ECS S1 finalists determined

All eight participating teams at the offline finals of the first season of the Esports Championship Series have been determined following the end of the online playoffs in Europe and North America.

With Astralis, G2, Luminosity Gaming and Cloud9 already through to the ECS finals after finishing top-two in their respective regions, the teams who placed third to sixth were placed in double-elimination brackets to determine the last four sides booking spots at the event in London.

After barely making it to this stage, fnatic proved their critics wrong and topped the European bracket with back-to-back 2-0 wins over Ninjas in Pyjamas and mousesports. The last regional spot ended up going to Richard "⁠Xizt⁠" Landström's side, who won the Consolidation Final after beating mousesports on two maps.

fnatic qualify for ECS finals 

Over in North America, Team Liquid, who struggled for form in ELEAGUE, were the third team to secure a spot at the ECS finals after picking up 2-1 and 2-0 wins over OpTic Gaming and CLG, respectively. The holder of the final NA spot is none other than TSM, who bravely survived two elimination matches to finish second in the bracket.

The following eight teams will compete at the ECS Season 1 finals, from June 24-26 in London:

Europe North America
Denmark Astralis Brazil Luminosity
France G2 United States Cloud9
Sweden fnatic United States Liquid
Sweden NIP Canada TSM
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
No team
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
2016-05-27 23:23
9 replies
2016-05-28 00:32
7 replies
Hungary Shaperz
2016-05-28 01:34
6 replies
It's like they didn't actually beat CLG and company to qualify!
2016-05-28 02:28
3 replies
United States DerpyDino
But it's a weakened CLG...
2016-05-28 02:34
2 replies
Australia JonoMate
CLG may have been weakened but 16-4 and 16-7, even if CLG had a 5th they still would have lost
2016-05-28 03:15
1 reply
United States DerpyDino
But it's that team effort that can make a big difference. Pita may not be as much of a team player as FugLy was. When they had FugLy they were pretty good even though he usually didn't frag very high. So, he was helping in the team effort sort of way.
2016-05-28 19:06
should be optic
2016-05-30 10:32
1 reply
They are all almost the same.
2016-06-21 07:23
why the fuck 4 spots to na should have been 2 na 6 eu mouz can beat all of na teams soo annoying and boring lol fuck
2016-05-29 00:21
2016-05-27 23:23
2016-05-27 23:23
United Kingdom Tr0pecs
2016-05-27 23:23
2016-05-27 23:23
ez for one taps
2016-05-27 23:24
nice! rip tsm tho
2016-05-27 23:24
Europe Scottxaxa
2016-05-27 23:23
n1... another failure in the books, another L in my life
2016-05-27 23:24
2016-05-27 23:23
Malaysia Mision
2016-05-27 23:23
Israel tricks
best that coulda have been
2016-05-27 23:24
TSM, interesting how well they played to qualify for ECS S1 Finals
2016-05-27 23:24
NA 4 spots again? TSM... maybe I'll kill myself
2016-05-27 23:24
-tsm +optic plz
2016-05-27 23:24
1 reply
Sweden Kasidro
Not the way optic played when they faced in the playoffs. Jesus do they make a lot of ridiculous and dumb decisions
2016-05-28 00:48
Let's go BRAZIL! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-05-27 23:24
ez for Stew9
2016-05-27 23:25
rip mouz hope you rise again :'(
2016-05-27 23:25
2016-05-27 23:26
France kennySsSsS
ez for lg
2016-05-27 23:27
ez LG
2016-05-27 23:29
G2 vs LG final again :=).
2016-05-27 23:29
Will be interesting to see if G2s run at EPL finals was the beginning of their rise or not.
2016-05-27 23:29
All I see here... (EU vs LG) Go astralis!
2016-05-27 23:33
2 replies
Not fair to discount Cloud9. They are the dark horse in this event imo
2016-05-27 23:38
2016-05-27 23:49
if it was tempo instead of liquid then it be the best of na and eu
2016-05-27 23:33
2 replies
Tempo not in ECS
2016-05-27 23:37
1 reply
i know why is said if.Im saying tempo becuase they are much better then liquid
2016-05-28 00:05
ez 4 olof
2016-05-27 23:37
Basically same teams as Esl season 3, but now we have TSM instead of Optic. Again, I don't think any NA team gonna pass group stage this time as well, literally 3 wasted slots. All eyes on Astralis, they are going to play their first lan event with Kjaerbye, maybe time for danish CS has come, maybe this is the moment when Astralis stop the choke streak and finally win something big. I hope Olof will recover from his injury for this event and Fnatic start playing at their full potential again. It's not like Wenton is a bad replacement, it's just Olof is too good.
2016-05-27 23:37
Brazil R_ananias
ESL pro league season 3 finals again indeed
2016-05-27 23:48
Easy for the EU teams, the NA can't win the EU teams (expect LG). edit: What I am saying isn't because i love LG, it's the truth.
2016-05-27 23:52
Germany Weisswurst
Same teams from ESL Pro League finals only optic switched for TSM :D
2016-05-28 00:01
i think that is a bit unfair to faze ? they place 3 in the league and dont qualifier lol nice job , nevermind gl to everyone
2016-05-28 00:12
more boring events, wont watch
2016-05-28 00:14
ez for g2
2016-05-28 00:16
No mouz no Party :/
2016-05-28 00:17
Any ideas about the prizes?
2016-05-28 00:18
Germany MineMFM
TSM xDDDD So I can play also?
2016-05-28 00:36
1 reply
allu | 
North America hesh
TSM has improved dramatically, not saying they can hang with top NA or even tier2 EU but they have improved quite a bit
2016-05-28 07:33
OLOF is in fnatic now
2016-05-28 00:38
C9 top 1
2016-05-28 00:38
Brazil hugoooo
In 2016 LG will break the record of most tournaments attended in one year, that's for sure.
2016-05-28 00:44
1 reply
They will not, as they will be named SK ;)
2016-05-28 02:06
2016-05-28 02:09
astralis choke again , unless kjaerbye can hard carry the fucking chokers
2016-05-28 10:10
1 reply
it is easy for ence anyway brah
2016-05-28 11:47
Sad how they do this kind of events and after a points-qualification at groups stage they go for playoffs to get the Swedish teams qualified xD
2016-05-28 10:30
Algeria FATALSki
prize ?
2016-05-28 15:14
Germany 1criT
Probably NiP vs LG.. ohh fuck
2016-05-28 18:56
FINAL g2 vs LG....
2016-05-28 18:58
Sweden godname
Let´s Go G2
2016-05-29 00:19
I would LOVE to see a rematch of the EPL finals. G2 vs LG hopefully.
2016-05-29 00:21
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