ESL Pro League Season 14 team list set

The tournament's roster has been finalized with the addition of the top sides from the ESL World Ranking.

The 24 teams that will compete at ESL Pro League Season 14 have been set in stone with the addition of the top squads in the ESL World Ranking, as the final seven invites to the tournament were handed out to the highest placed teams outside of those already qualified.

The IEM Cologne quarter-finalists, Gambit, were the first to be included, followed by Heroic, Virtus.pro, BIG and FURIA, four top 10 teams in the ranking used to hand out invites, with Spirit and OG remaining as the last two to make the cut.

Gambit were first in line to get an ESL Pro League Season 14 spot

Previously, the first to be confirmed had been the 12 partnered teams that don't change season to season: Natus Vincere, G2, Astralis, FaZe, NIP, Vitality, mousesports, Liquid, Complexity, Evil Geniuses, ENCE and fnatic.

Five teams had then found their way to ESL's flagship league through ESEA Premier in three different regions. Entropiq and Sinners won seasons in Europe, TeamOne and Bad News Bears did the same in North America, and Renegades made it through the Australia and New Zealand division.

ESL Pro League Season 14, which was originally scheduled to be played on LAN in Malta but will finally have to be played online, will kick off after the player break from August 16 to September 12.

The ESL Pro League Season 14 roster is:

