The ESL Pro League kicks off in just four days, on Monday, March 16, and now the organization has released official schedules for the four weeks of top-tier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) play. The season runs through April 4.
A total of 24 teams will compete for a piece of the $750,000 prize pool. The tournament features four groups of six teams that will participate in round-robin best-of-threes. Groups A and B kick the season off with matches from March 16 – 25. Next are Groups C and D’s matches from March 26 – April 4. The winners of group A and B will face off for a spot in either the semi-finals or quarter-finals.
With just days until kickoff, the status of Danish organization Heroic’s spot in the EPL has finally been clarified. As of yesterday, the organization was officially acquired by FunPlus Pheonix. Through the purchase, the organization is now competing in Flashpoint season 1.
The schedule for week one, featuring groups A and B, is as follows:
Monday, March 16 – Group A
- 09:25 ET ENCE vs. Sharks
- 13:20 ET Vitality vs. GODSENT
- 17:15 ET Astralis vs. NiP
Tuesday, March 17 – Group B
- 09:25 ET Heroic vs. forZe
- 13:20 ET Natus Vincere vs. Complexity
- 17:15 ET fnatic vs. FURIA
Wednesday, March 18 – Group A
- 09:25 ET NiP vs. Sharks
- 13:20 ET Astralis vs. GODSENT
- 17:15 ET Vitality vs. ENCE
Thursday, March 19 – Group B
- 09:25 ET fnatic vs. Heroic
- 13:20 ET Natus Vincere vs. forZe
- 17:15 ET FURIA vs. Complexity
Friday, March 20 – Group A
- 09:25 ET NiP vs. GODSENT
- 13:20 ET Vitality vs. Sharks
- 17:15 ET Astralis vs. ENCE
Saturday, March 21 – Group B
- 09:25 ET fnatic vs. forZe
- 13:20 ET Natus Vincere vs. FURIA
- 17:15 ET Heroic vs. Complexity
Sunday, March 22 – Group A
- 09:25 ET FURIA vs. forZe
- 13:20 ET Natus Vincere vs. Heroic
- 17:15 ET fnatic vs. Complexity
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