ESL CS:GO Pro League finals return to Dallas

ESL and WESA have announced that season seven of the CS:GO Pro League Finals will return to Dallas, Texas on May 18-20 2018, with teams competing for their share of the $1m (£715,000) prize pool.

After three days of the group stages, the audience will see two quarter-finals, the two semi-finals and the grand final live on site at the Verizon Theatre.

The competition will debut on and stream exclusively via Facebook Live in English and Portuguese, with all broadcasts available in 1080p/60fps on Facebook and will also be streamed in VR.

“We are looking forward to bringing the Pro League Finals back to Dallas after such a successful Season Six Finals in Odense,” said Ken Hershman, Commissioner and Executive Chairman, WESA. “This year we will expand the opportunity for Pro League competition to even more talented teams around the globe, and we look forward to an exciting year and eagerly await the Finals.”

Last season’s finals in Odense, Denmark garnered record-breaking viewership. The Season Six Finals saw a 95% growth in concurrent viewers compared to the Season Five Finals, which were also held in Dallas back in 2017. Over the course of five days, more than four million hours of content were consumed through 27 live streams in 18 languages.

Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL, said, “With a couple of interesting new line-ups forming and the superstars returning, this season will be very exciting to watch. Building off of the record-breaking year in Season Six, we aim to create the best CS:GO experience for Pro League fans both in attendance and online.”

Ticket for the Pro League Season Seven Finals in Dallas go on sale on February 23rd, 2018 at 9am Pacific (5pm GMT).

Esports Insider says: With the ESL Pro League figures always going up, it’s good to see them go back to a city that historically has had some very notable esports events, not least the Season Five finals of the ESL Pro League.