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ESL Pro League Season 16: Teams, Format, Prize Pool and More
Which team will take home the trophy at the ESL Pro League Season 16 tier 1 event?
The ESL Pro League Season 16 CSGO tournament kicks off soon, with the best teams from across the globe looking to take home that sweet $175,000 prize for first place. The ESL Pro League Season 16 will be a two-month event that pits the best teams against each other in a series of entertaining matchups. ESTNN is here to bring you everything you need to know about this upcoming event. From the teams competing to the schedule, to how much each team will earn and so much more.
Which teams are competing in the ESL Pro League Season 16?
Over the next couple of months, twenty-four of the world's best CSGO teams will be doing battle ahead of the BLAST Premier World Final 2022 tournament later this year. The are many ways in which a team could have gained qualification for this event. Here are the teams competing in the 2022 ESL Pro League Season 16.
- FaZe – Partner team
- Natus Vincere – Partner team
- Cloud9 – ESL Ranking
- Astralis – Partner team
- Ninjas in Pyjamas – Partner team
- Movistar Riders – ESL Ranking
- Vitality – Partner team
- MOUZ – Partner team
- Furia – Partner team
- ENCE – Partner team
- G2 Esports – Partner team
- Team Liquid – Partner team
- BIG – Partner team
- Heroic – Partner team
- Spirit – ESL Ranking
- Outsiders – EPL S16 Conference
- Eternal Fire – EPL 16 Conference
- HEET – EPL S16 Conference
- MIBR – EPL S16 Conference
- Endpoint – EPL S16 Conference
- Fnatic – Partner team
- FTW – EPL S16 Conference
- Complexity – Partner team
- Evil Geniuses- Partner team
What is the format for the ESL Pro League Season 16?
The ESL Pro League Season 16 will pit 24 teams against each other across two stages – the group stages and the playoffs. The playoffs will divide the 24 teams into four groups of six. Each group will be a single round-robin and each team will play each other once. Each series will be a best-of-three. The team that finishes in first place will automatically qualify for the quarterfinals. The teams that finish in second and third will advance to the round of twelve.
The playoffs will place teams into a single-elimination bracket, where every match except the grand final will be a best-of-three. The grand final will be a best-of-five.
How is the prize pool distributed in the ESL Pro League Season 16?
The 24 teams will be competing for a share of the $835,000 prize pool. Here is how the money is distributed amongst the teams.
- 1st: $175,000 – BLAST Word Final 2022 + IEM Katowice 2023
- 2nd: $70,000
- 3rd-4th: $35,000
- 5th-8th: $17,500
- 9th-12th: $12,000
- 13th-16th: $9000
- 17th-20th: $7500
- 21st-24th: $6000
Where can I watch the ESL Pro League Season 16?
Fans will be able to catch the coverage of the ESL Pro League Season 16 via ESL's official YouTube Channel and also the official ESL Twitch page.
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