2023 ESL PRO TOUR schedule is revealed by ESL FACEIT Group
With over 40 tournaments across the globe players, fans and partners alike can look forward to a great esports year ahead.
ESL FACEIT Group, today revealed the 2023 program for the ESL Pro Tour (EPT) for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). Featuring over 40 tournaments in 2023 alone, the ESL Pro Tour for CS:GO is the largest ecosystem for the popular gametitle. With several tiers of competition – including EPT Challenger, EPT Masters, and EPT Championships – it provides players from around the globe and at all levels – from aspiring to professional – with the opportunity to compete.
Dates of the competitions in Europe and North America have been announced while the details of tournaments in Asia-Pacific and South America will be revealed later this year.
ESL Pro Tour Championships
The most prestigious CS:GO tournaments within the EPT, each featuring a $1,000,000 total prize pool, which ultimately crowns the world’s best team.
- IEM Katowice 2023: January 31 – February 12 / Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland
- IEM Cologne 2023: July 25 – August 6 / LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany
The details of 2023 tournaments were announced earlier this year with tickets already on sale.
ESL Pro Tour Masters
The core of the program sees top tier professional competitors travelling 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 to be announced
- 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 to be announced
ESL Pro Tour 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 to be announced
- 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
- ESL National Championship Season 1 2023: April – June / Online and in-person in Australia/New Zealand, the Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom
- ESL National Championship Season 2 2023: October – December / Online and in-person in Australia/New Zealand, the Benelux, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom
“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. “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, as we look to improve and continuously work on putting on amazing experiences for all of our global community.”
The second ticket wave for IEM Katowice 2023 is now live and tickets can be purchased here. The tickets for IEM Cologne 2023 are currently also available and can be purchased here. Additional details of the other competitions, as well as information about the ticket sales of the live events, will be announced in due course.
Additionally, stay tuned as the 2023 program for ESL Impact, the all-women CS:GO circuit launched under the #GGFORALL umbrella, will be announced later this year.