Schedule for ECS S3 finals released

FACEIT has released the full schedule for the offline finals of the Esports Championship Series (ECS) Season 3.

The third edition of the ECS league will come to a close this weekend with the offline finals, running from Friday to Sunday at the SSE Arena, in London.

The top four teams from the European and the North American divisions will square off for the lion's share of a $660,000 prize pool, with the winner taking home the grand prize of $250,000.

ECS Season 3 will come to a close on Sunday

The tournament will kick off with a double-elimination group stage, featuring best-of-three matches in the Lower Bracket, followed by the best-of-three single-elimination playoffs with the last four teams.

The eight participating teams have been split into two groups according to their placing in the online portion of the season, and you can find them below:

Group A Group B
Europe FaZe United States Cloud9
France G2 United States Liquid
Brazil SK Denmark Astralis
United States OpTic Sweden fnatic

The complete schedule for the tournament looks as follows:

Friday, June 23
13:15     Europe FaZe   vs. United States OpTic BO1
14:30 France G2 vs. Brazil SK BO1
15:45 Group A Winners' Match BO1
17:00 United States Cloud9    vs. Sweden fnatic BO1
18:15 United States Liquid vs. Denmark Astralis    BO1
19:30 Group B Winners' Match BO1
       
Saturday, June 24
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 25
13:00 Semi-final #1  BO3
16:30 Semi-final #2  BO3
19:30 FPL Show match   
21:00 Grand Final  BO3

With $90,000 of the season's $750,000 allocated to the online portion of the league, here is how the distribution of the remaining $660,000 will be made after the London event:

