Groups for ECS S1 finals released

The organisers of the Esports Championship Series (ECS) have released the groups and schedule for the season 1 finals, in London.

From June 24-26, the SSE Arena (previously known as Wembley Arena) will stage the offline finals of the first iteration of ECS, featuring the top four teams from the European and the North American divisions.

The exact prize pool for the tournament has not yet been revealed, but it is known that ECS will pay out $3.5 million over two seasons, with this figure also including travel support.


Luminosity will play the opening match at The SSE Arena 

The ECS finals will begin with a double-elimination group stage, with the elimination and the decider matches being played in a best-of-three format. The top two teams from both groups will move on to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
Brazil Luminosity Denmark Astralis
France G2 United States Cloud9
United States Liquid Sweden fnatic
Sweden NiP Canada TSM

The full schedule for the British event looks as follows:

Friday, June 24
12:15 Brazil Luminosity vs. Sweden NiP BO1
13:30 United States Liquid vs. France G2 BO1
14:45 Group A winners' match    
16:00 Denmark Astralis vs. Canada TSM BO1
17:15 Sweden fnatic vs. United States Cloud9 BO1 
18:30 Group B winners' match BO1
Saturday, June 25
11:15 Group A elimination match BO3
14:15  Group B elimination match   BO3 
17:15 Group A decider match BO3
20:15 Group B decider match BO3
Sunday, June 26
12:00 Semifinal #1 (B1 vs. A2) BO3
15:30 Semifinal #2 (A1 vs. B2)  BO3 
20:00 Grand final BO3
Im proplayer
2016-06-10 21:10
#2
PERCY | 
Denmark percy 
n1
2016-06-10 21:10
percy trying hard to be first hahahah
2016-06-10 21:10
no match vs me
2016-06-10 21:11
on the same fucking second wtf :D
2016-06-10 21:15
Someone took 6 seconds more and ended up being #16. I'd bet their F5 is fucked up at this point
2016-06-10 21:28
:DDD lol
2016-06-10 21:29
Better change your nick name, freezing point should be 0 not 1. :D
2016-06-10 22:56
rellyyy nigga?
2016-06-11 00:22
ez4fnatic
2016-06-10 21:10
+1
2016-06-10 21:55
suh
2016-06-10 21:10
y
2016-06-10 21:10
#6
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Sweden YsF 
gg
2016-06-10 21:10
#7
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ez fnatic
2016-06-10 21:10
#8
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Iceland fatboislim 
1
2016-06-10 21:10
5
2016-06-10 21:10
1
2016-06-10 21:10
#12
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Kuwait HAHAHAchild 
1
2016-06-10 21:10
TSM pls
2016-06-10 21:10
kkk
2016-06-10 21:10
EZ
2016-06-10 21:10
ez ence
2016-06-10 21:10
expected
2016-06-10 21:10
ez ence
2016-06-10 21:10
rip liquid
2016-06-10 21:10
Group A is the group of death
2016-06-10 21:10
rip liquid
2016-06-10 21:10
rip luminosity
2016-06-10 21:10
#40
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Brazil Observer10 
or should it be rip nip/g2?
2016-06-10 21:20
na, LG tier 20
2016-06-10 21:21
#23
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Sweden ipixz 
inb4 twistzz cant play
2016-06-10 21:10
#29
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Of course he can, it's not on TV
2016-06-10 21:11
Rip na...
2016-06-10 21:10
Rip s1mple
2016-06-10 21:11
#30
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Finland Raakasipuli 
ez
2016-06-10 21:11
Group a is do fucking stacked holy shit
2016-06-10 21:13
#32
Ex6TenZ | 
Brazil LeTANK 
ez g2
2016-06-10 21:13
#34
felps | 
Brazil Fr4m3 
RIP LIQUID RIP P1MPLE AIUahIUhAIAUIuIAaAAIAHIAUIA iuahAIUIAUiA
2016-06-10 21:16
#35
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Sweden Kasidro 
Group A is gonna be guuud
2016-06-10 21:16
Light a candle for liquid [*]
2016-06-10 21:17
they have s1mple back. rip LG i say XD (no rly, i kid)
2016-06-10 21:35
But what about Nip and G2?
2016-06-10 21:55
i think its gonna be close between g2 and lg if they play. but they will take nip ez
2016-06-10 22:18
Don't forget NIP rekt G2 on eleague finals
2016-06-10 22:20
Not so sure, but it would be a really good group.
2016-06-11 00:07
Coldzera only has to flash his tatoo to them and RIP TL lmao
