ESL Pro League Season 14 schedule revealed

Eleven days are left before the return of tier-one action following the tournament break.

ESL has revealed the full schedule of the ESL Pro League Season 14 group stage, the first tier-one event that will take place in the new season following the end of the summer tournament break.

The groups will be played out separately, with Group A scheduled for August 16-20, followed by Group B on August 21-26, Group C on August 27-31, and Group D on September 1-5. The league will run almost non-stop during the three-week span, with just one day off in the middle of Group B.

Heroic and Bad News Bears will square off in the EPL opener

Each day three best-of-three matches will be played, starting at 13:30 , 16:45 , and 20:00 , with the exception of the final days of each group, which will see all three matches played concurrently in the last time slot.

ESL Pro League Season 14 will see tier-one teams compete for the first time since the conclusion of IEM Cologne in mid-July. Much to the disappointment of the community, the tournament will take place entirely online, but it promises to bring new stories to life nonetheless as several teams will debut new rosters there, including Bad News Bears with Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson, BIG with Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade, and fnatic with Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin and William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman.

Below you can find the opening matchups and kick-off days for each group:

Monday, August 16 (Group A)

13:30 - Denmark Heroic vs. United States Bad News Bears
16:45 - France Vitality vs. Europe ENCE
20:00 - Denmark Astralis vs. Russia Spirit

Saturday, August 21 (Group B)

13:30 - Europe G2 vs. Czech Republic Sinners
16:45 - CIS Virtus.pro vs. Europe OG
20:00 - Denmark Complexity vs. Australia Renegades

Friday, August 27 (Group C)

13:30 - Germany BIG vs. North America Evil Geniuses
16:45 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. Sweden fnatic
20:00 - Europe FaZe vs. Europe mousesports

Wednesday, September 1 (Group D)

13:30 - Russia Gambit vs. Brazil TeamOne
16:45 - Brazil FURIA vs. Russia Entropiq
20:00 - Sweden NIP vs. United States Liquid

