ESL Pro League Season 11 groups revealed

ESL have announced the four groups of six that will comprise the Pro League Season 11 group stage.

Four groups of six teams have been drawn for the ESL Pro League Season 11 group stage, which will kick off on March 16 in Malta, as HLTV.org has learned. Each group will feature best-of-three matches in a round-robin format, from which the winners will advance to a play-in for better playoff seeding while the second and third-place finishers will advance to a round of 12.

Astralis could face Na`Vi in the play-in if they both top their groups

Group A will be headlined by Astralis, the favorites ahead of Vitality, NiP, and ENCE, a pack of teams that are working on finding their identity in 2020, and underdogs GODSENT and Sharks. Meanwhile Group B will feature a strong duo at the top, IEM Katowice champions Natus Vincere and semi-finalists fnatic, who will be joined by FURIA, Heroic, forZe and Complexity.

mousesports, Liquid and 100 Thieves all failed to make a semi-final appearance at IEM Katowice, but one of these three Group C teams will have a golden opportunity as the winner could end up in the top four by winning the following play-in match against the Group D champion. The other three teams in the pool, Virtus.pro , Renegades and BOOM, will have to pull off big upset performances to end at the top.

Last but not least is Group D, which will pit G2, Evil Geniuses and FaZe against each other, three teams that are all within four positions in the world ranking and that will have to deal with OG trying to break into the playoff spots. North and TYLOO round out the group with less upset potential, but could prove fatal if they manage to steal some series from the frontrunners.

The ESL Pro League Season 11 groups are:

