ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals , 2018 schedule, match results, and betting predictions

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Prize pull: $750,000
Format: Group Stage: GSL with Bo1- and Bo3-matches. Play-offs: Single Elimination bracket with Bo3- and Bo5-matches

Description of ESL Pro League Season 8 - Finals

General description

EPL #8 Finals will be taking place from 4 till 9 December in one of the biggest cities in Denmark which is Odense. The holding place will be Sparekassen Fyn Arena. The prize pool of the event will be $750,000.

Participants

Sixteen collective from different parts of the world will take part in the championship. All the teams got a chance to share the prize pool of EPL #8 Finals thanks to good results of the previous regional leagues of ESL Pro League. The European division is represented by such teams as Astralis, Natus Vincere, BIG, North, HellRaisers, mousesports and G2 Esports. North American representatives at EPL #8 Finals are MIBR, Ghost Gaming, Team Liquid, NRG eSports, Renegades and INTZ eSports. ORDER got to the final thanks to the first place in the league of the Oceanian countries, Vici Gaming — Asian and Shakrs eSports became the best in South America.

Holding format

This championship will be held by an unusual format.

The group stage will be held from 4 till 6 December. All the participants will be decided into two groups, eight teams in each. There the teams will play in the Double Elimination bracket. Seeding will be defined by the results of the previous online leagues. The first matches will be held in the Bo1 format, while the others — in Bo3. Three best teams from each of the groups will get to the next stage.

The collectives that will get top positions will get to the semi-final.The collectives getting the second places will get to the quarter final as a top seeding and those who will get the third places in the groups will also get to the quarter final, but as a lower seeding.

The playoff will be held from 7 to 9 December in the Single Elimination bracket. The quarter final meetings will be held in the Bo3 format, while the Grand Final will be held up to three wins.

Tournament broadcasting

Oliver “OJ Borg” James Borg D’Anastasi will be the main host of the event, and in the analytics studio this role will be taken by Tres “stunna” Saranthus. Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill, Joona “natu” Leppanen and Jacob “Pimp” Winneche are going to analyze the meetings. The matches we are going to watch will be commented by Henry “HenryG” Greer, Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett, Hugo Byron and Harry “JustHarry” Russell. James Banks will interview the players. Official online streams will be held in English on Facebook group of ESL Pro League.

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