Today we are revealing the ESL Pro Tour CS:GO program for 2023. Some core dates for European and North American competitions have previously been announced, however, we'll be confirming said dates, revealing further dates, and will look to announce the details of tournaments in Asia-Pacific and South America later this year.

With three tiers of competition across the globe, the ESL Pro Tour is the biggest circuit within CS:GO connecting all ESL tournaments. Providing a pathway for teams to compete and climb through the EPT system and reach the ultimate goal: qualifying for an EPT Championships tournament.


ESL PRo Tour Championships

The ESL Pro Tour Championships are where legacies and dreams are decided. At the pinnacle of CS:GO competition, the EPT Championships are held twice a year, featuring a $1,000,000 total prize pool and an Intel® Grand Slam contribution.

IEM Katowice 2023: January 31 - February 12 / Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland
IEM Cologne 2023: July 25 - August 6 / LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany

The details of the 2023 tournaments were announced earlier this year, with tickets already on sale.
Check out the dedicated websites to join the most prestigious events the ESL Pro Tour has to offer.

ESL PRo Tour Masters

ESL Pro Tour Masters tournaments house the most competitive squads CS:GO have to offer. World-class teams compete here to qualify for an EPT Championships. The ultimate goal: qualifying for one of the Intel® Extreme Masters Championships IEM Katowice or IEM Cologne.

ESL Pro League Season 17: February 21 - April 2 / Malta
IEM Spring 2023: April 17 - 23 / Location to be announced
IEM Dallas 2023: May 29 - June 4 / Dallas, Texas, USA
ESL Pro League Season 18: August 15 - September 24 / Malta
IEM Fall 2023: October 16 - 22 / Location to be announced

ESL PRo Tour Challenger

ESL Pro Tour Challenger is a gateway for ambitious and dedicated teams around the world to make their mark and qualify for an EPT Masters tournament.  Each tournament offers national and regional opportunities for successful teams to advance within the ESL Pro Tour system, into the Conference Stage of the next season of ESL Pro League.

ESL Challenger #52: April 28 - 30
ESL Challenger Hannover: June 9 - 11 / Hannover, Germany
ESL Challenger Jönköping: November 24 - 26 / Sweden, city to be announced
ESL Challenger Atlanta: December 15 - 17 / Atlanta, Georgia, USA
ESL Challenger League Season 44: January 17 - March 26 / Online
ESL Challenger League Season 45: April 4 - May 28 / Online
ESL Challenger League Season 46: June 11 - September 17 / Online
ESL Challenger League Season 47: October 3 - December 10 / Online
ESL National Championship Season 1 2023: April - June / Online and in-person in Australia/New Zealand, the Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom
ESL National Championship Season 2 2023: October - December / Online and in-person in Australia/New Zealand, the Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom

Like you, we breathe Counter-Strike and look to honor the greatest FPS game in history during 2023. To keep up to date with our plans for 2023, head to or follow ESL FACEIT Group and ESL on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. The IEM Rio 2022 CS:GO Major Championship is set to begin on the 31st - Brazil's FIRST Major! Be sure to tune in!


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