Tournament operator ESL summed up the September/October season and shared information regarding future championships. Briefly about the main thing.
IEM Winter will be the final leg of the current competitive season and. In the championship in Sweden, 16 teams will play for the last opportunity to earn enough EPT points and be invited to IEM Katowice 22.
Invites to the 16 best teams in the last 12 months will be issued on December 20.
ESL Pro League Season 15
In the new season of the ESL Pro League, not 24, but 32 teams will play. In addition, the ESL Pro League Conference will debut in Season 15, featuring 16 teams from ESL Pro Tour Challangers.
The top three will advance to the group stage of Season 15 of the ESL Pro League. EPL Conference will be held from 23 to 28 November 2021.
Distribution of slots at ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference
- DHO 45 - North America
- DHO 45 - Asia
- DHO 46 - North America
- DHO 46 - South America
- DHO 46 - Oceania
- DHO 47 - Europe
- ESEA S38 - Europe 2nd
- ESEA S38 - North America 2nd
- ESL NC Oceania
- ESL NC Germany
- ESL NC UK
- ESL NC France
- ESL NC Spain
- ESL NC Poland
- ESL NC Turkey
- ESL NC Decider Match (between Switzerland and Benelux)
In the future, the distribution of slots at the ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference will be revised.
The luckiest ones made it to The Stockholm Major.
Intel Grand Slam
Following 3 IGMs won by NaVi, ESL will update the rules for obtaining the Intel Grand Slam title. To qualify for the title of Intel Grand Slam IV Champion, you will need to win 3 ESL Pro Tour Master events and one Championship rank (Katowice, Cologne, or an ESL Major event).
For more information on updates and plans for the near future for competitive CSGO, please visit the tournament operator's website.