The general information
ESL One Los Angeles Online 2020 was initially supposed to be hosted as a Major tournament in the LAN format. Now, ESL announced that they had decided to carry out the event online and stretch it for a longer period. The organizers have given the main preference to Europe and CIS and they united their forces with the Maincast studio to host the league in the EU & CIS division. ESL One Los Angeles Online 2020 will be hosted from March 28 to April 19.
The group stage
The group stage of ESL One Los Angeles Online 2020 will be carried out in the same way in all divisions. Teams will be playing bo3 matches by the Round Robin system.
The final stage will be hosted in a different way in different regions but they are united by one thing — the grand finals will be carried out in a bo5 series, while the rest of the matches will be hosted in bo3 matches.
Europe and CIS
The details of the playoffs in this division will be revealed later.
North America, South America, and Southeast Asia
4 teams will be playing in each of these regions, so the format of the final stage will be similar. The team to place first in the group will proceed right to the grand final. The teams to hold the 2nd-3rd place will fight to advance to the final match, while the participant to hold the last place in the group will finish its path in the league.
6 participants will be competing in China. The teams to hold the first two places in the standings will go to the final of the upper bracket where an invitation to the final will be up for grabs. The teams, which stop on the 3rd-4th place in the standings, will start their way from the first round of the lower bracket and the teams to place 5th-6th in the group will finish their participation in the league.
The prize pool
The total prize pool of ESL One Los Angeles Online 2020 will amount $375,000 in all divisions. $200,000 will be up for grabs in Europe and CIS, while $55,000 will be distributed in China and $40,000 will be up for grabs in North America, South America, and Southeast Asia.
Participants of the league
The organizers of ESL One Los Angeles Online 2020 have announced the list of participants, which will be playing in online leagues.
Europe and CIS
- Team Secret
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Liquid
- Team Nigma
- Gambit Esports
- Team Spirit
- B8 Esports
- Cyber Legacy
- North America
- Evil Geniuses
- business associates