ESL announced Thursday the ESL Pro League Season 6 finals will take place Dec. 8-10 at the Sparekassen Fyn Arena in Odense, Denmark.
“Hosting one of the main esports events in the world is a great opportunity to show the city of Odense to a global audience,” Odense Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel said in a release. “In Odense, esports has been an integrated part of our understanding for sports in a long time and is perfectly combined with our key business focuses within technology. With this event, we create a unique platform to market Odense as a city at the forefront of creating jobs and modern industries such as drones, IT and our international robotic cluster Odense Robotics.”
The announcement confirms a July 25 Slingshot report about the destination. This will be the second offline CS:GO tournament in the country (The BLAST Pro Series will take place a few weeks earlier) and the first season of the ESL Pro League since ESL’s mass layoffs in June.
The Pro League finals will invite 12 teams from North American and Europe, the culmination of a seven week regular season that runs from Aug. 22 to Nov. 11. The tournament boasts a $1 million prize pool, and new gaming expo organized by the city of Odense will take place around the tournament.
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