#1
i am | 
Finland iBait
Let's go OG! Even though EPL 14 is only this lineup's 4th big event ever, I'm confident top 5 IGL Aleksib, top 5 AWPer Mantuu, best Danish rifler Valde, notorious niko and the most promising entry fragger FlameZ are going come in all guns blazing and lift the ESL Pro League Season 14 trophy! Sure, OG doesn't have a fancy pants "superstar player" like Navi does in Electronic or Vitality in Misutaa, but that does not matter in the slightest because OG has something no other contender team possesses; The Power of Friendship. Think about it. What has historically caused the downfall of legendary, era defining teams like Astralis, NIP and ENCE eSports? That's right, the lack of power of friendship. Just imagine how many more Majors Astralis could have won if instead of hard work they would have put more time and effort in to developing their friendship. I think it's fair to say that OG has in their own special way re-defined professional Counter Strike as we know it. Their groundbreaking method of occasionally losing an important elimination match just to shock everyone with their incredibly high level of play in the next tournament truly instills fear in to their opponents. Many do not understand the genius logic behind a move like this, but let me tell you, underestimating Aleksib's fat brain is quite possibly the biggest mistake one can make in the esports space. There is no reason to think Aleksib's strategies coupled with the ingenious antics of Mantuu, Valde, niko, FlameZ and Ruggah along with their natural power of friendship wouldn't be enough for OG Esports to dominate the rest of 2021.
2021-07-23 17:40
36 replies
Nice copypasta
2021-07-23 17:41
8 replies
online 🤢🤮
2021-07-23 17:42
6 replies
Rather have online instead of having no cs m8
2021-07-23 17:43
4 replies
no
2021-07-23 17:48
2 replies
Well idk about you but i myself would atleast have online instead of none cs
2021-07-23 18:06
No? Online cs still great cuz it’s cs
2021-07-24 00:33
no
2021-07-23 18:04
+1
2021-07-23 17:53
meta though
2021-07-23 20:10
EZ FOR SINNERS
2021-07-23 17:47
6 replies
#74
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
+1
2021-07-23 18:26
#85
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Czech Republic tw1ss
+1
2021-07-23 18:36
+1
2021-07-24 12:39
+1
2021-07-25 08:12
+1
2021-07-25 08:50
+1
2021-07-25 12:03
+1
2021-07-23 17:51
wasted spot
2021-07-23 17:55
nt, but the real mens know that FaZe will be the real winner of the whole tournament! #FaZeUp
2021-07-23 17:58
2 replies
its online
2021-07-23 20:14
online tour dude faze can't do anything
2021-07-24 02:44
its online so its possible
2021-07-23 18:03
8/8
2021-07-23 18:10
#63
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Ireland reyno0o
Incredibly impressive to have this one ready to go and get the #1 😆
2021-07-23 18:12
1 reply
#91
i am | 
Finland iBait
hah thanks
2021-07-23 18:46
#67
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United States BombTaco
definitely
2021-07-23 18:16
#84
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India nadeeeee
8/8
2021-07-23 18:36
Kkkkkkkk
2021-07-23 19:36
NBK french ego so nobody was friends with him
2021-07-23 20:04
Congratulations to TeamOne on winning EPL S14 and Malbs for the MVP after a stunning 1.96 rating!
2021-07-23 20:13
1 reply
nice joke XD
2021-07-24 02:45
Nah, they are so online.
2021-07-23 21:54
#132
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
+1111
2021-07-23 22:04
OG 0-3 in group stage and CY@ home
2021-07-23 22:38
tldr...
2021-07-23 23:54
Wtf? So long.
2021-07-24 06:04
No ES :(((((
2021-07-23 17:40
5 replies
#34
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United States Festive_
still can't believe they lost to TeamOne :(
2021-07-23 17:50
1 reply
How is summer of oSee 2021 supposed to continue now :(
2021-07-23 18:03
#FaZeUp
2021-07-23 17:58
1 reply
#118
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India aR__
2021-07-23 20:34
#RUNBIG #GOBIG
2021-07-23 21:02
#3
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CIS xMadara
Should be LAN :((
2021-07-23 17:41
1 reply
Yeah but saddly it isnt, but rather have online than no cs at all
2021-07-23 17:44
2nd
2021-07-23 17:41
4 replies
Peruvian internet 😔
2021-07-23 17:41
3 replies
men((
2021-07-23 17:42
mens((
2021-07-23 18:01
1 reply
I like ur name
2021-07-23 20:09
#6
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CIS GambaIsGood
ok
2021-07-23 17:41
Nice
2021-07-23 17:41
#8
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Russia Dideex
ez4entropiq
2021-07-23 17:41
ez4gambit
2021-07-23 17:41
1 reply
It's online, so gambit 99.99% chance of win
2021-07-23 20:10
Lessgo
2021-07-23 17:41
No Chrisj= irrelevant event
