As we get ever closer to the Group Stage of the ESL Pro League Season 15 we wanted to share with you some updates for the upcoming season and expand on the role the Conference Stage will have now and in the future.
As one of the first major changes in the ESL Pro League expansion, the Conference Stage has been added, making the EPL the biggest CS:GO league in the world with 37 participating teams. Having already taken place last November, the Conference Stage boasted a number of exciting matches, with multiple regional powerhouses showing they have the talent to perform at the highest levels. Being able to give ESL Challenger Teams, which include ESL National Championships, ESL Challenger League and the ESL Challenger, the opportunity to be part of an exclusive and prestigious league is something we believe will enable the growth of regional competition & bring a more exciting product to the fans. To support the entire EPT Challenger level, we allocated a dedicated prize pool with a total amount of $27,000 to the Conference Stage teams that did not advance to the Group Stage.
We are looking forward to seeing the Conference Stage winners take the next step and compete against the very best.
Season 15 Conference Standing & Qualification
Extra Salt *
#2 Movistar Riders
*With the majority of the Extra Salt lineup being transferred to Complexity, Sprout advances to the ESL Pro League Season 15 Group Stage as the highest placed team eligible for a slot.
The ESL Pro League Conference Stage will return in June for Season 16. Due to how the CS:GO calendar had been planned for 2022, we were unable to have the EPL conference take place alongside the Group Stage & Playoffs. Therefore in the upcoming season, the EPL Conference will take place several weeks ahead during the DreamHack Summer festival on 15-20 of June. We are looking forward to joining all stages of the EPL together in 2023.
After almost a 4 month break, we are excited to resume the ESL Pro League journey, Season 15 group stage kicking off on March 9th. With the introduction of the Conference Stage, this new iteration of the EPL offers more competition & opportunity for teams to succeed and we couldn't be more excited to see the action coming up ahead.
With that being said, below you can find the matchups and scheduling for the upcoming EPL Season 15 Group Stage.
We are enthusiastic to finally bring EPL back to a LAN environment, thanks to many efforts we are now able to announce that EPL will be hosted as an in-person competition in Germany.
As we look forward to the upcoming seasons of the ESL Pro League we could not be more happy with the opportunities and high level action our new format will be able to bring to the fold. We look forward to giving more opportunities to up and coming talent to compete against the very best and believe this is the way forward to giving the fans a highly competitive product. We look forward to sharing more information for the upcoming seasons in the coming months. Season 15 Group Stage begins on March 9th, as the EPL journey continues.