SK Gaming Take First Place at ESL Pro League Season 6
The sixth season of the ESL Pro League series has concluded with another victory of SK Gaming. In the Grand Finals they defeated FaZe Clan with the 3-1 score.
The tournament featured 12 teams. First, they were placed into two groups of six with the round-robin format. Top three teams from each group advanced to the single-elimination playoffs bracket. The results of the group stage looked as follows:
Group Stage Results:
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||FaZe Clan||4-1||79-54||+25||13p||1.||SK Gaming||4-1||78-48||+30||12p|
|4.||Luminosity Gaming||2-3||68-67||+1||5p||4.||NRG Esports||2-3||55-71||-16||6p|
|5.||Astralis||1-4||56-75||-19||4p||5.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||2-3||71-77||6||5p|
Both finalists placed first in their groups, which guaranteed them a slot in the semifinals, both of which ended with a 2-0 score: FaZe Clan defeated Fnatic, while SK Gaming outplayed Misfits. The Grand Finals ended with the 3-1 score in the favor of SK Gaming, granting them $225,000 in prize money. It should be noted, that only few weeks ago SK Gaming won at another major CS:GO tournament – BLAST: Pro Series.
ESL Pro League was held on December 5-10 at Sparekassen Fyn Arena in Odense, Denmark. The prize pool is set at $750,000 and is distributed among participants as follows:
Prize Pool Distribution:
|5th-6th||$45,000||OpTic Gaming, HellRaisers|
|7th-8th||$40,000||Luminosity Gaming, NRG Esports|
|9-th-10th||$35,000||Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis|
|11th-12th||$32,500||Team Liquid, North|