HAHAHAHA XD ENCE
2020-03-05 18:12
group D pretty stacked
2020-03-05 18:12
+1 A little bit too ez for tyloo though
2020-03-05 18:12
#11
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
Another Pro League win for Mouz!
2020-03-05 18:13
Jason Lake is crying now lul
2020-03-05 18:15
And group A is by far the easiest. No real contenders. Probably NIP or Godsent second...
2020-03-06 08:00
#138
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France LeDiplomate 
OMEGALUL
2020-03-06 21:14
Vita will only get through if Zywoo plays the best he ever has. They will play with a complete rookie on pro level cs and have apex as an igl for the first time. They've already been struggling but this new team will probably not be structured enough when epl kicks off. Even Zywoo cannot bring them through I'd say. Let's wait and see.
2020-03-07 00:52
#146
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France LeDiplomate 
It made me laugh that you see nip go through.
2020-03-07 14:00
#150
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United Kingdom Vitheeshan 
Hardly anyone else has the chance. Vitality especially is in shambles
2020-03-08 11:14
I know its hard to imagine but Nip is a streaky team. Sometimes they just get bombed and sometimes they get some wins you would not expect them to get. With vitality even before being a team easy to upset if zywoo isnt hitting all of his shots I can see Nip or Godsent to go through.
2020-03-08 12:23
#154
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France LeDiplomate 
I agree, but I’d see Godsent through any day, I’m maybe biased but they‘ve always surprised and impressed me.
2020-03-08 20:02
fair point
2020-03-08 21:52
full stack of trash team?
2020-03-05 18:14
Close matches at the very least. It's like everyone in group D could beat everyone, except Tyloo who're outclassed (Still can upset tho)
2020-03-05 18:34
C is also kinda stacked, it depends on what form does VP show tbf, but the top 3 are pretty good teams.
2020-03-05 18:35
stacked? C is by far the easiest group out of them all imo
2020-03-05 18:41
Nah that's A NiP isn't that great ENCE is awful Vitality just lost their IGL GODSENT and Sharks are around decent but not good enough Group C has Mousesports, Liquid and 100T that can all reach a final in a good tournament run. VP can also reach that level but they haven't for a really long time so it's kinda hard to tell if they will. Then 2 filler spots honestly. It's better than group B that has like Na`Vi, Fnatic and then 4 upset teams.
2020-03-05 18:49
actually true, I completely forgot Vitality lost ALEX. you're right
2020-03-05 19:00
#139
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France LeDiplomate 
Renegades are currently better than VP.
2020-03-06 21:17
+1 even current Liquid will win Group C, so ez
2020-03-05 19:03
#115
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Colombia MonstarX 
Easy as lose vs FaZe
2020-03-05 19:43
#97
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Nepal sasukeee 
exactly
2020-03-05 19:16
+1 kkkkkkkkk
2020-03-05 18:13
#45
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United Kingdom Vitheeshan 
should be faze and g2 pretty easily
2020-03-05 18:25
Well, not easily. In fact I'd say EG has more of a chance than G2. OG is pretty good aswell.
2020-03-05 18:36
So I’m assuming u completely disregarded G2’s Blast and Katowice performances
2020-03-05 19:04
They looked pretty bad in playoffs during kato tbh Then again EG has been playing pretty poorly for all of 2020, but they can always turn it around, for G2 it's kinda the other way around, where they seem to overperform and might just go to shit.
2020-03-05 21:38
#151
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United Kingdom Vitheeshan 
They still beat fnatic in playoffs whearas eg lost to a struggling 100 thieves...
2020-03-08 11:19
#119
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Europe EnceIsSoBad 
EG is trash
2020-03-05 21:32
I mean, as of late they've been shitting the bed but u never know. Player by player they're better than mouse and G2 yet they're heavily underperforming
2020-03-06 07:42
#140
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France LeDiplomate 
Imagine thinking EG are better player per player than G2. 0/8
2020-03-06 21:19
Brehze alone is better than anyone in G2 Honestly G2 only has one good player and that's kennyS, everyone else is average but they had an overperformance on kato. Mostly Jackz
2020-03-06 21:52
#145
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France LeDiplomate 
Brehze>>Amanek Stan<<<<<nexa Cerq>kennyS Ethan<<<hunter Turok<<<<<jackz
2020-03-07 13:59
#148
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United Kingdom Vitheeshan 
How is KennyS G2s only good player?? Hunter and nexa are undoubtably better than everyone on EG other than brehze
2020-03-08 11:11
#2
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Czech Republic Ananaskeisari 
RIP ENCE
2020-03-05 18:11
ez for navi
2020-03-05 18:11
+1
2020-03-05 18:14
#80
suNny | 
Slovakia TheLupa 
+999
2020-03-05 18:48
#123
Ex6poN | 
Europe EssoNr 
EZ4FNATIC and NAVI (my comments) "flag"
2020-03-05 22:50
I remember Jason Lake asking to not put complexity into Navi's group, lol
2020-03-05 18:12
#5
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Netherlands meneertjesem 
Lmao ez group for Astralis
2020-03-05 18:12
#73
JW | 
United States Jgrnty8 
+1 Not another top 10 team in it
2020-03-05 18:41
D-DEATH
2020-03-05 18:12
#82
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Ukraine Delirious206 
