ESEA S17 Finals viewer's guide
The ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals will start in less than eight hours with the All-Stars match, take a look at the viewer's guide if you're wondering when your favourite teams play.
Eight teams were drawn into a double elimination best-of-three bracket as usual, with four coming from Europe and four from North America. Before that though, some of the stars from each team will be seen during the All-Stars match, which will kick off the action in Dallas, TX.
iBUYPOWER are the back-to-back reigning champions, as they came out on top of seasons 15 and 16, who will try to get a hold of a share of the $47,000 prizepool split between all eight teams as shown below.
Don't forget that the map pool is different to what we're used to from tournaments held in Europe, as we can see Season and Train on the list instead of Overpass and Cobblestone.
Veto system also isn't quite the same in comparison with other organizations' systems, ESEA uses the 1-2-1 veto process, which works as follows:
1. Away team removes one map
2. Home team removes two maps
3. Away team removes one map
4. Home team picks map one, away team picks the side
5. Away team picks map two, home team picks the side
6. Remaining map is map three, home team picks the side
Take a look at the full schedule of the tournament below:
|Saturday, December 6th (days are according to CET)|
|00:00||All-Stars Europe||vs. All-Stars NA||BO1|
|17:30||Upper bracket round #2||BO3|
|20:00||Lower bracket round #1||BO3|
|22:00||Lower bracket round #2||BO3|
|Sunday, December 7th|
|01:00||Upper bracket final||BO3|
|03:30||Lower bracket final||BO3|
|20:00||Grand final||2x BO3|
Also note that following Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian's VAC ban, Titan decided to play in Dallas with their coach Jeremy "ioRek" Vuillermet, while mousesports called upon the services of Fatih "gob b" Dayik, who will play in Aleksi "allu" Jalli's stead.
Tune in to one of the streams in our Stream section once the games go live, the show is kicking off with the All-Stars match at 00:00, followed up by two matches from upper bracket round one at 01:30.