The ESL Pro League is ESL's premier league for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The best teams in the world compete over a season spanning across 10 weeks, culminating in an offline finals held at a stadium in front of a live audience.

For 2018 the ESL Pro League Finals will be held in Odense, Denmark, at the Sparekassen Fyn Arena.

Tournament Format

Group Stage:

Two double elimination GSL-style groups of eight teams each, with group seeding based on online league placements. The initial round of series are Best-of-One, and all subsequent series are Best-of-Three.


Single elimination bracket. Quarter- and semifinals are Best-of-Three, and the grand final is Best-of-Five.