ECS S2 Finals viewer's guide
Another big event, ECS Season 2 Finals, is set to start later today with the group stage. Here is our viewer's guide, in which you'll find all information you need to watch the $750,000 event.
Two teams will attend the event with stand-ins. After releasing Lincoln "fnx" Lau, SK will be using Ricardo "fox" Pacheco in California (as well as at the ELEAGUE Major), and Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså will be standing in for Emil "Magisk" Reif, who skipped the tournament due to school commitments.
|Group A||Group B|
The eight teams have been distributed into two GSL groups according to their placement in the online part. The upper half of the group will feature best-of-one matches, with elimination matches and deciders played in best-of-three series.
Today's matches will be played without live audience, from Saturday on the competition will move on to the stage at the Anaheim Convention Center & Arena.
The full schedule is as follows:
|Friday, December 9th|
|22:45||Group A winners' match||BO1|
|02:30||Group B winners' match||BO1|
|Saturday, December 10th|
|19:15||Group A elimination match||BO3|
|22:15||Group B elimination match||BO3|
|01:15||Group A decider||BO3|
|04:15||Group B decider||BO3|
|Sunday, December 11th|
|20:15||Semi-final #1 (B1 vs. A2)||BO3|
|23:30||Semi-final #2 (A1 vs. B2)||BO3|
A nine-man talent lineup will bring you the action at ECS Season 2 Finals, including Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen who will return to the ECS analysis desk alongside a duo of former players, Janko "YNk" Paunović and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson.
|Sue "Smix" Lee - Stage host|
|Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner - Desk host|
|Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen - Analyst|
|Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson - Analyst|
|Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst|
|Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator|
|Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator|
|James "JZFB" Bardolph - Commentator|
|Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator|
ECS have not revealed the distribution of the $750,000 prizepool.
Lucas "LucasAM" Aznar Miles wrote up a preview of the event, in which you'll find some of the key storylines and analysis of some of the groups' match-ups.
HLTV.org will have a two-man team on-site at ECS Season 2 Finals to bring you full coverage of ECS Season 2 Finals, including galleries and interviews.