ECS S7 Week 2 teams and matchups announced

The eight teams which will be vying for an ECS S7 Finals spot in both Europe and North America in the upcoming week have been confirmed.

The second ECS Season 7 cup will take place on March 18-21, in both Europe and North America, with the single-elimination BO3 bracket determining one LAN Finals participant from both regions. However, with the cup overlapping with the media and travel days for BLAST São Paulo, a number of high-profile teams are missing, giving an opportunity to backup squads.

woxic's new team will take on fnatic in the quarter-finals

In Europe, NiP and FaZe will be ceeding their spots due to the tournament in Brazil, with Astralis, who won the first week, also not participating. Interestingly, OpTic (ECS S6) and Valiance (3-0 in Pinnacle Cup) who are currently in China for WESG, will not participate in the cup, while fnatic, who is still in competition there, is expected to take part.

ECS Season 7 Week 2 Europe will start with the following quarter-finals:

Denmark North vs. Poland Virtus.pro
Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Russia forZe
Europe mousesports vs. Sweden fnatic
France Vitality vs. France LDLC

North, Virtus.pro, forZe, LDLC, and AVANGAR will all be getting their second shot at earning a spot at the $500,000 ECS S7 Finals after participating last week, with AVANGAR being the team that impressed the most in Week 1, pushing the winners Astralis to the edge on two maps.

Another Pinnacle Cup team which we will be seeing this week is Vitality, who will start their campaign by taking on countrymen LDLC. Considering their ranking and the number of teams ahead of them which will most likely be playing in upcoming weeks, this is the best shot Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and co. have at qualifying for the finals.

Also, mousesports will debut their new lineup in ECS, featuring Özgür "woxic" Eker, Finn "karrigan" Andersen, and David "frozen" Čerňanský, starting their run with a difficult confrontation against fnatic.

Who will Cloud9 complete their roster with?

On the North American side of things, MIBR and Liquid—who were upset in the first cup by Rogue—will be missing out due to attending BLAST, with Renegades passing on the opportunity as well due to still being in Europe, working on their visas.

The following matches will kick-off ECS Season 7 Week 2 North America:

23:00 - United States NRG vs. United States Spacestation
23:00 - United States eUnited vs. Brazil INTZ
02:00 - Brazil FURIA vs. Brazil Luminosity
02:30 - United States Bad News Bears vs. North America Complexity

Cloud9, who still haven't announced their fifth player, will debut in ECS S7 against Spacestation, while INTZ and FURIA will kick off things with a Brazilian matchup.

On the other side of the bracket, Complexity, who reached the grand final in Week 1 and were just barely edged out by Rogue, will take on eUnited, who recently added Armeen "a2z" Toussi as their coach. In the final quarter-final, NRG, who are looking for redemption after being upset by Complexity last week, will take on Lucas "steel" Lopes's Luminosity.