2016-06-10 22:19
#37
World Teon 
tsm xDDDDDDDDD
2016-06-10 21:19
Astralis vs TSM
2016-06-10 21:19
ez for top1
2016-06-10 21:19
ez astralis
2016-06-10 21:21
#43
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Norway Napapijri 
liquid...feelsbadman...
2016-06-10 21:21
wenton or olofmeister in fnatic?
2016-06-10 21:23
wenton
2016-06-10 21:37
ok rip
2016-06-10 21:37
#46
Europe bueR 
g2 against liquid. me happy.
2016-06-10 21:28
rip nip
2016-06-10 21:31
LG vs NiP in the opening match. nice.
2016-06-10 21:31
rip nip or swedistan!
2016-06-10 21:32
ez for LG
2016-06-10 21:32
#54
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Turkey Ilairon 
ez 4 tsm
2016-06-10 21:32
Astralis easy group as usual :D
2016-06-10 21:32
Thats not even good for them..And then u face LG/NIP or G2 and get fcked :D
2016-06-10 21:35
LOL the only team better than fnatic here is LG. so ez is not that word. less frigtening? maybe.
2016-06-10 21:37
Kappa
2016-06-10 21:42
Keepo
2016-06-10 21:48
Every EU team in this tournament is currently better than fnatic.
2016-06-13 17:39
you dont think olof will be back for the major? i bet he will
2016-06-13 21:12
That's the caveat I suppose. Assuming olof is on form and is back then you are correct. But this isn't the major, this is the ECS Finals. ECS Finals happen before the major.
2016-06-13 22:10
Just as i exspected, Olof back in time for the major and ecs as warm-up
2016-06-14 06:24
You win this one, sir. :)
2016-06-14 15:38
Haha actually i didnt expect him to come back this early. But he is ready i suppose;)
2016-06-14 20:16
#57
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Brazil mth^ 
Group A LMAO nice opening match
2016-06-10 21:35
nice, gonna be good!
2016-06-10 21:35
#63
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Argentina Reymon 
There are 5 big Teams (LG, NIP, Atralis, fnatic & G2) and the NA teams ( Liquid, Cloud9 & TSM). Nice Finals... 1 vs 4!!
2016-06-10 21:40
#64
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Sweden godname 
finaly good teams :) at same event
2016-06-10 21:41
#66
fnx | 
Brazil DroidNTC 
#GOLG
2016-06-10 21:43
Glad to see NiP in the same group with LG now they'll make the grand finals
2016-06-10 21:46
ez BrazillianENCE
2016-06-10 21:54
#74
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Poland trancemeister 
rip nip
2016-06-10 22:00
LG, NIP, G2 and fnatic.
2016-06-10 22:01
#79
Other nars 
fak! Too early to watch in winter
2016-06-10 22:38
#80
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France Fran6k1D 
Semi final: G2(winner group A) vs fnatic(runner up group B) and LG(runner up group A) vs Astralis(winner group B) Final: G2 vs LG Winner: LG
2016-06-10 22:41
LG over NiP G2 over Liquid LG (1st) over G2 NiP over Liquid NiP (2nd) over G2 ========== Astralis over TSM fnatic over Cloud9 Cloud9 over TSM Astralis (1st) over fnatic (if olofm doesn't play) fnatic (2nd) over Cloud9 1/2 LG over fnatic, NiP over Astralis Final LG over NiP ez favela
2016-06-10 22:48
over suddenly doesnt sound like a word to me anymore.
2016-06-10 23:00
dank memes 5230 very ezzz
2016-06-10 22:49
TSM 4Head
2016-06-11 00:56
Top3 teams in one group, G2 currently stands a 40% to get on the playoffs so it's too early to judge let's they what they can do in their matches before this event.
2016-06-11 01:02
lets pray for team liquid people... lets start now!
2016-06-11 02:13
for such a huge league bit short finals
2016-06-11 02:16
Liquid got the best team in the world, and the two hottest teams in the last month i their group. RIP
2016-06-11 02:26
nice group A
2016-06-11 02:51
#94
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Serbia whoa!! 
Gogo NiP
2016-06-11 03:47
#95
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
the 3 best teams in the world atm in the same group
2016-06-11 06:02
TSM EleGiggle
2016-06-11 09:55
Nip removed inferno LG removed cache Nip removed overpass LG removed dust 2 Nip removed cobble LG removed train mirage
2016-06-11 10:11
we dont have inferno anymore bro ( i think )
2016-06-11 18:35
EZ for \_IQUID
2016-06-13 21:01
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