Denver to host ESL Pro League S11 Finals

Denver has been chosen as the host city of the ESL Pro League Season 11 Finals, the tournament organiser announced on Wednesday.

The event will be held from April 10-12 at the 1STBANK Center and feature the top six sides according to the new format that ESL is introducing for the revamped 24-team Pro League.

The winners of each of the four round-robin groups will face off in the Play-In Stage, which will send the winning sides to the semi-finals and the losers to the third round of the playoffs. Meanwhile, the runners-up and the third-placed sides from each group will be placed in the first round of the single-elimination bracket.

EPL Season 11 will culminate with a big event in Denver

Before Sunday's best-of-five grand final, the two MDL Global Challenge finalists will step onto the stage to contest the title as ESL plans to give teams who compete in its second tier "an appropriate setting and exposure whilst increasing the product quality."

The announcement marks the return of a Pro League event to North America after three consecutive events in Europe (two in Odense and one in Montpellier). Back in 2017, DreamHack, which has the the same parent company as ESL, hosted an Open event in Denver, at the National Western Complex, where Cloud9 scooped the title after beating BIG in the final.

Discounted early bird tickets for the Pro League Finals will be available early next week, according to ESL. During this window, prices will range from $15 to 89$ (plus fees).

Meanwhile, ESL has revealed the on-air team for the event, which looks almost the same as the one from the Pro League Season 10 Finals. David "DAVEY" Stafford will make another appearance on the desk, alongside host Tres "stunna" Saranthus and fellow analyst Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, while the same casting duos who were in Odense will provide live commentary on the action.

The complete on-air team looks as follows:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Desk host

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks - Reporter
United Kingdom Frankie "Frankie" Ward - Reporter

