ESL Pro League Season 11 teams, schedule revealed

The participating teams and schedule for the upcoming 11th season of ESL Pro League, which will run from March 16 to April 12, has been announced by the organizers.

The 11th season of ESL Pro League will span four weeks, with the first three reserved for the best-of-three round-robin group stage played in a live studio setting, in which the 24 participants will be spread across four groups.

The first-placed teams in each group will play against each other in the "Play-in", which will award the winning sides a spot in the semi-finals, while the losing sides will go to the quarter-finals. In the meantime, second to third-placed teams will make it to the first round of playoffs.

Group winners will skip at least two playoffs rounds

When the playoffs reach the quarter-finals, the competition will move from the studio to an as-yet-undisclosed arena location.

After announcing the 24 teams invited to the event, ESL has now confirmed that all of them have accepted. 13 of them received a place due to their partnered status, while the rest comprises the remaining Season 10 Finalists (excluding Cloud9 and MIBR, who are part of FLASHPOINT), winners of MDL Season 32, and the four teams next in line based on the ESL World Ranking.

The full list of teams looks as follows:

With the group distribution still unannounced, ESL has revealed a rough schedule of the four-week competition. The group stage will begin on March 16 with the first two groups running until March 25, followed by the third and fourth group on March 26 to April 4.

There will be no off days until after the first two rounds of playoffs, as the action will run nonstop from Monday to Sunday until week four when there will be two days off before the top-six stage, played in an arena.

March 16-March 24: Groups A & B
March 25: Play-in match A1 vs. B1
March 26-April 3: Groups C & D
April 4: Play-in match C1 vs. D1
April 5-7: Playoffs rounds 1 & 2
April 10: Quarter-finals
April 11: Semi-finals
April 12: Grand final

