The first season of the ESL S.K.I.L.L. Pro League finished a few weeks ago at Gamescom and the second season in 2015 will kick off in September. Today we are proud to announce the new season with at least 15,000 EUR prize money and a few changes for our upcoming season. We will not only increase the number of teams in the ESL Pro League, but we will also run another qualifier to determine the extra teams for the second season.
With the increased number (10) of teams for the second season we will need to run an additional qualifier. The qualifier will be happening on September 1st and 2nd as we will be playing the matches on two different dates. The first rounds are played on Tuesday and the later round on Wednesday. That qualifier will be open to all teams as we want to add the best teams into the ESL S.K.I.L.L. Pro League.
Due to these changes we will also have more teams in the playoffs. We created a table to show you how the results in the group stage effects the outcome of ESL Pro League.
|1. Place||Playoffs - Direct slot for semi finals|
|2. Place||Playoffs - Direct slot for semi finals|
|7. Place||Relegation Major/Pro League|
|8. Place||Relegation Major/Pro League|
|9. Place||Demoted to Major League|
|10. Place||Demoted to Major League|
We wish all teams good luck and have fun competing in the ESL Pro League. We will announce all teams in the upcoming weeks.