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How to watch ESL Pro League Season 11: Stream, schedule, results

Published: 12/Apr/2020 11:40 Updated: 12/Apr/2020 11:44

by Andy Williams

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Counter-Strike’s cream of the crop will battle it out in their groups to be crowned ESL Pro League Season 11 champions of their respective region. Here’s how to catch all of the action on stream.

24 of Counter-Strike’s premier esports teams will be pitted together in ESL’s 11th season of their Pro League. Following the current global pandemic, the entirety of Season 11 will be played online, with two dedicated regions: Europe and North America.

There will be three European groups and one North American group, meaning that the European and North American divisions will have their own respective champions this season. Here’s everything you need to know, so you don’t miss a second of Counter-Strike’s finest locking horns.

ESL's partner teams.
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The 24 teams are comprised of 13 founding members, per the Louvre agreement.

Stream

ESL Pro League Season 11 will be streamed live to their dedicated Twitch channel or YouTube channel. Missed some of the action? Catch-up with the action by rewatching VODs from the day’s action on the dedicated section of ESL’s Twitch channel.

Watch live video from ESL_CSGO on www.twitch.tv

Participating teams

ESL’s Pro League Season 11 is comprised of 24 teams, which are divided into four groups of six teams. Per the ESL’s efforts to minimize risk following the ongoing epidemic, there will be three European groups and one North American group. Here’s how each group weighs-up.

Group A (Europe)

  • Astralis
  • ENCE
  • GODSENT
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Team Spirit
  • Team Vitality

Group B (Europe)

  • BIG
  • Complexity
  • forZe
  • Fnatic
  • Natus Vincere
  • North

Group C (North America)

  • 100 Thieves
  • Evil Geniuses
  • FURIA Esports
  • Swole Patrol
  • Team Liquid
  • MiBR

Group D (Europe)

  • FaZe Clan
  • G2 Esports
  • mousesports
  • OG
  • Tyloo
  • Virtus.pro

Given the circumstances, there have been numerous changes made to the original Season 11 lineup announced back in February.

The changes are summarized below, with more details available on ESL’s website.

  • Renegades replaced by Swole Patrol in Group C (unable to travel overseas).
  • Sharks replaced by MiBR in Group C (safety concerns).
  • BOOM replaced by Team Spirit in Group A (safety concerns).
  • Heroic replaced by BIG (unable to field eligible lineup).
MiBR added to ESL Pro League Season 11.
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MiBR are the latest team to be added to Season 11 of the ESL Pro League.

Format

Europe

A round-robin, best-of-three format will be used in Group A, B and D respectively. Each of the group’s winners will qualify for a second group stage, while the runners-up and third-placed teams in each group will go head-to-head to decide the remaining three slots.

Six teams will make up the second group stage (Winner’s Group Stage) and will operate in the same manner as the first group stage. The winner of the group will earn their spot in the best-of-five Grand Final, while second and third-placed teams play a best-of-three decider.

North America

Across the pond in Group C, the format is similar, however, four teams will advance to the playoffs, which will use a double-elimination bracket.

Here, the first and second-placed teams will go head-to-head in the Winner’s Final, while third and fourth will battle in the Loser’s Final — where the winner of this matchup will face the loser of the Winner’s Final to earn their spot in the Grand Final.

Ropz holding ESL Pro League Season 10 trophy.
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mousesports are the reigning champions. Can they defend their crown on the European side of things?

NA Playoffs and Results

Date Match PST EST BST
April 9 FURIA Esports 2 vs 0 MiBR 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 10 Team Liquid 2-0 Evil Geniuses 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 11 Evil Geniuses 2-0 FURIA Esports 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 12 Evil Geniuses vs Team Liquid 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM

EU Playoffs and Results

Date Match PST EST BST
April 11 Astralis 1-2 mousesports 9:20 AM 12:25 PM 5:25 PM
April 12 mousesports vs Fnatic 7:00 AM 10:25 AM 3:25 PM

Stage 2: Schedule and results

Date Match PST EST GMT
April 4 FaZe Clan 2-0 forZe 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
Fnatic 2-1 Ninjas in Pyjamas 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Team Vitality 1-2 OG 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 5 FaZe Clan 1-2 Fnatic 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
Astralis 1-2 Natus Vincere 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
mousesports 2-0 OG 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 6 Astralis 1-2 Fnatic 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
Na’Vi 2-1 OG 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
FaZe Clan 1-2 mousesports 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 7 OG 2-1 Fnatic 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
Mousesports 2-0 Na’Vi 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
FaZe Clan 0-2 Astralis 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 8 mousesports 0-2 Fnatic 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
FaZe Clan 1-2 Na’Vi 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Astralis 2-0 OG 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 9 FaZe Clan 2-0 OG 10:25 AM 1:25 PM 5:25 PM
Na’Vi 0-2 Fnatic 10:25 AM 1:25 PM 5:25 PM
Astralis 2-0 mousesports 10:25 AM 1:25 PM 5:25 PM

Stage 1: Results

Group A

Date Match PST EST GMT
March 16 ENCE 0-2 Team Spirit 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:30 PM
Team Vitality 2-0 GODSENT 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Astralis 0-2 Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 18 Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-0 Team Spirit 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:30 PM
Astralis 2-0 GODSENT 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
ENCE 1-2 Team Vitality 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 20 Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-0 GODSENT 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
Team Vitality 1-2 Team Spirit 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Astralis 2-1 ENCE 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 22 ENCE 1-2 GODSENT 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
Astralis 2-0 Team Spirit 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Team Vitality 2-0 Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 24 Astralis 2-1 Team Vitality 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ninjas in Pyjamas 1-2 ENCE 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
GODSENT 2-0 Team Spirit 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM