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - 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 Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Frankie 'Frankie' Ward
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
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:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
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 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
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
Canada David 'DAVEY' Stafford
David 'DAVEY' Stafford
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
640
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
cool
2020-02-19 22:46
Odense > Denver
2020-02-19 22:47
#16
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Panama FUN4ENCE 
Nt
2020-02-19 22:55
Unexpected city but still a really nice one.
2020-02-20 00:41
1st place 1kg of weed as a prize
2020-02-20 01:13
no Pimp FeelsGoodMan
2020-02-20 06:40
#130
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United States America! 
Lmaooo
2020-02-20 17:54
#173
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Latvia iosryanB 
oh that's nice xD
2020-03-02 17:23
Does Odense have legal cannabis?
2020-02-19 23:06
+1 Denver also plays csgo irl Odense doesnt do that
2020-02-19 23:28
Why you talking shit about Denver? At least in Denver you would have transgender rights
2020-02-20 00:08
#64
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
What's good about it? Crazy anarchists and disabled government isn't something to be glad for.
2020-02-20 01:58
0/8 nt jovik
2020-02-20 05:55
#90
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
You know it's so. Anything but agreement will be just consolation.
2020-02-20 06:16
#152
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Austria doMK0 
Coming from one of the most authoritive and illiberal "democracies" we have on this planet. Further, human rights standards in russia suck, would be unimagineable for western european populations.
2020-02-23 06:55
#158
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
Not one country in the world has democracy that they believe they follow. Whereas liberalism is another word for destroying your country from the inside. And don't you talk about our human rights, you have no clue, we're free and up to do anything we want without someone brainwashing us on who to accept and how to live.
2020-02-23 10:29
#164
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Austria doMK0 
Of course, except those who are different, fuck them right?
2020-02-23 13:26
#166
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
Did you read? You can do whatever you want and be whatever you please as long as you don't harm others in any way.
2020-02-23 13:44
#169
 | 
Austria doMK0 
I missunderstood than, i am sorry for that. I am just not a fan of russian politics because of many reasons.
2020-02-23 19:15
#170
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
It's alright, many still think we're living behind iron curtains with no freedom whatsoever.
2020-02-24 00:58
#121
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United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
0/8
2020-02-20 16:10
#35
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Denmark Almoe 
wrong
2020-02-19 23:19
#69
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Russia SharpZzZ 
I think that Denver will be a good city for event, not worse than Odense.
2020-02-20 02:24
even with crowd Astra didn't win
2020-02-20 06:44
+1
2020-02-20 09:41
#175
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Denmark Vqwerty03 
+1
2020-03-05 18:10
#6
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Brazil Norddeutscher 
Come to brazil
2020-02-19 22:47
#43
NiKo | 
United States Frotha 
WOW! Hopefully the country that makes gets more than one T1 tournament
2020-02-19 23:32
Unexpected from DELUSIONAL_BIG_FAN
2020-03-05 18:11
MIBR?
2020-02-19 22:47
Who
2020-03-01 05:27
#3
United Kingdom respi 
ok
2020-02-19 22:47
#4
freddieb | 
Sweden carvin 
car
2020-02-19 22:47
#7
ZywOo | 
France Aladdin70 
yikes
2020-02-19 22:47
#8
nexa | 
Yugoslavia tomasev1c 
nice i hope to meet Bridgit Mendler
2020-02-19 22:48
#9
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United States Melanin807 
Denver faceit servers are the worst
2020-02-19 22:49
Ping fine. Always get loss
2020-02-20 04:00
usa denmark usa denmark. just give it to some different countries. spread cs
2020-02-19 22:49
2019 was Denmark and France not US
2020-02-20 04:58
#124
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China hzxhl16 
Fact mens fact
2020-02-20 17:46
#11
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Sweden Lingon 
Where is is the tweet about the talents I can't find it
2020-02-19 22:51
Colorado=#1 state
2020-02-19 22:51
+1
2020-02-20 18:10
tier 5 talent lol only harry and hugo good
2020-02-19 22:51
#18
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Russia ToughGuy 
HUG OMEGALUL
2020-02-19 22:57
#150
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Russia SharpZzZ 
+1
2020-02-21 15:54
#65
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Afghanistan Sam1G 
Harry, Hugo and Scrawny is insta mute for me, REALLY annoying
2020-02-20 02:04
do people even live in denver
2020-02-19 22:53
