ESL Pro League Season 13

Welcome to a complete breakdown of the ESL Pro League Season 13. The ESL Pro League is one of, if not the biggest official league within the CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) esports scene. There is plenty to play for with 24 teams competing for their share of the $750,000 USD prize pool. The league is being played out online, and all regions are coming together to create one big tournament.


The highly anticipated ESL Pro league returns for its 13th season on March 8th and features a 24 team global tournament. The best teams from across Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America, and South America will be battling it out, making it possibly one of the best events of the 2021 season.

ESL Pro League Season 13 CSGO Format & Schedule

ESL Pro League 13 kicks off with two seasons of regional-based competitions, and after this, the cream of the crop will compete online against one another from the safety of their homes and boot camp locations across Europe. Up for grabs is their chance to win an ESL Pro League title and earn vital points for the ESL Pro Tour. You can find the official format breakdown below.

ESL Pro League 13

  • Group Stage: March 8th – 29th, 2021
    • Four single round-robin format groups.
      • Each group has six teams.
      • All matches are best of three.
    • Group winners proceed to the Play-In for seeding.
    • Group 2nd & 3rd place teams advance to the Round of 12.

The groups take place over the course of just over three weeks, with each group being played out one at a time. Group A takes place from March 8th – 12th, Group B from March 13th – 18th, Group C from march 19th – 24th, and Group D from March 25th – 29th.

  • Play-In: April 8th, 2021
    • Single-Elimination bracket.
    • All matches are best of three.
    • Winning teams advance to the Semifinals.
    • Losing teams advance to the Quarterfinals.
  • Playoffs:
    • Single-Elimination bracket.
    • All matches (excl. Grand Final) are best of three.
    • The Grand Final is best of five.

Here is a quick fire simple explanation of how the Group Stage and Playoff Stage work.

Group Stage

  • 24 teams
  • 4 x Round Robin Groups of 6
  • All matches best of 3
  • Winner of group progresses to play-in stage
  • 2nd and 3rd of group progress to round of 12

Playoff Stage

  • 12 teams
  • Play-in losers go to the round of round of six
  • Play-in winners go to semi-finals
  • All matches are best of three
  • The grand final is best of five.

Prize Pool

The ESL Pro League Season 13 CSGO prize pool comes in at a whopping $750,000 USD that is spread across each team competing. You can find the full breakdown of the prize pool below.

Place $USD ESL Pro Tour Points BLAST Premier Points
1st $175,000 1,300 points Global Final + 2,800 points
2nd $60,000 1,000 points 1,400 points
3rd – 4th $30,000 775 points 875 points
5th – 6th $15,000 575 points 350 points
7th – 8th $12,500 400 points 175 points
9th – 12th $10,000 250 points 0 points
13th – 16th $7,000 100 points 0 points
17th – 20th $5,000 50 points 0 points
21st – 24th $3,000 0 points 0 points

Additionally, teams are awarded a $5,000 USD bonus for each group stage win. So if a team manages to go unbeaten in the group stages, they will take home an additional $25,000 USD.


As mentioned above, there are 24 teams participating in ESL Pro League Season 13, twelve of which are partner teams, ten earned their spot through the ESL World Rankings, and two teams won respective regional qualifiers to reach this stage. Below you can find each team and their official roster coming into this event.

ESL pro league season 13 teams

Astralis – Permanent Partner Team

  • Device
  • Dupreeh
  • Xyp9x
  • Gla1ve
  • Magisk
  • Zonic (coach)

Complexity – Permanent Partner Team

  • BlameF
  • RUSH
  • K0nfig
  • Poizon
  • Jks
  • Keita (coach)

ENCE – Permanent Partner Team

  • Allu
  • Doto
  • Snappi
  • Spinx
  • Dycha
  • sAw (coach)

Evil Geniuses – Permanent Partner Team

  • Brehze
  • Cerq
  • Tarik
  • Stanislaw
  • Obo
  • Zews (coach)

FaZe Clan – Permanent Partner Team

  • Rain
  • Coldzera
  • Broky
  • Twistzz
  • Karrigan
  • Robban (coach)

Fnatic – Permanent Partner Team

  • Krimz
  • JW
  • Brollan
  • Golden
  • Jackinho
  • Samuelsson (coach)

G2 Esports – Permanent Partner Team

  • JaCkz
  • AmaNEk
  • Nexa
  • HuNter-
  • NiKo
  • MaLeK (coach)

Mousesports – Permanent Partner Team

  • Ropz
  • Frozen
  • Bymas
  • acoR
  • Dexter
  • MithR (coach)

Natus Vincere – Permanent Partner Team

  • Flamie
  • S1mple
  • Electronic
  • Boombl4
  • Perfecto
  • B1ad3 (coach)

