ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals viewer's guide

The ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals are just around the corner, so we have prepared a comprehensive guide with all you need to know from a viewer's perspective about the $600,000 tournament.

Elite-level Counter-Strike will return to the Danish city of Odense, which since 2017 has hosted the LAN Finals of the ESL Pro League seasons that have been held in the latter half of the year. The group stages will be held at the ODINCON expo from December 3-5, while the playoffs will be played at the Jyske Bank Arena, formerly known as Sparekassen Fyn Arena, during the last three days of the event.

Sixteen teams, hailing from three regions (Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific) will be duking it out over the week for the lion's share of a $600,000 prize pool. The contestants have been drawn into two double-elimination groups, featuring best-of-three series after the first round of matches. The group winners will go straight to the semi-finals, while the second and third-placed sides will advance to the first round of the playoffs, which will culminate with the best-of-five grand final on Sunday.

Odense will host its third Pro League Finals

The winner of the tournament will earn $250,000 and a spot at IEM Katowice 2020, joining Astralis and fnatic on the team list for the event. In case one of these two teams come out victorious in Odense, the spot reserved for the Pro League champion will instead go to the best available team in the ESL World Ranking, according to Michal "Carmac" Blicharz, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL.

The ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals are part of the Intel Grand Slam Season 3. Liquid, Evil Geniuses, fnatic and Astralis all have one tournament victory to their name this season, which features an updated set of rules in an effort to increase the difficulty of winning the $1 million prize.

The two groups are the following:

Below you can find the complete schedule for the tournament:

Tuesday, December 3:

12:00 Russia Natus Vincere vs. China TYLOO | BO1
12:00 Europe FaZe vs. Brazil MIBR | BO1
13:15 Denmark Heroic vs. Australia 100 Thieves | BO1
13:15 Sweden fnatic vs. United States Evil Geniuses | BO1
14:30 Denmark Astralis vs. Australia Grayhound | BO1
14:30 France G2 vs. Brazil Sharks | BO1
15:45 Europe mousesports vs. United States ATK | BO1
15:45 Denmark North vs. United States Liquid | BO1
17:00 - Group A upper-bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
17:00 - Group A lower-bracket round 1 | BO3
20:35 - Group A upper-bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
20:35 - Group A lower-bracket round 1 | BO3

Wednesday, December 4
12:00 - Group B lower-bracket round 1 | BO3
12:00 - Group B lower-bracket round 2 | BO3
15:35 - Group A lower-bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
15:35 - Group B upper-bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
19:10 - Group A lower-bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
19:10 - Group B upper-bracket semi-final #2 | BO3

Thursday, December 5
12:00 - Group B lower-bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
12:00 - Group B lower-bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
15:35 - Group A upper-bracket final | BO3
15:35 - Group A lower-bracket final | BO3
19:10 - Group B upper-bracket final | BO3
19:10 - Group B lower-bracket final | BO3

Friday, December 6
16:00 - Quarter-Final #1 | BO3
19:50 - Quarter-Final #2 | BO3

Saturday, December 7
16:00 - Semi-Final #1 | BO3
19:50 - Semi-Final #2 | BO3

Sunday, December 8
16:00 - Grand Final | BO5

The $600,000 prize pool will be distributed as follows:

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

O. J. Borg returns to host his fourth Pro League Finals, while Tres "stunna" Saranthus will be in charge of the desk, where he will be joined by a trio of analysts, including a newcomer in David "DAVEY" Stafford. The Canadian, who attended the MLG Columbus Major with Splyce, is currently playing for Peeker's Advantage and is the host of a podcast with the same name.

Two casting pairs will provide live commentary on the matches, while James "BanKs" Banks will be on the sidelines creating content throughout the event.

The complete on-air team is the following:

United Kingdom O. J. Borg - Stage host

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Canada David "DAVEY" Stafford - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry Russell - Commentator

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks - Content host

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
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
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:
24
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
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
Canada David 'DAVEY' Stafford
David 'DAVEY' Stafford
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
FAZE UP
2019-12-02 14:31
hey i was first ok :(
2019-12-02 14:36
who 🚕 men)))
2019-12-02 14:57
:((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reply needs to have actual content
2019-12-02 14:58
#4
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Estonia sux3ss 
Ez for Navi and fnatic
2019-12-02 14:32
#9
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France Bubuche 
I guess NAVI will lose 1st round ....... 13/16th
2019-12-02 14:33
#16
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Estonia sux3ss 
And g2 won't even win against sharks
2019-12-02 14:38
#43
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Indonesia lumayan 
Navi? They will get rekt in 1st game lmao
2019-12-03 05:32
Navi will win the tourni
2019-12-03 09:20
#5
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Uzbekistan FaZeClanIsBack 
ez for faze clan
2019-12-02 14:32
#6
nylon | 
World lol_n00bs 
No more tickets left?? All sold out ?😩
2019-12-02 14:32
#7
autimatic | 
United States _Taze 
Gonna be sick
2019-12-02 14:33
Againstralis gonna win anyway...
2019-12-02 14:33
#10
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Davey who?
2019-12-02 14:34
Ez win Cloud9
2019-12-02 14:34
axaxaxaxaxa
2019-12-02 17:16
#15
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Turkey mbee 
GO MOUZ
2019-12-02 14:36
Ez4top1
2019-12-02 14:39
Heroic vs 100T XDD Navi vs Tyloo XDDDDD G2 vs Sharks XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Fnatic vs EG KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-12-02 14:45
#19
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Group A so fucking stacked
2019-12-02 14:51
Hope to see Astralis vs FaZe/fnatic/NaVi/Liquid finals
2019-12-02 14:51
Just give the trophy to astralis.
2019-12-02 14:57
Liquid got it already Thank me later
2019-12-02 15:04
#30
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
Got another choke you mean?
2019-12-02 17:44
thank me later^^
2019-12-02 17:45
No girl?
2019-12-02 15:04
LETS GO TYLOOO!!!
2019-12-02 15:09
ColdEra
2019-12-02 15:59
#29
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Germany L1lK1M 
Banks is such an annoying fag.. gth
2019-12-02 17:21
#32
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Poland Lukovsky 
I hate that only 3 teams advance from each group WHERE ARE THE REGULAR 8-TEAM QF??
2019-12-02 18:04
#33
gla1ve | 
Denmark flapdur 
Interesting if Liquid and Astralis can be rested and mentally prepared so soon. There can be a lot of upsets in their B Group.
2019-12-02 18:33
+1 I think astralis are lucky to have pulled grayhound as their map 1. A lot of those teams could've upset them in a bo1
2019-12-02 19:18
Hoping 100t can make a deep run even though it's a stacked group. Glad liquid and astralis are in group b though
2019-12-02 19:16
Agree, go the boys
2019-12-03 03:22
#36
keev | 
Germany Adenauer 
nice thanks
2019-12-02 19:19
Thank god no Frankie
2019-12-02 19:25
No smix or potter???
2019-12-02 19:27
LuscheJ again. Where are the good Analysts? not GTR? wtf how poor ESL
2019-12-02 19:29
Thanks im waiting for it
2019-12-02 20:53
Death panels, probably not winning any of them
2019-12-03 04:59
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