The European division in ESL Pro LeagueSeason 9 will run from April 12 to May 23, featuring sixteen teams divided into four groups based on the ESL World Ranking. The squads will compete for spots in the LAN finals. For the first time, the league’s season will consist of two group stages.
First Round: Four groups of four, competing in a round-robin best-of-three format. The winners of the groups will advance to the EPL Season 9: Finals. Teams finishing second and third will proceed to the next round.
Second Round: will run from May 14 to 23. Two groups of four. The system and format is the same as it was in the first one. The top two teams from each group will advance to the final of the ninth season.
New Relegation format: Teams that place last in the first round will be put into a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket. The team to come out on top will remain in the Pro League, while teams to place second and third will go into relegation, facing second and third-placed teams from MDL Season 31. Top two from relegation secure a placement in the next season of Pro League. The winner of MDL Season 31 will conclude the Pro League line-up.
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Group Stage 2
Group Stage 1