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CS World Ranking

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Thinking Globally

National Championships

The cream of the crop

A few years ago, we introduced the ESL CS World Ranking with the aim to expand our toolkit when it came to measuring the strength of professional Counter-Strike teams. We know that people will always have their own ideas about the current skill ranking among the best teams in the world, and while we are always striving for the best possible ranking, despite our best efforts to continuously improve it, it will never be THE perfect ranking. And that’s ok.

CS Awards

ESL Gaming and partner are offering a range of awards to honor extraordinary teams and player. 

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At ESL we have a range of brands that level up your experience and skills. Striving to become a Pro or just looking for some fun games with likeminded players. Find the right mates for whatever you aim for!

Join your future teammates and over 32,406+ CS players from arround the world!

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- Win your share of $214,000
- See how far you can go on your path to ESL Pro League
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Learn how to behave right and the best positions to keep you alive with our advanced statistics.

– Advanced statistics after every Matchmaking game
– Automatically get a recap after every match allowing you to share your best statistics
– Gain deep insight into each player’s contribution to the overall game
– Easily compare players across all weapons and rounds

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Automatically track your competitive CS stats and match history in Matchmaking and FACEIT for free

- Competitive Stats Profiles
- Post Match Advanced Stats
- Round By Round Match Breakdown
- Automatic match tracking
- Track when cheaters are banned

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Season 19

Esport at it's purest

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Season 47

The journey towards ESL Pro League

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EPT Master 

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Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

May 31 -
Jun 2, 2024

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Dallas Finals

Live at DreamHack Festival

8 Teams

ESL Impact 

$ 123,000 

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Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

May 31 -
Jun 2, 2024

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Jönköping

See the rising stars in action

8 Teams

EPT Challenger 

$ 100,000 

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Elmia Congress & Concert Hall

Jun 14 -
Jun 16, 2024

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Cologne 2024

The Cathedral of Counter-Strike

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EPT Championship 

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Lanxess Arena

Aug 16 -
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