1. $250,000
2. $120,000
3-4. $65,000
5-6. $45,000
7-8. $35,000

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#1
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France Soonz
ez for G2
2017-06-19 16:56
13 replies
ez tournament for sk again
2017-06-19 16:57
11 replies
watchout for liquid.
2017-06-19 16:57
4 replies
so fucking unfair, ez group for optic again, fuck them
2017-06-19 17:08
2 replies
#45
NAF | 
Germany al1na
wat
2017-06-19 17:47
Right yeah
2017-06-20 00:06
#40
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France BOOBALECOQ
WATCHOUT WATCHOUT
2017-06-19 17:32
EZ 4 Luxembourg
2017-06-19 16:57
2 replies
tru
2017-06-19 17:19
Don't let your dreams be dreams
2017-06-19 18:06
Again? SK Lost ECS S2 Finals to G2
2017-06-19 17:43
#82
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Russia v1p3rrr
Astralis take it eazy
2017-06-20 00:41
Ez for fnatic
2017-06-21 08:53
so fucking ez for SK
2017-06-19 17:22
C9 wins this 9/10 times
2017-06-19 16:56
3 replies
Out in groups 9/10 you mean
2017-06-19 17:00
Lmao out in groups
2017-06-19 17:03
How bout 1/200?
2017-06-19 17:27
lool nice where vp
2017-06-19 16:56
2 replies
vp is too big shit in online matches to play in tournament after online quali
2017-06-19 16:58
#37
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Mexico tscXvnx
somewhere in Russia playing t87 event
2017-06-19 17:26
Oh ye
2017-06-19 16:56
ez life for Astralis in group stage
2017-06-19 16:57
#7
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Hungary FHarbor
nice
2017-06-19 16:57
#9
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Sweden RaketHopp
cloud9 vs fnatic again rofl
2017-06-19 16:57
Group A is joke
2017-06-19 16:57
1 reply
#89
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United States stotte
Group A has three world class teams. Group B has two lol
2017-06-20 12:39
Ez G2
2017-06-19 16:58
1 reply
#33
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France AnTr3aS48
ez for us brotha
2017-06-19 17:20
optic and c9 wasted spots
2017-06-19 16:58
g2 too much luck with group draws
2017-06-19 16:58
6 replies
Lol its intresting how you think!
2017-06-19 18:56
5 replies
it's sarcasm g2 are unlucky all the time
2017-06-19 19:25
4 replies
Go check what sarcasm is about...
2017-06-19 23:27
3 replies
what?
2017-06-20 15:15
2 replies
there is a difference between sarcasm and irony..
2017-06-20 20:41
1 reply
sarcasm is using irony, i was being sarcastic
2017-06-20 21:04
#15
steel | 
Belarus Ruble
What is fpl showmatch?
2017-06-19 16:58
#16
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Brazil P4t0NTC
E Z F O R A S T R A L I S
2017-06-19 16:58
so basically all the good teams in group A, and as usual astralis paid organisers to be in the easy group (only way for them to secure out of groups)
2017-06-19 16:58
5 replies
Hope you are being sarcastic if you not you should really learn how seeding works
2017-06-19 17:36
4 replies
Srsly tho random NA online results gave us uneven groups again
2017-06-19 18:25
3 replies
I mean yeah but that is not astralis or the tournament providers fault if anything blame sk for losing to c9
2017-06-19 20:03
2 replies
Yeah, I reacted mostly to first part of his comment. Btw G2 and astralis were really close I think, they could have had swapped places, if not for a few unlucky rounds.
2017-06-19 20:37
1 reply
Of course they could
2017-06-19 21:26
C9 will go out in Groups again
2017-06-19 16:59
ez for G2
2017-06-19 17:00
Astralis in joke group Ez finals
2017-06-19 17:00
ez life for Astralis in group stage
2017-06-19 17:01
#24
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United States KpleeZy
Astralis always get the easier group in every tourney
2017-06-19 17:03
2 replies
#39
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Mexico tscXvnx
5 hardest groups in a row - no one cares. 1 easy group - ooooh luck. 2 easy groups in a row - "Astralis always get the easier group in every tourney"
2017-06-19 17:29
#67
Xyp9x | 
Europe Fridd
Well, not topping the league can have its advantages.
2017-06-19 22:01
#26
fnx | 
Sweden martla
optic bout to get gangbanged
2017-06-19 17:05
#27
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Faroe Islands shubaNN
ez for FaZe
2017-06-19 17:05
Lmao FaZe top seed, group of death nice. Ez4FaZe regardless <3
2017-06-19 17:10
#30
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United States nANDO111
sk allways get in the group with VP,Navi,G2,Faze,North and shitstralis are every time in the easy group
2017-06-19 17:18
3 replies
true, pure luck prolly but still sad :/
2017-06-19 17:56
2 replies
#68
Xyp9x | 
Europe Fridd
Luck? Doubt it. You have to learn how seeding works.
2017-06-19 22:01
1 reply
there was luck involved. g2 and astralis were seperated by just a few rounds (round difference) and they got the easier group. but still, stupid system :/
2017-06-20 02:08
Ez4G2
2017-06-19 17:20
damn too many lans
2017-06-19 17:24
1 reply
#98
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Indonesia FinZzz
Its awesome amirite. Ecs, Esl cologne, and the major. Exciting times ahead.
2017-06-20 15:22
I hope for Faze, optic (only because i dont like french and brazil fans :D) and Astralis, fnatic
2017-06-19 17:24
Nice groups lel Group A-3 top 4 teams,get rekt Optic Group B-tier 2 NA,EZ for Astralis and Fnatic G2 vs SK will be nicE,hope it will be Astralis vs SK in the playoffs
2017-06-19 17:35
RIP Optic
2017-06-19 17:42
#46
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Indonesia FinZzz
Group A - G2 (1), Faze (2) Group B - Astralis (1), fnatic (2) Finals - G2 vs Astralis Winner - G2
2017-06-19 17:48
5 replies
#93
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
Finals - Faze vs Fnatic
2017-06-20 13:54
2 replies
#95
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Indonesia FinZzz
Fnatic has no chance of making it through the semis. Faze in the otherhand could.
2017-06-20 15:15
1 reply
#97
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
why don't.if they are on a role they can beat anyone.
2017-06-20 15:18
how about fnatic?
2017-06-22 02:10
1 reply
#109
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Indonesia FinZzz
They will lose in the semis.
2017-06-22 06:05
optic LUL
2017-06-19 17:49
group A is sick
2017-06-19 18:00
I really want to know how they split the groups. How the fuck can you have the 2 teams that finished 1st in their region compete with each other in the same group? This is fucking stupid.
2017-06-19 18:09
1 reply
Sk finished 2nd c9 was first
2017-06-19 20:04
#55
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Brazil VAC0
A: (SK=G2=faze) > optic B: astralis > fnatic > (liquid=cloud9)
2017-06-19 18:30
10 replies
#71
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Brazil Cuckaroto
wrong
2017-06-19 23:59
9 replies
#73
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Brazil VAC0
where?
2017-06-20 00:10
8 replies
#74
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Brazil Cuckaroto
liquid=cloud9)
2017-06-20 00:11
7 replies
#75
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Brazil VAC0
liquid > cloud9. right?
2017-06-20 00:12
6 replies
#76
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Brazil Cuckaroto
no
2017-06-20 00:12
1 reply
#78
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Brazil VAC0
so you're wrong
2017-06-20 00:13
#77
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Brazil Cuckaroto
VAC0 + 4 bots = cloud9 > liquid
2017-06-20 00:13
3 replies
#79
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Brazil VAC0
WTF
2017-06-20 00:13
2 replies
#80
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Brazil Cuckaroto
you + 4 bots > c9
2017-06-20 00:14
1 reply
#81
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Brazil VAC0
OK. I got it
2017-06-20 00:14
#56
steel | 
Belarus Ruble
Rigged groups again what a suprise :D.
2017-06-19 18:32
#57
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United States ViKaLiBuR
Color me fangay and crazy, but Team Liquid has like a 30% chance of just surprising Astralis and winning ECS.
2017-06-19 18:32
1 reply
I agree, but only if they eat lots of soup and a few good sandwiches. I'm tellin ya. If they do, they'll play out of their minds.
2017-06-19 19:27
I've missed the GSL format, nice to see it back ngl.
2017-06-19 18:38
dis gonna be gud :)
2017-06-19 22:39
Group B = Tier 2 teams vs Astralis Group A = Tier 1 teams vs Optic
2017-06-20 03:00
rip g2 again out in groups
2017-06-20 06:40
1 reply
#87
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Estonia jossd
They have gotten into playoffs every LAN they have attended with this lineup.
2017-06-20 10:23
I hope Astralis, FaZe, SK and Liquid make it G2 would be ok too
2017-06-20 10:21
4 replies
#90
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United States stotte
This will show if Liquid are making progress. LET'S GO TEAM LIQUID! #TLWIN #TLGO
2017-06-20 12:42
3 replies
yeah, TL is my favorite NA team, I would like to see them suceed here over c9 and fnatic
2017-06-20 13:31
#92
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Europe gettro
Fnatic >> liquid
2017-06-20 13:47
1 reply
#94
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United States stotte
Obviously
2017-06-20 14:59
#99
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China LKmonstA
hopeful fnatic keep fire again
2017-06-20 16:04
Id like to see G2 vs Astralis bo3
2017-06-20 18:20
#103
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Brazil vass28
gl SK hard group
2017-06-20 22:39
ez for the best team and the best player in the world lets fuckin go KENNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
2017-06-21 04:40
#FaZeUP
2017-06-21 14:58
#107
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France tayari
It's not going to be easy but G2 can win this, or at worse be in the top 3 teams.
2017-06-21 16:58
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