The fight for ESL Pro League has begun - day one of the relegation matches

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Yesterday, May 16th, the first relegation matches of season 5 of the ESL Pro League kicked off with four European and four North American teams competing for a slot in season 6 in their respective divisions. On day one, a total of four semifinals were played, two in EU and two in NA, with teams either moving to the winners’ or losers’ bracket.


Fighting for a slot in season 6 of the ESL Pro League in the European division are HellRaisers and, who finished 12th and 13th in season 5 respectively, as well as BIG and PENTA Sports, who finished 2nd and 3rd in the ESEA Premier division.

HellRaisers vs. PENTA Sports 2-0

  • 16 - 7 on train
  • 16 - 6 on overpass vs. BIG 0-2

  • 12 - 16 on inferno
  • 14 - 16 on cobblestone





North America

In the NA division, it’s Rush and The Foundation from the ESL Pro League, and Enigma6 and Ghost Gaming battling it out for the two available slots in the ESL Pro League season 6.

Rush vs. Ghost Gaming 2-1

  • 10 - 16 on inferno
  • 16 - 7 on mirage
  • 16 - 8 on cache



The Foundation vs. Enigma6 0-2

  • 8 -16 on mirage
  • 7 - 16 on cobblestone



The matches continue today!

The relegation matches for both NA and EU continue later today, may 17th, with the elimination and winner matches. The schedule is as follows:


  • 18:00 CEST - vs. PENTA
  • 21:00 CEST - HellRaisers vs. BR

North America

  • 18:00 EDT - Ghost Gaming vs. The Foundation
  • 21:00 EDT - Rush vs. Enigma6

Be sure to tune in to our YouTube channel to see all the action and follow ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook for highlights, updates and more.

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