ECS Season 7 Finals viewer's guide

With ECS Season 7 Finals set to kick off on Thursday, we have put together a comprehensive viewer's guide for the $500,000 event.

The ECS Season 7 Finals will take place on June 6-9, where the top four teams from the North American and European divisions will face off for their share of the prize pool.

The tournament will feature two GSL groups, with best-of-one opening matches and best-of-three elimination and decider games. The top two sides from both groups will then progress to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs, which will take place at the SSE Arena.

Astralis will kick off the event against FURIA

Back-to-back ECS champions Astralis will kick off the event by taking on FURIA in Group A, which also features NiP and NRG. In Group B, Complexity, who will be fielding new recruit Owen "oBo" Schlatter, will be squaring off against Vitality, while MIBR go up against North in the other match.

Below you can find the group draw:

The complete tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday, June 6
11:00 - Denmark Astralis vs. Brazil FURIA | BO1
12:30 - Sweden NiP vs. United States NRG | BO1
14:00 - United States Complexity vs. France Vitality | BO1
15:30 - Brazil MIBR vs. Denmark North | BO1
17:00 - Group A winners' match | BO3
20:00 - Group B winners match | BO3

Friday, June 7
11:00 - Group A elimination match | BO3
14:00 - Group B elimination match | BO3
17:00 - Group A decider | BO3
20:00 - Group B decider | BO3

Saturday, June 8
14:00 - Semi-Final #1 | BO3
17:00 - Semi-Final #2 | BO3

Sunday, June 9
17:00 - Grand Final | BO3

Below is the talent lineup for the event:

United Kingdom Freya Spiers – Desk Host

United States Sue "Smix" Lee – Stage Host

United Kingdom James Bardolph – Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia – Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume – Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer – Commentator

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill – Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez – Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche – Analyst
Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl – Analyst

The prize pool will be distributed in the following manner:

