ESL Pro League 20 Malta CS2: Defined Groups and Teams to Watch

ESL Pro League 20 Malta CS2: Defined Groups and Teams to Watch

27. June 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The ESL Pro League returns as one of the most thrilling events in this year’s esports calendar with its 20th season. This marks the second edition of the tournament held in Counter-Strike 2, further elevating its significance.

The tournament, set to take place in Malta, will gather the best teams from around the world in Counter-Strike 2, confirmed after ESL announced invitations and the Group Stage order.

Overview of ESL Pro League 20

In its twentieth season, the Group Stage of ESL Pro League promises intense competition. Esteemed teams such as MOUZ, the reigning champion, and other top performers in 2024 like Team Spirit, Natus Vincere, G2 Esports, and FaZe Clan will clash in a series of matches to determine who progresses to the final stages.

Once again, the importance of the Group Stage in ESL Pro League lies in consistency, with a lengthy initial phase featuring 32 teams divided into four groups. ESL has already confirmed the invited teams and their distribution across each group.

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Spanish-speaking Representation

9z Globant and Movistar KOI will collide at ESL Pro League 20, representing the Spanish-speaking Counter-Strike 2 scene. Similar to the 18th edition, both teams will participate in ESL Pro League. This time, they share Group B with elite international teams and recent champions such as Team Spirit, G2 Esports, and The MongolZ.

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Key Groups and Contenders

Group A features finalists from the last Major, Natus Vincere and FaZe Clan, along with the rising Ninjas in Pyjamas led by Spanish captain Alex “alex” Masanet.

Group C hosts reigning two-time champions MOUZ, who aim to defend their title and maintain their dominance in Counter-Strike 2.

Group D includes another Spanish representative, Team Falcons, led by Álvaro “SunPayus” García, eager to make an impact. They face tough competition from title contenders like Team Vitality, Virtus.Pro, and Team Liquid.


Tournament Format and Schedule

The initial phase sees Groups A and B competing simultaneously, followed by Groups C and D. This format includes a week and a half of action with a triple elimination format, ultimately revealing the four qualifiers from each group for the playoffs.

ESL Pro League 20 kicks off on September 3 at its traditional studios in Malta. Stay tuned to this article for updates on match dates, times, and results from this edition of the world’s premier Counter-Strike 2 league.

ESL Pro League 20 Fase de Grupos


ESL Pro League 20 Malta promises to deliver thrilling esports action as top teams from around the globe converge in Malta for the prestigious Counter-Strike 2 tournament.

With established champions defending their titles and rising stars aiming to make their mark, fans can expect intense matches and unexpected outcomes throughout the Group Stage and playoffs. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds and new legends emerge in the world of esports.

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