ECS Season 5 Finals viewer's guide

eZlo
June 6th, 2018 17:15

With the ECS Season 5 Finals set to start on Friday, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need regarding the $660,000 tournament.

The Esports Championship Series (ECS) returns to the SSE Arena, in Wembley, London, for its season 5 finals, where eight teams, determined by the online portion of the league, will square off for the grand prize of $250,000.

The tournament will begin with a double-elimination group stage, which will lead to a single-elimination bracket with the top two teams from both groups. 

Group A sees Astralis, currently the No.1 team in the ranking, paired with another top five team, Liquid, and with two teams ranked between sixth and tenth, fnatic and Cloud9

Reigning ECS champions FaZe will field cromen as a stand-in

Group B features just one top five team, FaZe, with StarSeries runners-up NRG, the new G2 line-up and Brazilian side Luminosity making up the rest of the group. 

Here are the groups for the event:

Group A   Group B
Denmark Astralis   United States NRG
United States Cloud9   Europe FaZe
Sweden fnatic   France G2
North America Liquid   Brazil Luminosity

Below you can find the full schedule for the competition:

Friday, June 8
14:15 Denmark Astralis vs. United States Cloud9
BO1
15:30 Sweden fnatic vs. North America Liquid
BO1
16:45 Group A winners' match BO1
18:00 United States NRG vs. France G2
BO1
19:15 Europe FaZe
vs. Brazil Luminosity BO1
20:30 Group B winners' match BO1




Saturday, June 9
10:15 Group A elimination match BO3
13:15 Group B elimination match BO3
16:15 Group A decider match BO3
19:15 Group B decider match BO3




Sunday, June 10
13:15 Semi-final #1 BO3
16:15 Semi-final #2 BO3
19:30 Grand final BO3

The on-air talent team for the event is predominantly from the United Kingdom, with Alex "Machine" Richardson hired to host the show. Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen will be one of the on-duty reporters, while Jason "moses" O'Toole, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen will be breaking down the action at the analyst desk.

There will also be three pairs of casters, including the popular combo Henry "HenryG" Greer-Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett, with the full broadcast team looking as follows: 

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Host
United Kingdom Freya Spiers - Host

United Kingdom Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Reporter
United Kingdom Jake "Boaster" Howlett - Reporter

United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Analyst
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert - Analyst
Finland Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen - Analyst

United Kingdom James Bardolph - Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator

United Kingdom Adam "Dinko" Hawthorne - Community Caster winner
United Kingdom Alexander "Hawka" Hawkins - Community Caster winner

United Kingdom Jamie "keita" Hall - Observer
United Kingdom Connor "Sliggy" Blomfield - Observer

Lastly, here is how the $660,000 prize pool will be distributed among the eight participants:

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

United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.16
United Kingdom Pala 'Mantrousse' Gilroy Sen
Pala 'Mantrousse' Gilroy Sen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.16
Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
27
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
#1
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World Ernie_420 
ey
2018-06-06 17:18
#3
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Austria shaakeh 
expected
2018-06-06 17:19
#12
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-06-06 17:23
Expected
2018-06-06 17:23
#22
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Turkey FazeUpRain 
250k easy for faze
2018-06-06 17:29
More like Astralis or liquid will take first
2018-06-06 17:33
#30
autist | 
Bangladesh drvken 
astralis [90% chance]
2018-06-06 17:37
#80
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Denmark EggplantxD 
Astralis most likely.
2018-06-06 18:51
No Thorin on UK event? xdxd
2018-06-07 12:04
#92
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Liquid? Yea right
2018-06-06 19:42
#103
autist | 
Bangladesh drvken 
if astralis gonna choke, liquid can win)
2018-06-06 20:30
NRG beat Liquid at StarSeries dumbass
2018-06-06 21:44
#116
autist | 
Bangladesh drvken 
ty
2018-06-06 22:05
Liquid also beat nrg
2018-06-07 03:02
And it’s astralis vs liquid final :)
2018-06-10 19:44
-1 FaZe fag
2018-06-07 01:43
#147
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Europe xqt3r 
you're probably regret now saying that shitty phrase :))
2018-06-09 04:48
ez4cerq
2018-06-06 17:19
#5
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
ez for mouz
2018-06-06 17:19
#6
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Brazil jkumb98 
Cool
2018-06-06 17:19
#131
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Armenia cGev 
Freya "" Spiers
2018-06-07 09:32
ez for astralis
2018-06-06 17:19
#8
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Netherlands puddingkip 
Astralis + Fnatic Faze+G2 shame these events waste 4 slots on NA CS
2018-06-06 17:20
C9 shit Liqued not bad Luminosity are bad And NRG r an upset team Cut 2 spots from Na and ad 1 to eu and 1 to asia
2018-06-06 17:28
#29
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United States Doge14 
g2 is just as iffy as nrg c9 or liquid
2018-06-06 17:35
It could be even worse... Did you ever imagine spots for CIS region? I think they’re desperately needing some of them, cause CIS teams are not even managing to qualify through EU slots.
2018-06-06 17:48
#114
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United States GoldEar13 
Liquid is the third best team in this tourney
2018-06-06 21:47
Liquid couldnt beat NRG in a bo3 kappa
2018-06-06 21:57
#120
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United Kingdom Gio_bose 
But still 3 best team in this tournament
2018-06-06 23:32
#122
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United States GoldEar13 
Liquid actually did beat nrg in a BO3 in this tournament though.
2018-06-07 00:23
Olof :(
2018-06-06 17:21
:( :( so sad
2018-06-06 17:56
#10
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Brazil gsponhardi 
Izi to Luminosity. Go guys
2018-06-06 17:21
#26
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
+1
2018-06-06 17:33
#11
shox | 
France dpRsCSGO 
ez 4 smithzz Kappa
2018-06-06 17:22
+1
2018-06-06 23:04
RIP C9 [*]
2018-06-06 17:23
#126
s1mple | 
Asia deTr0 
RIP how did they even qualify [*]
2018-06-07 07:55
Those lineups, lol. Ez for Astralis.
2018-06-06 17:25
#17
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India transformer 
This format sucks for event like this. Bo1 still *facepalm* in group stage
2018-06-06 17:26
+1 Starseries bo3 swiss is the GOAT among the events.
2018-06-07 12:16
#18
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Norway chrizzje 
Gogo G2! Ex6TenZ_RedemptioN activate!
2018-06-06 17:26
#19
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United States jaeger_steam 
These groups...
2018-06-06 17:26
#23
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Turkey miate221 
ez for moses
2018-06-06 17:31
#24
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
ez for LG
2018-06-06 17:32
#25
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Spain akproxx 
So easy for astralis lmao
2018-06-06 17:32
#57
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Portugal EzLegend 
Expected
2018-06-06 18:14
#127
s1mple | 
Asia deTr0 
ast era they will win london major
2018-06-07 07:56
ez4pala
2018-06-06 17:34
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator use the n-word as you like, we'll still hire you...
2018-06-06 17:39
#32
kennyS | 
Czech Republic QuertyX 
hes back now
2018-06-06 17:40
#44
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
12 btw
2018-06-06 17:50
#46
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France t3r4byt3 
they don't care about sensitive snowflakes like you tbh
2018-06-06 17:55
#63
Thorin | 
India TheKGB 
go back to r*ddit
2018-06-06 18:19
Good, about time people stop caring so much about that word. Sorry snowflake :(
2018-06-06 20:39
#33
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France StickyRice 
660.000$ tournament and it's not the G2 roster that qualified that plays it. Ocelote is such a 2faced hypocrite.
2018-06-06 17:42
#67
shox | 
France dpRsCSGO 
dats true
2018-06-06 18:22
#34
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Germany f33l1n 
awesome to see Hawka and Dinko there :)
2018-06-06 17:43
#35
s1mple | 
Denmark kehlet 
Astralis is going to win this one.
2018-06-06 17:43
#36
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France StickyRice 
BO1 helping weaker teams like C9, (even Fnatic) or G2 to go through, because in BO3 it's clear qualification for Liquid and NRG.
2018-06-06 17:45
Fnatic is the third strongest team there..
2018-06-06 17:47
#43
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France StickyRice 
Fnatic is slumping lately. And they lost lekr0 who was a good player. (xizt is fine but lekr0 probably was a better pick overall)
2018-06-06 17:48
#83
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United States FlagMaster 
Jahahhahhahahhahahahahahahaahhahaha no
2018-06-06 18:57
Faze is so unlucky, feels bad Expecting an upset from them.
2018-06-06 17:46
#133
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United States TheYusa16 
typical br
2018-06-07 11:28
#139
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Singapore Wyattbenko 
Ikr
2018-06-07 12:16
The classic American FaZe fan, lmao.
2018-06-07 13:45
#144
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United States TheYusa16 
16-1
2018-06-08 20:36
"Expecting an upset from them" FaZe fan is FaZe fan.
2018-06-08 21:21
#40
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Brazil beckergod 
win 2 bo1 and qualify to wemis, OMEGALUL