-a? yes
2020-03-05 18:50
+1 eg og g2 faze they are all close to each other even though g2 and faze seem better for now
2020-03-05 19:39
I expect EG i current form to not pass and Faze to choke again. G2 will do it and either Faze or OG. OG had some weeks off to focus on their game and theit tactics. And they have good firepower. They might do it.
2020-03-06 08:05
#149
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Denmark Vqwerty03 
and North
2020-03-08 11:13
#8
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Europe Markss 
Damn, poor Tyloo
2020-03-05 18:12
#125
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Indonesia lumayan 
Well, ez for tyloo jajaja
2020-03-06 00:11
cya ence. tier 500 XDDD
2020-03-05 18:13
Lmao easy for OG, will get revenge on G2 from blast, crush EG once again and then lose to faze
2020-03-05 18:13
#41
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Finland Faifainei 
G2 looks scary, dont realistically expect og to win them yet. But who knows, they have had time to train for a while now.
2020-03-05 18:24
#95
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
G2 looks fluke
2020-03-05 19:13
nah bro, they look promising, nexa doink good job
2020-03-05 19:34
#14
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
group D stacked af
2020-03-05 18:13
Strongest group = B Weakest group = A
2020-03-05 18:13
Hell no , look group D , everyone can upset , group B ez for navi and fnatic
2020-03-05 18:17
#37
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Nepal askyee 
yeah navi and fnatic but teams can always upset and those teams can
2020-03-05 18:21
Group D >>> Group A A only has astralis and broken ass vitality
2020-03-05 18:21
Group D has three good teams, two freebies and a team yet to prove itself in tier1, meanwhile in group B I could see any team going through (Na'Vi and Fnatic are pretty unstable as top teams)
2020-03-05 18:33
#96
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
5 top 4 , 3 finals = unstable Ok
2020-03-05 19:15
Group D looks amazing
2020-03-05 18:14
ENCe is fucked :D
2020-03-05 18:14
#20
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Australia grayhound 
D is for Death
2020-03-05 18:14
wtf this a group, so ez for astralis B at least have good competition between tier 2 teams
2020-03-05 18:15
#23
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Germany BIG_FAN 
Is Boom any good ? First time hearing about this team
2020-03-05 18:16
they are ex intz
2020-03-05 18:17
What is play-in ? How this format works?
2020-03-05 18:16
Nvm, already read
2020-03-05 18:18
#26
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
group D is evil lol
2020-03-05 18:17
EZ4ENCE!
2020-03-05 18:17
#28
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Finland Hunajaperse 
ez group 4 ence
2020-03-05 18:17
#29
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Australia zanics 
wtf astralis group is way to easy
2020-03-05 18:17
FaZe & G2 Hunter and Hunter's cousin this is gonna be fun
2020-03-05 18:17
true
2020-03-05 18:31
#32
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Australia zanics 
if liquid dont fix their shit then 100T could take their group, YTB
2020-03-05 18:17
#75
jks | 
Mongolia Kkura 
Liquids the biggest obstacle now if 100t beat them were top in our group. Goooo 100T
2020-03-05 18:42
#126
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Australia opzy 
And renegades could squeeze through in 3rd
2020-03-06 02:21
#34
eraa | 
Montenegro Kladiz 
LMAO, Vitality got the easiest group ever HAHAHA
2020-03-05 18:18
#35
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Poland sh0tdown 
GROUP b mens B-Bad
2020-03-05 18:18
navi not bad((
2020-03-05 18:27
Poor complexity kekw
2020-03-05 18:20
#39
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Portugal fatheroffive 
Na'Vi <3
2020-03-05 18:22
#40
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United States B0b3rT 
Let’s go faze baby faze up lads
2020-03-05 18:22
lol vitality 0/5
2020-03-05 18:24
F 4 sharks
2020-03-05 18:24
same thing going to happen in esl s10
2020-03-05 18:25
#48
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Germany FAN_BIG 
MIBR can do this .... oh wait nvm
2020-03-05 18:28
#49
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Colombia thewaifuwars 
ENCE WINLESS XDDD
2020-03-05 18:29
#50
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Poland midfor 
ok ok boomer
2020-03-05 18:29
#51
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Russia MonkaSss 
Navi vs forZe kreygasm
2020-03-05 18:29
#53
NAF | 
India FosFate 
Free Group for Astralis cba
2020-03-05 18:32
#54
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Korea 2020_new_2010 
NaVi too easy through semis
2020-03-05 18:32
#55
fat | 
United States girls 
navi vs fnatic 0=
2020-03-05 18:32
#56
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United States nenemehta 
Group A is Astralis and 5 tier 3+ teams WTF and Group D is stacked af
2020-03-05 18:32
+1 GROUP A IS THE MOST UNBALANCED GROUP.
2020-03-05 18:33
#57
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Finland Kari_Tapio 
allu is a tactical genius, he is most known of his signature tactic: "bringing firepower, but benching Aleksib". He has a second little known tactic of "losing to Tier 2 teams, but having fun". What an absolute legend. Top 3 IGL 4 sure.
2020-03-05 18:32
#141
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France LeDiplomate 
