March 06, 2020

ESL PRO LEAGUE XI GROUPS REVEALED

After co-founding ESL Pro League with ESL and 12 other top Counter-Strike teams, Astralis has now been placed in a group for ESL Pro League XI.

The teams in Astralis' group are Vitality, Ninjas in Pyjamas, ENCE, GODSENT, and Sharks. Vitality was the team Astralis beat to reach the top of the group at IEM Katowice after a nail-biting double overtime.

ESL Pro League XI is stacked with talent and preparations will have to be efficient and on point.

Danny 'zonic' Sørensen, Head Coach, Astralis:

- It's an interesting group with quite a few unknowns. It's going to be interesting facing Vitality again after our match at IEM Katowice which got a little out of hand. They have since made changes in their roster, but with ZywOo on the team, it'll always be a tough team to crack. There are also other teams in the group that can create strong results on their best days, and we are in no position to underestimate any opponent! Nobody is, really. 

- Our run at IEM Katowice ended with a very hard loss against NAVI. I can't say I am completely satisfied with the way we as a team handled the game, but the tournament as a whole was a big step forward for us. If we want to go all the way in ESL Pro League, and we do, we will have to be ready and prepared for all opponents. It's a tough competition but I think the fans can look forward to an amazing season with some great CS!

"It's a tough competition but I think the fans can look forward to an amazing season with some great CS!" - Danny 'zonic' Sørensen

ESL PRO LEAGUE XI

  • There are 24 participating teams including the 13 founders.
  • Groups will be played in a round-robin best-of-three format.
  • Group winners will play for a spot in the play-offs and a direct semifinal spot.
  • Play-offs will be played in the 1STBANK Center arena in Denver, Colorado.

Read more about ESL Pro League and the groups at eslgaming.com.