We are thrilled to announce that ESL Pro League will be returning to Odense, Denmark, for its season 8 finals. After competing for 5 weeks in online matches, starting October 2nd, the best teams will compete in the Sparekassen Fyn Arena for the coveted trophy, a US$1,000,000 prize pool, and a win counting towards the Intel Grand Slam.
- When: 4-9 December 2018
- Where: Sparekassen Fyn Arena
- Schedule: group stage matches - December 4 to 6, playoffs - December 7-9
- Teams: 16 in total - 7 EU, 6 NA, 2 APAC, 1 SA
- Format: 2 groups of 8 teams, double elimination group stage (opening matches bo1, rest bo3); 6-team single elimination playoffs (semifinals bo3, grand final bo5)
For the very first time, the group stages of the Pro League Finals will be played out in front of a live audience, kicking off on December 4-6. A limited amount of tickets will be available.
The main event ticket sales start on Thursday, June 7 at 3pm CEST. Fans who attended last year’s Pro League finals will get the chance to secure their tickets in a pre-sale. Further information on each of the available ticket types can be found here. Fans can check out the gaming expo ODINCON for free this year.
“We are looking forward to bringing the Pro League Finals back to Denmark after such a great success of the Season Six Finals in Odense,” said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL. “The Danish crowd has proven their passion for CS:GO as thousands of fans were cheering for their favorite teams in a sold out Sparekassen Fyn Arena. We already knew back then that we want to come back for more.”
"With so many talented teams competing from around the globe, we look forward to seeing how this exciting season of premier CS:GO plays out and eagerly await the Finals," said Ken Hershman, Commissioner and Executive Chairman, WESA. “Odense has been such an important part of Pro League, and we are proud to have the opportunity to work so closely with the city.”