Allu is a tactical genius. He is best known for his signature tactic "Rush B, but then turn back and bench AleksiB". He also has a second little known tactic of "Rush A, but then turn back and go home without any wins". What an absolute legend. Top 3 IGL for sure.
2020-03-06 21:22
Astralis get easy group once again. How many times does this happen?
2020-03-05 18:33
once again, yeah like in blast with the most stacked group ever
2020-03-05 18:45
#61
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United States AproximateCS 
Group A so weak smh
2020-03-05 18:33
B is easier. So ez 4 navi
2020-03-05 19:25
#65
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France Il_padrino 
Easy group for G2 <3
2020-03-05 18:36
Group A is a joke
2020-03-05 18:36
#68
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
100 Thieves vs Renegades *Spiderman meme*
2020-03-05 18:36
#103
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Nepal sasukeee 
lol
2020-03-05 19:23
#127
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Australia opzy 
They dont actually play each other which is sad
2020-03-06 02:22
ez for navi
2020-03-05 18:38
Well, at least ence got the group with the best chances of making it to playoffs!
2020-03-05 18:39
Boom is fucked lol
2020-03-05 18:39
#72
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United States nenemehta 
Predictions: Easiest Group=Group A: 1st Astralis 2nd Nip 3rd Vitality Group C 1st Navi 2nd Fnatic 3rd CoL/Furia Group C: 1st Mouz 2nd Liquid 3rd 100T through Hardest Group: Group D: 1st G2, 2nd Faze 3rd EG/OG
2020-03-05 18:40
MOUZ ALWAYS LUCKY GROUPS MENS... what a fluke team
2020-03-05 18:42
#102
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Nepal sasukeee 
Grp A is the easiest
2020-03-05 19:23
Astralis with easy ass group as usual, no wonder they always make it out of groups even when they struggle
2020-03-05 18:43
can't wait
2020-03-05 18:44
Why does the article have the maltese flag?
2020-03-05 18:48
#142
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France LeDiplomate 
Played in Malta.
2020-03-06 21:23
rip tyloo :(
2020-03-05 18:49
#85
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United States Vollizie 
Maltese flag? wtf men)))
2020-03-05 18:52
#112
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Sweden Lingon 
Group Stage is in Malta
2020-03-05 19:36
Astralis always gets the easiest group lol
2020-03-05 18:53
#101
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Nepal sasukeee 
lol
2020-03-05 19:21
RIP ENCE lul
2020-03-05 19:00
#91
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Turkey ColdZer00 
Where is BIG? They are better than half of them.
2020-03-05 19:07
Playing in flashpoint against tier 5 xaxsxa
2020-03-05 19:08
#94
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Turkey ColdZer00 
HAVU is not tier 5 team. omega lul
2020-03-05 19:09
At mdl
2020-03-06 08:12
Group D most stacked group A is a joke
2020-03-05 19:08
#98
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
ez for NaVi
2020-03-05 19:17
+1
2020-03-05 19:27
#99
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Nepal sasukeee 
I feel sorry for the chinese :(
2020-03-05 19:20
#100
ropz | 
Spain JLenny47 
So we're gonna have 3 games of cs daily? hell yeah esl, you know what we want
2020-03-05 19:21
+!, I also like this format a lot.
2020-03-05 19:30
As always. Astralis gets one of the weakest groups. So ez to go to play offs
2020-03-05 19:26
#108
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Sweden Lingon 
Group A Astralis Vitality NIP/Godsent Group B Natus Vincere fnatic Complexity Group C mousesports Liquid 100 Thieves Group D G2 OG Faze
2020-03-05 19:27
#114
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Guatemala Nicaraqua 
group a easiest, since viality lost alex
2020-03-05 19:40
#133
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Sweden Lingon 
I won’t underestimate them until thy play them
2020-03-06 08:19
Ence gonna have fun in group A
2020-03-05 19:28
#118
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China hzxhl16 
and more fun on the plane back finnland
2020-03-05 20:45
No RNG vs 100T wtf
2020-03-05 19:52
why some of the matches are missing, its round-robin so we should have 15 bo3s in each group and not 13
2020-03-05 20:17
#120
cry | 
Brazil Cryzilian 
i miss mibr
2020-03-05 21:35
#122
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Sweden pontus767 
Why do some teams play 5 matches and some 4 matches wtf?
2020-03-05 22:12
#124
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Australia TeBo 
how can they tease us Aussie fans with 100T & Renegades being in the same group then have them play everyone but each other in the group wtf mens. Also Groups are so unbalanced anyways predictions are: Group A: 1st Astralis, 2nd NiP 3rd GODSENT 4th Vitality 5th ENCE 6th Sharks Group B: 1st NaVi 2nd Fnatic 3rd FURIA 4th CompLexity 5th ForZe 6th Heroic Group C: 1st Liquid 2nd 100Thieves 3rd Mousesports 4th Renegades 5th Virtus Pro 6th BOOM Group D: 1st G2 2nd FaZe 3rd OG 4th EG 5th North 6th TyLoo
2020-03-05 23:27
Would agree except Group C. IMO either Liquid, 100T and mouz can place anywhere in 1-3.
2020-03-08 11:19
#130
LeX | 
Turkmenistan Homo_Deus 
Group D: Group of death.
2020-03-06 08:04
#134
flusha | 
Pakistan okmon 
i can already see navi and its silver ranked fan base crying on 24th XDDD
2020-03-06 09:41
bhak bakrichod :(
2020-03-06 13:17
#136
flusha | 
Pakistan okmon 
men :(((
2020-03-06 18:20
#137
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Denmark twinseN 
c(^^) ez for the boys
2020-03-06 20:43
in group a hard to find 3rd team
2020-03-07 18:19
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