Ninjas In Pyjamas – Permanent Partner Team

  • Rez
  • Plopski
  • Nawwk
  • Hampus
  • Ztr
  • Threat (coach)

Team Liquid – Permanent Partner Team

  • Elige
  • NAF
  • Stewie2k
  • Grim
  • Fallen
  • Moses (coach)

Team Vitality – Permanent Partner Team

  • Apex
  • RpK
  • ZywOo
  • Show
  • Misutaaa
  • XTQZZZ (coach)

BIG – ESL World Ranking

  • Tabsen
  • Tizian
  • Xantares
  • Syrson
  • K1to
  • DuDe (coach)

Heroic – ESL World Ranking

  • Stavn
  • Cadian
  • TeSeS
  • Refrezh
  • Sjuush
  • Robl (coach)

FURIA Esports – ESL World Ranking

  • Yuurih
  • Art
  • VINI
  • Junior
  • Guerri (coach)

Virtus.Pro – ESL World Ranking

  • Buster
  • Qikert
  • Jame
  • Dastan (coach)

OG – ESL World Ranking

  • Aleksib
  • Valde
  • Mantuu
  • Niko
  • Ruggah (coach)

Gambit Esports – ESL World Ranking

  • Nafany
  • Sh1ro
  • Interz
  • Ax1Le
  • Hobbit
  • Groove (coach)

Cloud9 – ESL World Ranking

  • Floppy
  • ALEX
  • Mezii
  • Es3tag
  • Xeppaa
  • Elmapuddy (coach)

FunPlus Phoenix – ESL World Ranking

  • Zehn
  • Maden
  • Farlig
  • SuNny
  • Devilwalk (coach)

MIBR – ESL World Ranking (South America)

  • Chelo
  • Yel
  • Shz
  • Boltz
  • Danoco
  • Apoka (coach)

Renegades – ESL World Ranking (Oceania)

  • Malta
  • Sico
  • INS
  • Hatz
  • Alistair

Endpoint – ESEA S35 Europe Premier

  • Surreal
  • Robiin
  • FlameZ
  • RossR (coach)

Team One – ESEA S35 North America Premier

  • Maluk3
  • Prt
  • Pesadelo
  • MalbsMd
  • Skullz
  • Righi (coach)

Tips On Choosing The Best Betting Site

Picking which betting site you want to use when it comes to betting on individual games or a big event can be a tough decision to make. Below are some quickfire tips that you should take on board to help you with your process.

  • Betting Markets – Choosing a betting platform with an extensive market is crucial. You want more than just the basic bet on the winner scenario. Being able to place more specific bets thanks to an in-depth betting market is a huge advantage.
  • Welcome Bonus – You will find the majority of bookmakers will offer at least some form of welcome bonus to its user, some better than others. Before picking the betting site you plan on using, be sure to check this out, as it could give you some free bets or bonuses to utilize.
  • Payment Methods – Typically, betting sites offer more ways to deposit your money than withdraw your winnings. Keep an eye out for this, and you don’t want to be left stuck and unable to get your funds back.
  • Security – The bookmaker you choose to bet with should be transparent on how they keep your details and private information secure and safe. If you cannot find clear and transparent information here, maybe stay clear.
  • Licensing – Each and every betting site should be fully licensed. Typically, if the services are not licensed for your region, you will be unable to create an account. However, just because you can register to a site doesn’t mean the licensing covers your region, so it’s always worth double-checking to keep yourself in the right.
  • Support – A good bookmaker will offer good customer support to its users. You can commonly find reviews online on the customer service aspect of a betting site.

ESL Pro League 13 Conclusion

So, that should cover the format and schedule of the ESL Pro League Season 13 as well as covering each of their teams and their full rosters that will be competing. Additionally, you got some tips on how to choose the best betting site to use when it comes to placing bets throughout the course of the event.

The ESL Pro League 13 tournament will offer a month of action-packed high-tier CSGO for everyone to enjoy. With a $750,000 prize pool for an online event, it’s one of the biggest events of the season, so each and every team will be putting their full effort into this.


How Do You Qualify for Pro League ESL?

The ESL Pro League has twelve constant partnered teams who bought their place in the league, similar to a franchise league system. For the remaining spots, teams typically qualify through the global ESL ranking system, which you can gain points for through competing in official tournaments and events. Recently, the winner of the European and North American ESEA Premier event earned qualification for the season.

Is ESL Pro League a Major?

The grand final of the ESL Pro League each season can be deemed a Major event. The ESL Pro League is considered the premier professional CS:GO league globally and is also one of the biggest and major professional leagues in the world of esports.

Where Can I Watch ESL Pro League Season 13 live?

You can watch it on the ESL CSGO Twitch page. Here is a link to access the streams - It’s recommended to follow ESL on social media to keep up to date with when game days start etc.

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