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United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
364
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
281
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Let's go Spirit
2021-08-05 18:29
9 replies
ez for Sinners
2021-08-05 18:30
4 replies
Really hope to see some blinks or prime oskar
2021-08-05 19:07
+1
2021-08-05 22:52
1 reply
shrinke.me/9pGFshk messi leave hmm
2021-08-07 06:56
Easier for teamone
2021-08-06 01:35
SPIRIT, SPIRIT, GO, GO
2021-08-05 18:47
#75
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Romania Anqhor
best of luck
2021-08-05 19:55
Navi ???
2021-08-05 21:51
#UnleashYourSpirit
2021-08-06 15:41
nice
2021-08-05 18:29
3 replies
#63
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Slovakia Daev0n
no fpx? They have a ton of potential but never get invited/qualify to most of the tournaments...
2021-08-05 19:28
2 replies
So they have a huge potential, but always fail to qualify. You see the problem there, mate?
2021-08-07 17:16
1 reply
#117
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Slovakia Daev0n
I mean they never attend the qualifiers for some reason. When they do they mostly qualify tho.
2021-08-07 20:55
#3
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Austria Ostmark
nice
2021-08-05 18:29
Nice
2021-08-05 18:29
ok
2021-08-05 18:29
EZ for BnB
2021-08-05 18:29
#9
Nohte | 
North America kw13
ESL and putting NA teams matches at 4:30am local time, name a better duo
2021-08-05 18:30
6 replies
PST problems :>
2021-08-05 20:02
2 replies
even 7:30 est is pretty unacceptable tho
2021-08-06 23:26
1 reply
I guess but for people like me I work late morning I can wake up and watch game then go to work. Sucks for most people tho
2021-08-07 01:29
+111111111111
2021-08-05 21:15
+1 dumbass TO
2021-08-06 23:26
If this was an American tournament I kinda doubt they would schedule their matches to 2pm local time because of the EU teams.
2021-08-07 17:22
Astralis spirit group a and b???
2021-08-05 18:31
4 replies
#51
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United States (exactly)
You are right. Should be Complexity vs someone.
2021-08-05 18:56
1 reply
#61
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Sweden MelkerPolo
Sinners
2021-08-05 19:17
Huh? They’re both group A and solely group A. Wtf are you even saying
2021-08-06 00:24
1 reply
They edited it finally
2021-08-06 08:06
#11
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Brazil EversonFR
so ez for Team One and god Malbs
2021-08-05 18:31
ez4s1mple
2021-08-05 18:31
#VforVictory
2021-08-05 18:31
nice
2021-08-05 18:31
Nice astralis is in group a and b
2021-08-05 18:32
#16
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Poland Zadymek
EZ4ENCE CMON
2021-08-05 18:32
11 replies
Yeah, ez ez 0:5 in a group. At least, BNB might farm free points against them.
2021-08-05 18:33
9 replies
LULW SALTY MENS
2021-08-05 18:37
8 replies
No, I'm not salty. I'm telling the truth. PPL, mostly Poles, are overrating ENCE heavily. They haven't shown anything special yet, even though they were tryharding during Games Without Borders which was a charity event they couldn't make it to the grand final xd. Imagine tryharding as the only team over here and still not being able to at least make it to the grand final. It's reflecting badly on them. Not to mention they even lost to HAVU with the coach. They are overrated, however I'm not surprised that Poles are overrating them since they haven't had a scene at all so ENCE and maybe mouz NXT are their lifeline.
2021-08-05 18:39
7 replies
i will promise you mens, if we go 0-5 i will send you a knife
2021-08-05 18:40
2 replies
wow gl!
2021-08-05 18:48
1 reply
thanks mens, i have faith in ence to win atleast 2 games
2021-08-05 18:52
#34
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Finland KekkiS
How about EPL 13. Didn't they go 3-2 in their group and to playoffs? KEKW ENCE HATER
2021-08-05 18:43
#54
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Bosnia and Herzegovina xdkeroo
No, I'm not salty. I'm telling the truth. PPL, mostly Poles, are overrating ENCE heavily. They haven't shown anything special yet, even though they were tryharding during Games Without Borders which was a charity event they couldn't make it to the grand final xd. Imagine tryharding as the only team over here and still not being able to at least make it to the grand final. It's reflecting badly on them. Not to mention they even lost to HAVU with the coach. They are overrated, however I'm not surprised that Poles are overrating them since they haven't had a scene at all so ENCE and maybe mouz NXT are their lifeline.
2021-08-05 19:01
1 reply
#108
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
new copypasta?
2021-08-06 17:52
#104
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Poland somehoww
They have chances, it's EPL, they could take at least Vitality and BNB bout Heroic not sure, Astralis and Spirit usually don't fuck up such matches but who knows. The impact from last tournaments gonna be crucial here. If u wonna talk bout in-game comparission, they aren't outstanding that much. IF someone can make a suprise here it's either Ence or Sinners.
2021-08-06 12:30
+1111 ez4ence
2021-08-05 18:37
fuck
2021-08-05 18:33
#19
pr | 
Portugal FREITASj
ez for: NOT FURIA
2021-08-05 18:34
Ez for my boys camel riders only group C is good
2021-08-05 18:35
#21
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China HEIDASHUAi
Ez for NaVi
2021-08-05 18:35
1 reply
+1
