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ESL Pro League S15 - How to watch, schedule, teams and more

Everything CS:GO esports fans need to know about ESL Pro League Season 15, from how to watch to the complete schedule, teams and more.
ESL Pro League S15 - How to watch, schedule, teams and more

Following IEM Katowice 2022, the next big CS:GO esports event is ESL Pro League Season 15. It kicks off on 9th March 2022 and it is a must-watch for esports fans across the globe. This is an offline event taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany, and will run for roughly one month. 

In this article, we detail everything readers should know about ESL Pro League Season 15, including how to watch all the CS:GO esports action, the schedule, format, teams and prize pool distribution.

How to watch ESL Pro League S15

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Catch all the ESL Pro League Season 15 action live on Twitch. (Picture: ESL)

ESL Pro League Season 15 will be broadcast on the ESL Counter-Strike official Twitch channel.

Due to the number of group stage matches, these will likely be broadcasted via multiple streams.

For your CS:GO esports viewing convenience, we've embedded each of the three streams below.

ESL CSGO Main Stream

ESL CSGO Stream B

ESL CSGO Stream C

If you miss any of the matches, you can catch up on all the action via  ESL CSGO YouTube channel

ESL Pro League S15 schedule

ESL Pro League Season 15 kicks off on 9th March 2022 and will run until 10th April 2022. The group stage ends on 3rd April 2022 with matches starting at roughly 11:30 UTC each day.

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Get ready for a whole lot of CS:GO esports action! (Picture: ESL)

Following the group stage, we will get to watch the playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 15, scheduled to take place from 5th to 10th April.

Teams competing at ESL Pro League S15

ESL recently banned Russian teams and sponsors (Gambit and Virtus.pro competing in this event) from the ESL Pro League. However, these players can still compete under a neutral name.

There are a total of 24 teams competing at ESL Pro League Season 15, and they've already been divided into groups. 

EPL S15 Group A teams:

  • G2 Esports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Entropiq
  • Fnatic
  • MOUZ
  • LookingForOrg
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The exact schedule for ESL Pro League S15's Group A matches. (Picture: ESL)

EPL S15 Group B teams:

  • Team Vitality
  • Virtus.pro
  • FURIA
  • FaZe Clan
  • Sprout
  • ENCE

EPL S15 Group C teams:

  • Team Liquid
  • Gambit Esports
  • BIG
  • Movistar Riders
  • GODSENT
  • Party Astronauts

EPL S15 Group D teams:

  • Natus Vincere
  • AGO
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Astralis
  • Complexity Gaming
  • Heroic

By the looks of it, teams have been well-distributed and there might not be a group of death at all.

EPL Season 15 format and prize pool

The ESL Pro League Season 15 groups stage follows a round-robin format with all matches being best-of-three.

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Can FaZe Clan repeat their success from IEM Katowice 2022? (Picture: ESL)

The playoffs feature a single-elimination bracket, with all matches being best of three, with the exception of the grand finals, which is a best-of-five affair. Teams will fight it out for their share of the $823,000 prize pool.

Prize pool distribution:

  • 1st place - $175,000 and BLAST Premier World Final 2022 spot
  • 2nd place - $70,000
  • 3rd and 4th place - $35,000
  • 5th to 8th place - $17,500
  • 9th to 12th place - $12,000
  • 13th to 16th place - $9,000
  • 17th to 20th place - $7,500
  • 21st to 24th place - $6,000

So there you have it, everything CS:GO esports fans need to know about ESL Pro League Season 15, from how to watch all the action, catch up on missed matches, the teams competing, the schedule, format and prize pool distribution.

It will be interesting to see if FaZe Clan can continue their success following the win at IEM Katowice 2022, and how Na'Vi, Gambit and Virtus.pro will perform considering the war.

 

Featured image courtesy of ESL.