Americas, you have 12 teams. But they say it's going to be 4 groups of 4 teams. And it's not because it's going to expand. The fourth group is only from Latin Teams. That means you actually have one team already guaranteed on LAN finals, and have the possibility to have 3 more.
2018-12-18 20:03
#177
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United States subzera 
yeah i was excited NA league was expanding but nah its just absorbing the latin league. pretty lame for both leagues
2018-12-18 20:05
#180
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Maybe sucks cause I'm pretty sure some LATAM teams have visa issues to enter America.
2018-12-18 20:07
#176
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Actually it's much better now. Look at what I explained just down below. You already have one latam team on it and can have up to three.
2018-12-18 20:04
Yeah, I got it, thanks for the clarifications. I read only the text and it wasn't clear enough . Since we already have Brazilians in the NA portion of the league I think the scenario for LATAM teams is pretty good now.
2018-12-19 03:05
#205
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Brazil CaioOlive 
But not that good for NA tho. It might happens to be 5 SA teams.
2018-12-19 05:33
You won't have to worry about that though. It'll just be 2
2018-12-19 17:02
#296
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Yeah, but if you consider one LATAM teams pass, then INTZ, mibr and Renegades, NA will only have 2 teams.
2018-12-19 17:23
Not worried about INTZ or Renegades
2018-12-19 17:27
#144
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
Epic format. Really cool.
2018-12-18 18:46
#145
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United States subzera 
Absolutely mental
2018-12-18 18:48
#147
oskarJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
How does the whole relegation system work then?
2018-12-18 18:55
#150
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United States subzera 
I'm guessing that's in regards to EU since they're expanding it from 14 teams to 16 teams. Really hope it has nothing to do with NA relegation
2018-12-18 19:01
the esl blog post basically says "more to come on relegation". i would suspect the bottom team from each of the 4 initial groups plays relegation.
2018-12-18 19:51
Great decition
2018-12-18 18:55
#149
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United States subzera 
Still gonna be streamed on Facebook tho
2018-12-18 18:59
should be more teams for apac though, that's why the region will never grow
2018-12-18 19:07
#154
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United Kingdom FEodAL 
finally
2018-12-18 19:27
#162
valde | 
North America un1corn 
bye2 f'n throwers
2018-12-18 19:41
#168
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United States ferric 
This is actually gonna be good :D Reminds me of Eleague Season 1 and 2 :D
2018-12-18 19:56
#178
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United States ferric 
Dang the community is actually really optimistic about a major changr for once :D
2018-12-18 20:05
#179
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Mr. LucasAM, can you please explain more about the LATAM group on Americas. Clearly some people did not understand that they have a group on Americas (and, actually, I only realised cause of the photo).
2018-12-18 20:06
esl im feelink ty
2018-12-18 20:21
#183
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Denmark blue_sheep 
Sounds interesting. Curious to see how it'll work out. Having both ecs and esl online matches at the same time didn't work very well.
2018-12-18 20:37
Interesting...
2018-12-18 20:57
Wouldn't the APAC region need those lan matches the most because of ping issues? lol
2018-12-18 21:12
Its one group Asia and 1 group pacific so should be ok?
2018-12-19 11:34
#187
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United States m1santhr0pe3 
csgo NBA
2018-12-18 21:40
nice
2018-12-19 00:15
#195
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United States cinamaticz 
This seems like a trash idea if i understand it correctly. You are only play 4 teams in your group and if u place 1st you go to the finals? Doesnt seem much like a league as it does a lan qualifier instead of a lan league. If it was a league i would expect them to play every team, and then the teams with the highest record from each group advance.
2018-12-19 01:17
In the image there is the phrase 'a truly global league', but to be honest it doesn't looks like a league any more. Also, this statement is a shame since there are no qualifiers in the African continent. I feel sad about africans.
2018-12-19 03:10
Not sure if this is good or not... only time will tell (._.')
2018-12-19 03:12
ESL with facebook is trash
2018-12-19 03:36
nice except throw that facebook trash away
2018-12-19 10:16
#211
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United States f00bar 
Season doesn't have much of an endurance aspect to it now. Teams could have a bad day and get stomped in the league.
2018-12-19 12:22
#213
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France StickyRice 
From "real" league (even though it was online) to stupid GSL groups. Bad decision, 20IQ one (at least it's LAN now but otherwise it's a really poor decision)
2018-12-19 14:12
#215
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France StickyRice 
This is not a league, like "ELeague" wasn't a league, this is an offline tournament, not a league.
2018-12-19 14:17
#292
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Philippines xDjinn 
No more ONLINERS !
2018-12-19 15:08
more travel more money blablabla, but less pronet, make it all lan volvo, to stop procheaters
2018-12-19 15:24
#298
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Brazil bandicoot 
wtf?
2018-12-20 02:29
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