ECS Season 7 casting talent and initial match-ups revealed

ECS have unveiled the initial match-ups and casting talent for ECS Season 7.

Taking place from March 11 - May 9, the regular season of ECS Season 7 will determine eight participants, four from Europe and North America, respectively, to make the cut for the $500,000 LAN finals of the event, taking place in London, UK at the SSE Arena Wembley on June 6-9.

Astralis will face LDLC in the series opening match on March 11

Teams from each region will traverse a total of five single-elimination, best-of-3 brackets over the course of the upcoming three months, with the victors of the first three qualifying for the LAN finals in London. The final two teams to make the cut for the SSE Arena will be determined via their total prize winnings from the five series.

Below are initial pairings for the first series, taking place on March 11-14:

Europe

Monday, March 11 - 17:00 - 23:00

Denmark Astralis vs. France LDLC (Official stream)
Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Denmark North (Caster challenge stream)
Sweden NiP vs. Russia forZe (Caster challenge stream)
Poland Virtus.pro vs. Europe FaZe (Official stream)

North America

Tuesday, March 12 - 00:00 - 06:00

United States Liquid vs. United States Rogue (Official stream)
Brazil Luminosity vs. Brazil INTZ (Caster challenge stream)
North America Complexity vs. United States eUnited (Caster challenge stream)
United States Spacestation vs. United States NRG (Official stream)

Presenting the regular season on-air will be a quartet of casters in the FACEIT duo of James Bardolph and Daniel "ddk" Kapadia, complemented by Henry "HenryG" Greer and Erik "da_bears" Stromberg. The team will be broadcasting from a brand new ECS set, with tri-casts to be featured during the course of the matches.

Below is a list of on-air talent for the regular season:

United Kingdom James Bardolph
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer
United States Erik "da_bears" Stromberg

Matches will once again be streamed on FACEIT's Twitch.tv channel, as part of the organiser's non-exclusive deal with the platform.

