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  • Writer's pictureAriunzayat Yunren

Virtus Pro beat The MongolZ 2:1

One of the highest-ranked CS2 tournaments is undoubtedly the ESL Pro League. The MongolZ vs. Virtus Pro match begins.

These teams competed previously with each other at ESL Pro S17, IEM Pio Major, and the Atlanta Challenger with Virtus Pros victories.

Third map: Ancient

They switched the round with the score 10:2 in favor of The MongolZ. But Virtus Pro came back with the scores 11:11

Second map: Mirage

The next part of the match took place on The MongolZ pick Mirage. For this map, both teams played twice in this tournament.

  • The MongolZ defeated the Falcons 13:3. But they lost to Vitality team with a ratio of 10:13.

  • Virtus Pro lost to Faze 4:13. They defeated Gamer Legions with 13:11.

  • The MongolZ has played a total of 10 times and has a 50% win rate, while Virtus Pro has played a total of 4 times and has a 75% win rate.

The match on the Mirage map ended with a 12:6 victory for Virtus Pro.

First map: Overpass

The game started with a clear advantage from The MongolZ, and they switched the round with scores 9x3. In the second part of the game, The MongolZ won 13:11 against Russian Virtus Pro team on the Overpass map.

About previous matches

The MongolZ team has won the top 16 teams of the Play Off stage of the ESL Pro League S19 tournament, which has been going on for about a month on the island of Malta.

·       They won Falcons team, Saudi Arabia's eSports organization ranked 13th in the world, with a score of 2:1 in the first match at the Play In stage.

·       Then, The MongolZ team won 2:0 against G2, which is ranked 5th in the world by HLTV and 4th by ESL, and qualified for the Play Off stage.

·       Despite losing 0:2 in the third game against Vitality, ranked second in the world, they will compete in the Round 12 category of the Play Off stage.

The MongolZ team won the ESL Challenger League S46 Asia Pacific title in August 2023 and qualified for the ESL Pro League S19 tournament.

The MongolZ

  • Garidmagnai “bLitz” Byambasuren                

  • Sodbayar “Techno4K” Munkhbold                 

  • Usukhbayar “910” Banzragch       

  • Ayush “mzinho” Batbold     

  • Azbayar “Senzu” Munkhbold                 

  • Erdenedalai “maaRaa” Bayanbat (coach)



The 19th season of the ESL Pro League, which started on April 23 of this year, will feature 32 of the world's best teams, 16 teams will participate in the Play Off stage, and the prize pool for the tournament is $750,000. The winner will receive $170,000 in prize money and will be qualified at IEM Cologne 2024.
Format
  • Group Stage:

  • Four triple-elimination format groups

  • Each group has eight teams

  • All matches are Bo3

  • The top four teams from each group advance to the Playoffs:

  • Group stage winners advance to the Quarterfinals

  • Group stage runners-up advance to the Round of 12 as the High Seeds

  • Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Round of 16 as the High Seeds

  • Group stage 4th place teams advance to the Round of 16 as the Low Seeds

  • Playoffs:

  • Single-Elimination bracket

  • All matches (excl. Grand Final) are Bo3

  • The Grand Final is Bo5


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A brief summary of the previous season's matches

ESL Pro League Season 18: 2023.08.30-10.01. MOUZ (prize pool $850,000; 32 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 17: 02.22-03.26, 2023. Faze Clan (prize pool $850,000; 32 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 16: 2022.08.31-10.01. Team Vitality (prize pool $850,000; 24 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 15: 03.09-04.10, 2022. Faze Clan (prize pool $823,000; 24 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 14: 08.06-09.12, 2021. NaVi (prize pool $750,000; 24 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 13: 03.08-04.12, 2021. Heroic (prize pool $750,000; 24 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 12: 2020.09.02-10.11. Astralis (prize pool $750,000; 24 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 11: 2020.03.16-04.12. Fnatic (prize pool $750,000; 24 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 10: 2019.12.03-12.08. MOUZ (prize pool $600,000; 16 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 9: 2019.06.18-06.23. Liquid (prize pool $600,000; 16 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 8: 2018.12.04-12.09. Astralis (prize pool $750,000; 16 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 7: 2018.04-12.09. Astralis (prize pool $750,000; 16 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 6: 2018.12.04-12.09. Astralis (prize pool $750,000; 12 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 5: 05.30-06.04, 2017. G2 (prize pool $750,000; 12 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 4: 26.10.2016-10.30. Cloud8 (prize pool $630,000; 12 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 3: 2016.05.11-05.15. Astralis (prize pool $512,000; 8 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 2: 2015.12.10-12.13. Fnatic (prize pool $250,000; 8 teams)

ESL Pro League Season 1: 2015.07.02-07.05. Fnatic (prize pool $250,000; 8 teams)

 

ESL organization

ESL was established in 2000 as a continuation of the German company Deutsche Clanlig, founded in 1997 as an online gaming league and gaming magazine started its operation. ESL held its 10th annual event in November 2015 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event drew over 10 million viewers via Twitch and was the largest Counter-Strike event in North America at the time.

In 2022, ESL and esports platform FACEIT was acquired by Saudi Arabia's Savvy Games Group (SGG) for a combined $1.5 billion.

ESL Pro League

On April 28, 2015, ESL announced a partnership with ESEA to create a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league with a total prize pool of $1,000,000 over two seasons. Initially, the tournament was held only in the European and North American regions but soon expanded to Asia, Oceania, and South America.

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