Slot Distribution and Qualifier Announcement for the 2024 ESL Pro Tour

Heading into the 2024 calendar year, we wish to share the slot distribution, qualifier, and tournament invite dates for all ESL Pro Tour tournaments next year.

Below, you will find a breakdown of all EPT events across all levels of our ecosystem and a changelog that gives an overview compared to the 2023 EPT Calendar.

2023 vs 2024 EPT Changelog

IEM Katowice 2024
- Removed Affiliate Event slot (Elisa in 2023).
- Reduced ESL World Ranking NA slots, from 2 to 1.
- 2 additional Global ESL World Ranking invites (8 instead of 6), which came from the removal of affiliate event and 1 NA ESL World Ranking slot.

IEM Cologne 2024
- Replaced ESL Meisterschaft slot with German qualifier slot.
- Reduced ESL World Ranking NA slots, from 2 to 1.
- 1 additional Global ESL World Ranking invite (8 instead of 7), which came from the removal of affiliate event and 1 NA ESL World Ranking slot.

EPL S19
- Global ESL World Ranking slots increased from 3 to 4.
- ESL Pro League EU Pre Qualifier Season 19 slots reduced from 2 to 1.
- ESL Brazil Premier League Season 15 slot replaced with an increased qualifier slot for South America (2 instead of 1).

EPL S20
- Added two new regions for ECL (ESL Challenger League) slots, South America and Oceania - both have 2 qualifying slots.
- Removed National Championship & open qualifier slots (those are replaced by new regions of ECL).
- Removed 1 Global ESL World Ranking slot (from 4 to 3).
- Added two Affiliate Event slots (one for EU Pre-Qualifier, one for TBD event).

IEM China 2024 (vs IEM Sydney)
- Replaced Local Hero Invite with Offline Qualifier.
- Decreased EU Qualifier slots from 2 to 1 and added 1 SA Qualifier slot instead.

ESL Challenger
We removed the South African slot and in some cases we replaced Local Hero Invite slots with local qualifiers.

IEM Katowice 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 18 December 2023
ESL Mistrzostwa Polski Autumn 2023 End Date: 26th November 2023

Group Stage

  1. IEM Cologne 2023 Winner
  2. ESL Pro League Season 18 Winner
  3. IEM Sydney 2023 Winner
  4. ESL World Ranking Global
  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. ESL World Ranking Global

Play-In Stage

  1. ESL Mistrzostwa Polski Autumn 2023 Winner
  2. ESL World Ranking Europe
  3. ESL World Ranking Europe
  4. ESL World Ranking Europe
  5. ESL World Ranking North America
  6. ESL World Ranking South America
  7. ESL World Ranking Asia
  8. ESL World Ranking Oceania
  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. ESL World Ranking Global
  5. ESL World Ranking Global
  6. ESL World Ranking Global
  7. ESL World Ranking Global
  8. ESL World Ranking Global

IEM Cologne 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 10 June 2024

Group Stage

  1. IEM Katowice 2024 Winner
  2. IEM China 2024 Winner
  3. ESL Pro League Season 19 Winner
  4. IEM Dallas 2024 Winner
  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. ESL World Ranking Global

Play-In Stage

  1. Online Qualifier Germany
  2. ESL World Ranking Europe
  3. ESL World Ranking Europe
  4. ESL World Ranking Europe
  5. ESL World Ranking North America
  6. ESL World Ranking South America
  7. ESL World Ranking Asia
  8. ESL World Ranking Oceania
  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. ESL World Ranking Global
  5. ESL World Ranking Global
  6. ESL World Ranking Global
  7. ESL World Ranking Global
  8. ESL World Ranking Global