1. $225,000
2. $100,000
3-4. $50,000
5-6. $25,000
7-8. $12,500

United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
60
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
[LEAKED] The HLTV x Betway MVP Of ECS S7 Finals is Marcelo 'coldzera' David
2019-06-04 18:02
#13
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
You mean Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo*
2019-06-04 18:07
You mean João "Felps" Vasconcellos*
2019-06-04 18:16
#30
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Finland JHdash77 
You mean Owen "oBo" Schlatter?
2019-06-04 18:38
We are talking about pro players not mm pros...
2019-06-04 18:45
#143
oBo | 
United States 1nsaneMe 
Not mm but fpl*
2019-06-05 15:01
Yeah sry
2019-06-05 21:07
#36
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Europe Undetroy 
He will bem like s0m in Envy, 0.8 rating 2.0
2019-06-04 19:05
#54
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Austria ElGerda 
+1 he is playing like in 2017 again.
2019-06-04 19:45
+1
2019-06-04 18:28
#3
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
This is incredible
2019-06-04 18:02
#4
Stewie2K | 
Russia axx1l 
nice
2019-06-04 18:02
#6
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Argentina TheRealLucas 
mibr win this one
2019-06-04 18:02
ez for mibr
2019-06-04 18:03
expecting M16R out in groups
2019-06-04 18:03
#12
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Sweden FyrusCS 
it's like nip might actually surprised, they looked really decent with dennis rising form, but at the same time they can just bomb out of there, losing to nrg in the first, and probably furia in the second game (bo3). i guess that's what it means to be a nip fan? :-) #GONINJAS
2019-06-04 18:05
#31
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Finland JHdash77 
They'll beat Astralis in the lower bracket game mens )))
2019-06-04 18:41
#57
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-06-04 19:50
#69
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Brazil Projectrv 
nrg is trash, free win for nip. hope nip can beat astralis aswell, i wanna see this guys reach the semifinal at least. But i agree they gonna lose to Furia.
2019-06-04 20:15
LOL!
2019-06-04 21:45
#14
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Brazil Karl_Tanner 
So ez for mibr that it won't even be fun.
2019-06-04 18:08
smoking too much crack isn't good for your health, brother
2019-06-05 16:46
#15
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Spain akproxx 
lmao to ez for astralis
2019-06-04 18:09
#16
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GL NiP
2019-06-04 18:11
#18
yuurih | 
Brazil imcyrus 
GOOD LUCK FOR ALL TEAMS
2019-06-04 18:18
#19
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United States DervGuy 
Let's go Vitality/NiP/MIBR
2019-06-04 18:21
Group A kinda stacked
2019-06-04 18:22
#22
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
No ence no liquid no party hahaahahahaa what a trash tournament
2019-06-04 18:26
liquid had 3 chances to qualify lol. navi and ence dont want to qualify cuz they sucked at these events in the past.
2019-06-04 19:07
#42
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Ence has never even tried to qualify to ECS Navi does fuck up at qualifying through the ladder, yet on the actual lan they wreck (maybe you should have invites for this exact reason so lucky shitters like avangar or heroic dont get in with one lucky match). Same thing for liquid
2019-06-04 19:11
if they dont play good at those qualifiers, even when its online, its obviously like they lost the tournemant if you cant even qualify when other trash teams play, its just bad performance. navi played shit even at lan recently. also fucked up the qualifier for the qualifier lol liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Esports_Cha.. liquid had 3 weeks to qualify, lost to rogue, played absolute shit. choked last week vs mibr on mirage ence doesnt want to play qualifier, their fault. 2 big tournemants are out of the way for them.
2019-06-04 19:18
#52
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Online online and online Shit happens, faze lost to VP a few weeks ago in ecs qualis Sure they lost to heroic, but lets just watch them bomb the lan in the first rounds when navi would have went all the way "2 big tournemants are out of the way for them" Big? Theres only 2 teams in the top 5 to play against in the ECS, one of which arguably hasnt achieved anything of note ever. How is this a big tournament?
2019-06-04 19:39
it is shown as big event. there are 5/10 from the top10 at finals 8/10 attended ecs, ence dont play it, navi is still mad cuz they couldnt qualify last time they all attended ecs. they lost the tournemant by not qualifying. if that event isnt big then iem sydney wasnt big either bro
2019-06-04 19:50
#61
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
IEM sidney wasnt big lmao liquid was the only good team attending faze even had standin hahha
2019-06-04 19:54
wtf is big for you? starseries also not? only major this year? 6 out of top10 were at sydney that time
2019-06-04 19:56
#63
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Major is big, cologne is big, dallas was big, ss 7 was big, even the EPL is big Plenty of big tournies but this aint it 6 out of top10 were at sydney that time" How many top 5? Liquid. faze had standin Thats not big, the winner was known before start lmao
2019-06-04 19:58
starseries was with 3 top5 teams, only 1 of top3 and renegades not top5 worthy astralis and liquid, the huge favourites werent there but its big for you?? where the fuck do you draw the line
2019-06-04 20:00
#65
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Vitality isnt top 5 worthy either lmao Either its top 5 or it isnt you cant base this off of your own value of teams
2019-06-04 20:01
