The ESL Pro League Season 5 finals take place June 3-4 at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, Texas.
The online Counter-Strike league started Feb. 7 and will conclude May 11. The league consists of 14 teams in both North America and Europe. The field of teams includes North, Astralis, Natus Vincere, HellRaisers, mousesports, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, EnVyUs, Virtus.pro, G2, Heroic, LDLC and Kinguin in Europe.
The North American teams are SK Gaming, Cloud9, NRG, Team Liquid, OpTic, Immortals, Renegades, Counter Logic Gaming, Luminosity, compLexity, Misfits, Rush, Winterfox and Selfless. Top six teams from each region qualify for the playoffs, and the league features a $1 million prize pool with $250,000 going to the champion. Make sure to check out the standings and schedule or the league.
ESL and YouTube partnered in January for the exclusive streaming of the ESL Pro League.
Season 1 (2015, Cologne, Germany): Fnatic
Season 2 (2015, Burbank, Calif.): Fnatic
Season 3 (2016, London, England): Luminosity
Season 4 (2016, Sao Paolo, Brazil): Cloud9
Cover photo by Helena Kristiansson/ESL, eslgaming.com