The ESL Pro League Seaon 14 will see the best CSGO teams play each other online for a massive $750,000 prize pool.

Top tier CS:GO action returns with the ESL Pro League Season 14. The tournament will take place online due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-related travel restrictions. The rise of the Delta-variant cases in Europe was a major reason for this decision.

Despite taking place online, CS:GO fans can expect some exciting matches between the top teams. Here’s all you need to know about ESL Pro League Season 14. 

When does ESL Pro League Season 14 take place?

ESL Pro League Season 14 kicks off on August 16. The tournament will continue for nearly a month with the Grand Finals taking place on September 12.

Participating teams

There are 24 teams taking part in this event. This list includes 12 Permanent Partner teams as well as top ESL World Ranking teams.

The 24 participating teams at ESL Pro League Season 14. This includes 12 Partner teams, 7 teams via the ESL World Rankngs and five ESEA Premier teams.
The 24 participating teams at the ESL Pro League Season 14. Image Credit: ESL.
  • Astralis. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Complexity. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • ENCE. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Evil Geniuses. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • FaZe Clan. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Fnatic. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • G2 esports. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Mousesports. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Natus Vincere. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Team Liquid. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Team Vitality. (Permanent Partner Team)
  • Gambit Esports. (ESL World Ranking)
  • Heroic. (ESL World Ranking)
  • Virtus.Pro. (ESL World Ranking)
  • BIG. (ESL World Ranking)
  • FURIA esports. (ESL World Ranking)
  • Team Spirit. (ESL World Ranking)
  • OG. (ESL World Ranking)
  • Entropiq. (ESEA S36 EU Premier)
  • Sinners Esports. (ESEA S37 EU Premier)
  • Bad News Bears. (ESEA S36 NA Premier)
  • Team One. (ESEA S367 EU Premier)
  • Renegades. (ESEA S36/37 NA/EU Premier)

Schedule

What is the prize pool for the event?

Pro League Season 14 has a $750,000 prize pool. Here’s the prize pool distribution for this event.

  • 1st place: $175,000.
  • 2nd place: $60,000.
  • 3rd-4th place: $30,000.
  • 5-6th place: $15,000.
  • 7-8th place: $12,500.
  • 9-12th place: $10,000.
  • 13-16th place: $7,000.
  • 17-20th place: $5,000.
  • 21-24th place: $3,000.

Teams are awarded a $5,000 USD bonus for each group stage win

Tournament format

Group Stage

The tournament’s group stage features four groups of six teams each. The teams play in a single-stage round robin format. Every team plays every other team in the group once in best-of-three series. 

The best team in the group advances to the quarterfinals. The 2nd and 3rd placed teams advance to the Round of 12. 

Playoffs

The playoffs are a single elimination bracket where all matches are best-of-three matches. The grand finals is a best-of-five affair and the winner will be crowned the champions.

Apart from the massive prize pool, the ESL Pro League Season 14 also offers valuable ESL Pro Tour points. The winner of this tournament will also earn a spot in the BLAST Premier World Finals later this year.

CS:GO fans can catch all the action live on ESL’s Twitch channel

Stay tuned to esports.gg for extensive coverage of ESL Pro League Season 14 and more CS:GO news

Rohan Samal - Eurasia Editor

Rohan Samal

Eurasia Editor | Twitter: @rohan_esports | Twitch: rohan_3105

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