The ESL FACEIT group recently announced The ESL Pro Tour 2023 featuring over 40 CS:GO Tournaments.
ESL is part of ESL FACEIT Group, one of the leading competitive games and esports companies in the World. Significantly, the ESL Pro Tour 2023 will include some of the most notable CS:GO events such as IEM Katowice and IEM Cologne.
It’s exciting to be looking forward to over 40+ tournaments around the globe, serving all tiers of the CS:GO competitive pyramid – from aspiring to professional.Shaun Clark, Senior Director of Game Ecosystems
With several tiers of competition including EPT Challenger, EPT Masters, and EPT Championships. It provides players from around the globe and at all levels with the opportunity to compete.
ESL Pro Tour 2023 Championships
The ESL Pro Tour 2023 Championships include the most iconic circuit events, and the year will kick off with one of them: The IEM Katowice. The competition will take place at the Spodek Arena in Katowice Poland from January 31 through February 12.
IEM Cologne will run from July 25 to August 6 at the LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany. Each tournament features a $1,000,000 total prize pool, which ultimately crowns the world’s best teams.
ESL Pro Tour 2023 Masters
The core of the program sees top-tier professional competitors traveling the world in order to find glory and importantly earn qualification for the EPT Championships.
- ESL Pro League Season 17: February 21 – April 2 / Malta
- IEM Spring 2023: April 17 – 23 / Location TBD
- IEM Dallas 2023: May 29 – June 4 / Dallas, Texas, USA
- ESL Pro League Season 18: August 15 – September 24 / Malta
- IEM Fall 2023: October 16 – 22 / Location TBD
ESL Pro Tour 2023 Challenger
The EPT Challenger level is the platform for the stars of tomorrow and the home for all aspiring teams. Each tournament offers national or regional opportunities for teams to develop and advance to the EPT Masters level.
- ESL Challenger #52: April 28 – 30 / Location TBD
- ESL Challenger Hannover: June 9 – 11 / Hannover, Germany
- ESL Challenger Jönköping: November 24 – 26 / Jönköping, Sweden
- ESL Challenger Atlanta: December 15 – 17 / Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- ESL Challenger League Season 44: January 17 – March 26 / Online
- ESL Challenger League Season 45: April 4 – May 28 / Online
- ESL Challenger League Season 46: June 11 – September 17 / Online
- ESL Challenger League Season 47: October 3 – December 10 / Online
“Revealing our plans for the next year is always an important milestone for us! A clear goal each year is to give players, teams, talent, fans, and partners alike the opportunity to plan their year with us well in advance,” said Shaun Clark, Senior Director of Game Ecosystems – CS:GO. Commenting further on the ESL Pro Tour 2023, Shaun Clark stated, “It’s exciting to be looking forward to over 40+ tournaments around the globe, serving all tiers of the CS:GO competitive pyramid – from aspiring to professional. While we’ve planned out these tournaments, our work is not done. We look to improve and continuously work on putting on amazing experiences for all of our global community.”