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ESL Pro League Season 6 Now Underway This Week In Esports Betting

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With a quiet Dota 2 front and the League of Legends Summer Playoffs almost completed, the esports world turns toward a wide range of CS:GO tournaments.

One of the biggest is the ESL Pro League Season 6. Its qualification phase began Aug. 22. There are two qualifying sections, North America and Europe, and the teams are battling to earn a place in the Season 6 Finals, which will take place in December.

The qualifiers will run through Nov. 12, and each features 14 teams.

League ladder and qualification

In both the European and North American qualification groups, the league ladder positions matter a lot. It will determine not only whether they qualify for the finals but also whether lower-placed teams are able to compete in next year’s Season 7.

The finishing positions in the league table equate to the following:

  • First through sixth inclusive – These teams will progress into the Season 6 Finals to be played in December.
  • Seventh through 11th inclusive – These teams won’t progress to the finals, but they will be invited back to participate in Season 7.
  • 12th & 13th places – Teams finishing in these two positions will enter into a series of relegation playoffs against teams that have qualified from the second-tier Premier division. They will have to win these games to reclaim their place in the event for Season 7, or their place will be taken by the teams that win these playoffs.
  • 14th place – The 14th placed team is automatically relegated to the Premier division and are replaced with the team that finishes atop of the Premier division this year.

ESL Pro League Season 6 – North America

The North American section has just completed its first week, with a second group of fixtures set to be played during the coming days. Currently the league table stands as follows.

PositionTeam NameRecordScore DifferentialAggregatePoints
1SK Gaming6-2116-83+3318
2OpTic Gaming4-064-31+3312
3Team Liquid4-281-70+912
5Counter Logic Gaming3-373-80-79
6NRG Esports3-164-45+198
8compLexity Gaming2-252-48+426
12Ghost Gaming1-340-62-223
13Luminosity Gaming0-444-64-200

The second week begins Sept. 5 and features 20 matches in total.

ESL Pro League Season 6 – Europe

Qualifying in the European section began on Aug. 22.  The league table for Europe is below.

PositionTeam NameRecordScore DifferentialAggregatePoints
1FaZe Clan6-2115-88+2718
5G2 Esports4-4108-104+413
8Natus Vincere2-478-7806
11Team EnVyUs2-473-94-215
13Ninjas in Pyjamas1-342-61-193
14Team LDLC.com0-210-32-220

There are just 12 matches scheduled to take place in Week Two of the European Qualifier. As with the American qualifiers, these games will get underway on Sept. 5.

Esports betting at Bet365

In addition to betting on the ESL Pro League matches above, there are plenty of other opportunities this week at Bet365.

We’ve already covered the DreamHack Masters in Malmo, but Bet365 is also offering pre-tournament betting on the ESG Mykonos events. There are also some great pre-event markets available for the forthcoming ESL One New York event.

Alongside these top tier events, CS:GO fans can enjoy betting on a number of current smaller events: DaddySkins Cup, Dust2.dk Masters, ECS D-League, Liga Pro Gamers Club, Mother Russia, and Stream.me Gauntlet.

On another page, StarCraft II fans have a choice of betting in the SSL Challenge Season 2, SSL Premier Season 2, GSL Season 3, and WCS Montreal events at the moment. Bet365 is also offering betting on the WCIII Neo Star League, as well as the Gfinity Rocket League and Overwatch Premier Series events.

Image credit: Marco Verch / Flickr.com / CC BY 2.0

Ian John


A lifelong poker fan, Ian is also well-versed in the world of sports betting, casino gaming, and has written extensively on the online gambling industry. Based in the UK, Ian brings fresh insight into all facets of gaming.

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