Gfinity Masters viewer's guide

Gfinity Spring Masters 1 is about to start in just a few hours, and we have compiled a viewer's guide in which you can find out everything you need to know before the tournament commences.

Eight teams from Europe and North America will face off this week in the first of four Masters events that Gfinity will be hosting at its brand news eSports arena, built inside the Fulham Broadway multiplex, in London.

The tournament will kick off with a best-of-three double-elimination group stage, with the top two sides from each group advancing to the semi-finals, which will also use a best-of-three format. The grand final will be a best-of-five face-off.


Will Virtus.pro win another Gfinity title? 

The $50,000 prize purse will be spread across the top four in the following way:

1. $25,000
2. $15,000
3. $7,000
4. $3,000 

The casting lineup for the event has a handful of familiar faces, including Scott "SirScoots" Smith, who will be hosting the show, Richard "Gonzo" Lewis and Duncan "Thorin" Shields. The full panel can be found below:

Host:

United States Scott "SirScoots" Smith

Analysts:

United Kingdom Richard "Gonzo" Lewis
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields

Casters:

United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat 
United Kingdom Karam "Kyan1te" Kabbara
Norway Halvor "⁠vENdetta⁠" Gulestøl
United Kingdom Matt "Chewwy" Smith 
United Kingdom James "Banks" Banks
United Kingdom Vince "Metuz" Hill

Finally, you can find the complete tournament schedule below:

Friday, March 20  
19:00 Sweden NiP vs. Poland Gamers2 A1
19:00 Poland Virtus.pro vs. United Kingdom Infused B1
22:00 France EnVyUs vs. Sweden Property A2
22:00 United States Cloud9 vs. Sweden Orbit B2
Saturday, March 21
13:00 Winner A1 vs. Winner A2 A3
13:00 Loser A1 vs. Loser A2 A4
16:00 Winner B1 vs, Winner B2 B3
16:00 Loser B1 vs, Loser B2 B4
19:00 Loser A3 vs, Winner A4  
19:00 Loser B3 vs. Winner B4  
Sunday, March 22
13:00 Semi-final #1
16:00 Semi-final #2
19:00 Third/fourth place decider
19:00 Grand final

HLTV.org will be in London to provide you with full coverage of the event, including hot matches, galleries, stats, frag highlights and more.

