ESL Pro League Season 12 viewer's guide

Online championship ESL Pro League Season 12 will run from September 1 to October 6 in five regions. 36 teams will play out a total prize fund of $750,000, which will be split as follows: Europe - $450,000, North America - $225,000, Asia, Oceania, and South America - $25,000 each.

The tournament will take place from September 1 to October 4. Sixteen teams are divided into two groups, where every team would face each other, after that the eight best teams will continue to fight in the playoffs in the European region. All matches will be played in BO3 format, except the final BO5.

Group stages at ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe:

Group A

 BIG (tabseN, tiziaN, syrsoN, XANTARES, k1to)
 Natus Vincere (flamie, s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, Perfecto)
 OG (NBK-, valde, Aleksib, ISSAA, mantuu)
 G2 (JaCkz, huNter-, kennyS, AmaNEk, nexa)
 Heroic (cadiaN, b0RUP, niko, stavn, TeSeS)
 GODSENT (zehN, STYKO, kRYSTAL, Maden, Farlig)
 ENCE (allu, Aerial, suNny, sergej, Jamppi)
 AGO (oskarish, Furlan, GruBy, mhL, F1KU)

Group B

 Complexity (RUSH, k0nfig, poizon, oBo, blameF)
 NiP (twist, REZ, hampus, nawwk, Plopski)
 mousesports (karrigan, chrisJ, Bymas, frozen, ropz)
 Vitality (shox, RpK, apEX, ZywOo, misutaaa)
 FaZe (NiKo, rain, Kjaerbye, coldzera, broky)
 fnatic (flusha, JW, KRIMZ, Golden, Brollan)
 Astralis (dupreeh, device, es3tag, Magisk, Bubzkji)
 Team Spirit (chopper, mir, sdy, iDISBALANCE, magixx)

Eight teams will compete from September 1 to 27 in North America. After the group stage, where everyone will play with everyone, the two best teams will advance to the upper bracket playoffs, and two more - to will start their way from the lower. As in Europe, all matches, except for the Grand Final, will be played in BO3 format.

Participants of ESL Pro League Season 12 North America:

 FURIA (HEN1, arT, yuurih, VINI, KSCERATO)
 Gen.G (BnTeT, daps, autimatic, koosta, s0m)
 100 Thieves (jks, AZR, jkaem, Gratisfaction, Liazz)
 Chaos (steel, vanity, Xeppaa, Jonji, leaf)
 Evil Geniuses (stanislaw, tarik, Brehze, Ethan, CeRq)
 Liquid (NAF, EliGE, Stewie2K, Twistzz, Grim)
 Cloud9 (Sonic, JT, floppy, motm, oSee)
 Triumph (Spongey, Shakezullah, junior, Penny, moose)

In Asia, Oceania and South America, due to the smaller number of participants, the tournament will start immediately with Double Elimination playoffs. Four teams will compete in each of these regions. The championship for Asia and Oceania will be held from September 21 to October 6, and for South America - from September 22 to 27.

Participants at ESL Pro League Season 12 in Asia:

 TYLOO (Summer, Attacker, somebody, SLOWLY, DANK1NG)
 ViCi (advent, zhokiNg, aumaN, Kaze, JamYoung)
 Invictus (DeStRoYeR, 0i, xiaosaGe, Viva, flying)
 Beyond (qqGOD, Olivia, MAIROLLS, Kntz, stk)

Seeding in Asia

Participants at ESL Pro League Season 12 for Oceania:

 Renegades (Sico, dexter, INS, Hatz, malta)
 ORDER (Rickeh, USTILO, aliStair, J1rah, Valiance)
 AVANT (ap0c, HUGHMUNGUS, sterling, BL1TZ, HaZR)
 Chiefs (ofnu, soju_j, apocdud, zeph, Vexite)

Seeding in Oceania

Participants at ESL Pro League Season 12 South America:

 BOOM (boltz, felps, yel, chelo, shz)
 Sharks (exit, leo_druNky, jnt, Luken, supLex)
 Havan Liberty (remix, dok, ALLE, drg, w1)
 Isurus (Noktse, reversive, caike, 1962, decov9jse)

Seeding in South America