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A Comprehensive Guide to ESL Pro League Season 19

The ESL Pro League Season 19: A Mind-Blowing Counter-Strike Showdown

Get ready for the adrenaline rush as the ESL Pro League (EPL) Season 19 returns to St. Julian’s, Malta, from April 23 to May 12, 2024. This highly anticipated event will showcase the best Counter-Strike teams from around the world, battling it out for the title of Champions. Brace yourself for three weeks of non-stop action and witness the intense competition firsthand.

All You Need to Know About ESL Pro League Season 19

The 19th Season of the ESL Pro League brings together 32 of the most skilled Counter-Strike teams, all vying for a total prize pool of $750,000. But that’s not all! The winner will also secure the prestigious Intel® Grand Slam V and earn a spot at IEM Cologne 2024. The tournament kicks off on April 23, with contenders gathering in Malta to fight for a place in the Playoffs. The top six teams will then battle it out live at the InterContinental Malta from May 10 to 12, providing an exhilarating experience for the audience.

This season, there are some exciting improvements to the EPL schedule. While the number of teams and tournament structure remains the same, the duration of the tournament has been reduced to three weeks instead of five. To accommodate this change, two groups will compete simultaneously during the Group Stage, creating a more electrifying narrative for fans to follow.

Schedule and Format

The action-packed tournament will unfold in two stages: Group Stage and Playoffs.

Group Stage (April 23 – May 5):

  • Four groups of eight teams will compete in separate triple-elimination brackets.
  • All matches will be best-of-three.
  • The top four teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs.
    • Group Stage winners advance to the Quarterfinals.
    • The Group Stage runner-ups advance to the Round of 12.
    • The Group Stage third and fourth-place teams advance to the Round of 16.

Playoffs (May 7 – 12):

  • The top sixteen teams will compete in a single-elimination bracket.
  • All matches, except the Grand Final, will be best-of-three. The Grand Final will be best-of-five.
  • The third and fourth Quarterfinals, as well as both Semifinals and the Grand Final, will be played in front of a live audience.

Teams Attending

  • Astralis (Partner Team)
  • BIG (Partner Team)
  • Complexity (Partner Team)
  • ENCE (Partner Team)
  • FaZe Clan (Partner Team)
  • Fnatic (Partner Team)
  • FURIA (Partner Team)
  • G2 Esports (Partner Team)
  • HEROIC (Partner Team)
  • MOUZ (Partner Team)
  • Natus Vincere (Partner Team)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Partner Team)
  • Team Liquid (Partner Team)
  • Team Vitality (Partner Team)
  • Monte (ESL Challenger Jönköping winner)
  • Virtus.pro (ESL Challenger Atlanta winner)
  • SAW (ESL World Ranking)
  • Team Falcons (ESL World Ranking)
  • GamerLegion (ESL World Ranking)
  • BetBoom Team (ESL World Ranking)
  • Eternal Fire (ESL World Ranking)
  • 3DMAX (ECL S46 Europe winner)
  • FORZE (ECL S46 Europe runner-up)
  • M80 (ECL S46 North America winner)
  • BOSS (ECL S46 North America runner-up)
  • The MongolZ (ECL S46 Asia-Pacific winner)
  • TYLOO (ECL S46 Asia-Pacific runner-up)
  • Imperial Esports (South American Qualifier winners)
  • Sharks Esports (South American Qualifier winners)
  • Pera Esports (European Conference winner)
  • Bad News Kangaroos (Oceanic Qualifier winner)
  • FlyQuest (ANZ Champs winner)

Prize Money (USD)

TOTAL$750,000
1st$170,000
2nd$80,000
3rd-4th$45,000
5th-8th$32,000
9th-12th$23,500
13th-16th$17,500
17th-20th$12,000
21st-28th$7,000
29th-32nd$3,500

Broadcast Talent

  • Hosts
    • “Tres “stunna” Saranthus
    • Freya “Freya” Spiers
  • A Stream
    • Jason “moses” O’Toole
    • Janko “YNk” Paunović
    • Mathieu “Maniac” Quiquerez
    • Harry “Harry” Russell
    • Hugo “Hugo” Byron
    • Henry “Henry” Greer
    • Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill
    • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • B Stream
    • Neo “Ne0kai” Caine
    • Harvey “Skriv” Rodgers
    • Lucy “LucyLuce” Eastwood
    • Brandon “BDog” Rawlings
    • Travis “Trav” Landaw Mott

Where to Watch

Don’t miss out on the live broadcast! You can watch the ESL Pro League Season 19 on FACEIT Watch, a premier esports viewing platform created by esports fans, for esports fans. Immerse yourself in the action with the multi-perspective view selector, live chat, kill cam, live-generated replays, sound mixer, rewards program, and more. It’s a game-changer in esports streaming, empowering fans to take control of their viewing experience.

Additionally, you can catch all the thrilling moments on the ESL Counter-Strike Twitch and YouTube channels. If you can’t watch the games live, don’t worry! All matches will be available to watch for free on-demand via YouTube.

For the latest updates on ESL Pro League Season 19 and more information about the event, visit the official website, and follow ESL Counter-Strike on X, Facebook, and Instagram.