Online German Qualifier will happen on 10-11 June 2024. Sign up

ESL Pro League Season 19

World Ranking cutoff date: 8 January 2024

  1. Partner Team
  2. Partner Team
  3. Partner Team
  4. Partner Team
  5. Partner Team
  6. Partner Team
  7. Partner Team
  8. Partner Team
  9. Partner Team
  10. Partner Team
  11. Partner Team
  12. Partner Team
  13. Partner Team
  14. Partner Team
  15. Partner Team
  16. ESL Challenger Jönköping 2023 Winner
  17. ESL Challenger Atlanta 2023 Winner
  18. ESL Challenger League Season 46
    Europe Winner
  19. ESL Challenger League Season 46
    Europe Runner-up
  1. ESL Challenger League Season 46
    North America Winner
  2. ESL Challenger League Season 46
    North America Runner-up
  3. ESL Challenger League Season 46
    Asia Winner
  4. ESL Challenger League Season 46
    Asia Runner-up
  5. ESL ANZ Champs Season 17
  6. ESL Pro League Season 19
    EU Pre-Qualifier Winner
  7. ESL Pro League Season 19
    South America Qualifier Winner
  8. ESL Pro League Season 19
    South America Qualifier Runner-up
  9. ESL Pro League Season 19
    Oceania Qualifier Winner
  10. ESL World Ranking Global
  11. ESL World Ranking Global
  12. ESL World Ranking Global
  13. ESL World Ranking Global

ESL Pro League Season 19 EU Pre-Qualifier will happen 22-25 January 2024.
ESL Pro League Season 19 South America will happen 22-24 January 2024. Sign up
ESL Pro League Season 19 Oceania Qualifier will happen 24-26 January 2024. Sign up

ESL Pro League Season 20

World Ranking cutoff date: 17 June 2024

  1. Partner Team
  2. Partner Team
  3. Partner Team
  4. Partner Team
  5. Partner Team
  6. Partner Team
  7. Partner Team
  8. Partner Team
  9. Partner Team
  10. Partner Team
  11. Partner Team
  12. Partner Team
  13. Partner Team
  14. Partner Team
  15. Partner Team
  16. ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024 Winner
  17. ESL Challenger Jönköping 2024 Winner
  18. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    Europe Winner
  19. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    Europe Runner-up
  1. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    North America Winner
  2. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    North America Runner-up
  3. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    Asia Winner
  4. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    Asia Runner-up
  5. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    South America Winner
  6. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    South America Runner-up
  7. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    Oceania Winner
  8. ESL Challenger League Season 47
    Oceania Runner-up
  9. EPT Affiliate Event #1 2024 Winner
  10. ESL Pro League Season 20
    EU Pre-Qualifier Winner
  11. ESL World Ranking Global
  12. ESL World Ranking Global
  13. ESL World Ranking Global

ESL Pro League Season 20 EU Pre-Qualifier will be on 10-11 June 2024. 

IEM China 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 8 January 2024
Louvre Partner Draft date: 8 January 2024

  1. Partner Team
  2. Partner Team
  3. Partner Team
  4. Partner Team
  5. Partner Team
  6. Partner Team
  7. Offline Qualifier China - Lynn Vision
  8. ESL World Ranking Global
  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. Online Qualifier Europe
  5. Online Qualifier North America
  6. Online Qualifier South America
  7. Online Qualifier Oceania
  8. Online Qualifier Asia

Online Qualifier

Online Qualifier Europe:

  • OQ #1: 16-17 January  Sign up
  • OQ #2: 29-30 January Sign up
  • CQ: 8-10 February

Online Qualifier North America:

  • OQ #1: 15-16 January Sign up
  • OQ #2: 17-18 January Sign up
  • CQ: 19-20 January

Online Qualifier South America:

  • OQ #1: 13-14 January Sign up
  • OQ #2: 15-16 January Sign up
  • CQ: 17-18 January

Online Qualifier Oceania:

  • OQ #1: 15-16 January Sign up
  • OQ #2: 17-18 January Sign up
  • CQ: 22-23 January

Online Qualifier Asia:

  • OQ #1: 22-23 January Sign up
  • OQ #2: 24-25 January Sign up
  • CQ: 26-27 January

IEM Dallas 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 12 February 2024
Louvre Partner Draft date: 8 January 2024

  1. Partner Team
  2. Partner Team
  3. Partner Team
  4. Partner Team
  5. Partner Team
  6. Partner Team
  7. Local Hero Invite NA (US)
  8. ESL World Ranking Global
  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. Online Qualifier Europe
  5. Online Qualifier Europe
  6. Online Qualifier North America
  7. Online Qualifier South America
  8. Online Qualifier Oceania

Online Qualifier

Online Qualifier Europe:

Online Qualifier North America:

  • OQ #1: 21-22 February Sign up
  • OQ #2: 23-24 February Sign up
  • CQ: 25-26 February

Online Qualifier South America:

