Sharks secure ECS Season 8 Finals spot

Sharks have clinched the first spot at the ECS Season 8 Finals via the North America region following a 2-1 victory over Cloud9 in the semi-finals of the Week 2 bracket.

Having placed second in the first bracket of the season, Sharks needed only to reach the final in week two to finish at the top of the ECS prize money leaderboard from the first two weeks and punch their ticket to the LAN event.

But getting to the last stage of the single-elimination tournament was far from an easy challenge for Sharks as they had to toil against a team who were also in the running for a spot at the main event. Cloud9, who needed to finish in first place to surpass week 1 winners Evil Geniuses in terms of prize money, made an early statement of intent as they cruised to a 16-3 victory on Train, the Brazilians' map pick, to get ahead in the series.

Sharks, who had defeated Liquid last week, take another scalp in ECS

Sharks were unfazed by the disastrous result and ended the first half of Nuke up by one round after recovering from a 1-5 deficit. The South American team carried that momentum into the second half and quickly wrapped things up, with Ignacio "meyern" Meyer raising eyebrows with a spectacular ace with the Krieg.

Jhonatan "jnt" Silva's charges were in control from the outset on Mirage and reached map point at 15-4 after keeping Cloud9 on the ropes all game long. With no margin for error Cloud9 finally managed to string a few rounds together, but their resistance was broken in the 24th round as Sharks put the series to rest on a shoddy buy.

Matchpage
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1
2nd October 2019
3
Train
16
16
Nuke
9
16
Mirage
8
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Argentina Luca 'Luken' NadottiLuken 55 - 43 +12 89.9 1.22
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerdaexit 44 - 38 +6 71.8 1.14
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silvajnt 46 - 45 +1 69.7 1.05
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern 42 - 48 -6 77.4 0.99
Brazil Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveiraleo_druNky 40 - 49 -9 60.0 0.83
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 45 - 42 +3 73.2 1.10
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 50 - 45 +5 78.5 1.08
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 42 - 45 -3 71.8 0.99
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 43 - 48 -5 75.9 0.97
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' NgoTenZ 43 - 47 -4 64.7 0.96

Sharks, who will go on to meet ATK in the final, join AVANGAR on the list of participants for the ECS Season 8 Finals. The event will be held at the Esports Stadium, in Arlington, from November 28 through December 1, and will also feature the winners of the last three regular season brackets, the first of which will be held in two weeks.

The team list for the ECS Season 8 Finals currently looks as follows:

Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Europe Week 3 winner
Europe Week 4 winner
Europe Week 5 winner
Brazil Sharks
North America Week 3 winner
North America Week 4 winner
North America Week 5 winner
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
271
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
384
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
gj
2019-10-03 02:18
C9 so shit they should stop sending refreSh money to get invites to their shit events. Hope c9 plays mdl next
2019-10-03 03:20
Considering C9 beat Singularity to get to play the Sharks, so I suppose you think Singularity should be in MDL too. By that standard, the ONLY NA teams that should NOT be in MDL should be Liquid and Evil Geniuses... and that's it. Oh.. and ATK is playing the Sharks in this weeks final by beating MiBR, so MiBR should be in MDL too? Nice logic.
2019-10-03 04:05
Mibr after that loss to atk deserve to play in main actually
2019-10-03 04:25
Let's not forget that Liquid lost to Sharks, and it was 2-0, so by his logic Liquid should also be MDL.
2019-10-03 07:27
#83
Asuna | 
United States bxteme 
Liquid loose in mdl cause online luuuul
2019-10-03 08:40
#96
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Brazil Hideonbushh 
No, they loose because they are trash, just cry burguer.
2019-10-03 12:36
#97
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Sri Lanka VuXn 
#83
2019-10-03 12:43
#98
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Brazil Hideonbushh 
#96
2019-10-03 12:50
#99
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Sri Lanka VuXn 
#83
2019-10-03 13:13
Cry is free burger singularity lost 3 players since they were last good. Don't even try to bake a half assed argument if your argument originates with the idea that somehow people think singularity are still good depict losing their core. Lmao pathetic but you must be trolling so it's fine I'll just block you
2019-10-04 04:27
"burger" - lol. From another person from NA, no less. You're an idiot if you think C9 should be MDL. As I said, MIBR ALSO didn't make it past the semis this week, losing to a new team (ATK), in a B03. If there's anybody that should be crying, it should be you for using your piss-poor logic.
2019-10-04 07:27
Great so now that I've proved you wrong you decide to go on the offensive to save face to your peers when we are all watching you throw this childish tantrum laughing at you. Keep projecting we can all see it. I've already won this I wouldnt even call it an argument because that would have meant you have a leg to stand on from the beginning but you didnt. Easy win for me it must eat you up inside knowing you can't reply now or else you'd look super salty. Bet youre going to try to just copy this, say tl;dr, change it a bit to reply to me, or worst of all try to mob mentality a win by trying to outnumber me which is the most pathetic of all lmao but that would look even more pathetic for you. Keep trying to troll as well it feeds me but I don't have time for you so enjoy the block too.
2019-10-04 20:59
Um... You're saying Cloud9 should be MDL and I exposed the flaw in this reasoning using MiBR as an example, but whatever. You be you.
2019-10-04 21:00
TOP 1 SHARKS
2019-10-03 02:18
#30
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Brazil HigorIsi 
under
2019-10-03 02:36
C L OMEGALUL U D 9
2019-10-03 02:18
#4
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China 0asis 
lul
2019-10-03 02:18
#5
device | 
Chile Markobzk 
ez for luken
2019-10-03 02:18
#6
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Argentina Chief02 
ez
2019-10-03 02:19
What a shit format
2019-10-03 02:19
Gj Sharks though
2019-10-03 02:19
nice
2019-10-03 02:19
#10
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Brazil soppur3 
BR CS: Furia > Sharks > Abyss > mibr
2019-10-03 02:19
#111
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United States RecluseCS 
Atk>BR cs
2019-10-04 02:57
#114
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Brazil soppur3 
+1
2019-10-04 05:21
Nice, congrats boys!
2019-10-03 02:20
#12
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United States me_0_major 
shittiest format ever
2019-10-03 02:20
#19
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Worthless. Online winners go to lan ESL>ECS Just look at last years ESL finals and ECS finals.
2019-10-03 02:27
even DH Open > ECS
2019-10-03 02:45
#20
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Brazil hugoooo 
No easy task to beat both Liquid and cloud9 in bo3's, even online
2019-10-03 02:28
You mean the same Liquid who was focused on ESL New York and not some dumb Online event?
2019-10-03 07:28
#82
ZywOo | 
Denmark Kanstrup 
well thats not fucking ecs' fault???
2019-10-03 07:58
Did I say it was??????????????????????????????????????????????????
2019-10-03 17:21
Im sharks fan since 2019.
2019-10-03 02:21
#31
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Brazil HigorIsi 
Oh that's awesome!!
2019-10-03 02:37
#66
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Canada thelegend27 
nt crank fan aka crank
2019-10-03 05:05
Im not HIM ?????? ¿
2019-10-03 12:07
#14
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Argentina cheapdeed 
shoutout to NA odds for my dinner 😎😎
2019-10-03 02:21
#15
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Argentina ohcaNgo 
PapitoLuken
2019-10-03 02:22
#16
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ezzzz 0-3 at lan.
2019-10-03 02:22
#54
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Brazil NahT_ 
mad cuz lose 2-0
2019-10-03 04:02
#17
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Brazil g4laxI 
Well done boys! Keep improving!
2019-10-03 02:23
#18
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Finland 0lter 
Deserved they good af luken is god
2019-10-03 02:25
#21
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Brazil 3nzow 
nice
2019-10-03 02:29
#22
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Russia ToughGuy 
Tenz LUL
