ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals
- 1. $250,000
- 2. $110,000
- 3 - 4. $55,000
- 5 - 6. $32,000
- 7 - 8. $24,000
- 9 - 12. $22,000
- 13 - 16. $20,000
ESL Pro League Season 8 is a CSGO tournament that will help celebrate all that is esports in Odense, Denmark. The gaming event will kick off on the 4th till the 9th December 2018 at the Sparekassen Fyn Arena. The match will feature sixteen of the top Counter-Strike teams in the world, who will battle it out to win their winning share from a total prize of $750K.
Denmark has seen their local CSGO favourites Astralis rise above the rest in the past year so there is no doubt that the support will be great from the passionate crowd present in the arena. Alternatively, you could tune in to watch live the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through their Facebook Live channel. Keep updated watching online streaming can be of help especially if you are still not sure on which esports teams to place your CSGO bets.
For all those who love to travel, Odense is quite busy with all sorts of cultural events going on. Aside from watching the premier CSGO tournament you can also do some sightseeing perhaps visit the Egeskov Castle or walk around the Funen Village. To get you into the mood of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive why not take a look at the Odense Bunker Museum to help you understand more about Military weapons, uniforms and so much more.
The ESL Pro League Odense will kick off the tournament on the 4th till 6th December with the group stages where teams will play in front of a live audience. Two groups of eight will go head to head in a double elimination. The three winning teams from each group will progress to the Playoffs in a single elimination through Quarterfinals, Semifinals and the Grand Final.
Top sixteen Counter-Strike teams that will participate at the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals. These include the European teams Astralis, Berlin International Gaming, G2 Esports, Hellraisers, Mousesports, Natus Vincere and North. The top six CS squads representing North America are Ghost Gaming, INTZ Esports, Team Liquid, MIBR, NRG Esports and Renegades. Last but not least competing for the Oceania region is Order, competing for Asia is ViCi Gaming and for South America Sharks Esports.
Top CS: GO Teams at ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals.
This NA CSGO team, Ghost Gaming have acquired their spot at the ESL Pro League Season 8, finishing in second at the North American Premier tournament. With Steel as captain, he led his team to reach the Semifinals finishing fourth place at the recent DreamHack Atlanta. Another accomplishment worth a mention was at the Major ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 taking third place taking home their highest prize of $20K. The most significant late win was in October where the unit won the esports title of WESG 2018 Canada. All in all, the experience that the Counter-Strike players have compared with their late results, there may be hope for this team with more training to achieve a win.
The second most famous Danish team representing Europe is North. Their notable win this year worth noting is when they managed to beat Astralis at DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018, showing the gaming world who are the masters of CSGO. Over the next few matches, North lost to teams like Vega Squadron at the FACEIT Major, outplayed by NRG at StarSeries & i-League CSGO Season 6 and defeated by LDLC.com at the IEM Chicago. However, the unit seems to have picked up their pace winning group stage matches to acquire a spot in ECS Season 6 Finals as well as the ESL Pro League Season 8. Despite their participation, their fighting skills and defence are still in question whether they have the potential to beat Astralis once again.
Throughout the past few months, NRG Esports have shown the esports scene they do have what it takes to win esports titles. They have recently won CS Summit 3 beating Optic Gaming with an unbeatable score of 3-1 as well as the IEM Shanghai title outplaying TyLoo in the finals taking home the highest reward of $125K in 2018. The question remains can NRG Esports beat the likes of MIBR or Mousesports?
The MIBR players have made quite a name for themselves ranking in sixth place as the world’s best CSGO team. Their achievements worth a mentioning include the ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 beating Team Kinguin 3-0, coming in second place at the Blast Pro Series Istanbul 2018, gaining the confrontational experience against Astralis. With Fallen as their team captain, they have an idea of their winning capabilities when MIBR recently won the regional premier of the ESL Pro League Season 8 - North America to acquire their spot in the main event. How will MIBR fare against the likes of North, Mousesports or even Astralis?
The German players of Mousesports may seem to be struggling through many esports tournaments however at the moment they rank in the fifth among the world’s best CSGO teams. The squad have had their ups and downs through 2018, trying to find their way back again to their former glory. Although there were some losses, the German team have also won tournaments like the ESL One New York 2018 beating Team Liquid and V4 Future Sports Festival outplaying Virtus.Pro. Mouz won over the Ninjas in Pyjamas 16-14 to acquire their place in the main event. You have yet to see how German unit will fare against the likes of North American teams like NRG or Liquid and European squads like BIG and North.