#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez for Astralis and Liquid for week 1
2019-03-08 19:54
#3
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
k
2019-03-08 19:54
#8
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
I mean, you can't deny Astralis will win the EU one for sure...
2019-03-08 19:55
#6
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Sweden Unluko 
Wait what
2019-03-08 19:55
#22
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
wdym what?
2019-03-08 20:00
#23
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Sweden Unluko 
Why is forZe in ECS LOL
2019-03-08 20:00
#25
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
And you're not asking about AVANGAR? lol. They both came from the Challenger Cup that was played over the last few days.
2019-03-08 20:02
#27
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Sweden Unluko 
Ya but Valiance went 3-1 if im not mistaken.
2019-03-08 20:03
#32
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
No, but again, why ask about forZe instead of AVANGAR? forze went 3-0 (along with Valiance), AVANGAR went 3-1. Valiance is at WESG, that's why they're not here.
2019-03-08 20:06
#38
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Sweden Unluko 
Because AVANGAR is a good team and forZe is kind of unknown
2019-03-08 20:13
#58
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Well yeah, but forZe did better than them in the Challenger Cup.
2019-03-08 20:56
#64
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
This is the first pairing, there are multiple
2019-03-08 22:29
True
2019-03-08 20:28
#2
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Sweden MasturB 
mother?
2019-03-08 19:54
GG B*TCH LASAGNA
2019-03-08 19:55
#5
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Other VeryDestroyGuy 
LUL
2019-03-08 19:55
#48
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
C9???
2019-03-08 20:34
wtf mouz where tf?
2019-03-08 19:55
next week probably, but they dont have roster yet lul
2019-03-08 19:58
ye i thought they'll finally annonce it thx ecs 4 f*****g delay
2019-03-08 20:19
where is sadokist
2019-03-08 19:55
#17
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
shame he's not there, probably needs a break after the major
2019-03-08 19:58
+1
2019-03-08 20:25
waste
2019-03-08 19:56
LAN?
2019-03-08 19:56
#19
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Russia M13f 
Online Week1
2019-03-08 19:59
Gg
2019-03-08 19:56
VP lul
2019-03-08 19:57
Bo3? Edit: ye it is
2019-03-08 19:57
PogChamp
2019-03-08 19:58
#18
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
mouz ? fnatic ?
2019-03-08 19:58
mouz 2 players fnatic in wesg
2019-03-08 20:49
#20
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4mibr
2019-03-08 19:59
#21
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Russia M13f 
EU Astralis Avangar ForZe Faze Clan
2019-03-08 20:00
0/8 drop faze ez4VP
2019-03-08 20:01
#26
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Russia M13f 
WutFace ez4Vwho?
2019-03-08 20:02
VP* never trust in ChokeClan
2019-03-08 20:03
#67
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Poland Shlatter 
+1
2019-03-08 22:41
-Faze +mouz
2019-03-08 20:45
#28
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4luminosity ez4boltz
2019-03-08 20:03
What is this caster challenge
2019-03-08 20:03
#31
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Russia Marveloh 
Why Avangar is in there, and where the fuck is Valiance.
2019-03-08 20:05
#35
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Russia M13f 
WESG
2019-03-08 20:08
#37
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Russia Marveloh 
Faceit sovsem ebnulis' chto li. Ebnutiy format na ECS kvali. I eshe dati na sam 7 season pereclickayutsya s WESG. Konchennaya huinya koroche.
2019-03-08 20:11
#41
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Russia M13f 
6 vikov na next pozovut
2019-03-08 20:19
EZ4AVG
2019-03-08 20:06
Why are half of these teams from the T2 scene?
2019-03-08 20:07
Because they got place from last season
2019-03-08 20:46
i guess this was why nip dropped out wesg xd
2019-03-08 20:10
#39
Aleksib | 
Europe KRiSEF 
VP - FaZE ROFL
2019-03-08 20:13
Yeah, they gave FaZe too ez oponent
2019-03-09 12:01
#40
gla1ve | 
Brazil wilbur 
Why are not mibr in ecs season 7? What did I miss?
2019-03-08 20:18
#46
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World Notb8ing 
unluko maluko, I guess they skipped this first qualfier to finals because WESG. They have still more opportunities to play later so not like missing one is that big deal tho.
2019-03-08 20:35
#50
gla1ve | 
Brazil wilbur 
So they will still be able to play in the season 7 finals?
2019-03-08 20:43
#54
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World Notb8ing 
yes if they make it through qualifying part, 1st place team gets through from this 1st qualifier for instance.
2019-03-08 20:47
They will play next weeks, you have 4 weeks to qualify
2019-03-08 20:47
ForZe made it to ECS? Wow, looking forward to see some upsets!
2019-03-08 20:30
#47
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Poland Hypu 
Ez for vp
2019-03-08 20:32
#49
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Germany SadBUGfan 
true
2019-03-08 20:38
#52
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Sweden Z3Bz 
I dont understand this format they playing, pls explain.
2019-03-08 20:46
#66
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Basically just single elimination playoffs
2019-03-08 22:41
ez for forZe Clan
2019-03-08 20:55
good casting talent
2019-03-08 21:05
#78
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Brazil fallenzer@ 
+1
2019-03-10 21:50
+2
2019-03-11 21:23
#60
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Argentina TheRealLucas 
first big match for VP
2019-03-08 21:09
#61
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Brazil hugoooo 
hahahah OF COURSE the two BRs are paired.
2019-03-08 21:11
#62
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Czech Republic QuertyX 
You should be happy, at least youve got a team in semifinals:)
2019-03-08 21:38
#63
Poland mhu_ 
thanks for twitch stream!
2019-03-08 21:45
#65
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Mexico LEWORb 
Can someone explain me this format plz
2019-03-08 22:33
#68
Canada ssau 
Virtus pro vs faze used to be a good match to watch. Now there’s no point :(
2019-03-08 23:59
#69
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Hungary subzera 
i am so confused about this format, can someone please explain?
2019-03-09 00:08
#70
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Argentina Fa7e07 
rip ldlc
2019-03-09 02:13
#71
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Europe devilwll 
Where is Fnatic, mouse... Etc??
2019-03-09 02:17
#72
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Brazil candymau 
The most important thing on this news: NO MORE FB STREAM! thnx god
2019-03-09 02:18
#73
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Norway undret 
finally they are going back to twitch
2019-03-09 04:47
#74
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United States stephcurry30 
da_bears would do better as an analyst
2019-03-09 05:03
nice
2019-03-10 19:18
#77
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Brazil fallenzer@ 
very nice!
2019-03-10 21:34
ddk and bardolph are great as always, why do they have to ruin it with HenryG mouthbreather
2019-03-11 00:40
#80
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India volt_vipin 
no mibr ?
2019-03-11 09:46
EU Astralis Avangar ForZe Faze Clan
2019-03-12 17:32
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