ESL Pro League Season 17

From 44 number of CSGO teams from around the world participating in the CSGO ESL Pro League Season 17, the battle is taking place on an exciting new stage. The CSGO EPL’s new conference stage made its debut during S15 and continued and improved until this season. 

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Only a total of 32 teams will compete in the Group Stages. Eleven (11) teams from different regional conferences, three (3) team winners from CSGO ESL Challenger tournaments, three (3) teams from the CSGO ESL World Ranking, and fifteen (15) CSGO permanent partner teams for the EPL.

The final round of the events of the tournament, which will take place in Malta, will feature the thirty-two (32) CSGO teams competing for the $850,000 prize pool and a spot for CSGO IEM Cologne 2023.

Participants and Teams Involved

If you’re a fan of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a gambler, or just a casual viewer, you’d want to watch the following teams play in the forthcoming ESL Pro League Season 17. The list of 32 teams vying for a spot in the Group Stage is shown below, along with their most recent roster:

Group A

1CSGO ESL Challenger RotterdamOutsidersQikert, Jame, FL1T, fame, KaiR0N-, dastan
2Asian ConferenceIHC EsportsbLitz, Techno4k, Bar4k, sk0R, ANNIHILATION, maaRaa
3North American ConferenceMIBRexit, Tuurtle, brnz4n, HEN1, insani, BIT
4Permanent Partner TeamFnaticKRIMZ, mezii, nicoodoz, roeJ, FASHR, keita
5ESL World RankingCloud9Nafany, sh1ro, Ax1Le, HObbit, buster, groove
6Permanent Partner TeamEvil GeniusesBrehze, autimatic, HexT, neaLaN, wiz, Vorborg
7Permanent Partner TeamG2 EsportshuNter-, NiKo, m0NESY, jks, HooXi, Swani
8European ConferenceEternal FireXANTARES, imoRR, xfl0ud, Calyx, MAJ3R, Fabre

Group B

9Permanent Partner TeamHeroicstavn, cadiaN, TeSeS, sjuush, Jabbi, Xizt
10CSGO ESL Challenger ValenciaMovistar Ridersmopoz, ALEX, dav1g, Martinez, sausol, bladE
11Permanent Partner TeamBIGtabseN, syrsoN, faveN, Krimbo, k1to, gob b
12Permanent Partner TeamComplexityJT, FaNg, floppy, Grim, hallzerk, T.c
13South America ConferenceImperial EsportsFalleN, boltz, VINI, chelo, JOTA, zakk
14Permanent Partner TeamFURIA Esportsyuurih, arT, KSCERATO, drop, saffee, guerri
15European ConferenceSAWJUST, MUTiRiS, rmn, ewjerkz, story, arki
16Permanent Partner TeamMOUZfrozen, dexter, torzsi, JDC, xertioN, sycrone

Group C

17Permanent Partner TeamFaZe Clanrain, broky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz, RobbaN
18Oceanic ConferenceRoosterchelleos, asap, TjP, ADK, nettik
19CSGO ESL Challenger MelbournepaiN Gamingbiguzera, hardzao, NEKIZ, zevy, skullz, rikz
20Permanent Partner TeamNinjas in Pyjamas (NIP)REZ, Brollan, Aleksib, headtr1ck, k0nfig, djL
21ESL World RankingOGflameZ, NEOFRAG, F1KU, degster, niko, ruggah
22South America Conference00 Nationcoldzera, TACO, latto, dumau, nqz, cky
23Oceanic ConferenceGrayhoundSico, INS, aliStair, Liazz
24Permanent Partner TeamTeam VitalityapEX, ZywOo, dupreeh, Magisk, Spinx, zonic

Group D

25Permanent Partner TeamTeam LiquidEliGE, NAF, oSee, nitro, YEKINDAR, daps
26Asia ConferenceRare Atomadvent, kaze, JamYoung, Mercury, Moseyuh, k4Mi
27North America ConferenceATKMisteM, b0denmaster, Swisher, djay, Pluto, sprayxd
28Permanent Partner TeamENCESnappi, dycha, maden, SunPayus, Nertz, sAw
29ESL World RankingTeam Spiritchopper, magixx, Patsi, s1ren, w0nderful, hally
30Permanent Partner TeamAstralisXp9x, gla1ve, blameF, dev1ce, Buzz, casle
31European ConferenceforZeJerry, zorte, shalfey, Krad, r3salt, Fierce
32Permanent Partner TeamNatus Vinceres1mple, electroNic, Perfecto, b1t, npl, B1ad3

Schedule and Format of ESL Pro League Season 17

CS-GO Pro League S17 Schedule

  • The Group Stage will run from February 22 to March 19, 2023
  • The Playoff Stage will be on March 21 to 26, 2023

CS-GO Pro League S17 Format

Group Stage:

  • Four CSGO triple-elimination format groups
    • Eight teams make up each group.
    • All games are Best of 3
  • Each group’s top four CSGO teams advance to the playoffs:
    • Winners of the group stage move on to the quarterfinals.
    • The Round of 12 is reached by the Group Stage Runners-Up as the High Seeds
    • Teams who finished third in the group stage progress as high seeds to the Round of 16
    • Teams who finished fourth in the group stage progress as low seeds to the Round of 16


  • Single-Elimination bracket
  • All matches are Bo3 except Grand Final
  • The Grand Final is Bo5
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Prizes and Awards at ESL Pro League Season 17

The 850,000 USD will be spread among the CSGO teams below:

PlaceUSD DistributionQualifies To
1st200,000 USDIEM Cologne 2023
2nd90,000 USD 
3rd – 4th50,000 USD 
5th – 8th35,000 USD 
9th – 12th25,000 USD 
13th – 16th20,000 USD 
17th – 20th15,000 USD 
21st – 24th8,000 USD 
25th – 28th8,000 USD 
29th – 32nd4,000 USD 

Where to Watch ESL Pro League Season 17

There are a lot of options for fans and enthusiasts to watch the upcoming CSGO ESL Pro League Season 17, anyone can visit the following links provided below as they are the authorized CSGO channels to broadcast this CSGO tournament: |

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