Group B

Date Match PST EST GMT
March 17 forZe 2-1 compLexity 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:30 PM
Natus Vincere 0-2 North 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Fnatic 1-2 BIG 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 19 forZe 2-0 North 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
Natus Vincere 0-2 BIG 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Fnatic 2-0 compLexity 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 21 BIG 1-2 compLexity 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
Natus Vincere 2-1 forZe 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Fnatic 2-1 North 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 23 Fnatic 2-1 forZe 6:25 AM 9:25 AM 1:25 PM
North 2-0 BIG 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Natus Vincere 2-1 compLexity 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 24 Natus Vincere 2-0 Fnatic 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
BIG 1-2 forZe 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
North 0-2 compLexity 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Group C

Date Match PST EST GMT
March 26 100 Thieves 2-1 Swole Patrol 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Team Liquid 2-0 MiBR 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 27 Swole Patrol 2-0 Team Liquid 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Evil Geniuses 1-2 100 Thieves 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 28 Team Liquid 2-0 100 Thieves 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 29 Team Liquid 1-2 FURIA Esports 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 30 Evil Geniuses 2-0 Swole Patrol 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
MiBR 1-2 FURIA Esports 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
March 31 100 Thieves 0-2 MiBR 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 1 Evil Geniuses 2-1 FURIA Esports 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 2 FURIA Esports 0-2 Swole Patrol 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Evil Geniuses 2-1 MiBR 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
April 3 Team Liquid 2-1 Evil Geniuses 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
100 Thieves 1-2 FURIA Esports 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM
Swole Patrol 0-2 MiBR 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 9:00 PM

Group D

Date Match PST EST GMT
March 26 FaZe Clan 2-0 Tyloo 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
March 27 OG 2-0 Tyloo 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
March 28 G2 Esports 2-1 Tyloo 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
mousesports 2-1 FaZe Clan 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
March 29 mousesports 1-2 OG 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
G2 Esports 2-1 FaZe Clan 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
March 30 FaZe Clan 2-0 Virtus.pro 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
March 31 G2 Esports 0-2 OG 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
mousesports 2-0 Virtus.pro 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
April 1 mousesports 2-0 Tyloo 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
G2 Esports 2-0 Virtus.pro 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
April 2 Virtus.pro 2-1 OG 6:30 AM 9:30 AM 1:25 PM
April 3 mousesports 2-0 G2 Esports 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Virtus.pro 2-0 Tyloo 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
FaZe Clan 2-0 OG 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Stage 1: Standings

Group A

Position Team Points Match W/L Map W/L
1 Astralis 12 4-1 8/4
2 Team Vitality 9 3-2 8/5
3 Ninjas in Pyjamas 9 3-2 7/4
4 GODSENT 6 2-3 4/7
5 Team Spirit 6 2-3 4/7
6 ENCE 3 1-4 5/9

Group B

Position Team Points Match W/L Map W/L
1 Natus Vincere 9 3-2 6/6
2 Fnatic 9 3-2 7/6
3 forZe 9 3-2 8/6
4 compLexity 6 2-3 6/7
5 North 6 2-3 5/6
6 BIG 6 2-3 6/7

Group C

Position Team Points Match W/L Map W/L
1 Team Liquid 9 3/2 7/5
2 Evil Geniuses 9 3/2 8/6
3 FURIA Esports 9 3/2 7/7
4 MiBR 6 2/3 6/6
5 Swole Patrol 6 2/3 5/6
6 100 Thieves 6 2/3 5/8

Group D

Position Team Points Match W/L Map W/L
1 mousesports 12 5/1 9/3
2 FaZe Clan 9 3/2 8/4
3 OG 9 3/2 7/5
4 G2 Esports 9 3/2 6/6
5 Virtus.pro 6 2/3 4/7
6 Tyloo 0 0/5 1/10
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Report: Valve cancel upcoming 2021 CSGO Major

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:20

by Calum Patterson

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CS:GO publishers Valve have scrapped plans for the game’s next Major tournament, which was set for May 2021, according to an email sent out to organizers.

According to a report from HLTV, the Major that was due to take place May 10-23 will no longer go ahead, presumably due to the global health crisis and travel restrictions, with Valve expecting impacts to still be felt in six months.

This was also why the previous Major, ESL One Rio 2020, which was meant to have taken place in September, was canceled. In the announcement from ESL, they stated “While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Major to Rio.”

In the email to organizers, Valve explained their plans in more detail, including confirming a Major to be held in Europe later in 2021 has been agreed with a partner and venue.

Rio Major logo
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The ESL One Rio major was canceled in 2020.

CSGO Major in 2021

“We are still disentangling our prior commitments,” Valve said, “and currently have both a partner and an EU venue designated for a Major later in 2021.

“Assuming it makes sense to proceed, the event will take place October 25-November 7 with a potential play-in event October 23-24.”

The last Major was StarLadder Berlin, which concluded with Astralis’ victory in September 2019. That means that it could be a full two years since the previous Major before we see another. With plans for it to take place in Europe, it means that all of the last four Majors will have been held in the continent.

In the email sent to tournament organizers and obtained by HLTV, Valve added that it “doesn’t have any new information about the Regional Major Ranking (RMR)” system, but welcomed feedback from the recipients.

At least in the meantime, while there are no Majors, CS:GO just launched it’s new Operation, Broken Fang, after much anticipation, adding a wealth of new content and features.