ECS S7 Week 4 set to kick off with FaZe, Liquid in action
The fourth week of ECS Season 7 is set to kick off, featuring some big names across both divisions.
As ECS enters its fourth week of play, the league will no longer offer spots at the LAN Finals to the winners of the single-elimination bracket tournaments; instead, the last two participants will be determined by the aggregate prize money obtained over the course of the season.
In the first three weeks of the European league, Astralis, North and Vitality emerged on top of the opposition, thus securing participation at the finals. Over in North America, NRG and FURIA secured grand final victories in weeks two and three, respectively, while Complexity were admitted to the finals in London as a result of week one victors Rogue's withdrawal from the league due to roster dissolution.
Below are the current prize pool standings for ECS Season 7 :
1. AVANGAR - $7,500
2-3. OpTic - $5,000
2-3. Ninjas in Pyjamas - $5,000
4-6. FaZe - $2,500
4-6. MOUZ - $2,500
4-6. Valiance - $2,500
7-8. Virtus.pro - $2,250
7-8. FORZE - $2,250
9. LDLC - $1,500
10-12. fnatic - $750
10-12. Epsilon - $750
10-12. G2 - $750
The opening round of Europe week four will be highlighted by a face-off between FaZe and Virtus.pro. Rumours have circulated around the possible addition of Filip "NEO" Kubski to the FaZe starting roster, which would make for an exciting pairing in the context of the Pole facing his former long-time teammate Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski.
Below are the opening match-ups for ECS Season 7 Week 4 - Europe:
Things will heat up in North America very quickly with three top 10 teams in action, including the current No.2 team in the world, Liquid, who will be entering the bracket brimming with confidence after a title-winning campaign at IEM Sydney. A series to look out for in the opening round will be Cloud9 versus Luminosity. The teams recently faced off in a close best-of-three series at ESL Pro League Season 9, in which the North American side came out on top after three close maps.
The initial pairings for ECS Season 7 Week 4 - North America are the following: