This year’s second edition of the ESL Pro League, the most prestigious league in CS: GO esports, will run from Aug. 31 to Oct. 2 with an $823,000 prize pool up for grabs. Twenty-four of the best CS: GO teams in the world have been split into four groups of six teams each for the group stage of ESL Pro League Season 16 and only the three best squads from each group will participate in the playoffs. For the first time since ESL Pro League Season 10 in 2019, the league will run the playoffs in front of a live audience. The 12 best teams in ESL Pro League Season 16 will get to play at the Salini Resort in Malta, where the fans will follow the action.
Thursday, Sept. 22
4:00 pm: C9 vs. Eternal Fire
7:30 pm FURIA vs. Movistar Riders
11:00 pm: Liquid vs. EG
ESL Pro League season 16 will be broadcast on ESL’s main CS: GO channel on Twitch. There will only be simultaneous matches on the last day of each group. You can watch your favourite team playing on the second and third channels. In addition to the official broadcasts, there will be streams for foreign viewers like 99Damage (Germany) and Gaules (Brazil), for example.