ECS Season 3 Finals viewer's guide
The ECS Season 3 Finals are upon us, here are some details about the groups, schedule, talent, and prize distribution ahead of the big weekend in London.
The ECS Season 3 Finals will be returning to London, where the Season 1 Finals took place before going to Anaheim, California, for Season 2. The action will take place on June 23-25 at the SSE Arena in Wembley, and eight teams—four from North America and four from Europe—will be fighting for their share of a $660,000 prize pool.
The group stage will feature two groups of four playing a GSL format double-elimination bracket with best-of-threes in the lower bracket and will be followed by a best-of-three single-elimination playoff with the final four teams.
The groups, which have been drawn according to the regular season standings, are:
|Group A||Group B|
With the groups set, here is the full schedule for the event:
|Friday, June 23|
|15:45||Group A Winners' Match||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|
|19:30||FPL Show match|
An impressive crew of 11 will be in charge of bringing the action live, while two observers will be controlling the cameras in-game. The ECS Season 3 Finals will be hosted by Alex "Machine" Richardson and Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico, on the desk and stage respectively, and will have a slew of talent casting and analysing matches. Here is the list:
Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico - Stage Host
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host
Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Interviewer
Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst
Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen - Analyst
Sam "DaZeD" Marine - Analyst
Anders Blume - Commentator
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
James "JZFB" Bardolph - Commentator
Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
Jamie "keita" Hall - Observer
Connor "Sliggy" Blomfield - Observer
As far as the $660,000 prize pool, here is how it will be divvied up:
Don't forget to check out the ECS Season 3 Finals event page, where we will update all of the information regarding the tournament as it happens, including news, statistics, results, and more.