2021-07-23 17:41
2 replies
+1
2021-07-23 18:25
Everything checks out
2021-07-23 18:29
lets gooo
2021-07-23 17:41
EZ4NAVI
2021-07-23 17:41
#DreamOG
2021-07-23 17:41
ok
2021-07-23 17:42
Lets Go Liquid and FaZe
2021-07-23 17:42
rip FPX
2021-07-23 17:42
Free win for NAVI
2021-07-23 17:43
leggooooo BIG
2021-07-23 17:43
1 reply
LESSSSGOOOOOOOOOO
2021-07-23 19:32
#25
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
SINNERS WINNERS
2021-07-23 17:44
sad for FPX happy for Sinners
2021-07-23 17:44
1 reply
#75
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
+1
2021-07-23 18:26
no lan no interest winning a grand slam by winning an online event would be an absolute disaster.
2021-07-23 17:44
2 replies
the bank account don't ask
2021-07-23 18:04
1 reply
+1
2021-07-23 18:31
#28
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Czech Republic LaikaS
SINNERS WINNERS
2021-07-23 17:45
1 reply
#161
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
+1
2021-07-24 15:46
#29
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Philippines Admyrell
Let's Go Team Liquid! also complexity with es3tag is very interesting to see
2021-07-23 17:46
#32
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India aR__
Let's go FAZE! Even though EPL 14 is only this lineup's 2nd big event ever(after goatmeister was added), I'm confident top 5 IGL Karrigan, top 5 AWPer broky(god helvijs), best Canadian rifler Twistzz, notorious olofmeister and the most seasoned veteran entry fragger rain (hs god) are going come in all guns blazing and lift the ESL Pro League Season 14 trophy! Sure, FaZe doesn't have fancy pants "superstar player" like Navi does in Electronic or Vitality in Misutaa, but that does not matter in the slightest because FaZe has something no other contender team possesses; The Power of Karrigan and olof's brain. Think about it. What has historically caused the downfall of legendary, era defining teams like Astralis, NIP and ENCE eSports? That's right, the lack of CS mastery. Just imagine how many more Majors Astralis could have won if instead of hard work they would have put more time and effort in to developing their friendship and keeping devve. I think it's fair to say that FaZe has in their own special way re-defined professional Counter Strike as we know it. Their groundbreaking method of occasionally losing an important elimination match just to shock everyone with their incredibly high level of play in the next tournament truly instills fear in to their opponents. Many do not understand the genius logic behind a move like this, but let me tell you, underestimating Karrigan's fat brain is quite possibly the biggest mistake one can make in the esports space. There is no reason to think Karrigan's strategies coupled with the ingenious antics of Olof, broky, rain, Twistzz and Robban along with their natural power of sweeping away opponents wouldn't be enough for DEAG CLAN to dominate the rest of 2021.
2021-07-23 17:48
1 reply
ahahhaah #1
2021-07-23 17:52
boycott this online trash
2021-07-23 17:49
1 reply
#35
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India aR__
Don't worry s1mple will not lose his insane form, he has a point to prove. I'd worry about papatronic's form
2021-07-23 17:50
extra salt and k23 should be here :(
2021-07-23 17:51
1 reply
#136
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United States 3manu3l
+1 bnb overrated
2021-07-23 22:43
#39
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Brazil Bactuga
After a LAN tournament, all of the next online tournaments will just feel complete shit
2021-07-23 17:52
1 reply
yes
2021-07-23 22:32
All of the top 14 EZ Clap
2021-07-23 17:55
Invite FPX maybe... if it's online who cares about the qualifiers lol
2021-07-23 17:57
Gl sinners
2021-07-23 18:01
1 reply
#76
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
+1
2021-07-23 18:27
Congratulations to Gambit!
2021-07-23 18:01
Fnatic kekw
2021-07-23 18:02
Who cares about irrelevant 🤡nline tournament
2021-07-23 18:02
BIG OG and Gambit not partner team XD
2021-07-23 18:02
BIG so lucky with World Ranking. it was so fucking close.
2021-07-23 18:04
2 replies
Skill
2021-07-23 18:37
1 reply
yeah they made +2 places with the IEM Cologne.
2021-07-23 18:38
#55
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Australia B_Tannen
YEAH THE BOYS
2021-07-23 18:04
#59
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Russia ToughGuy
such a shame navi will win IGS online but it's okay i will take it 😞
2021-07-23 18:07
#60
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Canada _penguins
BnB to the moon!!!
2021-07-23 18:08
#62
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Poland bigmilk01