answer my question pls. vitality is shit yeah. still doesnt change the fact that 8 of top10 attended ecs s7
2019-06-04 20:02
#67
Zeus | 
Finland 0lter 
Wow battle of who gets to be in top 10 how exciting In all honesty i would rather watch competing for world top 1 or 3
2019-06-04 20:02
ez 4 furia
2019-06-04 18:29
Astralis will out on the groups. Mark my penis.
2019-06-04 18:35
against nip furia and nrg? oh hell no
2019-06-04 19:07
why not
2019-06-04 19:13
even when its 4v5 astralis would rekt them
2019-06-04 19:19
#68
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World nakTriceps 
FURIA will upset them on BO1, Thursday, you saw here first.
2019-06-04 20:09
when its not nuke or vertigo, im pretty sure astralis will win it. astralis could be a bit rusty tho, but the mappool is just too strong here.
2019-06-04 20:16
#72
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World nakTriceps 
Wait and see.
2019-06-04 20:18
#137
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France Juriska 
Seing out Furia upsetted a lot of teams last week, i bet astralis will be prepared for that. Either way, they way furia plays is like either rekt or get rekt vs top teams.
2019-06-05 13:59
#158
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World nakTriceps 
FURIA is so fckn good, dude. They are not an experienced team, yet. Have you ever thought about that? Imagine this team with all these experiences in big LANS. They already have Moche (not big, but good cuz of the crowd), Cologne and probably Major. They´ll arrive in Starladder with much more experience than now.
2019-06-06 15:00
#159
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France Juriska 
Ye honestly props to them for being this good with non experienced players. Feels good to have some new teams on top scene! It actually hypes me up to watch a game when they are playing! You never knoww atht o expect
2019-06-06 15:03
#160
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World nakTriceps 
Yep. We need new teams doing this stuff to keep on our motivation to watch cs! Btw, I wanted FURIA x NiP BO3. FURIA x NRG already faced each other a few times. Against NiP only one time. But ok.
2019-06-06 15:06
#161
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France Juriska 
I wanted furia Astralis bo3, sad it couldnt happen ^^'' Hope i can have an other Vitality furia so we can take our revenge
2019-06-06 15:09
#165
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World nakTriceps 
VItality x MIBR will be very good, too. FURIA x Astralis BO3 could happen, dude. If FURIA lose to NRG, probably it´ll be FURIA x Ast in decider BO3. But I hope FURIA ends first in the group. haha
2019-06-06 15:39
#166
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World nakTriceps 
And we´ll have MIBR x Vitality hahaha Nice match.
2019-06-06 16:06
#167
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France Juriska 
Lol Vita lost to north... WTFF. At least ye, we will get vita x mibr, well if mibr win against complexity (pls don't choke like vs north)
2019-06-07 11:04
#168
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World nakTriceps 
I thought MIBR was coming back... wtf HAHAHAHA 14 x 3 and lost to North. Now, in their pick (Train) losing 15-3, wtf. We´ll see what happens on Vertigo, omfg. FURIA probably will lose to Astralis now on BO3 but it´ll be a very interesting match to follow. gg´s my FR brotha.
2019-06-07 14:40
#169
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France Juriska 
Omg man... Wtf is happening with mibr :o Yeah i will be looking for astralis x Furia as well! Hope to see a 3 maps match. If mibr loose, srsly vitality better kick complexity's ass
2019-06-07 14:43
#170
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World nakTriceps 
If MIBR lose, it´ll be a clean 2-0 for Vita. coL in playoffs wouldn´t that attractive, despite of the oBo thing.
2019-06-07 14:52
#157
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World nakTriceps 
You saw here, first. I told u, mafriend. gg
2019-06-06 14:57
#34
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Brazil kbluiz 
1. MiBR 2. FURIA 3. VITALITY 4. NIP 8. ASTRALIS
2019-06-04 18:57
#35
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Switzerland RU!N 
astralis vs vitality make it happen
2019-06-04 19:05
#37
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United States Libtard 
Hopefully MIBR shits on blastralis
2019-06-04 19:06
#59
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-06-04 19:51
where is blastralis?
2019-06-04 19:08
yeah where is blastralis
2019-06-04 19:10
#45
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North America howsa 
at a blast event of course
2019-06-04 19:18
#60
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Brazil yalamix 
+1
2019-06-04 19:52
#44
FalleN | 
Brazil viduk 
I'd be on: 1. MIBR 2. Astralis 3-4. NRG / North
2019-06-04 19:16
Freya <3
2019-06-04 19:21
replace pimp he talk too much & his voice is annoying
2019-06-04 19:26
#75
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Brazil Projectrv 
it is so funny the way he talks, its like he wants to be a specialist who knows everything.
2019-06-04 20:24
#50
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United States skroobdoober 
8 teams, 3 of which are top 8. Tier 3 event RIP ECS
2019-06-04 19:28
So EZ for FURIA
2019-06-04 19:31
#53
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Poland Lukovsky 
8 team event and still bo1 shitty event
2019-06-04 19:39
only the first matches are bo1??? important matches are bo3
2019-06-04 20:52
Opening matches are like Brasil vs. Denmark, lul. oBo is 15 years old and already on professional scene. Them kids (oBo, BoombI4, frozen, CeRq, who's else?) have a bright e-sports future, new school.
2019-06-04 19:50
HYPE
2019-06-04 20:19
MYMA music ?
2019-06-04 20:51
James + ddk though POG
2019-06-04 20:51
#84
