ESL CS:GO Pro League Season 4 finals to be held in Brazil

by theScore Staff Jul 6 2016
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The fourth season finals of the ESL CS:GO Pro League will be held in São Paulo, Brazil.

Taking place between Oct. 28 and 30 at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera arena, the tournament will have a $750,000 prize pool.

For 11 weeks, 28 teams from across Europe and North America will duke it out for spots in the group stages taking place at ESL's São Paulo studios. Each region will have 14 teams as well as one wild card slot apiece.

The Season 4 finals will be the first time ESL has held a Pro League event outside of either NA or Europe and will be Brazil's first attempt at hosting a major CS:GO tournament.

“ESL’s recent expansion to Brazil along with the fantastic performance of the current SK Gaming players at our London Finals – and the support from their region and fans, all played a role in picking São Paulo,” said Ulrich Schulze, ESL's vice president of Pro Gaming.

“The Ginásio do Ibirapuera is an iconic indoor sporting arena. With the teams confirmed so far, we’re confident that any who make it to the final will put up a great show for what are sure to be thousands of local and international fans.”

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In the Season 3 finals last May, Luminosity Gaming, now competing for SK Gaming, took home the $200,000 grand prize after beating G2 Esports 3-2.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.