ESL Pro League Season 19 viewer’s guide

ESL Pro League Season 19

ESL Pro League Season 19 viewer’s guide

With the PGL Copenhagen Major still fresh in our minds and IEM Chengdu 2024 finishing up earlier this month, there’s yet another S-Tier Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) esports event kicking off very soon. In fact, ESL Pro League Season 19 begins this Tuesday, 23 April 2024. So you don’t miss any of the action, we’ve got a viewer’s guide with all the essential details to share.

ESL Pro League S19 details

ESL Pro League Season 19 runs from 23 April to 12 May 2024. A total of 32 teams are competing for their share of the $750,000 prize pool in Saint Julian’s, Malta, in front of a crowd at the InterContinental Malta venue.

The action begins with four triple-elimination format groups, with each group featuring eight teams. All matches are best-of-three. The first-place teams advance to the Quarterfinals of ESL Pro League Season 19, while the 2nd-place teams advance to the Round of 12 in the playoffs as the High Seeds. The third-placed teams in each group advance to the Round of 16 as the High Seeds, while the 4th-placed teams advance to the Round of 16 as the Low Seeds. The rest are eliminated. Check out the teams in their respective groups below.

Group A teams:
  • FaZe Clan
  • Eternal Fire
  • Astralis
  • Imperial Esports
  • Fnatic
  • 3DMAX
  • SAW
Group B teams:
  • G2 Esports
  • Team Vitality
  • Sharks Esports
  • BetBoom Team
  • M80
  • Team Falcons
  • The MongolZ
Group C teams:
  • ENCE
  • Team Liquid
  • FURIA Esports
  • MOUZ
  • GamerLegion
  • Bad News Kangaroos
  • FORZE Esports
  • Monte
Group D teams:
  • Natus Vincere
  • Complexity
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Pera Esports
  • BOSS
  • BIG
  • FlyQuest

The playoffs are a single-elimination bracket affair, with all matches being best-of-three, with the exception of the grand final, which is best-of-five. The winner of ESL Pro League Season 19 also gets a direct invite to IEM Cologne 2024, so there’s a lot to compete for.

You can catch all the CS2 esports action via the official ESL CS Twitch channel. With 32 of the best teams in the world competing, it’s going to be one very exciting event.

Header image via ESL.

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