2021-08-06 11:56
soEZ4ASTRALIS SOEZ4 GODpreeh (MVP) POGisk KINGp9x LUCKy POGzkji
2021-08-05 18:35
#23
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Azerbaijan djwanksta
Astralis in group a and b lmao
2021-08-05 18:36
Astralis and Spirit decided to play both A and B groups nice
2021-08-05 18:36
#25
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Brazil SuperNegev
easy for mousesports
2021-08-05 18:37
EZ4ENCE and BNB
2021-08-05 18:37
1 set liquid oh nooooooooo
2021-08-05 18:39
nice
2021-08-05 18:40
After a long time, finally
2021-08-05 18:42
SO EZ FOR FAZE #FAZEUP
2021-08-05 18:44
Almost a whole month until NIP plays? Jesus
2021-08-05 18:45
#37
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United States hellokappa
why are the bnb games the early ones
2021-08-05 18:45
EZ FOR SPIRIT AND GOAT MIR
2021-08-05 18:45
#SINNERSWINNERS
2021-08-05 18:46
#41
ropz | 
India psn46
Astralis and spirit in group A and B ? please make correction in this.
2021-08-05 18:47
#43
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Canada _penguins
Thanks to Esl for making most of BnBs games at times that make them pretty much unwatchable for Na viewers
2021-08-05 18:50
1 reply
#92
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Slovakia xaboff
ikr? I wanted to watch their matches as I'm excited to see what they can do with Junior, but I guess I'll just watch the last one vs ence sadge
2021-08-06 01:14
EZ 4 T1
2021-08-05 18:51
Didn't knew Complexity was aka Astralis and Renegades was aka Team Spirit
2021-08-05 18:51
I wait for Fantasy menssss)))
2021-08-05 18:52
1 reply
#98
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Denmark Champen_23
Same
2021-08-06 08:25
ez fnatic
2021-08-05 18:53
Plz correct group B matchups
2021-08-05 18:54
#52
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Indonesia tldr))
Ez 4 NaVi but i won't they win IG in online tournament :(
2021-08-05 18:57
can u put the games in the matches section please? it would be cool
2021-08-05 18:58
#56
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Canada CSKLego
Stop making liquid play NIP lmaooo
2021-08-05 19:06
Lets go NAVI, OG, and G2!
2021-08-05 19:09
Go Xi Wu
2021-08-05 19:12
astralis vs spirit haha
2021-08-05 19:22
1 reply
Get ready to receive flashbacks
2021-08-05 20:31
ez for NaVi and goat s0mple
2021-08-05 19:28
anyone wondering about group b astralis - spirit should actually be complexity - renegades
2021-08-05 19:28
Why? Why so ez for nip? Why? Just why? Why so ez for nip R EZ
2021-08-05 19:40
3 replies
#67
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Serbia Dusan837
indiana why is nip not in top 5 ez?? and why are you so cringe
2021-08-05 19:42
2 replies
Lol everything is cringe for 12yo and there was nothing cringe about it so you really really must be 12yo Second it's ez for nip Just watch
2021-08-05 19:44
1 reply
#72
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Serbia Dusan837
what its easy for nip to win vs liquid and lose all games you will see
2021-08-05 19:49
The shitshow that will be Group C is almost the most worthwhile watch. EG blow. FaZe suck online. BIG without XANTARES. fnatic with ALEX and mezii. But at least Navi and Mousesports are decent. Also it's funny how EXTREMUM aren't here, but Renegades are. Shows how much Australian CS has changed.
2021-08-05 19:48
1 reply
that third spot will be an interesting battle
2021-08-06 08:29
#70
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Serbia Dusan837
this matches are so cursed fnatic need to play vs navi heroic BnB and others
2021-08-05 19:48
Matches start at 4:30 for me :(
2021-08-05 19:49
#73
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Brazil Bactuga
Team One vá Gambit... Wow, if Gambit takes out at least a map I will be surpriaed
2021-08-05 19:52
1 reply
Eu confio hein
2021-08-06 21:09
#74
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Brazil setsz
wheres fantasy
2021-08-05 19:52
Bad News Bears playing early in the morning, what a joke ESL is
2021-08-05 20:12
esl yay...
2021-08-05 20:16
#79
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Russia Trueteller
ez 4 fnatic meeting navi first game xD
2021-08-05 20:24
EZ FOR SINNERS
2021-08-05 20:59
Go Gambit ! Let's get back to top 1 again ! It's where you belong !
2021-08-05 21:03
I believe Renegades can beat Complexity
2021-08-05 21:11
#87
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Poland oxxz666
ez4ence
2021-08-05 21:34
Goodbye again BnB
2021-08-06 00:28
#94
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Indonesia lukerey
good luck OG & mous !! i hope u guys make it into semifinals at least. #DreamOG
2021-08-06 02:15
Should kennyS be on talent list? Because I like coughing and thicc accent. That career might be more possible for him than coming back from bench.
2021-08-06 03:10
Who cares about pro league, it's online. EZ for Gambit, Heroic, Mousesports , OG and Nip.
2021-08-06 06:02
Where abouts do you watch this?
2021-08-06 08:43
why is big in there after they lose esea league?
2021-08-06 09:32
EZ4NAVI
2021-08-06 11:57
#105
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Spirit takes it, ez4VegaSquadron!
2021-08-06 14:06
Back to online matches, Gambit era is back 😎
2021-08-06 16:46
Online again!? Well, gamb0t are gonna dominate then.. but I will really root for LANners like FaZe, Astralis, NaVi and Liquid
2021-08-06 21:08
#118
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Hungary F1z3s
finally csgo
2021-08-11 23:34
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