kyrgyzstan > usa
2020-02-19 23:20
+1
2020-02-20 01:51
NA=Visa problems=No complete roster
2020-02-19 22:55
#17
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Sweden Fizze 
It will be the classic "U-S-A, U-S-A" ...
2020-02-19 22:55
Let's go Liquid let's go
2020-02-19 23:18
#41
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France LeDiplomate 
"Send them home! Send them home!"
2020-02-19 23:26
That chant was amazing in Boston
2020-02-20 00:09
#146
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Germany Jaksin 
+1
2020-02-21 03:16
All time great!
2020-03-05 16:01
It will be the classic "WOOOOO" ...
2020-02-20 01:21
"last on B, last on B" or "Go A, Go A"
2020-02-20 06:03
#19
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Russia ToughGuy 
Nice
2020-02-19 22:57
The USA? Cringe
2020-02-19 22:57
#89
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United States Nohj 
but you can get high in denver))
2020-02-20 06:15
More and more evenets in NA.
2020-02-19 22:57
#22
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United States Trump2020KAG 
getn highhhhhhhhh
2020-02-19 22:59
#23
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Bosnia and Herzegovina BigDaddyNaz 
Should've hosted it in Detroit.
2020-02-19 22:59
They don’t want players to get robbed or shot.Also Detroit is a filth hole
2020-02-20 04:59
#88
pronax | 
Hungary Gombi_ 
I have bad news about the Rio major...
2020-02-20 06:12
Rip has nice part and also the teams will probably have hella security for the major
2020-02-20 16:25
#153
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Austria doMK0 
> Needing hella security > Safe location Pick one i guess
2020-02-23 06:58
#109
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Bosnia and Herzegovina BigDaddyNaz 
Yeah I know still...
2020-02-20 10:43
#24
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Norway CheNaLii 
NA crowd :/
2020-02-19 23:00
#25
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United States CaliNinja 
Better than norway
2020-02-19 23:02
I aren't think that
2020-02-19 23:25
idk man, when there is only 2 players to cheer for, people begin to cheer for other teams too.
2020-02-20 00:42
#67
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Norway CheNaLii 
+1 More teams will be cheered for instead of hearing «USA USA USA USA!» for the whole event
2020-02-20 02:11
#66
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Norway CheNaLii 
Wow who would have thought that a whole continent would have a better crowd than Norway? Instead we can compare EU and NA, and the answer is rather obvious EU > NA
2020-02-20 02:10
#117
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United States CaliNinja 
haha norway scene so bad we have to compare eu
2020-02-20 14:18
#118
 | 
Norway CheNaLii 
Rain, jkaem and hallzerk > NA
2020-02-20 14:32
#119
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United States CaliNinja 
ouch NA has 3 top 20 players and Norway has 0. NA has 3 top 30 teams and Norway has 0 and Norway doesnt even have a regional ranking page
2020-02-20 14:40
#143
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Norway CheNaLii 
NA is just mad cuz bad. Rain, jkaem and hallzerk could 1v1 any NA player
2020-02-21 01:14
#27
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United States sorcrcrc 
POG
2020-02-19 23:08
#28
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Austria gex0r 
great, another finals with visa problems
2020-02-19 23:11
Visa problems, crowd ghosting and worst casters ever, cool
2020-02-19 23:13
#44
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United States CaliNinja 
happens everywhere lol
2020-02-19 23:28
just like any other tournament...amirite??
2020-02-20 04:10
#134
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North America toxicthegod 
no cornoa virus tho
2020-02-20 18:00
#31
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Mexico MEXlCO 
finally a t1 tournamenbt on na
2020-02-19 23:17
#37
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Canada flame7 
UK top1 @ talking in front of camera
2020-02-19 23:22
#38
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Argentina OcellusNG 
NA crowd :/
2020-02-19 23:22
#39
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United States RichardSchitt 
YES MOTHERFUCKER I LIVE IN DENVER WOOOOO
2020-02-19 23:25
#125
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China hzxhl16 
NO MOTHERFUCKER I LIVE IN LONG ISLAND NOOOOO
2020-02-20 17:48
so the group stages and everything before qf is in europe and then quarterfinals is in NA... wtf?
2020-02-19 23:26
No they play group stage in Denver just not at the arena but somewhere in the city near the venue then they will play at the center for the playoffs
2020-02-20 05:03
6 team event an improvement over 16 teams? 0/8
2020-02-19 23:46
Country road take me home
2020-02-19 23:58
yeeeaaa wrong state
2020-02-20 04:10
John Denver did change his name to Denver so I can understand we’re this guy was coming from
2020-02-20 05:04
xD
2020-02-20 13:09
#50
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China hzxhl16 
I'll be there.
2020-02-20 00:12
shit timezone
2020-02-20 00:12
The talent looks boring as fuck. If flashpoint had gotten spunj, this tournament would be unbearable tbh
2020-02-20 00:18
where's masokist?
2020-02-20 00:28
