ESL released the schedule Wednesday for the upcoming Season 8 of the ESL Pro League, its online Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league.

The online CS:GO league runs for nearly two months in North America and Europe, starting Oct. 2 and ending on Nov. 22. The league will have three best-of-two matches each on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday over the duration of the five-week season.


The season will culminate in a global finals Dec. 7-9 at the Sparekassen Fyn Arena in Odense, the third-largest city in Denmark, an event that counts toward the Intel Grand Slam. Seven teams from Europe will qualify from the event along with six from North America. The other competitors will come from South America, Australia, and Asia. 


The South American team competing in Odense will come from the winner of the LA LEAGUE. The Australian team will be the winner of the ANZ region, which has eight teams who will play a best-of-three tournament bracket to determine the victor. The Asian team will be determined by a match between the winners of the Chinese and Southeast Asian regions.


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