ESL Pro League Finals Groups

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ESL have revealed the groups, format and schedule for the $512,000 Pro League Season 3 Finals, taking place in Leicester and London, United Kingdom from May 11-15. ESL Studio in Leicester, United Kingdom, will play host to the Pro League Season 3 Finals group stage, which will be played in the classic GSL-style format with best-of-one’s in the opening round and winners’ matches, while elimination and decider matches will feature best-of-three’s. Top four teams from each region, Europe and North America, have been split into the two following groups, seemingly according to their placing in the regular season:
Group AGroup B
Luminosity NiP
Astralis Cloud9
OpTic fnatic
G2 Liquid
For playoffs the competition will move to London’s The O2 state-of-the-art arena after a travel day on Friday, May 13. Semi-finals will feature best-of-three’s, while the grand final will come down to a best-of-five series. ESL have also released a full schedule for the $512,000 event. As usual with ESL events, matches will start shortly after previous ones end, the schedule is only approximate:
Wednesday, May 11th
14:00 OpTicvs. AstralisBO1
15:10 Luminosityvs. G2BO1
16:20 fnaticvs. Cloud9BO1
17:30 NiPvs. LiquidBO1
18:40Group A winners’ matchBO1
19:50Group B winners’ matchBO1
21:00Group A elimination matchBO3
Thursday, May 12th
14:00Group B elimination matchBO3
17:15Group A deciderBO3
20:30Group B deciderBO3
Saturday, May 14th
16:00Semi-final #1 (B1 vs. A2)BO3
19:40Semi-final #2 (A1 vs. B2)BO3
Sunday, May 15th
18:00Grand finalBO5
ESL have yet to reveal the nature of the showmatch, which has in the past been a showdown of casters’ and analysts’ skills, for example at IEM San José.

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