ESL Pro League Relegation dates revealed
ESL has revealed the dates of the upcoming relegation tournaments in Europe and North America ahead of the 10th season of Pro League.
The relegation tournaments will take place on August 15-18 in both regions, with the European side of things kicking off at 12:00, followed by the North American brackets at 20:00 on each day.
The process features two stages. In Europe, the pre-relegation stage will include all four last-place finishers from the ninth season — NiP, Windigo, Heretics, and Turkey5 — who will be pitted against each other in a double-elimination bracket, with the winning side keeping a spot in Pro League, while the team who places last will be demoted to MDL.
Afterward, the second and third-placed teams will join the No. 2 and No. 3 teams from Season 31 of MDL, Sprout and Spirit, in another double-elimination bracket, which will determine two teams advancing to the 10th Pro League Season.
The initial matchups in Europe look as follows:
Over in North America, regular season last-place finishers Lazarus, Envy, and INTZ, will join MDL runners-up Singularity in pre-relegation, with the winning side securing a spot in ESL Pro League Season 10.
The other teams will join ATK, who placed third in the last MDL season, in the following relegation bracket for another spot in the main league.
ATK vs. Pre-Relegation #2
Pre-Relegation #3 vs. Pre-Relegation #4