  • OQ #1: 14-15 February Sign up
  • OQ #2: 19-20 February Sign up
  • CQ: 22-23 February

Online Qualifier Oceania:

  • OQ #1: 18-19 February Sign up
  • OQ #2: 20-21 February Sign up
  • CQ: 22-23 February

IEM Fall 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 22 July 2024
Louvre Partner Draft date: 22 July 2024

  1. Partner Team
  2. Partner Team
  3. Partner Team
  4. Partner Team
  5. Partner Team
  6. Partner Team
  7. Local Hero Invite TBA
  8. ESL World Ranking Global
  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. Online Qualifier Europe
  5. Online Qualifier Europe
  6. Online Qualifier North America
  7. Online Qualifier South America
  8. Online Qualifier Asia

Online Qualifier

Online Qualifier Europe:

  • OQ #1: 14-15 August Sign up
  • OQ #2: 18-19 August Sign up
  • CQ: 26-28 August

Online Qualifier North America:

  • OQ #1: 14-15 August Sign up
  • OQ #2: 18-19 August Sign up
  • CQ: 28-29 August

Online Qualifier South America:

Online Qualifier Asia:

ESL Challenger Melbourne 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 12 February 2024

  1. Local Hero Invite OCE (ANZ)
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. ESL World Ranking Global
  1. Online Qualifier Europe
  2. Online Qualifier North America
  3. Online Qualifier Oceania
  4. Online Qualifier Asia

Online Qualifier

Online Qualifier Europe:

  • OQ #1: 26-27 February Sign up
  • CQ: 28 February - 1 March

Online Qualifier North America:

  • OQ #1: 15-16 February Sign up
  • CQ: 19-20 February

Online Qualifier Asia:

  • OQ #1: 14-15 February Sign up
  • CQ: 16-17 February 

Online Qualifier Oceania:

  • OQ #1: 13-14 February Sign up
  • CQ: 15-16 February

ESL Challenger Jönköping 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 5 March 2024

  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. Online Qualifier Sweden
  1. Online Qualifier Europe
  2. Online Qualifier North America
  3. Online Qualifier South America
  4. Online Qualifier Asia

Online Qualifier

Online Qualifier Sweden:

Online Qualifier Europe:

  • OQ #1: 26-27 March Sign up
  • CQ: 2-4 April

Online Qualifier North America:

  • OQ #1: 12-13 March Sign up
  • CQ: 2-3 April

Online Qualifier South America:

  • OQ #1: 12-13 March Sign up
  • CQ: 2-3 April

Online Qualifier Asia:

  • OQ #1: 12-13 March Sign up
  • CQ: 2-3 April

ESL Challenger Atlanta 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 22 July 2024

  1. Local Hero Invite NA (US)
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. ESL World Ranking Global
  1. Online Qualifier Europe
  2. Online Qualifier North America
  3. Online Qualifier South America
  4. Online Qualifier Oceania

Online Qualifier

Online Qualifier Europe:

  • OQ #1: 24-25 August Sign up
  • CQ: 29-31 August

Online Qualifier North America:

  • OQ #1: 26-27 August Sign up
  • CQ: 30-31 August

Online Qualifier South America:

  • OQ #1: 1-2 August Sign up
  • CQ: 3-4 August

Online Qualifier Oceania:

  • OQ #1: 24-25 July Sign up
  • CQ: 30-31 July

ESL Challenger Katowice 2024

World Ranking cutoff date: 23 September 2024

  1. ESL World Ranking Global
  2. ESL World Ranking Global
  3. ESL World Ranking Global
  4. Online Qualifier Poland
  1. Online Qualifier Europe
  2. Online Qualifier Europe
  3. Online Qualifier North America
  4. Online Qualifier South America

Online Qualifier

Online Qualifier Poland:

Online Qualifier Europe:

  • OQ #1: 25-26 September Sign up
  • CQ: 27-29 September

Online Qualifier North America:

  • OQ #1: 26-27 September Sign up
  • CQ: 28-29 September

Online Qualifier South America:

  • OQ #1: 26-27 September Sign up
  • CQ: 28-29 September
Well, yes, indeed, that was a lot of information to drop on you! We’re extremely keen for 2024 with the release of Counter-Strike 2. Be sure to keep an eye out for further updates on both our Twitter and website in the near future.

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