ESL update Pro League relegation system

ESL have announced updates to the relegation system for ESL Pro League.

The new adjustments come as part of ESL's new tournament format, varying dependent on the region of play. In Europe, teams that place last in the first group stage will be put into a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket.

The team to come out on top will remain in the Pro League, while teams to place second and third will go into relegation, facing second and third-placed teams from MDL Season 31. Top two from relegation secure a placement in the next season of Pro League. The winner of MDL Season 31 will conclude the Pro League line-up.

NiP will have to traverse the new relegation system for a chance at Season 10

In North America, the three squads to finish last in the first group stage will be pitted against the runner-up of MDL Season 31 in a double-elimination group. The team to emerge victorious gets to keep their spot in the Pro League. Contrary to Europe, the three teams that fail to surpass the opposition in the double-elimination bracket will join the third-placed MDL Season 31 team in continuing to fight for the last Pro League spot via online relegation.

Latin America representatives who place fourth in their group will face the winner of the LA League season in a best-of-three setting, with the victor of the affair copping a spot in the Pro League.

cool
2019-04-19 12:37
#8
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Austria shaakeh 
wtf
2019-04-19 12:39
#16
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
O N L I N E L U L
2019-04-19 12:41
rip nip
2019-04-19 12:52
#94
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Sweden ThorinEk 
No this means NIP suddenly has a chance to stay in the pro league. Without these changes, they'd been out already.
2019-04-19 15:57
#127
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United States Pontic 
EPL realized that their format was trash with the number of point ties that they HAD to fix it lmao
2019-04-19 18:07
#135
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India Noobdian1 
They weren't relegated
2019-04-20 06:52
#141
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Sweden ThorinEk 
okay but they would have to go through a relegation stage i presume?
2019-04-20 14:38
#142
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India Noobdian1 
Yes
2019-04-20 14:51
It's actually on LAN in Leicester.
2019-04-20 11:10
#143
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India Noobdian1 
When?
2019-04-20 14:51
#145
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Relegation is online, but reading is hard for you :)
2019-04-21 02:46
#9
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-19 12:39
#33
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Poland F5_detector 
Cool F5
2019-04-19 12:49
#70
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Serbia clarionGod! 
omegalul
2019-04-19 15:12
#2
Bitchplz | 
Italy Brera 
wow
2019-04-19 12:38
#40
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv3 
EZ for dv1
2019-04-19 13:06
#3
Spain heRe! 
o.O
2019-04-19 12:38
#4
s1mple | 
Latvia inconaks 
:0
2019-04-19 12:38
Nice
2019-04-19 12:38
NiP to MDL AHAHA
2019-04-19 12:38
hahaaha F
2019-04-19 12:40
#30
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United Kingdom profit$ 
kms
2019-04-19 12:47
#7
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United States Glowstickgamer 
RIP NIP
2019-04-19 12:38
#10
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Australia atheoo_ 
OUCHIE NIPPIE
2019-04-19 12:39
#11
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Why would you do different systems for EU and NA...
2019-04-19 12:40
#18
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Netherlands Horizzon__ 
different amount of teams
2019-04-19 12:43
#22
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
No, they're equal, I realized that they've done different systems because of the LatAm group
2019-04-19 12:44
#54
United Kingdom n33b 
LatAM is not NA so they're not equal? Why reply 'no' when the guy was correct?
2019-04-19 13:43
#55
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
For NA I mean the Americas division
2019-04-19 13:44
#57
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United States Pyreon 
But na is Canada, greenland, mexico and the U.😰S.😩AAAAAA💦💦💦
2019-04-19 14:19
#58
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
yeah, I know i get used to the old acronym
2019-04-19 14:21
#59
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United States Pyreon 
Bro what old acronym? Literally always been the "Americas" region. Anyone who calls anything south of mexico na must be a heroic fan lmao. Its like me calling italy "basically scandanavia"
2019-04-19 14:23
#63
