ECS Season 1 Finals viewer's guide

With  Esports Championship Series (ECS) Season 1 Finals starting in less than 24 hours, we have prepared a viewer's guide to bring you up to speed with the British event's information.

Top four teams from North America and Europe have secured a place in the first season's finals, taking place from June 24-26 in London's 12,500-seater SSE Arena, the second-largest indoor arena in the capital of United Kingdom.

Similarly to last weekend's DreamHack ZOWIE Open Jönköping, ECS Season 1 Finals' double-elimination group stage will be played in best-of-three series in the elimination and decider matches.

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

Three days have been reserved for the tournament with the first being played without live audience off-stage.

The competition will then move on to the stage with elimination and decider matches on day two, and the best-of-three single elimination playoffs on day three.

The full schedule looks as follows:

Friday, June 24
13:15 Brazil Luminosity vs. Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas BO1
14:30 United States Liquid vs. France G2 BO1
15:45 Group A winners' match    
17:00 Denmark Astralis vs. Canada TSM BO1
18:15 Sweden fnatic vs. United States Cloud9 BO1 
19:30 Group B winners' match BO1
Saturday, June 25
12:15 Group A elimination match BO3
15:15   Group B elimination match   BO3 
18:15 Group A decider match BO3
21:15 Group B decider match BO3
Sunday, June 26
13:00 Semifinal #1 (B1 vs. A2) BO3
16:30 Semifinal #2 (A1 vs. B2)  BO3 
21:00 Grand final BO3

The official broadcast talent consists of two popular duos as commentators, while the analyst desk, consisting of Tomi "⁠lurppis⁠" Kovanen, Robin "⁠Fifflaren⁠" Johansson and Janko "⁠YNk⁠" Paunović, will be led by Scott "SirScoots" Smith.

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

United Kingdom James "⁠BARDOLPH⁠" 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

Prizepool distribution:

1. $250,000
2. $125,000
3-4. $80,000
5-6. $65,000
7-8. $50,000 

There are still tickets up for grabs, ranging from £12.99 to £50, which you can buy over at The Ticket Fairy website. To attend the event, under-aged visitors of at least 16 years old must be accompanied by an 18+ year-old adult.

United Kingdom James 'BARDOLPH' Bardolph
James 'BARDOLPH' Bardolph
Age:
38
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.52
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.33
DPR:
0.74
United Kingdom Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.90
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
96
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.78
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Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
23
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
#1
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Netherlands Swini
HYPE
2016-06-23 13:00
8 replies
Prize Pool? $1.75m or is that together with season games?
2016-06-23 13:01
7 replies
Winner of these finals gets like 390k
2016-06-23 13:54
5 replies
No, that is for ELEAGE: hltv.org/?pageid=357&eventid=2135 For ECS they give 3.5 million over 2 seasons, so I'm guessing 1.75m per season. But I don't know if that is only for playoffs or also the season stage games.
2016-06-23 13:55
4 replies
Oh shit, you are right. My bad
2016-06-23 13:56
3.5M includes travel expenses too I believe.
2016-06-23 14:00
2 replies
Yeah, they've not clarified/announced yet: hltv.org/?pageid=357&eventid=2248
2016-06-23 14:02
1 reply
I think we can expect 1m, right? 1m, or we 1g that shit.
2016-06-23 14:52
they only said 3,5m for both seasons including travel expenses. i won't be surprised if finally prize pool for this season will be like 750k or something
2016-06-23 14:56
#2
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Finland R1PST3R1
ez for simple
2016-06-23 13:00
2 replies
EZ FOR LURPPIS
2016-06-23 13:01
1 reply
nice analyst desk
2016-06-23 16:05
s
2016-06-23 13:00
second BTW : G2 or Fnatic EDIT : Actually Fourth :(
2016-06-23 13:03
noice
2016-06-23 13:00
rip clown9
2016-06-23 13:00
nice
2016-06-23 13:01
#10
 | 
France t3r4byt3
sup
2016-06-23 13:01
LG Wins!!
2016-06-23 13:01
#15
 | 
World madman112
ÖURPPIS HYPE
2016-06-23 13:01
Poor NiP and fnatic who have to skip Midsummer :( :( :(
2016-06-23 13:01
Prizepool?
2016-06-23 13:02
#18
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Hungary FHarbor
EZ SK
2016-06-23 13:03
ez4clg
2016-06-23 13:03
Less NA slots next season pls It's ridiculous to have as many EU and NA teams
2016-06-23 13:04
Excited to see liquid play...rip those other NA teams LUL
2016-06-23 13:09
2 replies
#47
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United States verminkt
yeah Luminosity gunna get rekt amirite LUL Kappa
2016-06-23 20:30
1 reply
u mean sk gaming top kek
2016-06-23 21:45
ez4ence
2016-06-23 13:12
Group a is insane
2016-06-23 13:17
No Pansy no party Kappa
2016-06-23 13:18
The matches will be interesting! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-06-23 13:38
1 reply
#37
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Brazil SeukuMyama
Vtnc nao tem nada melhor pra fazer cu de rola
2016-06-23 14:18
lol @ group a
2016-06-23 13:41
#28
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Poland Mannix
Lurppis is back LOL
2016-06-23 13:48
#29
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Israel ZiinTotH
Great lineup , but it's sad that anders won't be here
2016-06-23 13:49
ez 4 fnatic
2016-06-23 13:50
ez 4 stewie
2016-06-23 13:59
#38
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World Noldi_alb
Why not a BO5 final??????
2016-06-23 14:20
1 reply
cos BO5 is annoying bullshit.
2016-06-23 14:55
lurppis Kreygasm
2016-06-23 14:38
#45
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Denmark fyhn
That's the best analyst desk I've seen in, well forever?
2016-06-23 18:49
#46
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Finland jayss
lurpiss? is this 2013
2016-06-23 18:51
1 reply
lurPPis fucking casual fakeflagger
2016-06-24 05:37
#49
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Albania ekozix
no anders/semmler no hype
2016-06-24 00:51
Lurppis analyzing PogChamp
2016-06-24 12:40
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