No BIG 😭😭😭 why not invite the best team of 2020 😥
2020-02-18 16:56
+1 better than like 8 of these teams
2020-02-18 16:58
#22
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Finland KuKkaa 
+1
2020-02-18 17:04
So teams from group A and B will have to be at the same location for more than 3 weeks?
2020-02-18 19:13
#83
NiKo | 
United States Jeremy_C 
-rep to ESL
2020-02-18 19:38
#103
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
Apparently
2020-02-19 05:12
+1
2020-02-18 17:14
Over 8 imo, Big > Tyloo, Sharks, Virtus.pro, Intz, forze, Nip, Renegades, North, Heroic, Furia, Godsent, Ence
2020-02-18 18:02
HAHAHAHA
2020-02-18 18:09
whats* wronk
2020-02-18 18:12
All of these matches's been played over month ago, don't compare them to present
2020-02-18 18:23
past trash present trash can maybe get to top20, but they still suck
2020-02-18 18:44
#85
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
Well I guess winning dh Leipzig against north Renegades Sprout VP Ex-Tricked is nothing
2020-02-18 20:04
that is literally nothing, they are 100% not better than nip, forze or heroic
2020-02-18 20:24
#99
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Korea TAKE0512 
dont compare with present? then you have to compare with rankings so nip>big isnt it?
2020-02-19 01:29
#102
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
xD
2020-02-19 04:06
#66
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New Zealand Iuca5 
half of those teams are there because of season 10 finals not because they were invited
2020-02-18 18:13
#12
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Canada herocoolzzz 
lol
2020-02-18 16:59
#100
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Russia SharpZzZ 
+1
2020-02-19 02:38
Jerman cs kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-02-18 17:04
2020-02-18 17:14
#26
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
scripting
2020-02-18 17:06
#38
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Brazil Ahab 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK BUG
2020-02-18 17:16
static.hltv.org/images/bigflags/30x20/BR.. HUEHUAHUEHUAHUEHEUHUEHUAHUE
2020-02-18 17:17
#42
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Brazil Ahab 
Forgive me, I only speak to citizens of countries that won a major, um beijo em você amigo alemão.
2020-02-18 17:23
SK = german = 1 major cry is free kkkkkkkkkkkkk and your major winning team never beat BIG HUEHUAHSUDHASUHDUAHEUAHE
2020-02-18 17:25
#48
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Brazil Ahab 
oh honey, I'm so sorry for you, keep going <3
2020-02-18 17:28
you are from brazil m8
2020-02-18 17:30
#49
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Russia Mike_Shinoda 
Brazil???? (Dosia1major btw)
2020-02-18 17:30
#40
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United States kami917 
Who
2020-02-18 17:21
AHAHHAH NO NO NO DONT BaG!!!!1!!
2020-02-18 17:23
Ofc i agree u
2020-02-18 17:34
No big no tier1 tourni It's tier 2 tournib becuz real top1 big is not there Best team in the history of csgo
2020-02-18 18:15
shaking my smh head
2020-02-18 23:07
#106
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Germany BIG_FAN 
BIG robbed..
2020-02-19 06:56
#109
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Germany X5ander 
unbelievable decision yes, my boyz where much better, than most of this pool !
2020-02-19 08:38
GERMAN CS OMEGALUL
2020-02-19 13:30
WHERE BIG? 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
2020-02-18 16:59
#27
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
reported for alt of delusional big guy.
2020-02-18 17:06
#107
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Germany BIG_FAN 
-1 Reported for reporting an innocent user
2020-02-19 06:57
#114
ZywOo | 
Europe vacban 
thanks for giving me the evidence. sending johnty and dimitrii the timestamps! you are same user!
2020-02-19 15:30
Wow
2020-02-18 16:56
#104
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
I like your name
2020-02-19 05:13
he really is :D like yours too
2020-02-23 13:12
4
2020-02-18 17:06
#5
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
ez for NaVi
2020-02-18 16:56
+1
2020-02-18 17:27
#6
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United States sorcrcrc 
nice
2020-02-18 16:56
These are some nice, tier 1/strong tier 2 teams. Much better than Flashpoint team-wise. Competition is gonna be intense here
2020-02-18 16:57
#44
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Armenia NarArmGamer 
+1... But let’s wait Flashpoint answer ))
2020-02-18 17:24
#52
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Sweden Madrigals1 
invite everyone who isn't in pro league
2020-02-18 17:33
#105
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
Thorin malding
2020-02-19 05:14
flashpoint bigger prizepool tho
2020-02-18 23:19
#8
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North America Zykleee 
XD
2020-02-18 16:57
who's left for Flashp OMEGALUL int?
2020-02-18 16:58
#28
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
mibr, c9 and mad lions xdddd
2020-02-18 17:06
#29
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Mad Lions better than most teams here
2020-02-18 17:09
#31
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
true ... :'D
2020-02-18 17:09
BIG better than all teams
2020-02-18 17:34
i mean besides those who has been announced
2020-02-18 17:13
POS teams, sadly MIBR is amongst them
2020-02-18 22:21
#11
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Poland gerald500 
no poor and that will be good
2020-02-18 16:58
I can hear the Thorins tears
2020-02-18 16:59
no mad lions D:
2020-02-18 16:59
#16