Norway Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.20
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nice
2015-03-20 17:00
Gfinity Masters viewer's guide: 1. Delay 2. More delay 3. See you tomorrow
2015-03-20 22:39
:D
2015-03-20 22:55
hahahahahahha
2015-03-21 00:52
lol
2015-03-21 14:01
#102
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Belgium kn0lle
lol
2015-03-23 23:15
niceee
2015-03-20 17:00
no
2015-03-20 17:00
yy
2015-03-20 17:00
ye
2015-03-20 17:00
gll
2015-03-20 17:00
this looks like a good Enviroment
2015-03-20 17:01
1. envy 2. nip 3. virtus 4. c9
2015-03-20 17:01
#26
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek
VP no chance without Snax ;/ maybe G2 will be better (than VP).
2015-03-20 17:19
i think you underestimate michu
2015-03-20 17:31
nope
2015-03-20 17:47
#54
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek
Michu will be better than TaZ, but than Snax ? no way...
2015-03-20 18:28
Don't forget Property playing with JW will be rather good.
2015-03-20 17:46
good pred
2015-03-25 21:02
haahahah u are funny miraa vp cant win without snax ;)
2015-03-20 17:02
Because fnatic will not participate?
2015-03-20 17:02
"SirScoot I will not host events until they get the gambling problem fixed" haha
2015-03-20 17:02
*majors
2015-03-20 17:53
be gentle to infused please
2015-03-20 17:04
gl Schweden
2015-03-20 17:05
I hope we'll see final VP-NIP :)
2015-03-20 17:05
or envy-nip/vp
2015-03-20 17:06
ez nip
2015-03-20 17:07
Hype
2015-03-20 17:07
Since when is Richard Lewis' nickname Gonzo?
2015-03-20 17:07
NiP to win this!
2015-03-20 17:14
metuz niceeee
2015-03-20 17:16
Expecting 6hour delays at MINIMUM, considering this is Gfinity.. WAs watching the hearthstone event a week ago or so, and even that simple game had 5hours delay and shitty production..
2015-03-20 17:17
#27
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Portugal tnyk1ng
n1, cuz semmler :>
2015-03-20 17:19
scoots is a bellend. fucking self righteous prick.
2015-03-20 17:23
#31
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Lithuania rikouxdd
lan?
2015-03-20 17:24
#33
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Finland jayss
Yes
2015-03-20 17:28
first day boring
2015-03-20 17:27
Pretty boring matches today it seems but can't tell before they're played :D
2015-03-20 17:30
N1
2015-03-20 17:31
Looking forward to this!
2015-03-20 17:32
property vs orbit in the finals the dream
2015-03-20 17:32
love the bo3 group stages
2015-03-20 17:33
Only 4 matches :( I expect nerd friday night for me lel
2015-03-20 17:41
#43
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Korea saddummy
Property to win
2015-03-20 17:48
Grand Final, BO5 starting at 19:00 + the usual delays. And one of the teams may come directly from a BO3. Some real intense and exhausting gameing there. Unless the third/fourth decider and Grand final is on a separate day, i think BO5 is a little overkill. But its really fun to watch.
2015-03-20 18:01
But nice with BO3 in groupstage....
2015-03-20 18:02
A tournament must be intense.
2015-03-20 18:15
Yeah but with so many games, its more of an endurance test. Its not a disaster IMO, but I for one would be exhausted. But im no pro so...
2015-03-20 19:04
#89
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United States 7hai
at this point i would be happy with a bo1/2
2015-03-20 22:49
Anyone knows if you can get the tickets or something on spot still?
2015-03-20 18:08
Matt "Chewwy" Smith James "Banks" Banks Vince "Metuz" Hill Who the fuck are these guys?
2015-03-20 18:12
I only know chewwy from this list, but the other two completely unknown to me :D
2015-03-20 21:33
Everybody knows Chewie :D But seriously this isn't the Chewie you're looking for.
2015-03-20 22:04
You dont wanna be in the semifinal #2 a bo3 and then a bo5 right after that...
2015-03-20 18:12
again this stupid system OMFG
2015-03-20 18:20
3rd place decider and grand final at the same time? thats stupid :(
2015-03-20 18:25
Can you fill the Info page please? Ffs HLTV.org this is hundred time I see info page empty.
2015-03-20 18:32
no anders ;s
2015-03-20 18:39
Is there any chance to POV streams?
2015-03-20 18:49
ofc not
2015-03-20 18:56
SCOOTS"!!!!
2015-03-20 18:54
1.NiP 2.EnvyUs 3.VP 4.c9
2015-03-20 19:21
Banks Banks. RiP nickname.
2015-03-20 19:23
#65
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Poland Redrumowy
lol Izaak has more viewers than official stream xD
2015-03-20 19:25
Anybody know if there is POV streams?
2015-03-20 19:25
I hereby bet, with the honor and reputation of my HLTV account as stake, that the "19:00" Grand final does not start before 21:00.
2015-03-20 19:57
yeh if only u could view the games.
2015-03-20 21:03
#69
NAF | 
Canada ozboz
Here's a VOD in case anyone has missed anything. i.imgur.com/qexxSyl.png
2015-03-20 21:29
:D
2015-03-20 21:57
+1 worst event
2015-03-20 22:26
"viewers guide"
2015-03-20 21:34
#72
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Finland -Koso-
Viewers guide: "Dont bother..."
2015-03-20 21:44
Viewers guide:"Expect at least 4 hours of delays."
2015-03-20 21:46
hah, i know man! :X Go for a walk, breath the fresh airs.
2015-03-20 22:29
Nice guide
2015-03-20 21:50
UR TOURNAMENT IS VERY LOW VERY VERY VERY LOW !!!
2015-03-20 21:55
Finally, you can find the complete tournament schedule below: Friday, March 21 05:00 NiP vs. Gamers2 A1 05:00 Virtus.pro vs. Infused B1 10:00 EnVyUs vs. Property A2 10:00 Cloud9 vs. Orbit B2
2015-03-20 21:57
seems about right
2015-03-20 22:01
March 21 is Saturday but the rest should be right! :D
2015-03-20 22:02
#81
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Russia Shokflow
zZzzzZZzzZzz
2015-03-20 22:06
What the fuck? :/ Ugh. I hate this sometimes.
2015-03-20 22:22
ClutchCon part 2. LEL Not even gonna bother trying to view. If I sit down to watch and it's on, i'll watch. If it's delayed...well then I will just not even bother wasting my time.
2015-03-20 22:28
jesus and at 19:00 i was like i have to do the walk with my dog fast cos want to watch this rip me
2015-03-20 22:43
I think hltv just wanted to troll people with this article. lel Kappa
2015-03-20 22:44
more preformance when u start next time event !
2015-03-20 23:35
bad organization
2015-03-21 01:02
heuhue
2015-03-21 01:22
1. EnVyUs 2. NiP 3. Virtus.pro 4. Cloud9 gl-hfff EnVyUs !!! <3
2015-03-22 00:31
How much do these casters get paid for the event? Hopefully that isn't the same BanKs who was around during 1.6, pretty sure he was mentally retarded.
2015-03-23 10:20
2015-03-23 10:22
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