THE ULTIMATE Counter-strike COMPETITION

Boasting over $4 million in prize pool and stopping in all points of the globe, the ESL Pro Tour is an open ecosystem connecting all ESL tournaments, whilst creating a pathway for established and upcoming teams to climb through the ranks and ultimately qualify for an EPT Championship, IEM Katowice & IEM Cologne.

EPT Championship
EPT Masters
EPT Challengers

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About the ESL PRO Tour in 2024

The World's best teams

The ESL Pro Tour is divided into 3 tiers of competition - EPT Championship, EPT Masters, EPT Challengers - teams qualify to these tournaments via Open Qualifiers, ESL World Ranking and winning a tournament from the respective tier below. EPT Challenger offers an opportunity for newcomers to hone their skills in a professional environment. EPT Masters, an established ecosystem for teams to compete at a global stage. EPT Championship, where all aspire to win and be a part of Counter-Strike greatness.

EPT in Detail
EPT Championship & Masters winners automatically participate in the IGS
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EPT Championships are the pinnacle of CS competition.
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EPT Masters are where both established teams and the champions of Challenger tournaments compete.
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EPT Challenger offers a doorway for aspiring teams to compete on a global stage.

EPT In Detail

EPT Championships

Staples of the Counter-Strike competition for years, the EPT Championship tournament are where legends are made. Held twice a year, featuring a 1,000,000 prize pool and Intel Grand Slam Contribution, 24 teams battle it out in 3 stages - Play-In, Group-Stage and Playoffs - to claim the ultimate glory and stamp their mark in history.

Stage
# OF TEAMS
QUALIFIED VIA
Play-In
16
ESL World Ranking, Local Invite
Group-Stage
16
Play-in, EPT Championship or Masters win, Valve sponsored Major win, ESL World Ranking
Playoff
6
Group-Stage - 1st Place in each group directly to Semis

EPT Masters

EPT Master tournaments are where teams consistency is put to the test, elite competition where only the world-class or those aspiring to be compete. The goal: Win an EPT Masters trophy and automatically qualify to an EPT Championship. Stopping at all points of the globe and boasting over 2$ Million in prize pool, the tournaments at the EPT Master tier, are divided into two - Intel Extreme Masters & ESL Pro League. IEM offers the traditional tournament format, whilst EPL spans 3 weeks, with a group-stage and Playoff format for 32 teams.

Intel Extreme masters

Stage
# OF TEAMS
QUALIFIED VIA
Group-Stage
16
ESL World Ranking, Local Invite
Playoff
6
Group-Stage

ESL Pro League

Stage
# OF TEAMS
QUALIFIED VIA
Group-Stage
8 x 4 Groups (32)
Regional Qualifiers, EPT Challenger win, ESL World Ranking
Playoff
16 Teams
Group-Stage 1st Place to Quarter-Finals 2nd Place to Ro12 3rd/4th to Ro16

EPT Challenger

EPT Challenger offers an opportunity for teams to compete at a higher level and for ESL Challenger in front of fans around the world. A global footprint that gives qualification to the Masters Level in ESL Pro League and begin many teams' journey to establishing themselves in Counter-Strike. ESL Challenger League being the ultimate opening door for any upcoming players and teams, win throughout the different levels of ESL Challenger League and qualify to ESL Pro League.

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ESL PRO Tour

Upcoming Tournaments

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EPT Challenger

EPT Challenger

Jul 1 -
Nov 1, 2024
| Online
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EPT Championship

On Sale

EPT Championship

IEM

Aug 16 -
Aug 18, 2024
| Lanxess Arena
Tournament starts on Jun 10
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EPT Master

EPT Master

Sep 3 -
Sep 22, 2024
| Online
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EPT Challenger

EPT Challenger

Oct 4 -
Oct 6, 2024
| Georgia World Congress Center
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EPT Master

On Sale

EPT Master

IEM

Oct 11 -
Oct 13, 2024
| Farmasi Arena
Tournament starts on Oct 7
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EPT Challenger

EPT Challenger

Nov 22 -
Nov 24, 2024
| Hosted at ESL Studios at Katowice

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*N.B. These documents are applicable to all ESL Pro Tour events, with the exception of Valve-sponsored events for which separate documents will be made available.

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