On October 1, the meeting between NAVI and MOUZ in the grand final ended ESL Pro League Season 18 by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The match ended with a score of 3:0 in favor of MOUZ: 16:10 on the Inferno map, 16:9 on Overpass and 19:15 on Mirage. For the first time in its history, the Natus Vincere team was unable to win a single map in the final match, although previous meetings ended with a score of 2:0.
ESL Pro League Season 18 took place from August 30 to October 1 in Malta. A total of 32 teams took part in the championship, and the total prize fund was $850 thousand.
For winning the final, the MOUZ team took not only $200 thousand, but also direct invitations to IEM Katowice 2024 and BLAST World Final 2023. NAVI took second place and a consolation prize of $90 thousand, but remained without victories in 2023. The next competition will take place in Counter Strike 2 at the IEM Sydney 2023 tournament on October 16.