ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe groups announced

The organizers have announced the group stage distribution for the European division of ESL Pro League Season 12.

The group stage of the European division will be played in a round robin best-of-three format from September 1-19, with the top-four teams from each group earning a berth in the double-elimination playoffs.

Current No.1 team in the world, BIG, have been placed in Group A, where they will hope to recover from an early exit at ESL One Cologne among teams such as G2 and Heroic, who have so far looked successful at the opening tournament of the new season.

BIG will hope to turn their luck around after the early exit at Cologne

Meanwhile, a rather stacked Group B features Cologne playoff finishers Complexity, Astralis, and NiP, alongside Vitality and FaZe, who are also still alive in the tournament as they're set to clash in a lower bracket series for one of the last two spots in the ESL One bracket play.

The groups have been distributed as follows:

The group stage of the league will be played in sets of three matches every day apart from Monday from September 1-18 before it comes to a close with a "super-day" featuring eight matches on September 19. The playoffs will then follow and culminate with a best-of-five grand final on October 4.

The group stage's initial round's schedule is:

Tuesday, September 1
14:00 Russia Natus Vincere vs. Europe GODSENT
17:30 France G2 vs. Europe OG
21:00 Germany BIG vs. Poland AGO

Wednesday, September 2
14:00 Denmark Heroic vs. Finland ENCE
17:30 France Vitality vs. Sweden NiP
21:00 Europe FaZe vs. Europe mousesports

Thursday, September 3
14:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Russia Spirit
17:30 Europe Complexity vs. Denmark Astralis