it's ez for ence this time mark my word!!
2021-07-23 18:11
#64
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China HEIDASHUAi
K23 > teamone
2021-07-23 18:13
#65
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Turkey razendd_
Online :(
2021-07-23 18:14
hell yeah navi go go
2021-07-23 18:16
pog gl
2021-07-23 18:18
#69
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United States BombTaco
gambits time
2021-07-23 18:19
#70
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Estonia thisba!tes
#GoGoGambit
2021-07-23 18:22
fnatic wasted spot
2021-07-23 18:25
3 replies
Ngl they might upset. New IGL = new structure I could see them win at least 1 map this tournament
2021-07-23 18:32
2 replies
#88
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
They don't even have a lineup rn :)
2021-07-23 18:39
1 reply
Not yet but for sure they will have one be4 playerbreak ends
2021-07-23 18:43
#73
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Nepal ALLAHTARES
most teams at top30 then you have partner team fnatic at 50th lmao
2021-07-23 18:26
tfw Fnatic at 50th bruh
2021-07-23 18:27
#GOGOVP #There is no beast stronger than the bear #ez4 GODJI
2021-07-23 18:28
#82
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Not bad, 5 teams from CIS. Sad that ForZe failed to qualify.
2021-07-23 18:34
#83
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Portugal Lost_fly
online event lol
2021-07-23 18:34
online lul
2021-07-23 18:44
Let's go Liquid! Even though EPL 14 is only this lineup's 5th big event together, I'm confident top 5 IGL Stewie2k, top 5 AWPer FalleN, best American rifler EliGE, notorious NAF and the most promising entry fragger Grim are going come in all guns blazing and lift the ESL Pro League Season 14 trophy! Sure, Liquid doesn't have a fancy pants "superstar player" like Navi does in Electronic or Vitality in Misutaa, but that does not matter in the slightest because Liquid has something no other contender team possesses; The Power of Raw NA Aim. Think about it. What has historically caused the downfall of legendary, era defining teams like Astralis, NIP and ENCE eSports? That's right, the lack of Raw NA Aim. Just imagine how many more Majors Astralis could have won if instead of hard work they would have put more time and effort in to developing their Raw NA Aim. I think it's fair to say that Liquid has in their own special way re-defined professional Counter Strike as we know it. Their groundbreaking method of occasionally losing an important elimination match just to shock everyone with their incredibly high level of play in the next tournament truly instills fear in to their opponents. Many do not understand the genius logic behind a move like this, but let me tell you, underestimating Stewie2k's fat brain is quite possibly the biggest mistake one can make in the esports space. There is no reason to think Stewie2k's strategies coupled with the ingenious antics of FalleN, EliGE, NAF, Grim, and adreN along with their natural power of friendship wouldn't be enough for Liquid Esports to dominate the rest of 2021.
2021-07-23 18:47
2 replies
didnt read liquid will be eliminated by entropiq
2021-07-23 21:15
1 reply
#137
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United States 3manu3l
0/8 wtf mens((
2021-07-23 22:43
#93
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Portugal Davdio
BIG invite is a joke.. if they won esea premier last season, we will have 2 BIG in this tournament? Its unfair, if they played a tournament for a place on ESL Pro League and they did a patetic performance (tier 1 vs tier 2/3), why they get invited? Edit: i know, because of esl ranking, anyway if they are in position to get invited, why they played esea premier?
2021-07-23 18:52
2 replies
Because they weren't sure they will be in top 10 at the moment invites would be sent?
2021-07-23 19:03
1 reply
#100
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Portugal Davdio
yeah esl have their partner teams, a complete joke, maybe you are right..
2021-07-23 19:07
#94
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Bosnia and Herzegovina dc4
no thank you will not watch any online events.
2021-07-23 18:54
3 replies
Ok dc4 we care
2021-07-23 19:03
2 replies
i car
2021-07-23 21:14
#155
syrsoN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina dc4
obviously you do, you took the extra time to tell me... <3
2021-07-24 06:05
#95
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Norway Phancy11
Lets hope its last tier 1 online tournament. Should be ez for gambit tho.
2021-07-23 18:55
online ez4 gambit
2021-07-23 18:59
LETS GO LIQUID TOP 1 MAJOR WINS
2021-07-23 19:03
Where is FunPlus Phoenix, what the actual fuck, just kick out BNB/TEAMONE for FPX, come on. And replace the other with Dignitas.
