ESL Pro League Season 17 Will Feature 5 Brazilian Teams

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ESL Pro League Season 17 Will Feature 5 Brazilian Teams

With 32 teams all set, the restructured tournament promises some serious action


The North American and South American Conference tournaments saw 00NATION and MIBR make it to the upcoming ESL Pro League season. The three other Brazilian teams to already be a part of the competition are FURIA, paiN and Imperial. 

While FURIA’s presence is no surprise, pAIN triumphed at the ESL Challenger Melbourne back in September 2022, and Imperial made it through the South American Conference. 

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The final slot of the competition was taken by European team forZe, which confirmed all 32 teams that will play at this revamped ESL Pro League — which used to previously feature just 24 teams. Russian side forZe beat British team Endpoint in the European Conference's Lower Bracket Final to claim the hallowed final spot in the tournament. 

MIBR’s entry into the tournament has been anything but easy. After losing against Gareth "MisteM" Ries and crew in their initial bid to qualify, the Brazilian side made it through by beating Nouns in a close series. 

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00NATION’s own adventure involved a loss to their fellow Brazilians in Imperial, but they were able to bounce back with a dominating performance versus Flamengo.

Season 17 of the ESL Pro League, which will air from February 22 to March 26, will see batches of 8 teams compete in triple elimination bouts until a Top 16 is determined. The tournament will then go into a weeklong playoff stage involving those final 16.

The latest list of teams that are slated to participate are as follows:

  • OG (Europe) 
  • paiN (Brazil)
  • Rooster (Australia)
  • Movistar Riders (Spain)
  • 00NATION (Brazil)
  • Eternal Fire (Turkey)
  • Vitality (Europe)
  • G2 (Europe)
  • Spirit (Russia)
  • FURIA (Brazil)
  • Liquid (United States) 
  • FaZe (Europe)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Sweden)
  • Imperial (Brazil)
  • MIBR (Brazil)
  • IHC (Mongolia)
  • Heroic (Denmark)
  • Outsiders (Russia)
  • BIG (Germany)
  • fnatic (Europe)
  • forZe (Russia)
  • Natus Vincere (Ukraine)
  • ENCE (Europe)
  • Cloud9 (Russia)
  • Evil Geniuses (United States)
  • ATK (Other) 
  • Grayhound (Australia)
  • Astralis (Denmark)
  • MOUZ (Europe)
  • SAW (Portugal)
  • Complexity (North America)
  • Rare Atom (China)