The Esports Championship Series (ECS) is the revolutionary new esports initiative launched by FACEIT and Twitch, with the final matches of the inaugural league, ECS – Counter-Strike, to be hosted at London’s esteemed SSE Arena, Wembley on 25-26 June, 2016. Tickets for the finals are available at the official event page or through the official AXS website. The full three days of the final will be streamed live on FACEIT’s official Twitch channel on 24-26 June, 2016.
The full Finals groups and schedule, including the respective schedules for each of the final eight teams, are as follows:
- Luminosity Gaming (Brazil)
- G2 Esports (France)
- NiP (Sweden)
- Team Liquid (USA)
- astralis (Denmark)
- Cloud9 (USA)
- TSM (Canada)
- Fnatic (Sweden)
Day 1 – Friday 24 June
- 12:15 – 13:30: Luminosity Gaming vs. NiP (Group A.1 – Upper Bracket Semi #1)
- 13:30 – 14:45: Team Liquid vs. G2 Esports (Group A.2 – UB Semi #2)
- 14:45 – 16:00: Winner A.1 vs. Winner A.2 (Group A.3 – UB Final)
- 16:00 – 17:15: astralis vs. TSM (Group B.1 – UB Semi #1)
- 17:15 – 18:30: Fnatic vs. Cloud9 (Group B.2 – UB Semi #2)
- 18:30 – 19:45: Winner B.1 vs. Winner B.2 (Group B.3 – UB Final)
Day 2 – Saturday 25 June
- 11:15 – 14:15: Loser A.1 vs. Loser A.2 (Group A.4 – Lower Bracket #1)
- 14:15 – 17:15: Loser B.1 vs. Loser B.2 (Group B.4 – LB #1)
- 17:15 – 20:15: Winner A.4 vs. Loser A.3 (Group A.5 – LB Final)
- 20:15 – 23:15: Winner B.4 vs. Loser B.3 (Group B.5 – LB Final)
Day 3 – Sunday 26 June
- 12:00 – 15:00: #1 Group B vs. #2 Group A (Semifinal #1)
- 15:30 – 18:30: #1 Group A vs. #2 Group B (Semifinal #2)
- 20:00 – 23:00: Winner Semi #1 vs. Winner Semi #2 (Grand Final)
ECS – Counter-Strike is the flagship league of the Esports Championship Series and is the first professional esports league to offer teams co-ownership, like many traditional professional sports leagues. ECS – Counter-Strike consists of 20 teams (10 from North America and 10 from Europe) with US$3.5M in payout for prize money and financial support.
Esports fans can find all things ECS on the official website, www.csgoleague.com. On the website, fans will have access to the league’s schedule, more information on the teams, current standings and match scores, along with ECS match replays.
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