ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals schedule revealed

The complete schedule for the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals has been revealed by ESL.

The Sud de France Arena, in the French city of Montpellier, will play host to the $600,000 tournament, where 16 teams will go head-to-head for the prestigious trophy.

In addition to the esteemed title and grand prize of $250,000, the winner will also secure a point in the Intel Grand Slam Season 2, in which Liquid are currently the front-runners with two wins to their name.

fnatic will kick off the event against NRG

The ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, which will run on June 18-23, will feature fnatic going up against NRG and G2 facing Grayhound in the opening matchups. The full schedule for the tournament can be found below:

Tuesday, June 18
12:00 - France G2 vs. Australia Grayhound | BO1
12:00 - Sweden fnatic vs. United States NRG | BO1
13:10 - Denmark Astralis vs. United States Cloud9 | BO1
13:10 - Denmark Heroic vs. Brazil DETONA | BO1
14:20 - Europe FaZe vs. China TYLOO | BO1
14:20 - Denmark North vs. United States Liquid | BO1
15:30 - Europe mousesports vs. Brazil MIBR | BO1
15:30 - Europe HellRaisers vs. Brazil Luminosity | BO1
16:40 - Group A lower-bracket round 1 | BO3
16:40 - Group A upper-bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
20:10 - Group A lower-bracket round 1 | BO3
20:10 - Group A upper-bracket semi-final #2 | BO3

Wednesday, June 19
12:00 - Group B lower-bracket round 1 | BO3
12:00 - Group B lower-bracket round 2 | BO3
15:30 - Group A lower-bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
15:30 - Group B upper-bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
19:00 - Group A lower-bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
19:00 - Group B upper-bracket semi-final #2 | BO3

Thursday, June 20
12:00 - Group B lower-bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
12:00 - Group B lower-bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
15:30 - Group A upper-bracket final | BO3
15:30 - Group A lower-bracket final | BO3
19:00 - Group B upper-bracket final | BO3
19:00 - Group B lower-bracket final | BO3

