ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals viewer's guide

With the ESL Pro League S9 Finals kicking off soon, we present a comprehensive viewer's guide containing information about the $600,000 tournament.

The finals of ESL Pro League Season 9 will be held in the town of Montpellier, located in the Occitanie region of France. From June 18-23, 16 teams will face off, looking to cop their fair share of the sizeable prize pool and a point towards the Intel Grand Slam Season 2, currently led by Liquid at 2 points.

Liquid will look to secure another title in France

The group stage will feature two groups of eight teams, seeded according to ESL's CS:GO World Rankings. The squads will initially navigate a double-elimination GSL bracket, witnessing best-of-one opening matches, followed by best-of-three series in the remaining rounds.

Below are the two groups:

The two teams that top their group will go straight into the semi-finals, while the second and third-placed teams take the high and low seeds, respectively, in the quarter-finals. The playoffs will conclude with the best-of-five grand final, on Sunday at 16:00 .

Below is the full schedule for the six-day-long event:

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

Montpellier will see a list of familiar faces return to provide coverage of the event, starting with the analyst desk, hosted by Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus and rounded out by Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche and Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez. Olivier Morin and James "⁠BanKs⁠" Banks will be on the ground, hosting and interviewing, respectively, whereas Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson will be making an appearance in France as a commentator alongside Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer in one of the two casting pairs.

Following is a list of the on-air talent to be present at the event in France:

France Olivier Morin - Host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks - Sideline reporter

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez – Analyst

Denmark Anders Blume – Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole – Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer – Commentator
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Commentator

Concluding the guide is a distribution of the $600,000 prize:

1. $250,000 + Intel Grand Slam Season 2 point
2. $80,000
3-4. $40,000
5-6. $20,000
7-8. $17,000
9-12. $15,000
13-16. $14,000

United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.04
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
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Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
#2
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Finland CucumberFIN
Nice
2019-06-17 14:48
#22
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Poland Unluko
#LetsGoLiquid
2019-06-17 14:58
Sorry but Liquid chokes to Mouz 2-3 in the finals
2019-06-17 14:59
Ah shit, here we go again.
2019-06-17 15:18
lol
2019-06-17 15:20
#52
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United States Azuhh
NO FRANKIE SMH
2019-06-17 16:23
😂😂lol
2019-06-17 17:49
omg is this the real CucumberFIN
2019-06-17 15:45
n o
2019-06-17 15:46
ok
2019-06-17 15:46
ok
2019-06-17 14:48
ez 4 mibr
2019-06-17 14:49
Tier2 event
2019-06-17 14:49
#8
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Russia skydead37
What happend with Sadokist?
2019-06-17 14:49
afk
2019-06-17 14:50
#13
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Russia skydead37
fairly
2019-06-17 14:50
#34
Zeus | 
Ukraine Gigska
same can asked about frankie. she was on 4-5 tours in a row I guess.
2019-06-17 15:33
#10
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Indonesia lukerey
Lets go Liquid!
2019-06-17 14:50
These matchups are so shit lmao
2019-06-17 14:50
Intel grand slam 2 points?? So this counts as 2 event wins?
2019-06-17 14:50
Season 2 not 2 points
2019-06-17 14:52
lmao i'm retarded :)
2019-06-17 14:52
#36
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Brazil KampBR
+1, i read the same
2019-06-17 15:37
Could have been worded better for sure lol
2019-06-17 16:07
*point. A point for igs Season 2
2019-06-17 14:53
group B >>>> group A
2019-06-17 14:51
last chance for astralis to prove themselves
2019-06-17 14:53
I agree, but it's good to see so close matches again ;)
2019-06-17 15:20
#59
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Romania Xyst
Prove themselves as what? We all know that Astralis are not the best team in the world.
2019-06-17 17:45
#18
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Europe LoookATme
ez4faze
2019-06-17 14:53
#20
s0m | 
Germany M4GiX
BO5 😍
2019-06-17 14:54
No frankie Pog
2019-06-17 14:57
Cloud9 gonna get 16-0 by Astralis again .
2019-06-17 14:59
#25
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Denmark CRAM3R
Come on, North!
2019-06-17 15:03
Easiest tournament for mouz #VAMOUZ
2019-06-17 15:10
Where is Sadokist?
2019-06-17 15:24
GO G2
2019-06-17 15:24
Faze liquidify astralis
2019-06-17 15:27
Ezz G2
2019-06-17 15:28
Please I need good scores for my fantasy
2019-06-17 15:33
No ENCE, no Vitality, no FURIA :(
2019-06-17 15:39
Must be a good LAN then :P
2019-06-17 16:09
ikr. 3 of the world's top 5 teams not even at the event—lame. I hate how so many lans do not have all the top teams. There needs to be more organisation in pro CSGO. I don't know what the solution is but everything is a mess.
2019-06-17 16:32
#67
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United States keebler
Lul wut
2019-06-17 18:18
Reading comprehension ability lacking?
2019-06-18 03:15
lets go brasil...oh wait...caca teams that always choke....furia..mibr and team one...to name a few....and dont forget LG biggest joke of all...ALL CACA....
2019-06-17 15:42
EZ4BNTET BEST POLISH IGL BNTET > NEO
2019-06-17 15:43
No sadokist :(
2019-06-17 16:00
Must be a good LAN then
2019-06-17 16:22
Ez 4 faze
2019-06-17 16:07
#47
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Netherlands PasscaLl
G2-0 all the way
2019-06-17 16:16
#48
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African Union mikecool
Go woof woofs
2019-06-17 16:17
MACHINE CASTING POG
2019-06-17 16:18
#62
niko | 
Denmark ilnert
+1 looking forward to it
2019-06-17 17:47
#50
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Europe erhansol
finally a tournament with a bo5 grand final.
2019-06-17 16:18
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst Fuck.
2019-06-17 16:38
+1 holy fck and big yikes - why every time this dk pleb ; /
2019-06-17 17:09
2019 is the year of the worst analyst desks in the history of csgo
2019-06-17 17:30
Rigged tournament, group1 is a joke.
2019-06-17 17:08
true, and the first round matchups make zero fking sense aswell, Heroic vs Detona, HR vs LG and then Liquid vs North and Mouz vs MIBR, makes sense...
2019-06-17 17:31
Yea :|
2019-06-17 17:57
mibr ez win furia last place oh wait XDDDDDDDDDDDD furia playing mdl still XDDDDDDDDDD
2019-06-17 17:45
ez for LG hen1 to 40 bomb every game
2019-06-17 18:01
#66
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Turkey srtn16
GL eveyone :)
2019-06-17 18:18
No james b?
2019-06-17 18:57
No he does ECS, not Pro League.
2019-06-17 20:17
Sausage fest on the talent desk rip
2019-06-17 20:17
#71
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Sweden m1_
fuck BanKs, i would prefer frankie
2019-06-17 20:47
#72
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Turkey trouble91
Frankie :'(
2019-06-17 21:18
God damn I love viewers guides, and CSGO, and you.
2019-06-17 22:36
Machine is casting, thank you, ESL!
2019-06-18 13:17
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