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United States Black_Fencer 
It was good
2019-06-04 20:58
#85
FalleN | 
Brazil Salies 
EZ4FALLEN (dunno about MIBR though)
2019-06-04 21:01
MIBR will lose
2019-06-04 21:19
lets go NIP
2019-06-04 21:19
semis astralis - vitality furia - mibr final astralis - mibr winner astralis
2019-06-04 21:28
Mibr > astralis i fear
2019-06-04 23:56
#131
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Germany Bicepsislove 
Or Semis Astralis-Mibr Furia-vitality Finals Vitality-mibr or Astralis (can't choose)
2019-06-05 05:40
225k omegalul, thats nearly more then liquid have won in the last 3 months where astralis wasnt competing.
2019-06-04 22:12
Liquid #1 Astralis will come back and choke hard you will see.
2019-06-04 23:55
Not when they are playing bots like vitality
2019-06-05 00:36
Do you think liquid need money They needed success
2019-06-05 06:33
Then they have to win the major. But i mean overall every team plays for money
2019-06-05 17:02
#101
ableJ | 
Brazil 4unkz 
Playoffs : Downstralis, Mibr, Furia and Vitallity Downstralis x Mibr and Furia x Vitallity MIbr x Furia Final Furia can easy beat vitallity nip and nrg and Hard game against astralis ( but they can win ) mIbr easy pass against north col vitallity and astralis
2019-06-04 22:30
Brazilian dude knows nothing but his own navel
2019-06-05 00:23
#122
ableJ | 
Brazil 4unkz 
Man, I Based This on Recent Tournaments, Im wrong ? Furia shows a Nice CS against Top 10 Teams Mibr Just Show They Can Destroy Astralis and defeat liquid 2 time ( WAS ONLINE GAME HAHAHA ), Online have so much prblms like Network Connection and Worst Tickrate... Isnt because im a Brazillian, The recent numbers show that... Furia can easy reach to playoffs, astralis is the only team can beat them, and Mibr has a Easy Group Stage... so Can be a BR Final easy
2019-06-05 01:56
Man, I am based on recent tournaments. Am I wrong? FURIA showed a nice game against top 10 teams. MIBR just showed they can destroy Astralis and has defeated liquid twice in an online match even though there are some problems such as connection issues. It isn’t because I’m Brazilian, the record shows that. FURIA can easily reach playoffs being Astralis the only team that can beat them, and MIBR has an easy group stage, thus it can be a Brazilian final easily.
2019-06-05 04:08
This is a post about Col and Vitality, go play your auto replay harp elsewhere
2019-06-06 00:38
#162
ableJ | 
Brazil 4unkz 
So ? They show one more time... I Sayed, FURIA CAN BEAT ASTRALIS
2019-06-06 15:11
#139
ZywOo | 
Belgium Blaizzy 
Furia won because of the upsetting potential, no one was prepared to such messy strats. They play really fast and very aggressive, but now top5 knows it and it happened once, won't happens twice.
2019-06-05 14:56
#163
ableJ | 
Brazil 4unkz 
Now was the upsetting potential ? This comeback is a upset ? Furia its a great team!111 Why everybody can admit this ?
2019-06-06 15:13
#164
ZywOo | 
Belgium Blaizzy 
They never played Astralis before, and Astralis lost twice in a row on Nuke. I do think that Furia is a great team, indeed it is, but again they'll need to improve all their strategy because now this is strategically painful to watch, it's just some kind of rushes everytime, almost no construction were everything is based on skill (Wich can be good, but at a long term it's definitely not ideal)
2019-06-06 15:37
#102
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Ethiopia thiccboiww 
No ence, BOOOOORING
2019-06-04 22:42
Cant see furia match, but lets go #DIADEFURIA
2019-06-04 23:03
no faze, ence, g2, liquid, navi, fnatic & renegades LUL EVENT
2019-06-04 23:18
#145
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Brazil AmbOoNi 
Of the teams you quoted, only NaVi and ENCE did not play the qualifiers. Don't cry.
2019-06-05 15:08
LULLULULUL
2019-06-06 00:35
Group A Nip and Furia Group B Mibr and Vitality Winner Mibr
2019-06-04 23:27
Mibr should win this ez
2019-06-05 00:00
#117
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United Kingdom TC10 
Nice talent lineup, be good to see if astralis really deserve to lose #1 spot
2019-06-05 00:40
#119
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Canada herocoolzzz 
so ez for FURIA against this clown
2019-06-05 01:18
#120
Kjaerbye | 
United States t1t0 
1/2#Astralis/Mibr 3#Vitality 4/5#NIP/FURIA 6#North 7#NRG 8#Complexity ...... PRINT !!!
2019-06-05 01:24
Cant wait to see who's gonna be 2nd place this time 😌
2019-06-05 01:28
1- Mibr 2- Astralis 3- Furia 4- Vitality
2019-06-05 02:58
7. Furia 8. M16R
2019-06-05 03:57
Tier2 event, should be ez for Astralis since they are the only strong team here.
2019-06-05 03:57
#128
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India transformer 
One entire day time is there and finals is bo3, hmm
2019-06-05 04:20
First round should be bo3, such a short tournament and the first round is as important as the second one.
2019-06-05 04:32
Astralis participating in events where there is No Liquid No ENZE No FaZe No NaVi No fNatic good going
2019-06-05 06:32
#146
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Brazil Charizaldo 
and they will still lose
2019-06-05 15:21
I want to agree here with you but there are high chances of them taking the trophy.
2019-06-05 15:30
#133
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Finland f0pZ 
this time its not EZ4ENCE
2019-06-05 06:33
astralis will play with t3 teams and take the trophy
2019-06-05 09:37
#140
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United States Nohj_ 
T2 event
2019-06-05 14:56
Astralis will not loose one single map.
2019-06-05 14:58
#144
oBo | 
United States 1nsaneMe 
Imagine furia vs mibr final. Lul there will be a disaster on hltv forums.
2019-06-05 15:02
Ez 4 NiP
2019-06-05 18:02
BR FINAL
2019-06-05 18:03
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