ESL Pro League playoff format reworked ahead of Season 14

The group stage winners will no longer face off in a play-in.

ESL has announced the new format for the Pro League playoffs, doing away with the play-in that previously saw the top teams in each group battle it out for spots straight into the semi-finals.

What won't change is the number of teams making the playoffs, three from each group, with the second and third-placed squads going into the Round of 12, as they did before, while the top teams will be seeded straight into a full-fledged eight-team quarter-finals — a consolidation of the previous Round of 8 and the four-team quarter-finals where the play-in losers awaited.

The changes come following community feedback and are implemented in agreement with the teams and players ahead of Season 14, set to kick off when the player break comes to an end on August 16 with Group A, which features Heroic, Astralis and Vitality.

Hey thats cool
2021-07-27 17:11
3 replies
#5
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England KhT
nice
2021-07-27 17:11
they say it's pro league "malta" but it's online kkkkk what a joke, just like esl new york europe or something like that
2021-07-27 17:17
1 reply
#40
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China RADNIKEY
Just like the majority of events for the past year yes
2021-07-27 18:45
#6
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Romania ziggeRR
nice
2021-07-27 17:11
new one better
2021-07-27 17:12
Nice!
2021-07-27 17:12
Hey thats cool
2021-07-27 17:12
ok
2021-07-27 17:13
#14
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Russia ToughGuy
nice still shit but atleast better than old one
2021-07-27 17:13
3 replies
#15
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England KhT
+1 old one was dogshit
2021-07-27 17:14
#39
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Finland Lindeni
How is this shit?
2021-07-27 18:42
1 reply
#43
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Russia ToughGuy
cuz its single elimination and teams that got 1st place will get 0 advantage basically so even if u get 6-0 in group stage u still be only 1 game ahead in playoffs, i like more season 12's format with double elimination and 1 map advantage from upper bracket
2021-07-27 18:47
as long as there is no lower bracket bs, anything is good
2021-07-27 17:14
nice
2021-07-27 17:15
Way better than the previous one. I liked it.
2021-07-27 17:15
#21
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Spain Nepomu
At least makes sense now
2021-07-27 17:16
#23
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Denmark lilbitmaw
nice
2021-07-27 17:23
better than the older one, ESL took a W
2021-07-27 17:26
#26
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Dominican Republic Mariata
nice
2021-07-27 17:27
#28
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Bulgaria onegrit
Ok
2021-07-27 17:31
Finally
2021-07-27 17:42
This is clearly an upgrade, no more lucking out with group stage games and getting boosted into the semis.
2021-07-27 17:46
#33
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Finland AliSabid
Nice
2021-07-27 17:56
Neat
2021-07-27 18:08
Last 4-5 years system sucked a lot of, this is better one. Great job ESL
2021-07-27 18:19
Way better
2021-07-27 18:37
Sounds nice !
2021-07-27 18:46
Nice one!
2021-07-27 18:51
Nice much better for sure
2021-07-27 19:19
#50
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Hungary szia
Good. The old way was complicated and stupid
2021-07-27 19:41
Ok
2021-07-27 23:07
looks kinda nice
2021-07-27 23:23
That does like nicer
2021-07-28 00:46
very nice
2021-07-28 12:49
#55
Snappi | 
Poland SebL
That's nice I guess.
2021-07-28 16:14
#57
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Netherlands Whatafz
Finally not a tier3 tier500 Lets go money printer machine is going to run soon
2021-07-29 22:33
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