ECS Season 1 finals talent announced

stich
June 21st, 2016 20:26

The talent lineup for the ECS Season 1 finals broadcast from the SSE Arena has now been revealed.

The ECS Season 1 finals represent the conclusion to the first part of the two season $3.5 million Esports Championship Series venture between FACEIT and Twitch.

With an extremely stacked lineup of eight world class teams attending, the ECS Season 1 finals will take place from June 24-26 in the SSE Arena (previously known as the Wembley Arena) in London, the United Kingdom.


The two ddk's will represent their homebase of London for the ECS S1 finals

We already know the official groups and, judging by previous FACEIT tournaments, are unlikely to know the specific prize-pool distribution for this event but ECS have now announced the official broadcast talent for the Season 1 finals.

Perhaps the most notable persona on the official talent lineup is former 1.6 player and former HLTV.org writer Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen, who was a regular staple of talent desks a few years back but who has recently been inactive on that front due to work commitments. The full list can be found below:

United States Scott "Sir Scoots" Smith - Desk host
United States Sue "Smix" Lee - Stage host

United Kingdom James "JZFB" Bardolph - Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator

Sweden Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson - Analysis
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analysis
Finland Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen - Analysis 

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Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom James 'JZFB' Bardolph
James 'JZFB' Bardolph
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
9
KPR:
0.34
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.65
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.84
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.16
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
27
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
#1
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Italy Yungxsteffe 
SELLING THIS PLACE FOR SKINS
2016-06-21 20:26
ez 4 lure-piss
2016-06-21 20:28
smh
2016-06-21 20:29
#35
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Italy Yungxsteffe 
GIB SPINZ
2016-06-21 20:29
ASA AKIRA, Selling place for skin
2016-06-21 20:27
#3
allu | 
Finland yes_asd 
1
2016-06-21 20:26
#4
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Finland Raakasipuli 
ez
2016-06-21 20:26
#5
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United Kingdom OBLewis 
SCOOOOOOOOOOOOTS!
2016-06-21 20:26
#80
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United States mmotorcycle 
sadokist is back! :D
2016-06-21 23:33
#81
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United Kingdom OBLewis 
back? he didnt go anywhere
2016-06-22 00:12
#87
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United Kingdom OBLewis 
O TWO WEEKS
2016-06-22 01:19
#89
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United States mmotorcycle 
i guess lol
2016-06-22 03:23
#7
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
$3.5 million
2016-06-21 20:27
#9
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France Fran6k1D 
ez
2016-06-21 20:26
#11
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Finland R1PST3R1 
lurppis on lan
2016-06-21 20:26
#12
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Dominican Republic leberkas7 
nice
2016-06-21 20:26
LURPPIS ON LAN
2016-06-21 20:26
meme
2016-06-21 20:26
#15
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Iceland xijmplr 
lurpiss
2016-06-21 20:26
lurp
2016-06-21 20:26
Finally we got too see Weatherman again :D
2016-06-21 20:26
#18
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Canada smoo 
Lurpis will be relevant again
2016-06-21 20:30
#19
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Finland Rutku 
ökm
2016-06-21 20:26
thank god. no launders and budget anders.
2016-06-21 20:26
+1, launders was the worst
2016-06-21 22:45
yeah.. Dont get me wrong, budget anders is OK, but launders is torture for my ears. Impossible for me to enjoy a match with him casting... Didnt watch half the games of DH summer cuz of his monotone and boring voice.
2016-06-21 23:00
#94
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United States jaeger_steam 
nip on t side plant bomb on pistol but lose the round. next round they full save. launders: "wow nip don't even invest in armor." metuz: "well yeah they are saving for aks next round." next round, nip buy aks. launders: "oh, nip planted bomb on pistol and saved last round so they could get aks!" you don't say... there were times when it just seemed like he wasn't even watching the game, that's what i hate about him
