SEASON 13 - Malta

March 8 - April 11

esports at its purest


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 ESL Pro League returns on March 8th with its 13th season and a 24 team global tournament. After two seasons of regional competitions, the worlds best teams will travel to Europe to compete for their chance at an ESL Pro League Championship and crucial points in the ESL Pro Tour.

Due to the ongoing global health dynamics, ESL Pro League Season 13 is currently planned with the group stages being held as an online competition with a return to offline play being planned from the Play-ins all the way through to the Grand Final. We will reveal more information on this as it becomes available!

Group A: 8.03 - 12.03

Group B: 13.03 - 18.03

Group C: 19.03 - 24.03

Group D: 25.03 - 29.03

Season 13

12 Partner teams

  • Astralis
  • Complexity
  • ENCE
  • Crest White
    Evil Geniuses
  • FaZe Clan
    Faze Clan
  • Fnatic
  • G2 Esports
    G2 ESPorts
  • mousesports
  • Natus Vincere
    Natus Vincere
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
    Ninjas in pyjamas
  • Team Liquid
    Team Liquid
  • Team Vitality
    Team Vitality

2 ESEA Premier TEAMS

  • Endpoint CEX
    ENDPOINT cex
  • Team One Esports
    TEAM ONE esports

10 World Ranking Invites

  • Heroic
  • BIG
  • Furia Esports
  • OG
  • Gambit
    Gambit Esports
  • Could9
  • Renegades
  • MIBR_PrimaryLogo_Light@4x
  • placeholder
    TBD (AS invite)
The remaining slots will be filled up with the best teams from Mountain Dew League.
ESL World Ranking Invites |  21/12/2020


Group Stage

  • 24 Teams
  • 4 x Round Robin Groups of 6
  • All matches Bo3
  • Winner of group progresses to Play-in Stage
  • 2nd and 3rd of group progress to Ro12


  • 12 teams
  • Play-in losers go to Ro6
  • Play-in winners go to Semi Finals
  • All matches Bo3
  • Grand Final Bo5

more condensed, more intense!

The ESL Pro League is a 24 team global competition spanning four weeks in Season 13. The best teams from Asia, Europe, Oceania, North  and South America have been invited to participate in the tournament and a shot to earn an ESL Pro League title and ESL Pro Tour Points in the Road to Cologne 2021 and Katowice 2022.


esl World Ranking & Open Ecosystem

Season 13 of ESL Pro League invites 10 teams from the  ESL World Ranking  and two teams from the ESEA NA and European league. 

All other Season 10 teams have received invitations to Mountain Dew League, where they can win direct slots to the ESL Pro League Season 12. They will also be able to qualify through the ESL World Ranking. More information about the Season 12 and future seasons provided in the coming weeks.

Also, in order to ensure that the new composition of the league is fair and fierce, but open to the wider CS:GO ecosystem, the plays a key role in determining team invites to the league starting next season and onwards!

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What is a partner team of ESL Pro League?
Currently, 13 teams jointly govern and participate in revenue for ESL Pro League. They also have long-term participation slots which protect them from getting relegated.
Can non-partner teams take part in the league?
Yes, ESL Pro League is open for everyone to play in regardless of partner status. We believe in an open ecosystem, where every new talent has a direct path to play on the world’s biggest stages.
Do partner teams get preferential seeding in the league?

Seeding for the groups of ESL Pro League is done based on the ESL World Ranking and independent of partner status.

Do partner teams get automatic invites to ESL Pro Tour events?

The partner teams get a number of slots in ESL Pro Tour events if they are ranked top 20 in the world. A 16 team event for example has 6 slots for partner teams.

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