This Friday to Sunday, the eight remaining teams of the ESL CS:GO Pro League come together in Cologne, Germany, to determine the winner of the very first season, and we’ve gathered all information you’ll need here in this handy guide to help you enjoy the event to the fullest.
- Where? ESL studios, Cologne, Germany
- When? 10th to 12th of April 2015
- Homepage: http://pro.eslgaming.com/csgo/proleague/
- Schedule: http://pro.eslgaming.com/csgo/proleague/schedule/
- Streams: http://pro.eslgaming.com/csgo/proleague/news/introducing-the-esl-pro-league-broadcasting-partners/
- Eight teams play in two groups of four. The top two of each group will advance to the playoffs to determine the winner of the Winter Season of the ESL CS:GO Pro League.
The Winter Finals groups
The two groups of four are the teams who survived the online group stage. Among them are four Legends of Katowice, with Team EnVyUs in Group B, while TSM, Na’Vi and Virtus.pro get to face in Group A.
|Group A||Group B|
|Team SoloMid||Team EnVyUs|
- Host: Sean Charles
- Commentator: Leigh "Deman" Smith
- Commentator: Jason Kaplan
- Commentator: Lauren "Pansy" Scott
- Commentator: Anders "Anders" Blume
- Commentator: Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
- Analyst Host: Alex "Machine" Richardson
- Analyst: Halvor "Vendetta" Gulestøl
- Analyst: Jonathan “Devilwalk” Lundberg
- Observer: Janko "yNK" Paunovic
- Observer: Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović
- Friday from 10:00 CEST: Opening and winners matches of both groups
- Saturday from 10:00 CEST: Elimination and decider matches of both groups
- Sunday from 12:00 CEST: Semifinals and grand final
Find the full schedule on the ESL CS:GO Pro League website.
There are still a few tickets available for all three days! Head over to Eventbrite if you want to join the action right on the spot in the ESL studios in Cologne, Germany. As usual, tickets come with free drinks and snacks throughout the entire event, although please bear in mind that attendees must be at least 16 years old.
The ESL CS:GO Pro League is having a special edition of ESL Fantasy for the finals. With the season’s fantasy league now closed, you have a fresh start and plenty of chances to take the win when it counts the most. Pick your five-player team and show us that you know best about the CS:GO scene and who’ll be putting their hands on the trophy.
The prizes waiting for you:
- First place: Sennheiser G4ME ZERO headset (white) plus a €50 ESL Shop voucher
- Second place: Sennheiser G4ME ZERO headset (white)
- Third place: €50 ESL Shop voucher
During the event, you’ll find constant updates on social media. Follow these accounts to make sure you don’t miss any important updates or information on the matches!
- ESL Counter-Strike Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ESLCS
- ESL Counter-Strike Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ESLCS
- ESL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ESL
- ESL Twitter account: https://www.twitter.com/ESL
You can also find the teams’ and talents’ Twitter accounts linked in the sections above.
What part of the Winter Finals of the ESL CS:GO Pro League are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments below!