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
they play in the FLASHPOINT league
2020-02-18 17:02
#15
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Netherlands SportingNL 
Thorin cry is free
2020-02-18 17:02
#17
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Brunei cyLoL 
ENCE the meme team for us all should be in flashpoint league where they might win 1 match
2020-02-18 17:02
NO BIG 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
2020-02-18 17:02
#19
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
forze xddd sharks xddddddddddddddd intz xdddddddddddd north xddddddd vp xddddddddd renegades xdddddddddd dunno about godsent, heroic, nip and furia lol
2020-02-18 17:03
furia has been shit since krieg nerf, even mibr would be a better choice than sharks or intz..
2020-02-18 17:57
#97
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Australia Chereska 
ENCE XDDDDDDDDDD
2020-02-19 00:21
#20
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China 1984_in_China 
EZ FOR TYLOO
2020-02-18 17:04
Ez FAZE CLEN!
2020-02-18 17:05
#24
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North America huffAndPuff 
thorin on suicide watch flashpoint in tatters
2020-02-18 17:05
ez for navi
2020-02-18 17:05
#30
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Russia Praeter 
No Mad Lions no fun
2020-02-18 17:09
Great stacked tournament, not like lulpoint Lul
2020-02-18 17:11
furia OMEGALUL, they are lucky there are no fines for tier 5 teams in this league
2020-02-18 17:13
#46
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG 
What will happen with the teams 4th, 5th and 6th place ? Any relegations ?
2020-02-18 17:25
#87
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France LeDiplomate 
The non partnered teams have to qualify every season, and the partnered will be relegated if they finish last of their group more than twice in 4 seasons.
2020-02-18 20:10
#50
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG 
How Chinese teams will play in Europe or on any tournament with coronavirus situation ?
2020-02-18 17:30
apparently tylul have been in eu sometime already, maybe they missed whole virus xd
2020-02-18 17:48
where is team AVEZ?
2020-02-18 17:51
BOOM ID replaced INTZ.
2020-02-18 17:54
LOOOOOOOOOL, HAVE SHARKS FURIA AND INTZ BUT NOT MIBR, NICE ONE ESL, AGAIN WITH THE GREAT CHOICES
2020-02-18 17:57
#72
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Netherlands staticNL 
obviously mibr chose to go with flashpoint. it wasnt esl their decision to exclude them. Think before you write such a stupid comment.
2020-02-18 18:24
yeah because i knew about that loool, think before you write such a stupid comment
2020-02-18 18:39
#80
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Netherlands staticNL 
Why would ESL choose to not have mibr, but have much worse BR teams? They have no reason to. You shouldve been able to understand that without knowing about flashpoint. Sadly, you dont think.
2020-02-18 19:10
team liquid fan saying i dont thinkOMEGALUL
2020-02-18 21:57
You're retarded mate, stop talking
2020-02-19 02:52
Who even are you lmao
2020-02-19 08:44
overrated sharks lul
2020-02-18 17:59
#62
Denmark dpy 
i dont mean to be racist but why does tyloo attend tournaments with full of coronavirus posibillity and how do they get permission to visit
2020-02-18 18:05
Tyloo has been in Ukraine bootcamping for last 3 months so they most likely avoided the virus
2020-02-18 18:43
#68
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North America pieisgood186 
Any team west of the Mississippi should not be allowed to play due to corneavirus.
2020-02-18 18:16
lol
2020-02-18 22:22
No mibr?
2020-02-18 18:18
Flashpoint
2020-02-18 18:45
#71
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
EZ MIBR
2020-02-18 18:23
#73
mantuu | 
Japan okuhira 
I miss the MIBR.
2020-02-18 18:38
Seriously curious which teams flashpoint attracted. Basically all the good names are still here
2020-02-18 18:45
EZ for Renegods
2020-02-18 18:53
now it will be interesting to see the talent team they can get since all "good" ones are at fleshpoint
2020-02-18 19:22
#98
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Germany grabke 
idk except Thorin and Semmler everybody is in play and the obvious ESL Guys are going to be there too.
2020-02-19 00:26
yes, but they anounced this in 23 of january FLASHPOINT @FLASHPOINT · 23 jan. A new CS:GO League. Coming March 2020. 🎙️ @OnFireSemmler 🎙️ @MosesGG 🎙️ @jamesbardolph 🎙️ @ddkesports 🎙️ @OnFireAnders 🎙️ @FreyaSpiers 🎙️ @seangares 🎙️ @Thooorin 🎙️ @MonteCristo Maybe it wasnt decided...idk
2020-02-19 17:43
#86
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Poland Spanksss 
intz invited but they lost a team? are they gonna play with new lineup or what
2020-02-18 20:05
There is a rumor that intz team was pickup by BOOM, esl posted the teams logo's and boom was there nor INTZ. Ps: also probably felps will be the 5th, he is in canada now, where INTZ used to have a GH
2020-02-18 22:57
#94
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Poland Spanksss 
ok, cool, thanks men))
2020-02-18 23:00
Looks like FP will be a second tier league like a MDL. So much of Thorins new brand.
2020-02-18 21:55
#108
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World Beard43 
Major quality lineup, I'm looking forward to the action!!
2020-02-19 07:56
Obviously Flashpoint not offering better conditions as they claim
2020-02-19 08:40
#115
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Argentina Aleeee 
Why they mixed the EU and the NA leagues? I miss the old format
2020-02-19 17:26
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