Next ESL Pro League season to be held in Malta

ESL Pro League Season 16, which kicks off on August 31, will take place in Malta, as announced by the organizers of the big event on the official website.

The league's group stage, which will last almost a month, will be held in a studio format, while the playoffs – from September 27 to October 2 – will be played in front of a live audience at the Salini Resort. Ticket sales start on September 5.

ESL's press release also notes that Malta has been chosen as the location for hosting the ESL Pro League until the 20th season inclusive.

ESL Pro League Season 16 will feature 24 strongest teams in the world according to the organizers. They will fight for a total prize pool of $835,000, as well as spots in BLAST Premier World Final 2022 and IEM Katowice 2023, which will be awarded to the champion.

The full schedule and other details of the upcoming tournament can be found on our website via this link.