ESL Pro League Season 8 North America Betting Tips

Posted on August 30, 2018 - Last Updated on August 24, 2020

Looking for the best esports betting tips for ESL Pro League Season 8 North America? In this article, we’ll provide you all of the information you need. We’ll be taking a look at all participating teams, the tournament schedule, and more below.

Unfortunately, the event will not be streamed to Twitch. Instead, the North American leg will be streamed to the ESL Facebook page and to

The North American leg will be played out across out across 52 days. During this time, a total of 288 best of one matches will be played out. This means that there is plenty of opportunity to make bets during this tournament.

The full tournament schedule and format has been provided below.

ESL Pro League Season 8 North America Will Take Place From October 2 to November 22.

  • 12 NA teams will take part
  • Every team will face each other two times
  • Each match will be best of one
  • Teams are scored 3 points for each win
  • If a match goes to overtime, 2 points go to the winner and 1 to the loser
  • The top 6 teams will go to the ESL Pro League Season 8 offline final
  • The top 9 teams will directly qualify for Season 9
  • Teams 10 and 11 go to relegation
  • Finally, the bottom team falls into ESEA Premier

So far, the exact time and date for each match hasn’t been revealed. We do know, however, that matches will play out almost every day between October 2 and November 22.

If you’d like to bet on any matches during this event, make sure to get the best odds by choosing a bookmaker from the selection below:

ESL Pro League Season 8 North America Betting Tips


Because there are so many matches in this event, we’ll be offering two strategies that you should pick to optimise your return. The first strategy is the safest and it focuses on betting on every single match that the two strongest teams take part in. The second strategy is a little riskier and it focuses on betting against the weakest teams.

You can choose to go for one strategy or for both of them.

Betting on the stronger teams

Because many of the North American teams are neck and neck in terms of performance, we’d highly suggest only choosing the two following teams for this strategy. These two teams are the exception and they are the only two teams to consistently perform well in international events.

Here are the strongest teams:

  • MIBR
  • Team Liquid

You should bet on as many games as possible throughout the event. These two teams will play a total of 24 games each. We would also suggest avoiding bets where these two teams come up against each other. That leaves a total of 44 bets to be placed just on these two teams.

Betting against the weak teams

During this event, three teams come to mind when we consider who is the weakest. These teams are boxr, Ghost, and eUnited.

These three teams have the smallest chance to come out on top. We would consider betting against them whenever the following teams face them.

  • MIBR
  • Liquid
  • Cloud9

With this in mind, you have three strong teams to bet on when they come up against three weak teams. This will present the opportunity to make 18 bets, because each team will fight each other twice.

That sums up our top tips for betting on this event. Are you ready?

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