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
For EPL Season 8 and before, it was called "NA" division, not "Americas" division. They did this change because from this season there are south american teams so the division cannot be called "NA" anymore, but I get used to call it "NA" so it will take me some time to use the word "Americas" correctly when referring to that. So simple to understand.
2019-04-19 14:28
#65
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United States Pyreon 
Not really lmao. Calling na na makes sense, but they change it to americas after its not only na. I thought europeans were smart 😂
2019-04-19 14:31
#67
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
You repeated exactly the same thing I said, are you dumb or something?
2019-04-19 14:33
+1
2019-04-19 16:09
#120
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Sweden Zlatanist 
+1 pointless arguing with people who got strangled through the whole birth
2019-04-19 16:17
#126
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Australia zanics 
>na flag thats your answer
2019-04-19 18:07
#128
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Italy Gio_bose 
Lots people from the us think they are always right so whatever they say in an argument no matter how stupid they always win.
2019-04-19 18:55
#146
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Canada Sharkey3322 
+1 At least you guys don't have to live next to them.
2019-04-26 16:16
#147
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Italy Gio_bose 
Yeah that's a bit of an ooff for you guys. Buy at least you guys have the nice weed laws
2019-04-26 20:16
#129
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Italy Gio_bose 
Really isn't
2019-04-19 18:55
Only 3 NA groups
2019-04-19 12:43
#24
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Yeah, realized that now
2019-04-19 12:44
#124
fas7 | 
Portugal dyds 
because of nip
2019-04-19 16:53
Still don’t understand why Nip is last place in the group, when they have the same points and better round differential
2019-04-19 12:40
The round difference only matters from the matches between the teams in the three way tie, so all the bad round difference given to teams by FaZe does not count at all, between the games NiP-devilsone devilsone-Heroic and Nip-Heroic NiP has the worst round difference and therefor they are last
2019-04-19 12:44
Oh I get it now ty
2019-04-19 12:45
Its about Map difference not round difference Retarded if you ask me
2019-04-19 13:10
#62
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
Should of been round difference, but, whatever
2019-04-19 14:28
But when You would count rounds only between those 3 teams Nip sholudn't be last. Would be: NiP 95:85 Heroic 92:96 devils.one 92:98 ESL came out with weird rule that first they count points andmap difference between all matches and then tiebreaker, not like all would expect - first points and then if it's tie, map difference only between tied teams
2019-04-19 13:25
who cares the rules were set in stone far before pro league started its not like they made up the rules to screw nip
2019-04-19 21:16
I didn't say that rules were made for screwing NiP. I'm not even fan of them and I'm happy about devils.one going through. I just cleared the rules, and wrote why NiP is last (#20 said NiP went out because of round difference between 3 teams which is not true) and gave my opinion about what is better way to solve tiebreakers.
2019-04-19 22:12
thats not the tb
2019-04-19 12:45
#25
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
MAP DIFFERENCE NOT ROUND DIFFERENCE
2019-04-19 12:45
#27
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Denmark Kon10R 
Heroic, devils.one and NiP all beat each other= equal or tie. That Heroic took one more map from the other two comes into play, so they finish second. devils.one beat NiP, which determines 3rd place and sends NiP back to the drawing board! ;O) They will for sure come back. I'm not worried.
2019-04-19 12:47
H2H lose, heroic got a map against faze and placed second, so it comes down to devils.one and NiP, and as you already know, NiP lose to devils.one #cmiiw
2019-04-19 12:47
Because they count map difference. Faze ofc 1st because of points and then 3 teams with 3 points. Map diffrence as follow: Heroic 4-5 devils.one 3-5 NiP 3-5 So Heroic is second, and for the third place deciding factor is result of match between two tied teams. devils won against Nip, so they are third. I know it's weird, because it should be tiebreaker between three teams like in football. And then they should count maps difference. Would be Nip 3-3 Heroic 3-3 devils.one 3-3 Still tie, so round diffrence should decides. Then devils.one would fall from tournament.
2019-04-19 12:54
#14
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Netherlands Gosharu1 
