Esports has gained significant popularity worldwide, with gamers and fans alike looking forward to exciting tournaments and matches. The ESL Pro League Season 17 is one such event that has caught the attention of many gamers worldwide. It is an online Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) tournament that brings together 16 teams from different parts of the world to compete against each other. The group stage of the tournament has ended, and the playoffs have begun. In this article, we will take a closer look at the ESL Pro League Season 17 tournament, including the schedule, bracket, results, and more.
ESL Pro League Season 17 – Results and Format
The ESL Pro League Season 17 tournament commenced on February 22, 2023, and is scheduled to conclude on March 26, 2023. The tournament is being played online due to the ongoing pandemic situation. The tournament features a total of 16 teams, which have been divided into four groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group qualified for the playoffs. The playoffs are being played in a single-elimination bracket format. The quarter-finals and semi-finals are best-of-three matches, while the Grand Finals are best-of-five.
Teams participating in the ESL Pro League Season 17
The tournament features some of the best teams in the world, including Astralis, Fnatic, Natus Vincere, and FURIA Esports. Other teams participating in the tournament include Cloud9, MOUZ, ENCE, and Team Vitality.
Group Stage Results
The group stage of the ESL Pro League Season 17 tournament was played from February 22, 2023, to March 18, 2023. The top two teams from each group advanced to the playoffs. The following are the group stage results:
- Group A: Astralis, Cloud9
- Group B: FURIA Esports, ENCE
- Group C: Natus Vincere, MOUZ
- Group D: Fnatic, Team Vitality
The playoff bracket of the ESL Pro League Season 17 tournament is as follows:
- Astralis vs. Team Vitality
- FURIA Esports vs. Fnatic
- Natus Vincere vs. MOUZ
- Cloud9 vs. ENCE
- TBD vs. TBD
- TBD vs. TBD
- Grand Finals
- TBD vs. TBD
Match Results and Highlights
The following are some of the match results and highlights of the ESL Pro League Season 17 tournament:
- FURIA Esports defeated Fnatic 2-0 in the quarter-finals to advance to the semi-finals.
- Cloud9 defeated MOUZ 2-0 in the quarter-finals to advance to the semi-finals.
- Natus Vincere defeated Cloud9 2-0 in the semi-finals to advance to the Grand Finals.
- Fnatic defeated Team
ESL Pro League Season 16 Recap
Before diving into Season 17, let’s take a look at Season 16. The tournament took place from March 8 to April 11, 2021, and saw Cloud9 taking the victory with a 2-1 win. The matches were hotly contested, with the teams going 1-1 on Inferno and Overpass across three games, and Cloud9 winning 2-0 on Mirage and sneaking in a victory on Ancient.
FaZe Clan’s Victory at ESL Pro League Season 17
FaZe Clan emerged victorious in Season 17, winning $1 million and the Intel Grand Slam prize. The tournament ran from February 22 to March 26, 2023, and featured 32 attending teams. FaZe Clan managed to take down Cloud9 in the grand final, cementing their reign over CS:GO during 2021 and 2022.
The Top 16 Teams in ESL Pro League Season 17
The top 16 teams in the tournament are as follows:
- FaZe Clan
- Natus Vincere
- G2 Esports
- Gambit Esports
- Team Vitality
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Evil Geniuses
ESL Pro League Season 17 Playoffs and Predictions
The playoffs are a single-elimination bracket, with all matches being best-of-three. Here are some predictions for the playoffs:
- Natus Vincere vs. FaZe Clan: This match is going to be a thriller, but Na’ Vi looks stronger with every game and might just be able to take this all the way to the final with a 2-1 victory.
- Maps: We suspect that we’ll see Mirage,
The tournament had a round-robin format, with teams playing each other in a best-of-three (Bo3) match. The top six teams from each region advanced to the playoffs. The playoffs featured a single-elimination bracket, with the quarterfinals and semifinals being a Bo3 match, while the grand finals were a best-of-five (Bo5) match.
Top Teams and Players
FaZe Clan is one of the most well-known esports teams globally, and they have a dedicated fan base. The team has a reputation for being one of the most successful esports teams in history, and they have won multiple major tournaments. FaZe Clan won the ESL Pro League Season 17 tournament, beating Cloud9 in the grand finals.
Cloud9 is another popular esports team that has a significant following. The team has also won multiple major tournaments, and they were one of the favorites to win ESL Pro League Season 17. Cloud9 was the runner-up of the tournament, losing to FaZe Clan in the grand finals.
Marcelo David is a well-known esports player who played for 00Nation in ESL Pro League Season 17. He is an experienced in-game leader and has participated in multiple tournaments throughout his career. Marcelo David had an excellent performance in ESL Pro League Season 17, outscoring all his teammates in ACM3, and he was instrumental in 00Nation’s success.
Exciting Matches and Games
FaZe Clan vs. Cloud9
One of the most exciting games of the tournament was the grand finals match between FaZe Clan and Cloud9. The match was a best-of-five, and it was an intense battle between two of the top teams in the tournament. The match was closely contested, with both teams winning two games each. FaZe Clan managed to win the final game, securing their victory in the tournament.
Cloud9 vs. ENCE
Another exciting game was the match between Cloud9 and ENCE. The two teams played each other six times in the past few months, and Cloud9 won five of those matches. However, ENCE managed to win one game in the IEM Katowice 2023 Play-in, where they defeated Cloud9.
Natus Vincere vs. FaZe Clan
The match between Natus Vincere and FaZe Clan was another exciting game that had fans on the edge of their seats. The two teams played each other in the playoffs, and it was a thrilling match that went down to the wire. Natus Vincere managed to win the game.