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#1
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Spain SlaM7
poleee
2020-08-26 14:55
#6
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Brazil BRAZlL
Europe lol
2020-08-26 14:55
Where is MIBR tho? Did they invite GODSENT instead of them this time?
2020-08-26 15:00
#35
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Spain daniel03s
mibr werent invited in the first place
2020-08-26 15:02
Because they invited GODSENT instead?
2020-08-26 15:07
#65
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Mongolia Kkura
No because they are in Flashpoint
2020-08-26 15:12
+1
2020-08-26 15:27
#93
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India mangoes
nah, most flashpoint teams are in pro league as well now
2020-08-26 15:32
#105
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Spain daniel03s
no?
2020-08-26 15:40
#106
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Austria ElGerda
Which Flashpoint teams?
2020-08-26 15:41
#115
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Mongolia Kkura
Name them
2020-08-26 16:08
#169
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India mangoes
c9, geng , mibr
2020-08-28 07:09
#66
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Poland Hanse
After yesterdays defeat MIBR couldn't live with their shame and they jumped off a cliff, they were replaced by Godsent
2020-08-26 15:13
and its pooole position bumbumbumbum
2020-08-26 15:35
#2
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Yugoslavia Esketite
Great groups, I'm hyped for this event.
2020-08-26 14:55
the first group is not interesting compared to the second
2020-08-26 15:24
#3
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United Kingdom Cujoishere
cool!
2020-08-26 14:55
Nice
2020-08-26 14:55
OG ENCE
2020-08-26 14:55
Aleksib did nothing wrong
2020-08-26 15:05
#91
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Finland Stonkamies
Nobody did anything wrong.
2020-08-26 15:30
#147
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Europe X1gma
ENCE Definitely did something wrong
2020-08-26 18:13
Yeah maybe bad roster move but it is not like they are bad humans because of that or anything.
2020-08-26 18:16
#149
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Europe X1gma
Definitely not. Its just memes
2020-08-26 18:22
Group A trash compared to Group B
2020-08-26 14:55
+1 Group A = 2 good teams +6 bots
2020-08-26 14:57
Group B have 4 good teams (Vitality CoL Astralis nip) and 4 bots(rest) so it is balanced while group A only has BIG G2 and heroic so at least 1 trash team will qualify to playoffs from group A
2020-08-26 15:02
0/8 Group a good teams = G2 and navi Group B = Faze , spirit , astralis, coL
2020-08-26 15:03
-6/100
2020-08-26 15:03
reported
2020-08-26 15:04
Nt,today lul clan drop out in groups btw
2020-08-26 15:05
Fake news
2020-08-26 15:05
Will you cry?
2020-08-26 15:06
Why should I tho
2020-08-26 15:08
You said you will report me if i "make fun of you" after faze drop out in groups,sounds like crying
2020-08-26 15:13
Ok frankie defender
2020-08-26 15:14
??? Content
2020-08-26 15:14
Rekt
2020-08-26 15:17
Already crying. Nice
2020-08-26 15:17
nt simp
2020-08-26 15:17
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2020-08-26 21:09
whats up simp
2020-08-26 21:44
#120
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Sweden Fizze
Nip seem to qualify to playoff pretty often
2020-08-26 16:21
lol, if everyone plays to their potential (the likes of fnatic, mouz, FaZe), then Group B got at least 6 Tier 1 teams with NiP & Spirit close Tier 2 who can still win anyone. Group A got BIG & G2 aswell as struggling NaVi and GODSENT as tier 1 to the max, but Heroic, ENCE, OG and AGO are CLEARLY below all teams besides NiP/Spirit.
2020-08-26 15:37
Heroic just send Fnatic home in Cologne, after win FaZe, and close bo3 with G2, they are playing as tier1 rn
2020-08-26 16:00
I didnt mean to discredit Heroic, but most teams are not playing up to their standards and some are above them due to the circumstances, even tho Heroic are obviously in better shape than fnatic, FaZe or mouz, I wouldnt rate them as a better team or favourites against them.
2020-08-26 16:43
make sense's
2020-08-26 16:44
#81
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Germany I_car
+1 except for BIG
2020-08-26 15:21
#118
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Sweden Fizze
+1
2020-08-26 16:20
#8
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Macau Be_Happier
EZ FOR BIG
2020-08-26 14:55
important event for BIG. getting out of groups is a must here, otherwise the doubts are justified
2020-08-26 14:55
#94
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Slovakia Daev0n
they will get out of the groups pretty quickly, just not the way you expect.
2020-08-26 15:32
haha nice we'll see about that
2020-08-26 15:41
#10