#54
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Lmao groups played in EU and playoffs in NA???? Wtf
2020-02-20 00:40
#58
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United States Pogimatic_TV 
I can finally attend a top tier lan. Exciting stuff, thanks ESL
2020-02-20 01:18
Can we please get an east coast city holy shit.
2020-02-20 01:27
#92
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United States Nohj 
we get an east coast event every year tho
2020-02-20 06:19
#141
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United States Vollizie 
East coast city that isn't New York City. Back to Atlanta or maybe try out Raleigh.
2020-02-20 23:58
I play against you in dm all the time
2020-02-21 01:29
#61
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Australia TeBo 
Boring USA gets way to many events.
2020-02-20 01:46
Australia much better tho
2020-02-20 05:52
#171
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
8/8
2020-03-01 05:19
Hopefully the crowd will not be biased,but I doubt it
2020-02-20 01:52
Who the fuck wants to go to Colorado LMAO
2020-02-20 02:14
#70
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United States me_0_major 
come to denver
2020-02-20 02:26
Denver good but not bestest (Los Angeles best)
2020-02-20 02:39
#85
 | 
United States tenki_cs 
Denver>>>LA
2020-02-20 05:55
#129
 | 
United States America! 
0/8
2020-02-20 17:50
#142
 | 
United States Vollizie 
-1
2020-02-20 23:59
cool but new york better
2020-02-20 02:45
#147
 | 
Germany Jaksin 
There's already ESL ONE New York though
2020-02-21 03:18
new york should host more events then so should boston
2020-02-21 04:43
not worth -1
2020-02-20 04:13
#81
speed4k | 
Russia Shkek 
ILL BE IN DENVER AT THE TIME LETS GOOOO
2020-02-20 05:36
Nt communist
2020-02-20 06:23
The most shittest servers in NA faceit are Denevers
2020-02-20 05:51
#105
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
nt wippie
2020-02-20 09:29
Yo les noobs, fdp
2020-02-20 17:55
#140
 | 
France LeDiplomate 
*Yo le noob, u mean.
2020-02-20 21:59
#128
 | 
United States America! 
+1
2020-02-20 17:50
#87
 | 
United States tenki_cs 
Why not Phoenix smh
2020-02-20 06:07
Odense > Devner
2020-02-20 06:17
#96
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Frankie? Sigh. Denver? Exciting!
2020-02-20 07:37
#155
 | 
Austria doMK0 
Whats up with the anti frankie posts lately, did i miss something?
2020-02-23 07:01
#156
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
She's just annoying. DH matters Malmo after fnatic won she asked JW an important question and she got the map wrong.. i don't see the value
2020-02-23 07:28
#157
 | 
Austria doMK0 
Okay, thought there was some bigger thing going on. But fair enough, thanks for answering mate.
2020-02-23 08:13
im guessing there are some idiots that just hate women in esports, very small minority tho
2020-02-23 12:29
#161
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
i hate both genders equally lmao. the lady that hosted the last leg of the blast series this year was great. potter and smix are great.
2020-02-23 13:22
#163
 | 
Austria doMK0 
Sjokz? Yep. Really enjoyed their whole analyst desk setup with thorin and spunj, imo that was an excellent production.
2020-02-23 13:24
not talking about you, just incels/kids
2020-02-23 13:45
Esl> flashpoint
2020-02-20 07:38
No Moses/Anders Tier 999 event
2020-02-20 07:51
#99
 | 
Hungary subzera 
NICE
2020-02-20 08:47
#100
 | 
Netherlands ___Snowy___ 
zzzz american crowd zzzz
2020-02-20 08:48
#148
 | 
Germany Jaksin 
USA USA USA
2020-02-21 03:18
#101
 | 
Sweden DeeColon 
okay
2020-02-20 08:50
#102
 | 
Italy CHEBBOxxx 
hugo & harry TOP!
2020-02-20 09:13
#112
f0rest | 
Sweden Blaval 
+1
2020-02-20 11:10
RIP tyloo Chinese cannot travel to the U.S. due to coronavirus
2020-02-20 10:05
#108
 | 
Lebanon ryBBah 
Great city to crown OG as the future EPL champions!! #OGTop1Team #ValdeTop1Player2020 #DreamOG
2020-02-20 10:22
#111
cyx | 
South Africa bonkaz 
Fuck NA finals.
2020-02-20 11:08
So no woxic again?
2020-02-20 12:20
so ez for nikola jokic
2020-02-20 12:25
ESL Pro League Season 12 in Brazil C'mon
2020-02-20 13:02
why NA again omfg dogshit crowds always
2020-02-20 16:08
#126
 | 
United States America! 
USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA
2020-02-20 17:49
#132
 | 
North America toxicthegod 
im going to be high as fuck off some legal weed watching this hahahaha i cant waitttt thank you Denver!!!!!!!!!
2020-02-20 17:58
DENVER! Country roads! Take me home! To the place, i belong, west virginia! John Denver
2020-02-20 21:40
why Denver though
2020-02-21 02:58
#151
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Turkey ColdZer00 
Where is BIG? They are better than North, Renegades, GODSENT, VP and even 100T.
2020-02-22 18:31
0/8 nt dogtares
2020-02-23 12:31
xaxaxa cry is free kebab
2020-02-23 13:46
#178
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United States tenki_cs 
i like taste kebab
2020-03-05 18:13
flashpoint t5 teams t1 talent and other things ESL t5 talent and other things t1 teams omegalul blast is best with everything t0.5
2020-02-23 13:38
#177
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United States tenki_cs 
who cars "talent and other things"
2020-03-05 18:13
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