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
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
975
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:
29
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:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
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
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
#LetsGoLiquid
2019-06-17 14:58
#24
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Finland CucumberFIN 
Sorry but Liquid chokes to Mouz 2-3 in the finals
2019-06-17 14:59
#27
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United States k3ar 
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
#41
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Finland CucumberFIN 
n o
2019-06-17 15:46
ok
2019-06-17 15:46
#3
eneshan | 
Turkey tap2K 
ok
2019-06-17 14:48
#5
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
ez 4 mibr
2019-06-17 14:49
BO5 final Pog
2019-06-17 14:49
#7
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Myanmar ZywooScream 
Tier2 event
2019-06-17 14:49
#8
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Russia skydead37 
What happend with Sadokist?
2019-06-17 14:49
#9
eneshan | 
Turkey tap2K 
afk
2019-06-17 14:50
#13
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Russia skydead37 
fairly
2019-06-17 14:50
#34
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
same can asked about frankie. she was on 4-5 tours in a row I guess.
2019-06-17 15:33
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
#15
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Finland CucumberFIN 
Season 2 not 2 points
2019-06-17 14:52
lmao i'm retarded :)
2019-06-17 14:52
#36
guerri | 
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
#19
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India ASTRALNINJA 
*point. A point for igs Season 2
2019-06-17 14:53
group B >>>> group A
2019-06-17 14:51
#17
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Norway Ludvic 
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
autist | 
Romania Xyst 
Prove themselves as what? We all know that Astralis are not the best team in the world.
2019-06-17 17:45
ez4faze
2019-06-17 14:53
#20
Magisk | 
Germany M4GiX 
BO5 😍
2019-06-17 14:54
No frankie Pog
2019-06-17 14:57
#23
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Malaysia ILove2ChOke 
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
#38
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United States Fin4life 
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
#39
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Indonesia Joji6661 
EZ4BNTET BEST POLISH IGL BNTET > NEO
2019-06-17 15:43
#43
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Germany Bicepsislove 
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
cromen | 
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
#54
river | 
Argentina Tomaas 
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
#55
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
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
#64
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
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
who is DETONA? lol
2019-06-17 17:45
Talvez seja o time que eliminou Isurus né kkk
2019-06-17 21:42
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
#68
tarik | 
Asia number00 
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
fuck BanKs, i would prefer frankie
2019-06-17 20:47
#72
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Turkey trouble91 
Frankie :'(
2019-06-17 21:18
#74
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United States Jammin800k 
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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