Friday, June 21
15:00 - Quarter-Final #1 | BO3
18:50 - Quarter-Final #2 | BO3

Saturday, June 22
15:00 - Semi-Final #1 | BO3
18:50 - Semi-Final #2 | BO3

Sunday, June 23
16:00 - Grand Final | BO5

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#1
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Peru Dropcon
pog
2019-06-12 23:30
pepega
2019-06-12 23:36
NRG will win this event.
2019-06-13 04:58
ez 4 Mibr
2019-06-13 13:52
champ
2019-06-12 23:36
Big f5 here
2019-06-12 23:48
Another Trophy for Liquid, hope UPS don't lost the delivery this time.
2019-06-13 05:49
#82
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Romania decis1ve
This is not an easy win for liquid. Stop being so arrogant. They will probably lose. Worst #1 hltv ever.
2019-06-13 13:19
#92
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Canada Abolition
I think you forgot that faze was #1 at one point
2019-06-18 06:53
First Fuck
2019-06-12 23:30
#7
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Serbia Jnordz
Lel
2019-06-12 23:31
Pray for me
2019-06-12 23:32
#67
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India SupratimO8
f
2019-06-13 05:22
#3
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France Azowel
Perfect schedule ! Only one t1 event every x years in France and it's during our exams EPL 200IQ
2019-06-12 23:32
#17
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Germany Yawro
Who cares about exams? Pro cs is much more important
2019-06-12 23:35
#19
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France Azowel
You're right
2019-06-12 23:36
take the exam in the venue
2019-06-13 00:59
400IQ
2019-06-13 05:41
#73
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Russia Roneeee
You cant find answers on exams???
2019-06-13 08:17
#73
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Russia Roneeee
You cant find answers on exams???
2019-06-13 08:17
#70
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India |sKy|
Can relate :(
2019-06-13 06:36
#4
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Nepal askyee
:O
2019-06-12 23:30
#5
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Argentina bautysoad
nice
2019-06-12 23:30
Ez for clown9
2019-06-12 23:30
#8
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Norway verydenkmem
EZ4RAIN
2019-06-12 23:31
Cloud9 are fucked GG
2019-06-12 23:31
Astralis LUL ez C9
2019-06-12 23:56
ez liquid
2019-06-12 23:31
#11
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Germany Flachzange
FaZe will win final
2019-06-12 23:31
#80
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Belgium perc30
Retarded??? Atleast 5 of the teams are better than faze
2019-06-13 12:10
#83
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Romania decis1ve
Astralis and liquid. Who else can beat them?
2019-06-13 13:40
#12
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Sweden pontus767
wtf is this drawing
2019-06-12 23:31
I was thinking the same thing. How does Heroic play DETONA while Liquid starts against North?
2019-06-12 23:35
Look at Astralis' path and compare it to what Liquid has to play against. That's fucked man.
2019-06-12 23:37
I'm not too worried about Liquid actually. They will easily make it through and prove more along the way.
2019-06-12 23:40
#31
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Sweden pontus767
It's so fucking fucked up man. Liquid are the fucking #1 team in the world and have to play North and Faze to get to playoffs. Those are the #6 and #9 in the world. Astralis on the other hand, a washed up team who haven't done anything in the last 3 months are going to play against the fucking shittiest squad ever followed by fucking Detona or their little brothers Heroic. It's so fucked up.
2019-06-12 23:41
#26
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Sweden pontus767
It's so fucked up - #6 vs #8 as one opening while another opening is #25 vs fucking #56. And fucking Blastralis have a free ticket to playoffs thanks to it... These drawings are stupid.
2019-06-12 23:39
I wonder how the seeding happened actually. Do the teams decide the ranking of the different teams or is it random?
2019-06-12 23:41
#35
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Sweden pontus767
No idea. It's just stupid. 5 teams in group B deserving playoffs, only 1 can make it out. 2 teams in group A deserving playoffs, NRG and Fnatic. Guess what? They play in their fucking opening game, even worse, fucking washed up Astralis get a free ticket to playoffs. What is this?
2019-06-12 23:45
I'm not gonna say that Astralis is washed up, but their form is up the air right now. We will most likely see where they're at in the play-offs.
2019-06-12 23:47
#42
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Sweden pontus767
That's the problem. Since they haven't showed anything in the last 3 months, what they should do now is showing off where they're at in groups, to prove that they're worthy of being in the playoffs. There's only one team at the event that deserve a free ticket to playoffs, Liquid. The worlds best team.
2019-06-12 23:50
Maybe we will all be caught of guard by how good Cloud9 is and Astralis won't even win their opening match.
2019-06-12 23:53
#46
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Sweden pontus767
I would've considered that if it wasn't for C9 being a Blast team.
2019-06-12 23:53
True. But it's a BO1. You never know.
2019-06-12 23:55
#14
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North America howsa
where is fantasy men[[[?
2019-06-12 23:34
#15
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Netherlands gelm1r
if c9 cant win against blastralis they should disband right there.
2019-06-12 23:35
Astralis get the easier drawing while Liquid get the more difficult one. Nice
2019-06-12 23:35
I mean most of the teams they could play are trash
2019-06-13 02:11
every f*cking tournament C9-Astralis in groups lul
2019-06-12 23:36
#EZ4FAZEEEEEE #FAZEFUCKTHEUP!!
2019-06-12 23:36
mouz vs mibr north vs TL in the other hand HR against luminosity nice draw LUL
2019-06-12 23:38
DETONA vs Heroic is even worse
2019-06-12 23:48
yes this draw is so fucked
2019-06-12 23:49
HR and LG are pretty fair tbh
2019-06-13 19:44
Let's go Liquid!
2019-06-12 23:39
Don't like this format. Make opening matches BO3 too and 8 teams go to the playoffs so that you don't have any team getting a BYE to the semifinals, seeding is enough, make 4 quarterfinals.
2019-06-12 23:39
100% agree. I would prefer player seeded tournament too, would make it so you dont get stuff like astralis playing the two easiest teams while other top teams play multiple top tier games
2019-06-12 23:52
#32
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Germany grabke
Seems like there is almost no seeding how can Heroic play Detona and G2 Grayhound while Fanatic plays against NRG ??? Strange overall. Mouz MIbr and North Liquid seems also strange.
2019-06-12 23:42
It's so stupid. Using HLTV ranking or player selected seeds would be so much better
2019-06-12 23:53
Their seeding is shit but using HLTV rankings isn't exactly much better ... I mean right now it doesn't mean anything you have so much fluctuations, teams skipping events, teams with new player etc
2019-06-12 23:56
Bye m16r
2019-06-12 23:42
#34
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Czech Republic PaYaB
thats some bad drawing LUL
2019-06-12 23:44
ez 4 tetona ez 4 VACsm
2019-06-12 23:46
Wtf are these drawings? Aren't they seeding the matchups based on rankings?? 600k tournament btw,Heroic vs Detona, HR vs LG, what a joke.
2019-06-12 23:49
+1million. Really disappointing
2019-06-12 23:53
#55
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Germany grabke
Thought they are using their CS GO Worldrankings but doesn't seem like they used it here. eslgaming.com/worldranking/csgo/
2019-06-13 00:22
Can already see the Liquid vs Astralis final.
2019-06-12 23:57
blastralis era over
2019-06-12 23:58
EZ 4 G2
2019-06-13 00:06
GOGO G2!!!
2019-06-13 00:18
Wtf has gone wrong with the seeding
2019-06-13 00:47
I think Liquid will win this easily
2019-06-13 00:47
nt Lockerboy
2019-06-13 00:57
G2 NRG Astralis Heroic Faze Liquid Mouz Luminosity Ez
2019-06-13 01:09
LULMINOSITY
2019-06-13 19:43
#61
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United States FlagMaster
Group B is going to be an absolute bloodbath
2019-06-13 01:10
French has the worst crowd though, they are always silent as a grave
2019-06-13 03:47
#76
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Norway CheNaLii
NA crowd isnt much better. All the do is yell USA! USA! USA!
2019-06-13 10:41
NRG wins this easily.
2019-06-13 05:05
#66
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African Union mikecool
Woof woof
2019-06-13 05:06
#71
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Europe erhansol
nice grand final bo5
2019-06-13 07:48
#72
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United States _Nohj
Noobs😎👍
2019-06-13 07:55
LETA GO NEO MY BOYGG
2019-06-13 10:00
ez 4 Faze
2019-06-13 10:51
I guess the seeding is made by the ranking during the qualifications : - 2 teams finishing 1st during the 1st groupstage of EU qualification (G2/Astralis) against 2 teams finishing 2-3th during the 2nd groupstage of NA/ASIA qualification (Grayhound - CLoud9) - 2 teams finishing 1st during the 1st groupstage of NA/ASIA qualification (NRG/DETONA lol) against 2 teams finishing 2-3th during the 2nd groupstage of EU qualification (fnatic - heroic) etc....
2019-06-13 11:29
#87
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Germany grabke
+1 makes sense but very strange to do this and not factor in their own ranking for example.
2019-06-13 19:10
#81
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Estonia Callsign16
Matches feel convincing but I think NRG and Cloud 9 should switch, as it'll be too easy for Astralis
2019-06-13 12:26
nice
2019-06-13 13:47
Dude Wtf Heroic vs detona Hr vs LG And then mibr vs mouz?? And fnatic nrg?
2019-06-13 15:36
what about fantasy league ? can we change player during the tournament ?
2019-06-13 20:06
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