Breaking news: Dragon Mage deck list guide - Rise of Shadows - Hearthstone (April 2019)

esports news and guides
Sections

ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals begin tomorrow

16 of the best teams will battle it out for $750,000 in prize money.

Picture of Ed Thorn

About Ed Thorn

Ed joined Metabomb in May 2017 and puts together guides and news across the site.

The ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals kicks off on 4th December, and will feature 16 teams from all over the globe battling it out for a shot at the $750,000 prize pool.

The Sparekassen Fyn Arena in Odense, Denmark will play host to the tournament, with the Group stages beginning on Tuesday 4th December, and the grand finals taking place on Sunday 9th December.

In terms of tournament format, the 16 teams will be split into two groups of 8. Over the course of three days, these two groups will fight it out in a double elimination format, with each match having best of one opening games.

Towards the final leg, the format will transition into best of threes, with the top three teams from both groups advancing to the playoffs.

The playoffs will begin on Friday alongside the quarterfinals, and feature single-elimination matches. The victors of this stage will then move onto the semifinals, where they will face off against the first placed teams from the group stage. It’ll all culminate in the grand final on Sunday.

Each team in the ESL Pro League Season 8 finals has had to qualify via their regional Pro Leagues. There are a total of seven European teams, with six from North America. This leaves three spots distributed between Oceania, Asia and South America.

It’s a stacked line-up with some incredible teams in the mix. Here’s a list of all those attending:

Europe

  • Astralis
  • Natus Vincere
  • BIG
  • North
  • Hellraisers
  • mousesports
  • G2 Esports

North America

  • MIBR
  • Ghost Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • NRG Esports
  • Renegades
  • INTZ eSports

Oceania

  • Order

Asia

  • Vici Gaming

South America

  • Sharks Esports

Finally, we’ve got the schedule for you just below:

Tuesday, December 4

  • 11:00 - Astralis vs. ViCi
  • 11:00 - Renegades vs. HellRaisers
  • 12:15 - Liquid vs. G2
  • 12:15 - INTZ vs. BIG
  • 13:30 - MIBR vs. Sharks
  • 13:30 - NRG vs. North
  • 14:45 - Ghost vs. mousesports
  • 14:45 - Natus Vincere vs. ORDER

Wednesday, December 5

  • Group Stage Day Two

Thursday, December 6

  • Group Stage Day Three

Friday, December 7

  • 15:30 - Quarter-final #1 BO3
  • 18:50 - Quarter-final #2 BO3

Saturday, December 8

  • 15:00 - Semi-final #1 BO3
  • 18:50 - Semi-final #2 BO3

Sunday, December 9

  • 13:20 Showmatch
  • 15:00 Grand final BO5

Comment on this article

Comments on this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

  • There are no comments on this article.

Call of Duty

C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Mobile: How to download and install

Our evolving guide to getting COD on your mobile device.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Mobile guide (iOS & Android)

Everything we know so far about the new free to play mobile COD game.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: How to get the Ray Gun

Everything you need to know about locating and spawning this powerful weapon.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Dark Ops Challenges guide

Every Dark Ops challenge we know of so far, with insight into completing them all.

1 C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: How to unlock characters

Every unlockable character in COD Blackout and what you need to do to unlock them.

C

Dota 2

D

Dota 2

Dota Auto Chess: Tier List (April 2019)

A continually updated list of what's hot and what's not in Auto Chess.

5 D
D

Dota 2

Drodo Studio teasing new Auto Chess mobile pieces

Here's a look at some of the upcoming characters.

D
D

Dota 2

Dota Auto Chess: Item list, stats and combinations

Everything you need to know about Items in Dota Auto Chess.

D
D

Dota 2

Dota Auto Chess: How to win with advanced tips

Increase your chances of victory with our tips and tricks.

D

Off-Meta

O

Off-Meta

Apex Legends' latest patch buffs Gibraltar and Caustic

The "thicc bois" have been given a boost.

O
O

Off-Meta

The Division 2: Recalibration guide

How to recalibrate your gear in the Division 2.

O
O

Off-Meta

The Division 2 guide

Everything you need to know about The Division 2.

O
O

Off-Meta

The Division 2: How to share items

Here's how to drop items for your teammates.

O

Overwatch

O

Overwatch

Overwatch League 2019: Schedule, start times, results and standings

UPDATED - All the results from the third week of Stage 2 now included.

O
O

Overwatch

OWL 2019 Highlights: The best plays from Stage 2 Week 2

A closer look at Blizzard's pick of the week's best moments.

O
O

Overwatch

Blizzard reveals Overwatch Contenders Showdown details

The action is headed to Germany and China.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch League 2019: Schedule, start times, results and standings

UPDATED - All the results from the second week of Stage 2 now included.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch: Storm Rising guide

Everything we know so far about Overwatch Storm Rising.

1 O