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Finland Cucumber))
Lots of finns in same group
2020-08-26 14:56
Ez4ence
2020-08-26 15:03
#11
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Portugal rbr
Group B is stacked
2020-08-26 14:56
Group A is stacked more.
2020-08-26 14:57
Lol no Grp b is stacked
2020-08-26 14:59
Group A Tier 1 teams (BIG. G2, Heroic, OG) Group A Tier 2 (Godsent, ENCE, NaVi, AGO) Group B Tier 1 (Complexity, Astralis, NIP, Vitality) Group B Tier 2 (Spirit, Mouseports, fnatic, FaZe)
2020-08-26 15:01
Group A<<<<< group B
2020-08-26 15:03
og tier 1 was i supposed to laugh
2020-08-26 15:03
So u mean, Navi godsennt ence or ago is better than og? :D let me laugh jamppi fan boy
2020-08-26 15:04
#43
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Pakistan hawrU
Just swap faze with vitality and everything is good
2020-08-26 15:04
why? FaZe playing so freaking shit cs atm with kjaerbye. today vita gonna bomb them out.
2020-08-26 15:05
#122
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Pakistan hawrU
Maybe but its a 50/50 Vitality also got destroyed by astralis
2020-08-26 16:36
its not even close 50/50. Astralis best team in this tournament.
2020-08-26 17:22
Stop baiting
2020-08-26 15:04
baiting what? do u even watch cs?
2020-08-26 15:05
You confused everything
2020-08-26 15:07
typical ruskie, u come say something nonsense without context. go away if u cant argue annything.
2020-08-26 15:08
Lol crynish says OG , big heroic tier 1 KEKW go cry weirdo
2020-08-26 15:09
let me tell u something, i splitted groups in two tiers. how fucking hard to understand? its not freaking world tier list like u think it is because u dont have brains to understand it. btw navi belongs lower 4 in group a. deal with it.
2020-08-26 15:10
Dude you literally dont know a THING about tiers, confusing tier 1 teams with tier 2 on purpose proves that you are clearly baiting (Flag checks out)
2020-08-26 15:13
again u are proving u didnt understand what i did there with tiers. its almost impossible to explain russian something when they cant read. ITS NOT WORLD TIERS ITS TIERS FOR THAT FUCKING GROUP BUT BECAUSE U ARE SO FREAKING STUPID U CANT UNDERSTAND THAT? go away with your baits 0/8 every message u send because u cant read.
2020-08-26 15:15
DUDE WHAT THE HELL DID YOU WRITE, EXPLAIN PROPERLY AT LEAST DUDE WHAT THE HELL WRITE DOWN HERE WHICH 4 TEAMS FROM EACH GROUP WILL QUALIFY TO PLAYOFFS , DONT BE WEIRDO WTF
2020-08-26 15:16
i already told it. #31
2020-08-26 15:27
It should have been other way around with group A How on Earth can Bug and heroic be higher than navi and godsent??? Dude wtf? Your bias has clouded your already poor judgement
2020-08-26 15:29
Because BIG and Heroic are 100% better than Navi at the moment
2020-08-26 16:35
0/8 Bug clan got destroyed by sprout KEKW And got last place Cry jermens)))
2020-08-26 17:03
-6/100
2020-08-26 17:17
ez rekt
2020-08-26 17:18
-6/100
2020-08-26 17:28
Reported for spam cya
2020-08-26 17:35
because NaVi doing nothing last 3 months? get your head out off your ass and stop looking rigged hltv rankings. instead watch games and see how freaking good teams big, heroic, og and g2 are.
2020-08-26 17:29
Calling faze and spirit bad teams shows you know nothing about CS. Stop it. Get some help.
2020-08-26 17:38
did i call spirit or faze bad teams? no i didnt u are making all this in your head because u cant read. once again i tell u, i made two tiers in A and B group. in B group FaZe and Spirit are bottom 4 not top 4 teams. +ive played against almost every pro player. (so i dont know anything about cs) or do u mean silver can get pracc matches against them?
2020-08-26 17:41
THATS WHAT I AM ON, I AM SAYING SPIRIT AND FAZE WILL MAKE IT TO PLAYOFFS WTFFFFF IS THAT THAT HARD TO UNDERSTAND
2020-08-26 17:41
There is better teams in group b Vita, Complexity, Astralis and NIP. u clearly dont follow cs because u dont know that. u can see it rn in 30 min. there is coming rekting by vitality vs your fanboy nikoteam.
2020-08-26 17:43
0/8
2020-08-26 17:44
you are 0/8
2020-08-26 17:48
lmao nt Stop_baiting_me >>>Stop_baiting
2020-08-26 17:49
okaymyfriend
2020-08-26 18:06
see FaZe sucks
2020-08-26 22:10
Finnish CS KEKW
2020-08-26 22:11
better than FaZe
2020-08-26 23:04
0/8 finnish cs isnt better than faze
2020-08-26 23:07
yes it is
2020-08-26 23:07
Give me proof you freaking og fanboy
2020-08-26 23:08
just wait next week and aleksib > FaZZe
2020-08-26 23:12
"Just wait next week" that means you have no proofs and are waiting for it till next week KEKW
2020-08-26 23:13
aleksib>FaZe proof 4 hours ago, now go away with your 0/8 baits
2020-08-26 23:25
0/88888888888888888888888888
2020-08-26 23:26
now u got proof so wtf u are still barking here? u lost and your fav teams gonna lost,
2020-08-26 23:26
I didnt get any proof wtf goof Stop_baiting_me >>>>>> you Btw,
2020-08-26 23:28
im sorry u are so dumb, its okay someday u will understand.
2020-08-26 23:32
Axaxa 47 chromosome boy talking)))
2020-08-26 23:35
OG tier 1, lol B is way more stacked, its obv.
2020-08-26 15:33
POOOOOOG WAITED SO LONG FOR THIS
2020-08-26 14:56
#13
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United Kingdom ulan
OG ENCE is always fun
2020-08-26 14:56
#14
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Finland LeksaBoi
og vs ence ?
2020-08-26 14:57
OG ENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2020-08-26 14:57
Group B so tough
2020-08-26 14:57
Fucking wank. When will faZe get an easy group
2020-08-26 14:57
Gropu B is much harder lol
2020-08-26 14:57
#21
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Poland Yomenik
ez for ago
2020-08-26 14:57
#22
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Poland Julka
BIG vs AGO on 1st September It can go really wrong for AGO
2020-08-26 14:58
Group B stacked af
2020-08-26 14:59
Lol mouz in grp B of death. Gl ahahahahaha
2020-08-26 14:59
EZ4BIG!
2020-08-26 15:00
Unlucky for high seeded teams to get Astralis as a lower seed
2020-08-26 15:01
wtf is this
2020-08-26 15:01
#30
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Poland PawelsSSS
ez for ago
2020-08-26 15:01
Wtf group B
2020-08-26 15:01
OG VS ENCE poogg
2020-08-26 15:02
#97
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Finland Stonkamies
OG legend Jamppi playing.
2020-08-26 15:33
#40
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Germany DEBlL
AGO will win group A
2020-08-26 15:03
malta investing too much money lately into csg. hope that mafia there don't do money laundry through csgo
2020-08-26 15:03
#45
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Group B stacked af. Spirit got a set of hard ass teams to contest again.
2020-08-26 15:04
+1 unluko
2020-08-26 15:10
#56
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Turkey AstralisUP
ez for Astralis
2020-08-26 15:07
spirit > navi Fact
2020-08-26 15:09
+1 spirit to win the whole thing
2020-08-26 15:25
BIG vs AGO will be interesting
2020-08-26 15:09
#112
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Poland Tricker1
Sprout beat BIG ez, ago rekting Sprout. AGO>BIG
2020-08-26 15:57
group b wtf is this
2020-08-26 15:10
So Astralis, Vitality, Complexity, Fnatic, Faze and NIP in one Group. Pretty much Heroic and G2 in the other..
2020-08-26 15:14
+1
2020-08-26 15:16
Group b lmao
2020-08-26 15:14
#74
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Finland 5way
Can't wait for OG vs Ence!
2020-08-26 15:14
#96
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Finland Stonkamies
+1
2020-08-26 15:33
Group A is a joke compared to group B.
2020-08-26 15:16
#82
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Netherlands Sem0733
Group B way more stacked than -A. We are absolutely fucked in the B.
2020-08-26 15:21
#83
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Serbia LtN))
group B lmao group A only 2 good t1 teams
2020-08-26 15:23
Yeah, i know. Ence and G2.
2020-08-26 16:15
What are those groups lol, Group A is utter trash, Group B stacked to the roof.
2020-08-26 15:27
EZ4ENCE
2020-08-26 15:26
#95
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Finland Stonkamies
+1
2020-08-26 15:32
Ez for my boys!
2020-08-26 15:30
#98
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Slovakia Daev0n
EZ4GODSENT
2020-08-26 15:33
It will be hard one, but I believe in my boys, let's go Spirit
2020-08-26 15:35
group b stacked
2020-08-26 15:35
nice mouz vs FaZe :DD Bymas will punch that noobs because they did a big mistake that released him
2020-08-26 15:36
AGO in EPL XDDDD Biggest meme team
2020-08-26 15:42
Playoffs: G2 vs Complexity Astralis vs ENCE BIG vs FaZe NaVi vs Vitality G2 vs Vitality Astralis vs FaZe G2 vs Astralis Winner: Astralis
2020-08-26 15:48
Makes sense, but given the amount of upsets in the online era i wouldn't bet my money on it
2020-08-26 18:05
Yeah but i would say the winner will be Astralis anyway
2020-08-26 19:21
navi not interested?
2020-08-26 15:52
navi has an easy group but will not qualify somehow
2020-08-26 15:58
Fucking hell, they don't how to balance the groups, do they?
2020-08-26 16:20
BIG will pass their group... the opponents are literal bots lol
2020-08-26 16:39
#126
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Russia ToughGuy
Na'Vi got easiest group again and won't qualify somehow again 😎👍
2020-08-26 16:45
EZ4AGO
2020-08-26 17:17
ago :Dd why
2020-08-26 17:19
#132
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Poland PawelsSSS
? ago win 2-0 vs ence
2020-08-26 17:19
Stacked, great teams ! (+ence and ago)
2020-08-26 18:04
group b stacked af, group a only has G2 and rest is bots.
2020-08-26 20:31
rooting for Astralis and Spirit in this one
2020-08-26 20:41
#170
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Other KlNG
group B so stacked wtf
2020-08-31 23:27
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