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|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||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||Luminosity||vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas||BO1|
|15:45||Group A winners' match|
|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|
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.
Scott "Sir Scoots" Smith - Desk host
Sue "Smix" Lee - Stage host
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.