HLTV.org live from Montpellier
HLTV.org is now live from Montpellier, France, where the first ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals group stage matches are underway.
Sixteen teams have traveled from around the globe to the Southern French city of Montpellier, where a double elimination group stage will be followed by a single elimination playoff bracket and will conclude with a best-of-five grand final on Sunday.
The $600,000 tournament's first round of matches just went live, pairing local squad G2 and Grayhound on one hand, and fnatic and NRG on the other, while teams like Astralis, Liquid, FaZe, or MIBR will also debut later on in the day.
To see the full schedule, check out our viewer's guide, and get up to speed on what to expect from the event in France with Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin's Six key storylines of ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals.