FaZe Clan crowned EPL 17 and Intel Grand Slam 4 champions
On the evening of March 26th, the ESL Pro League Season 17 came to an end. FaZe Clan was crowned the tournament champion after defeating Cloud9 3-1 in the Grand Final (16:13 - Overpass, 16:9 - Inferno, 11:16 - Mirage, 16:11 - Ancient).
Winning the ESL Pro League also made FaZe Clan the Intel Grand Slam 4 champion, earning the team $1 million in prize money. To win the IGS, the team has to win four ESL tournaments during the season. Previously, FaZe Clan won IEM Katowice 2022, ESL Pro League Season 15, and IEM Cologne 2022.
For winning the ESL Pro League Season 17, the club not only earned $200,000 in prize money, but also received invitations to the IEM Cologne 2023 and the BLAST Premier: World Final 2023.
EPL 17 prize pool distribution
- 1st — $200,000 — FaZe Clan
- 2nd — $90,000 — Cloud9
- 3rd-4th — $50,000 — Natus Vincere, ENCE
- 5th-8th — $35,000 — Heroic, Heroic, forZe, MOUZ, Team Vitality
- 9th-12th — $25,000 — Outsiders, FURIA Esports, paiN Gaming, G2 Esports
- 13th-16th — $20,000 — 00 Nation, Fnatic, Team Liquid, Movistar Riders
- 17th-20th — $15,000 — Eternal Fire, BIG, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis
- 21st-28th — $8,000 — MIBR, IHC Esports, SAW, Complexity Gaming, OG, Grayhound Gaming, Rare Atom, Team Spirit
- 29th-32nd — $4,000 — Evil Geniuses, Imperial Esports, Rooster, ATK