After an amazing 8 weeks the grand finals of  ESL’s  Season 4 Pro League for CSGO came to a close. The event was held at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The only thing more amazing than the finals were the amazing fans who sold out the arena!

Finishing strong in first place was Cloud9 who had an impressive 25 wins to 1 loss. Second place went to Immortals who finished with 20 wins and 6 losses. The local heros SK Gaming put up a good fight but got third with 18 wins and 8 losses. Optic Gaming made an appearance in fourth place with 17 wins and 9 losses while Renegades and NRG eSports took fifth and sixth place respectively with 17 wins and 9 losses as well. Team Liquid solidified seventh place for themselves with 15 wins and 11 losses. Echo Fox broke even in eighth place with 13 wins and 13 losses. Ninth place went to Counter Logic Gaming with 10 wins and 16 losses. Tenth and eleventh places went to Winterfox and compLexity Gaming who had 9 wins and 17 losses each. Selfless Gaming settled into twelfth place with 7 wins and 19 losses. In thirteenth place was Splyce with 3 wins and 23 losses, and in last place was eUnited with 2 wins and 24 losses.

Looking away from the gameplay we can see the most amazing part of Season 4, all of you fans! In the finals alone there was an increase of 13% in the number of hours watched with the viewership of the livestream reaching a peak of 400,000 viewers, simply amazing. The finals also recorded a remarkable engagement on social media, securing over 74 million impressions on Facebook and Twitter, with the engagement passing the 12 million mark. Also, more than 6,000 fans every day came to support the local team SK Gaming, who showed an impressive performance but sadly did not finish first; even so, the event clocked over 16 million views!

“Sao Paulo provided an impressive backdrop and a highly enthusiastic audience for a final that yielded some stunning matches. Our global audience continues to grow and consume more of our content every year, and we saw almost 4 million people tune in from Brazil for the finals. That’s a result we’re incredibly proud of,” commented Ulrich Schulze, Vice President Pro Gaming at ESL.

Even if your team didn’t win, they still put up an amazing display of gameplay, and if you were not one of the 16 million viewers, you can still catch the epic games of the finals here on ESL’s Youtube page

The next opportunity to see the world’s best CS:GO teams will be November 19-20 at IEM Oakland. Please visit the official event website for more information about the event, teams and press accreditation. 

Good Luck to all teams in the next season from those of us at Strictly Business!

Written by Jameson “Dyspaiir”

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