Good, and I say that as NIP fan. Finally might force them to make some needed changes.
2019-04-19 12:41
except they probably won't and they'll just blame it on switching back to dennis
2019-04-19 13:06
+1
2019-04-20 06:45
Should probably rename myself to kick_pita_ffs
2019-04-19 13:11
#69
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Other wtf_men 
Tbh, it would’ve been better if they were eliminated. This gives them another chance, and they will probably make it thru these Otherwise we might would’ve seen some well needed changes on the roster. Feels line they made these format changes just to keep nip in the highest division, which is a bit disgusting.
2019-04-19 14:37
#15
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Denmark Kon10R 
NiP is still top #8. Not in their best form, but they will be back.
2019-04-19 12:41
Nip to MDL? Are you serious my eyes bro ..
2019-04-19 12:42
#130
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Italy Gio_bose 
Read again
2019-04-19 18:58
so this matches will be played on LAN or online ? NiP to MDL lul
2019-04-19 12:44
Online i think
2019-04-19 13:16
#29
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China ZerOck 
GL NiP
2019-04-19 12:47
#31
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
If you read on the official site, there's a relegation system for the asia region (Australia/new Zealand, china, etc) and they don't use MDL to fill spots in relegation like they do with EU and NA. The question is: WHAT'S THE POINT OF MDL AUSTRALIA?
2019-04-19 12:47
#64
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
ESL Australia/New Zealand championships? All that I know of is that those championships contributed to iem Sydney, but maybe they might see pro league?
2019-04-19 14:30
#66
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Yeah it contributed to iem sydney, but with this new system i can't understand the point of doing mdl australia if it's not connected to epl relegation like EU and NA
2019-04-19 14:32
#68
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
Yea that is weird
2019-04-19 14:37
#32
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh 
NIP to MDL lul
2019-04-19 12:48
#34
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
Rest in Pyjamas
2019-04-19 12:51
NiP: hey ESL it's NIP, we suck and need a new relegation system ESL: ok gief moneh NiP: confirmerino
2019-04-19 12:55
#95
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Sweden ThorinEk 
The bare truth is a beautiful thing.
2019-04-19 15:58
#38
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Denmark ghostan11 
While the second and third in EU will go to relegation WTF?
2019-04-19 12:58
#41
Myanmar xdcc 
? Teams that place 4th in groups will be put in a separate group. Winner of that group stays in EPL. The 4th place of that group goes out, 2nd and 3rd (who were already 4th in their respective groups before) play MDL 2nd and 3rd.
2019-04-19 13:09
Correct
2019-04-19 13:12
Ofc, now that NIP was eliminated :) VP 2.0 always find a way next step WILDCARD
2019-04-19 13:15
#60
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India Noobdian1 
How many pro leagues missed by vp?
2019-04-19 14:24
Good. NiP back to their place
2019-04-19 13:16
mdl nipple slip
2019-04-19 13:18
#49
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
ninjas in mdl
2019-04-19 13:19
VP wildcard
2019-04-19 13:22
#52
jks | 
Australia kaos0002 
They should've updated the group format, theres so many things wrong with it, at least play two games against each teams to avoid three way ties
2019-04-19 13:31
#53
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Germany igNite_ 
NIP IN MDL nice
2019-04-19 13:33
--- get_right @:
2019-04-19 14:19
#61
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India Noobdian1 
Ss to relegation
2019-04-19 14:24
#71
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Indonesia MeX0NNNN 
next shitty veto? Xd
2019-04-19 15:16
Mountain Dew in Pyjamas Or Dew in Pyjamas as in DIP Just like theyve dipped in form LoL
2019-04-19 16:03
#137
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India Noobdian1 
Hi bait
2019-04-20 06:53
RELEGATION IN PYJAMAS RiP
2019-04-19 16:19
#123
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Finland Weathermen)) 
I like these changes
2019-04-19 16:34
Just imagine being such a tin-foil hatter that you'd think ESL made this format only after NIP's placement.
2019-04-19 17:07
#136
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India Noobdian1 
Ikr
2019-04-20 06:52
"copping a spot"
2019-04-19 21:14
Good. It's less likely we will see solid teams approach MDL games as glorified pcw:s. (ENCE last season)
2019-04-20 12:04
ESL just making it extremely easy for the South Americans. What a surprise. Not.
2019-04-20 12:37
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