2021-07-23 19:08
Tough groop, let’s go Astralis
2021-07-23 19:11
1 reply
Where u can see groups idijet?
2021-07-24 03:42
It's so funny that BIG finished 5-6th in ESEA Premier and they are in ESL Pro League XD.I know they are high in ranking but it's just weird.To be fair BIG should play in ESEA Premier even though i supprort them kinda XD.
2021-07-23 19:32
No FPX, no party
2021-07-23 19:42
3 replies
#116
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Slovakia xaboff
+1
2021-07-23 20:28
2 replies
sad that they did not receive an invitation
2021-07-23 20:35
1 reply
#120
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Slovakia xaboff
Yeah, I wonder what their next tournament will be, as they don't seem too interested in T2 competitions
2021-07-23 20:38
Gambit win ez
2021-07-23 19:51
ez for COL
2021-07-23 20:01
Let’s go Swimmers!
2021-07-23 20:27
Except Renegade, where are APAC teams?
2021-07-23 20:32
1 reply
#121
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Slovakia xaboff
Too busy matchfixing
2021-07-23 20:38
#122
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Germany X5ander
Ah my boyz are in the pro league. I love this news
2021-07-23 20:41
EZ FOR SINNERS
2021-07-23 20:45
1 reply
#162
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
+1
2021-07-24 15:46
stacked but online :(
2021-07-23 21:00
>eg >bad news bears lmao
2021-07-23 21:14
2 replies
lol canadian flag and dobry&gaming flair I did not think that anyone from outside Poland knows this team
2021-07-23 23:53
1 reply
the 2015 csgolounge upset god squad
2021-07-24 01:04
#129
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Chile cristiaan
LETS GO LIQUID
2021-07-23 21:40
Online shit nobody cares
2021-07-23 21:45
1 reply
It does after a month of no cs
2021-07-24 00:02
so BIG is gonna out of mdl?
2021-07-23 22:21
so onliners on the right and LAN teams on the left?
2021-07-23 23:24
lol wrong thread
2021-07-23 23:48
#143
mir | 
Other M31F
Let's go Gambit! Even though EPL 14 is only this lineup's 4th big event ever, I'm confident top 5 IGL Nafany, top 5 AWPer Sh1ro, best Russian rifler Ax1Le, notorious interz and the most promising entry fragger Hobbit are going come in all guns blazing and lift the ESL Pro League Season 14 trophy! Sure, Gambit has star players like Navi does in Electronic or Vitality in Misutaa, but that does not matter in the slightest because Gambit has something no other contender team possesses; The Power of Friendship. Think about it. What has historically caused the downfall of legendary, era defining teams like Astralis, NIP and ENCE eSports? That's right, the lack of power of friendship. Just imagine how many more Majors Astralis could have won if instead of hard work they would have put more time and effort in to developing their friendship. I think it's fair to say that Gambit has in their own special way re-defined professional Counter Strike as we know it. Their groundbreaking method of occasionally losing an important elimination match just to shock everyone with their incredibly high level of play in the next tournament truly instills fear in to their opponents. Many do not understand the genius logic behind a move like this, but let me tell you, underestimating nafany's fat brain is quite possibly the biggest mistake one can make in the esports space. There is no reason to think nafany's strategies coupled with the ingenious antics of Sh1ro, Ax1le, Interz,Hobbit and F1N along with their natural power of friendship wouldn't be enough for Gambit Esports to dominate the rest of 2021.
2021-07-24 00:17
2 replies
Astralis had a lot of development of friendship, remember the video from dupreeb when device left?
2021-07-24 00:37
nvm
2021-07-25 11:07
let's go Sinners!
2021-07-24 00:17
1 reply
#163
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Czech Republic Hap0vecXD
+1
2021-07-24 15:46
Ea sy fdor Gambit!My boys!!!!!!
2021-07-24 00:22
Fnatic?
2021-07-24 01:01
2021-07-24 05:45
#156
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United States D1ngusboi
FURIA top 10 LUL
2021-07-24 07:08
Ence and Fnatic partners
2021-07-24 09:09
ez for col
2021-07-24 13:20
#160
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
NaVi era starts right after this tournament.
2021-07-24 15:00
#164
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United States MuzzyF
Let's gooo
2021-07-24 16:27
SINNERS <3
2021-07-25 10:55
1 reply
#169
mir | 
Other M31F
WINNERS <3
2021-07-25 11:12
#171
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Indonesia SAD_PAW
EPL in online me: ah shit here we go again
2021-07-26 02:58
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