2018-06-06 17:48
#42
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Brazil beckergod 
semis*
2018-06-06 17:48
#55
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North America Smerv 
It's the easiest format for a 3 day long tournament.
2018-06-06 18:13
#41
swag | 
Brazil Douplesxx 
G2 hyyyyyype!! The comeback of verygames
2018-06-06 17:48
ez for NBK and Apex
2018-06-06 17:54
James Bardolph <3 btw, what's c9 lineup this time since fns benched.
2018-06-06 18:01
#64
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
fns is going to ecs
2018-06-06 18:20
Luminosity out in group stage once again :)
2018-06-06 18:02
#51
Xyp9x | 
Turkey ao1 
liquid vs c9
2018-06-06 18:06
Let's Go G2!💪
2018-06-06 18:08
#60
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China w2296982 
Why can't ECS have 16 teams in their finals??? WHY???
2018-06-06 18:16
#68
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Norway HoDoe 
FaZe UP!
2018-06-06 18:23
#71
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India otgps 
Astralis bout to bite into that sweet ass 250k$. Hate them danes but damn me to eternity if they don't play good
2018-06-06 18:26
EZ Astralis
2018-06-06 18:31
#78
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United States johnjay 
EZ for my Astralis!
2018-06-06 18:34
ez 4 astralis faze will go fazedown in the groups
2018-06-06 18:57
#85
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Poland trancemeister 
easy for Astralis :))))
2018-06-06 19:03
#86
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Other HeadRipper 
Ezzz for DDK BARDOLPH and NOTHING Welcome back!
2018-06-06 19:08
can anyone tell me why the fuck they hired 2 reporters? LOL get the stage host to do interviews before or after matches (if u want, not necessary), get the desk to host more in depth interviews after games if u get the chance, and kaboom.. u dont need to fucking hire pala and this nonamer anymore. especially not pala tho.
2018-06-06 19:16
#129
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United Kingdom badgesa 
Hater much?
2018-06-07 08:53
much? im no1 pala hater in the universe. hate that bitch with his slimy demeanor, his stupid ass questions, his silly man bun and pedo beard and his classic "what is going on everybody!!!!" save the money on those two fucks, offer thorin twice as much, and maybe we'll have actual entertainment between games.
2018-06-07 23:04
#88
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Sweden godname 
G2 Hype
2018-06-06 19:22
Group A is way more stacked than B. Astralis will probably win the tournament. Liquid is in good form, as is fnatic. I wish I can say C9 will do well, but not in this group. As for group B you have FaZe with cromen, NRG who I can't imagine having a repeat performance, a newly formed G2 and new-ish Luminosity with a bunch of players who've never really performed at tier1 tournaments (excluding steel).
2018-06-06 19:35
#130
s1mple | 
Asia deTr0 
+1
2018-06-07 09:28
#91
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Europe Vallon 
Bo1? Astralis don't stand a chance, they always suck in bo1's.
2018-06-06 19:40
#93
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Indonesia youdelusional 
They destroy anyone at the moment.
2018-06-06 19:45
#94
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
gtfo with youtube gaming OMEGALUL under 1 K viewers confirmed
2018-06-06 19:46
Better than facebook LUL
2018-06-06 19:49
#96
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
true ma friend
2018-06-06 19:54
indeed. twitch is preferred, but i'll take yt over fb any day
2018-06-06 19:55
#99
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Brazil Charizaldo 
+ 3
2018-06-06 19:58
#100
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Brazil Charizaldo 
I like youtube transmissions cause it's easier to watch in my TV
2018-06-06 19:59
#98
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Brazil Charizaldo 
RIP LG
2018-06-06 19:56
t2 tournament
2018-06-06 20:17
#104
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Europe Vallon 
T2 tournament with the two best teams in the world in it? OMEGALUL, what a dumb baguette.
2018-06-06 20:37
t2 because there is only astralis, failze playing with stand in, g2 are dead, liquid changing their 5th on monthly basis, fnatic just benched their 1-2nd best player, clown9 nothing else to be said, nrg is just cerq so yeah, nothing to expect from this "big" lan
2018-06-06 20:49
#107
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Europe Vallon 
Wrong in every way, by your definition it's impossible to have a tier 1 event currently since you make an excuse about every team. I reaaaaaaally hope you're not just saying that because ShitKay aren't in the tourney.
2018-06-06 20:52
who?
2018-06-06 20:54
#109
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Europe Vallon 
SK
2018-06-06 20:54
no i am saying that, because every single team is not in their best shape, only one exception are astralis, which are playing even better than the used to before.
2018-06-06 20:56
#111
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Europe Vallon 
When SK were top 1 in mid 2017, every other team sucked as well. Then FaZe had their LAN streak and SK started to suck. Now Astralis is doing the same. That's how CSGO is now. The two top 2 teams in the world in an event = automatic tier 1, everything else is irrelevant.
2018-06-06 20:58
faze arent 2nd... Just because there is no official ranking so teams couldnt be dropped into groups by their performance/ranking, but they are randomly throwed into same basket, so you can have three teams from top5 in one group and on the other hand there are four top30 teams in same group and has easier playoff. Once it will be stopped, so if you want to be the best you have to defeat the best, which now is not working. Because you can get to the final not meeting any single good team - pure example is NRG in finals, while unofficial finals was navi vs mouz. This is also reason why no one is hyped for finals and csgo for viewers is dying.
2018-06-06 21:11
Congratulations ENCE !
2018-06-06 20:26
Karrigan has studied gla1ve for a month now so if faze hit their shots they’re gonna win
2018-06-06 22:21
#118
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Brazil matwoks 
EZ4 ex6tenz
2018-06-06 22:52
Ew best of 1s. Starseries has spoiled me too much
2018-06-07 03:11
n0thing analyst+player EXPECTED
2018-06-07 08:36
SADO WHO? HYPERBRUH
2018-06-07 10:05
No Thorin on UK tournament? xd?
2018-06-07 12:00
#137
allu | 
Indonesia KAKKIKU 
James and ddk wuuu
2018-06-07 12:07
Should be an easy win for Astralis considering all the other teams are playing with new lineups and shit
2018-06-07 12:44
Should be an easy win for LG considering all the other teams are shit
2018-06-07 12:47
I arent thint thatz...
2018-06-08 20:37
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