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Complete list of teams for ESL Pro League Season 17

Complete list of teams for ESL Pro League Season 17

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Kaustavmani Choudhury

Complete list of teams for ESL Pro League Season 17

With forZe taking up the last spot for the European Conference, all the slots for the Season 17 of ESL Pro League have been filled. Here, we will go through all the teams, and how they have managed to qualify for this tournament.

Permanent Partner Teams:

Every season, a certain number of teams automatically qualify to play in ESL events, as they are permanent partners of the organization. These teams are:

  1. Astralis
  2. BIG
  3. Complexity
  4. ENCE
  5. Evil Geniuses
  6. Faze Clan
  7. Fnatic
  8. Furia
  9. G2
  10. Heroic
  11. MOUZ
  12. Natus Vincere
  13. Ninjas in Pyjamas
  14. Team Liquid
  15. Team Vitality

Apart from these 15 teams, 17 other teams qualify via various tournaments and ESL world rankings.

ESL World Rankings:

Three teams are selected to play for the Pro League by their ESL World Rankings. Those teams are:

  1. Cloud9 (current ESL rank 10)
  2. Team Spirit (current ESL rank 11)
  3. OG (current ESL rank 12)

Check the ESL world rankings of other teams here.

ESL Challenger League:

Three teams qualify from the Challenger League by winning the respective Challenger League tournaments. Those teams are:

  1. paiN Gaming (from ESL Challenger Melbourne)
  2. Outsiders (from ESL Challenger Rotterdam)
  3. Movistar Riders (from ESL Challenger Valencia)

Regional Qualifiers:

This leaves us with the teams that qualify via their regional qualifiers, with 3 spots for Europe, and 2 spots each for North America, South America, Asia and Oceania. The qualified teams are:

  1. Eternal Fire (EU)
  2. SAW (EU)
  3. forZe (EU)
  4. ATK (NA)
  5. Mibr (NA)
  6. Imperial Esports (SA)
  7. 00 Nation (SA)
  8. Rare Atom (Asia)
  9. IHC Esports (Asia)
  10. Grayhound Gaming (Oceania)
  11. Rooster (Oceania)

This completes the 32 teams that will be competing in ESL Pro League Season 17.

Image source: ESL Gaming

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