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Armeen 'a2z' Toussi
Armeen 'a2z' Toussi
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Nice
2019-03-15 10:06
#4
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Asia gabefill 
Yes
2019-03-15 10:07
Mhm
2019-03-15 10:14
#13
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Sweden Unluko 
Agreee
2019-03-15 10:08
#3
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Sweden jumpex 
Radio
2019-03-15 10:07
Nice
2019-03-15 10:07
#6
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Asia tyrkjaranid 
ok
2019-03-15 10:07
#7
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Pog
2019-03-15 10:07
#8
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
walk in the park for my boy krimz
2019-03-15 10:07
#9
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Asia NOORZ1 
Ugh
2019-03-15 10:07
#10
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France SSENSEY 
ez Vitality
2019-03-15 10:08
#11
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Sweden Nokkeri 
Fnatic / Vitality C9 / NRG
2019-03-15 10:08
Personally I think it'll likely be avangar/vitality due to how well they've done recently whereas fnatic have been under performing recently
2019-03-15 11:21
#41
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Sweden Nokkeri 
yeah shit actually missed Avangar, i really dont put the edge to fnatic because of their shady play at the major and also kinda rocky performance at WESG so far. But i would never count them out ;P (Might be a fanboy thing, dont know)
2019-03-15 11:25
#12
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Philippines gumiho_joshua 
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-15 10:08
Ez alga avangar
2019-03-15 10:08
seems like ez for avangar in eu and cloud9 NA
2019-03-15 10:10
#17
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New Zealand Reubydoobydoo 
If fnatic show up ez 4 them
2019-03-15 10:12
show up what, they are perfoming bad even in wesg
2019-03-15 10:14
#23
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New Zealand Reubydoobydoo 
Ik but that's fnatic for the last three years. Multiple trash tournaments then do an amazing run for a month or two then go back to trash again. You just never know when that temporary hot streak is coming haha
2019-03-15 10:22
#16
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India Noobdian 
No nip no party
2019-03-15 10:10
#20
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
Faze and NiP???
2019-03-15 10:14
#27
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World Notb8ing 
" NiP and FaZe will be ceeding their spots due to the tournament in Brazil"
2019-03-15 10:29
#28
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
Ooh kk
2019-03-15 10:29
Read the article
2019-03-15 10:29
#30
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France FrighTyyy 
On blast pro?
2019-03-15 10:31
#21
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Germany Constikdw 
vitality gets a free first round and Fnatic and mouz meet each other instantly...
2019-03-15 10:17
#44
ZywOo | 
France Qaze 
Ez for ldlc
2019-03-15 12:09
#22
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Other maexi 
So Valiance and OpTic are not participating in ECS?
2019-03-15 10:18
#34
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World Notb8ing 
Probably untrue, likely they will take part in 3rd qualfier if they don't have something else.
2019-03-15 10:34
ez vp
2019-03-15 10:24
#25
NiKo | 
Asia LustBoi 
what is vp doing here ?
2019-03-15 10:24
Wait so NiP Will play in the other weeks?
2019-03-15 10:26
#31
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World Notb8ing 
If they got no other events they can always play.
2019-03-15 10:31
#32
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
Ez4avangarrr
2019-03-15 10:32
#33
oskar | 
Czech Republic Drak077 
Oskar or sunny to C9
2019-03-15 10:32
#35
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
oskar won't move to NA
2019-03-15 10:36
#36
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
what is that draw :D
2019-03-15 10:38
#37
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Estonia ropz_bestest 
Ez 4 mouz
2019-03-15 10:44
EU: North > VP AVANGAR > ForZe Fnatic > mousesports Vitality > LDLC AVANGAR > North Fnatic > Vitality Fnatic > AVANGAR NA: Cloud9 > Spacestation Furia > INTZ compLexity > eUnited NRG > Luminosity Cloud9 > Furia compLexity > NRG compLexity > Cloud9 Advance: Fnatic, coL
2019-03-15 11:10
Fnatic is in china, they will have 300ping
2019-03-15 13:58
#58
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France malekdog 
there is actually now ay north will win with cadian against vp
2019-03-15 18:47
#39
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Denmark oskarsports 
Ez godsports
2019-03-15 11:15
Cloud 9 NA team still if golden or sunny join lul
2019-03-15 11:51
#45
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France Uexo 
Let's go Vitality ! #VforVictory !
2019-03-15 12:24
#46
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Mr Professeur, you wrong. M16R didn't play and got upset by Rogue in week 1.
2019-03-15 12:46
#48
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Brazil erfur 
He is saying about Liquid not Mibr...
2019-03-15 13:33
#51
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Oh, my bad.
2019-03-15 14:05
#49
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Poland MaTHeOOO 
EU: North < Vp, AVANGAR > forZe, mousesports < fnatic, Vitality > LDLC NA: C9 > Spacestation, FURIA > INTZ, compLexity > eUnited, NRG < Luminosity
2019-03-15 13:37
Virtus.noob, again?
2019-03-15 14:40
#53
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Poland Pawelssik 
vp win easy
2019-03-15 14:43
#54
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Europe KappaKaako 
LDLC +bodyy??
2019-03-15 14:47
fnatic-mouz avangar-forze
2019-03-15 15:46
Wtf is ceeding?
2019-03-15 16:46
EZ4Rouge
2019-03-15 18:49
oof, the pressure mounts. This is getting intense.
2019-03-15 20:00
EZ 4 Vitality
2019-03-15 21:03
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