2016-06-23 14:01
hahah probably high as fk
2016-06-23 14:18
#21
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Turkey Taylannnnn 
NO ANDERS RIOTTT
2016-06-21 20:26
Find Scoots a bit boring but other than that, good lineup.
2016-06-21 20:27
#23
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Turkey FeverSpeed 
ez Smix
2016-06-21 20:27
#24
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Romania WOTAN 
No Thoorin no party
2016-06-21 20:27
lurppis hype
2016-06-21 20:27
#26
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Turkey BlackDynamite 
31
2016-06-21 20:27
#27
mimi | 
Brazil mZERAAAA 
henry + sado > all
2016-06-21 20:27
YNKO GOD! For a second I was like, who tf is JFZB, then I realized its just James...
2016-06-21 20:27
"just James"... careful with your words there. He is esports treasure.
2016-06-21 20:34
Lol, I know my man.
2016-06-21 20:42
Nice, good
2016-06-21 20:28
No Anders and Semmler? Kidding?
2016-06-21 20:28
#38
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
It's almost like they're in Atlanta broadcasting on national televison the day this event starts
2016-06-21 20:30
Stich, the two ddks? Really?
2016-06-21 20:29
ca suffit
2016-06-21 20:31
Is someone from hltv there? And going to interview the talent... Like you know ....lurpis ;o
2016-06-21 22:52
#42
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Europe Dan Zero 
Great commennnt
2016-06-21 20:31
#36
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Sweden Trojka03 
Was hoping for ReDeYe but Scoots is just as good :)
2016-06-21 20:30
I know that ReDeYe is a DOTA caster
2016-06-21 20:31
#37
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Netherlands Krin 
uughh Lurppis..
2016-06-21 20:30
I don't know why but the 2 ddk thing seemed kind of racist
2016-06-21 20:30
#44
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Europe Dan Zero 
no it's a good non racist joke.
2016-06-21 20:32
only racist if you make it so
2016-06-21 20:36
only racist if you don't know how racism works
2016-06-21 21:02
#40
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Brazil Mag0o 
No Anders = shit
2016-06-21 20:30
#45
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France t3r4byt3 
for people who're wondering where Anders and Semmler are - Atlanta
2016-06-21 20:32
#46
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Brazil mth^ 
LURPPIS :O Nice
2016-06-21 20:33
#47
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Finland Madd!z 
ez 4 lurppis
2016-06-21 20:33
ez 4 lurppis
2016-06-21 20:34
lurrpis is amazing analyst. Finally he's back!
2016-06-21 20:35
#52
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
nice finally we will see lurppis analysing live! thank you ECS! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-06-21 20:38
#53
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Canada LongBaguette 
summoning hltv.org/lurrpis
2016-06-21 20:39
solid line-up nice to see fiffy and lurppis
2016-06-21 20:40
LURPPIS 4Head PogChamp
2016-06-21 20:46
this is a pretty great lineup
2016-06-21 20:48
#58
United Kingdom Dird 
I want to see a blackddsmix gangbang while sir scoots is wanking in an arm chair in a gimp mask
2016-06-21 20:51
Sorry but James is the most boring commentator I've ever known.
2016-06-21 20:55
ez4lurppis
2016-06-21 20:59
#62
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
lurppis might get a new picture
2016-06-21 21:00
#64
Belgium Gaza 
this stich guy is being so f*ing tryhard to be funny
2016-06-21 21:06
where Pansy?
2016-06-21 21:06
Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen - Analysis Lurpiss is back bois
2016-06-21 21:30
NO PANSY OMG YES
2016-06-21 21:32
Sue "Smix" Lee - Stage host "talent" nt hltv
2016-06-21 21:36
#71
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Finland Fherrera 
gl luppris
2016-06-21 21:40
lurpiss, the legend
2016-06-21 21:42
Weatherman incoming <3
2016-06-21 22:09
Thoorin???
2016-06-21 22:12
#75
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Finland Madd!z 
Thoorin is in Atlanta.
2016-06-21 22:36
ohhh....ok then. Thanks:)
2016-06-25 15:12
pansy? thooorin? ffs man
2016-06-21 22:52
#82
Estonia 2026 
I really hope to see a VIDEO interview with lurppis!
2016-06-22 00:42
go go Yanko :)
2016-06-22 00:48
MAKE LURPPIS GREAT AGAIN!
2016-06-22 00:56
omg wheres pansy natu machine blu, not watching this gj idiots
2016-06-22 01:00
ASA AKIRA
2016-06-22 02:17
#90
suNny | 
Finland iPaZ 
LURPPIS <3
2016-06-22 14:11
Fifflaren
2016-06-22 14:18
#92
sergej | 
Finland Sukrami 
sippruL
2016-06-22 14:22
no natu nice
2016-06-22 14:24
$3.5 million PogChamp
2016-06-24 00:15
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