ESL Pro League Season 9 EU & NA Relegation dates announced

It’s the last chance to qualify for the 10th season of Pro League! The dates, times and matchups that will decide the last spots for the EU and NA regions are now set, these are all the details you need to know:

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Dates and Times

The big decider will take place on August 15-18 across both regions in two phases: 

-Pre-Relegation Bracket featuring the higher-ranked teams on Thursday 15 and Friday 16.

-Relegation Bracket featuring the lower-ranked teams on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18. 

-European matches will start at 12:00 PM CEST, with NA following at 14:00 EDT every day on both phases.

Teams

Europe: 

Pre-Relegation Round 1 matchups and seeding: 
-Ninjas in Pyjamas (1) vs. Turkey5 (ex-Space Soldiers) (4) 
-Windigo Gaming (2) vs. Team Heretics (ex-3DMAX) (3)

Relegation Round 1 matchups and seeding:
-Pre-Relegation 2nd (1) vs. Team Spirit (4)
-Pre-Relegation 3rd (2) vs. Sprout (3)

NA: 

Pre-Relegation Round 1 matchups and seeding: 
-Lazarus Esports (1) vs. Team Singularity (4) 
-Team Envy (2) vs. INTZ eSports (3)

Relegation Round 1 matchups and seeding:
-Pre-Relegation 2nd (1) vs. ATK (4)
-Pre-Relegation 3rd (2) vs. Pre-Relegation 4th (3)

Format:

Both brackets will feature four teams in a Bo3 double-elimination format with a Bo5 Grand Final (except for EU Relegation). Round 1 seeding is based on Pro League S9 placement as well as ESL CS:GO World Ranking.

Pre-Relegation winners from both regions will qualify for Season 10 of Pro League.

EU Relegation Semi-Final winners and NA Relegation Grand Final winner will also qualify for Season 10 of Pro League. 

The remaining teams will play in the MDL next season.

Pre-Relegation:

Round 1 - Thursday 15
Winners move to UB Semi-Final. Losers move to Elimination Match.

Elimination Match - Thursday 15 
Round 1 losers. Winner moves to LB Semi-Final. Loser places 4th. 

UB Semi-Final - Thursday 15
Round 1 winners. Winner moves on to Grand Final, loser plays LB Semi-Final.

LB Semi-Final - Friday 16
Winner moves on to grand final. Loser places 3rd.

Grand Final - Friday 16
Winner qualifies for ESL Pro League CS:GO Season 10. Loser places 2nd.

Relegation:

Round 1 - Saturday 17
Winners move to UB Semi-Final. Losers move to Elimination Match.

Elimination Match - Saturday 17
Round 1 losers. Winner moves on to LB Semi-Final, loser is relegated to MDL.

UB Semi-Final - Saturday 17
Round 1 winners. EU winner qualifies for ESL Pro League CS:GO Season 10, NA winner moves on to Grand Final. Loser plays LB Semi-Final.

LB Semi-Final - Sunday 18
EU winner qualifies for ESL Pro League CS:GO Season 10, NA winner moves on to Grand Final. Loser is relegated to MDL.

Grand Final - Sunday 18
NA-only. Winner qualifies for ESL Pro League CS:GO Season 10. Loser is relegated to MDL.

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Season 13

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1ST
$175.000
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2ND
$60.000
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3RD-4TH
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