ESL Pro League Season 17 viewer's guide

The prestigious ESL Pro League Season 17 tournament will take place in Malta from February 22 to March 26, with the world's top teams battling it out for an $850,000 prize pool.

With 32 participants in the group stage, the teams will be divided into four groups, competing in a Triple Elimination best-of-three format. The group winners will move straight into the quarterfinals, the teams that finish second will compete in the Round of 12, while those placed third and fourth will face each other in the Round of 16. The playoffs will feature a Single Elimination best-of-three format with a best-of-five grand final.

Below are the groups for ESL Pro League Season 17:

Group A

 Outsiders (FL1T, Qikert, Jame, fame, KaiR0N)
 G2 (NiKo, huNter-, jks, HooXi, m0NESY)
 Cloud9 (HObbit, Ax1Le, sh1ro, nafany, buster)
 fnatic (KRIMZ, mezii, nicoodoz, roeJ, FASHR)
 MIBR (exit, Tuurtle, brnz4n, HEN1, insani)
 Evil Geniuses (Brehze, HexT, neaLaN, autimatic, wiz)
 Eternal Fire (XANTARES, imoRR, xfl0ud, Calyx, MAJ3R)
 IHC (bLitz, Techno4K, kabal, sk0R, Annihilation)

Group A bracket

Group B

 Heroic (cadiaN, stavn, TeSeS, sjuush, jabbi)
 MOUZ (dexter, frozen, torzsi, JDC, xertioN)
 FURIA (arT, yuurih, KSCERATO, drop, saffee)
 BIG (tabseN, faveN, Krimbo, k1to, hyped)
 Complexity (JT, floppy, Grim, FaNg, hallzerk)
 Imperial (FalleN, boltz, VINI, chelo, JOTA)
 SAW (JUST, MUTiRiS, rmn, ewjerkz, story)
 Movistar Riders (mopoz, ALEX, dav1g,Martinez, sausol)

Group B bracket

Group C

 FaZe (karrigan, Twistzz, ropz, broky, rain)
 Vitality (apEX, Magisk, ZywOo, Spinx, JACKZ)
NIP (REZ, Brollan, Aleksib, headtr1ck, k0nfig)
 OG (NEOFRAG, flameZ, degster, F1KU, niko)
 00NATION (coldzera, TACO, latto, dumau, nqz)
 paiN (PKL, biguzera, hardzao, zevy, skullz)
 Grayhound (Sico, INS, aliStair, Liazz, Vexite)
 Rooster (chelleos, asap, TjP, ADK, nettik)

Group C bracket

Group D

 Liquid (nitr0, NAF, EliGE, oSee, YEKINDAR)
 NAVI (s1mple, electroNic, Perfecto, b1t, npl)
 ENCE (Snappi, Maden, dycha, SunPayus, Nertz)
 Team Spirit (chopper, magixx, Patsi, s1ren, w0nderful)
 Astralis (Xyp9x, gla1ve, blameF, dev1ce, Buzz)
 ATK (MisteM, b0denmaster, Swisher,djay, CacaNito)
 forZe (Jerry, zorte, shalfey, Krad, r3salt)
 Rare Atom (advent, kaze, JamYoung, Moseyuh, Mercury)

Group D bracket

The group stage calendar is:

Group A – February 22-26
Group B – March 1-5 
Group C – March 8-12 
Group D – March 15-19 

The prize pool distribution is:

1. $200,000
2. $90,000
3-4. $50,000
5-8. $35,000
9-12. $25,000
13-16. $20,000
17-20. $15,000
21-28. $8,000
29-32. $4,000

The full schedule and live broadcasts of ESL Pro League Season 17 can be found on the tournament page on our website via this link.