Tournament page for ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe

ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe - Online - 01.09.2020 - 04.10.2020

ESL Pro League returns once again with an amazing field of teams, even if it has been split up to several online tournaments due to the COVID-19 situation in the world. The European side of the tournament will contain eight out of the top ten ranked teams in the world, and several others looking to join that club. The reigning ESL Pro League champions fnatic might look to defend their title, but looking at their form that task might be too much to handle. Teams such as Astralis, Vitality, G2 and especially Heroic are coming to this tournament in great form, as they all impressed in ESL One Cologne. Heroic stood for one of the biggest upsets we have seen in recent CS:GO history and they now enter ESL Pro League to prove themselves and fight for the total $450,000 prize pool. Further down on this tournament page we will present the odds for ESL Pro League and give our best tips for who might hoist the trophy when it will all be done after one month of play! 

Teams attending ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe

Group A

  • AGO 
  • BIG
  • ENCE
  • G2 Esports
  • GODSENT
  • Heroic
  • Natus Vincere
  • OG

Group B

  • Astralis
  • Complexity Gaming
  • FaZe Clan
  • Fnatic
  • mousesports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Team Spirit
  • Team Vitality

Prize pool for ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe

  • $450,000 total prize pool spread among the teams.

Format for ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe

Group stage

  • Two groups of 8 teams each
  • All teams play each other once (round-robin)
  • All matches are played best of three
  • The 4 best teams move on to the playoffs

Playoffs

  • Double elimination brackets
  • All matches are played best of three, besides the final
  • Grand final is played best of five

Where can I watch ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe?

The tournament can be viewed on ESL’s official Twitch channel, as well as on their own website. If you are new to watching CS:GO we recommend you to have a look at our viewer guide, which will help you get going. 

Betting on ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe

ESL Pro League is one of the highlights for CS:GO every time it rolls around. As such betting is highly available for the tournament as most operators offer all the games. We will have a look at the outright markets offered by Betway , who stands out since most don’t offer these kinds of odds right now.

Odds to win ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe

  • BIG 4.0
  • G2 5.50
  • Vitality 5.50
  • NaVi 6.50
  • Astralis 7.0
  • fnatic 9.0
  • Heroic 9.0
  • NiP 9.0
  • FaZe 13.0
  • OG 13.0
  • mousesports 16.0
  • ENCE 17.0
  • Complexity 21.0
  • GODSENT 31.0
  • AGO 41.0
  • Spirit 51.0

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Odds favourites for ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe

It comes as no surprise that there are many teams who are quite even for the top spot in this tournament, as the CS:GO scene is quite unstable at the moment with no clear top dogs. The only thing that surprises us is that BIG is still considered the favourites, even after their poor showing in ESL One Cologne. As such we have picked another team over them as a potential bet among the favourites. We will also have a look at a couple of challengers with good potential to go all the way.

Team Vitality

This French powerhouse continues to deliver good results and their ESL One Cologne run lead all the way to the grand final, which cements the team as one of the best right now. Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut continues to deliver on a level that will more than likely award him the player of the year for 2020. The team works like clockwork and it would be no surprise to see them go far here too. Looking at the top5 teams by the odds, Vitality feels like the obvious choice to go with, but with a stacked tournament like ESL Pro League 5.50 might still be on the edge. One thing is for sure, Vitality is one of the more stable teams and it’s close to impossible seeing them bomb out before the playoffs, like many others might.

Challengers

Astralis

Astralis has undergone big changes lately, but they seem to have managed it in the best way possible. Patrick “es3tag” Hansen and Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen has joined the team and while both have impressed on the server, it is Bubzkji who stands out as a potential superstar down the line. Astralis had a great showing in ESL One Cologne by smashing both fnatic and Vitality, before they lost a fairly close game to Ninjas in Pyjamas. Considering how fresh the lineup is ESL Pro League might be the perfect tournament for the Danes, as it stretches over a whole month. With some more time this lineup might just prove themselves to be back on the level we know and love Astralis for. Is 7 times the money worth a shot though? Honestly, with the form they are showing for a new lineup and the format of this tournament it might be one of the juicier options available.

Ninjas in Pyjamas

NiP has seen many changes to their lineup along the way, but it seems like they might have found the perfect mix finally. Since Hampus “hampus” Poser joined the team they have been on a rise and ESL One Cologne proved that to be more true than ever. After massively impressive wins against BIG, Natus Vincere and Astralis the Swedes were not far from being favourites to win it all. However Vitality proved to be too tough of a task in the semifinal for the young guns. Hampus has already proved his worth in NiP, but we have to remember how new this lineup truly is and September might be the month where they take one more step forward. The potential is clearly there and 9 times the money honestly looks pretty good with all that in mind.

Heroic

The newly crowned champions of ESL One Cologne stood for one of the biggest upsets in modern CS:GO history as they crushed everything in their path to glory. The meteoric rise of this team seems to have started as Nicolai “HUNDEN” Petersen entered the coach role for the team and the last weeks have been nothing short of clinical from the Danish team. Now, ESL Pro League is where the team has to prove themselves again to be considered a real world beater. They aren’t there just yet, despite how impressive their latest run was. The team will certainly be studied and other teams might get to a higher level to challenge them. Nine times the money on a team who crushed everybody and even had a 3-0 final against maybe the top team of the world, Vitality, doesn’t sound too bad.

Conclusion

ESL Pro League: Europe is an incredibly stacked tournament, with most of the top teams in the world attending. Eight out of the top ten teams of the world are on the list and it couldn’t get much better as we have a whole month of quality CS:GO to look forward to. The newly crowned champions of ESL One Cologne, will have to prove themselves as teams like Astralis, NiP, Vitality, G2 and fnatic are looking for revenge. To read more about the tournament we would recommend you to follow our Twitter, where we post updates and news. If you are interested in betting and specifically betting tips from ESL Pro League our betting Twitter is the place to go! 


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Janne

31 August 2020

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