ESL Pro League Season 19 Kicks Off: New Format, Teams, and Schedule Highlights

ESL Pro League Season 19 Kicks Off: New Format, Teams, and Schedule Highlights

The esports community is buzzing with anticipation as the ESL Pro League Season 19 is set to commence on April 23 in the scenic locale of Malta.

This season introduces a new, condensed tournament format, promising to deliver non-stop action and strategic gameplay from the world’s top Counter-Strike teams.

A Fresh Format for Enhanced Engagement

To increase fan engagement and streamline the viewing experience, ESL has implemented a new condensed format. This year, the initial phase of the tournament will see Groups A and B playing their matches concurrently from April 23-28, with comprehensive coverage provided via two live streams. This ensures that enthusiasts won’t miss a moment of the action.

Following the completion of Groups A and B, the focus will shift to Groups C and D, where other top-tier teams will compete, maintaining the momentum and high stakes of the tournament.


Opening Day Matchups Tuesday, April 23, 2024:

  • Group A:

    • 1:2 fnatic – A high-octane battle expected right from the start, as both teams are keen to make a strong opening statement.
    • 3DMAX 2:0SAW – SAW fills in for Cloud9 and faces 3DMAX in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.
    • Astralis 2:0 Eternal Fire – This matchup is a key test for both teams’ aspirations to climb the CS hierarchy.
    • FaZe 2:0 Imperial – FaZe continues their quest for the Intel Grand Slam title, facing a determined Imperial.
  • Group B:

    • Vitality 2:0 Sharks – An exciting clash as Vitality takes on the tactically astute Sharks.
    • M80 1:2 BetBoom Team – The day ends with what is expected to be a closely contested battle.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024:

Group A:

  • Eternal Fire 2:1 Imperial
  • Astralis 2:0 FaZe
  • 3DMAX 2:0 fnatic
  • SAW 0:2

Group B:

  • TYLOO 0:2 G2
  • Team Falcons 1:2 TheMongolz

Thursday, April 25, 2024:

Group A:

  • Eternal Fire 2:1 fnatic
  • FaZe 2:0

Group B:

  • M80 2:1 Sharks
  • Vitality 2:0 BetBoom Team
  • Team Falcons 2:1 TYLOO
  • TheMongolz 2:0 G2

Friday, April 26, 2024:

Group B:

  • BetBoom Team 2:1 M80
  • TYLOO 2:0 Sharks
  • BetBoom Team 2:0 Team Falcons
  • M80 2:1 G2

Group A:

  • FaZe 2:1 Eternal Fire
  • SAW 2:0 Imperial
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Saturday, April 27, 2024:

Group A:

  • 2:0 fnatic
  • 3DMAX 0:2 Astralis
  • SAW 2:0 Eternal Fire

Group B:

  • Team Falcons 1:2 G2
  • TYLOO 1:2 M80

Sunday, April 28, 2024:

  • Group B:

    • TheMongolz 0:2 Vitality
    • G2 2:0 M80
  • Group A:

    • 2:0 SAW
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Tuesday, April 30, 2024:

  • Group C:

    • ENCE vs GamerLegion
    • MOUZ vs Bad News Kangaroos
    • forZe vs Monte
    • FURIA vs Liquid
  • Group D:

    • Complexity vs PERA
    • NIP vs Heroic

Spotlight on Strategic Changes and Team Dynamics

This season also sees significant team changes that could impact the competition’s dynamics. Team Liquid is looking to build on their recent successes and prove their prowess without the veteran guidance of FURIA’s Andrei “⁠arT⁠” Piovezan. Meanwhile, Ninjas in Pyjamas welcomes new talents to bolster their roster as they face a tough challenge against HEROIC.

This tournament is not just about the fierce competition but also about how the teams adapt to the new format and overcome their challenges.

With a blend of seasoned teams and exciting newcomers, the ESL Pro League Season 19 is set to be a battleground where legends are made and dreams are either realized or broken.

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