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Viewer's Guide: ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals

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The top 6 teams from both the North American and European regional ESL Pro League seasons have come together and will face each one another in the Sparekassen Fyn Arena in Odense, Denmark throughout this week.
After a great showing from the crowd at the Blast Series event in Denmark last month it is hoped that the Danish fans will be out in force once again to provide an electric audience as the event looks to crown the best of the best.

The event contains six of the current top 10 teams in the world, including the current top four, SK Gaming, Faze Clan, Astralis and Ninjas in Pyjamas.

However due to roster changes, roster lock rules and illness some teams are not at their full strength, with Astralis having to play with Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel from Team Dignitas in place of their star player Nicolai "device" Reedtz; and Team Liquid are having to play with their coach Wilton "Zews" Prado, with player Lucas "steel" Lopes missing out.

Participating teams

Fnatic


North


Faze Clan


Ninjas in Pyjamas


Astralis


Optic Gaming


SK Gaming


Hellraisers


Team Liquid


NRG Esports


Misfits


Luminosity Gaming

Format and schedule

Tuesday, December 5


Wednesday, December 6


Friday, December 8


Saturday, December 9


Sunday, December 10

Prize pool and distribution

The total prize pool for the sixth edition of the event amounts to a total of $750,000. This tournament also counts towards the Intel Grand Slam system in which the first team to win four of the last ten eligible events hosted by ESL or Dreamhack win themselves a cool one million dollars.

1. SK Gaming — $225,000
2. Faze Clan — $100,000
3-4. Misfits — $60,000
3-4. Fnatic — $60,000
5-6. Optic Gaming — $45,000
5-6. Hellraisers — $45,000
7-8. Luminosity Gaming — $40,000
7-8. NRG Esports — $40,000
9-10. Astralis — $35,000
9-10. Ninjas in Pyjamas — $35,000
11-12. Team Liquid — $32,500
11-12. North — $32,500

Broadcasting team

The on-air broadcasting team sees O.J. Borg hosting the event as a whole, and Alex "Machine" Richardson hosting the desk segments, where he has three either ex or current professionals joining him to provide analysis.

The commentary teams had a last minute adjustment as Vince Hill was called in to replace Lauren "Pansy" Scott who is suffering from food poisoning and therefore unable to attend the event.

Broadcasting Team

United Kingdom Oliver “OJ Borg” Borg (Host)

USA Tres "stunna" Saranthus (Interviewer)

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson (Desk Host)

Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović (Analyst)
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill (Analyst)
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche (Analyst)

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer (Commentator)
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett (Commentator)
USA Jason "moses" O'Toole (Commentator)
United Kingdom Vince "Vince" Hill (Commentator)

United Kingdom Jack "Jacky" Peters (Commentator, Secondary Stream)
United Kingdom Hugo Byron (Commentator, Secondary Stream)
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell (Commentator, Secondary Stream)
United Kingdom Alex "Snodz" Byfield (Commentator, Secondary Stream)

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