2019-10-03 02:30
HHAHAHHHAHAAH CRY IS FREE NA GO EAT BURGERS
2019-10-03 02:30
#24
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Brazil ATURAouSURTA 
Niceeeee I'm telling you, this team will go far Top 10 soon Meyern top 20 soon
2019-10-03 02:30
no
2019-10-03 02:32
#28
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Brazil ATURAouSURTA 
Being delusional mibr fan is much worse than being delusional sharks fan so shut up 😆
2019-10-03 02:35
#33
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Brazil renatorib 
You have a point. I'm delusional (insert any br team here) fan
2019-10-03 02:42
#26
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United States solluminati 
no
2019-10-03 02:32
#29
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Argentina cheapdeed 
YES
2019-10-03 02:35
ez
2019-10-03 02:33
Wtf is this format, what a trash, oh my god
2019-10-03 02:41
So the finals for round 2 mean nothing and the ability to qualify is almost entirely contingent upon how many times you're invited. Awesome format.
2019-10-03 02:50
#38
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World nakTriceps 
Invited? LUL
2019-10-03 02:54
>invited
2019-10-03 03:12
#37
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World nakTriceps 
Expected.
2019-10-03 02:54
Congrats to Sharks but man this format is fucking awful
2019-10-03 03:00
#40
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Finland Smoonah 
SHOX as the red coats say
2019-10-03 03:04
#42
ropz | 
Brazil wololo10 
Just don't do 5 year contracts
2019-10-03 03:14
Sharks too strong for tier 5 cLULd9
2019-10-03 03:16
tenz the most overrated young talent in na, daps saying his mechanical skills on par with brehze LULW guy cant frag in anything above tier 5
2019-10-03 03:24
When did daps say that?
2019-10-03 06:15
#46
Bug | 
Brazil TTB 
Nice
2019-10-03 03:25
#47
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Argentina Fa7e07 
ez for shox
2019-10-03 03:30
Shit format, but congratz.
2019-10-03 03:33
#50
Luken | 
Argentina urfoloq 
Luken so hot rn
2019-10-03 03:37
#51
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Romania FaZe_NBK 
TenZ without cheats this time LUL
2019-10-03 03:38
#84
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Switzerland Odesza 
Remember first s0m games with col? He was like 0,80 kda MONTHS later he’s in somewhat you can say good/decent form TenZ is going through that stuff right now
2019-10-03 08:52
#52
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Hungary subzera 
what in the fuck
2019-10-03 03:50
#53
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Argentina fedezera 
Ez for the papito and company
2019-10-03 03:57
so much talent but the team doesnt seem to click
2019-10-03 04:14
Nice clown9 noobs disband
2019-10-03 04:27
#59
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Brazil And1nzik 
Ez4Sharks
2019-10-03 04:34
#60
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Brazil vinett_ 
Sharks with the arg boys look so strong.
2019-10-03 04:36
#61
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Brazil SecondKS 
Sharks >>> NA
2019-10-03 04:36
Luken with good london can be in mouz or faze in some time, sick player
2019-10-03 04:38
yes, only need good englando! and will replace someone on faze
2019-10-03 17:42
Proud
2019-10-03 04:47
Clown9
2019-10-03 04:47
Clown9
2019-10-03 04:49
#67
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
lol, srsly cloud9?
2019-10-03 05:08
#74
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Brazil parrud0www 
Sharks beat liquid last week... They are improving and playing much better
2019-10-03 06:18
#112
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
yeah, liquid really doing some shit. wp sharks.
2019-10-04 04:11
#120
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Brazil parrud0www 
+1
2019-10-05 01:02
#68
f0rest | 
Portugal mesky 
lets go sharks!!!
2019-10-03 05:20
SHARKS !
2019-10-03 05:22
nice
2019-10-03 06:15
#75
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
So where is nrg ? They won week 1 over sharks
2019-10-03 06:29
#76
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Brazil renatorib 
According to the rules of the tournament, the first spot is given to who make more money in week 1 + week 2. EG don't played second week, so sharks won the spot with these two finals at week 1 and 2.
2019-10-03 07:02
This is the shittest rules that i have ever seen
2019-10-03 07:37
#85
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
These don't make sense wtf
2019-10-03 09:13
#92
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Israel wetz 
That's so bad
2019-10-03 11:50
#80
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Ukraine petruska 
who 🚗?
2019-10-03 07:30
#86
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France cedd 
who the fuck can even make sense of this dumb format ?
2019-10-03 09:58
Clown9 hahhahahahaahahhahhah
2019-10-03 10:42
#88
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Onliners tbh
2019-10-03 10:50
#89
kassad | 
Serbia bra1np 
Cloud9 pls disband, those players can get other teams and that's it
2019-10-03 11:21
#90
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Spain Adruvi 
later of win sharks map pick, they cant lose the game, c9 lose lose and more loses against lower organizations. c9 you need to think about this roster before you get rekt on big tournaments.
2019-10-03 11:45
#91
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Israel wetz 
Honestly that's fucking embarrassing
2019-10-03 11:49
> clown9 or > event format?
2019-10-03 17:51
#104
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Israel wetz 
Both
2019-10-03 19:03
completely agree, at least is nice to see some progress from underdogs team
2019-10-03 19:18
#106
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Israel wetz 
I don't think sharks was really the underdogs , even the odds were with them
2019-10-03 19:21
me neither, i was 100% sharks gonna win , but you know underdogs (cuz CLOWN9 history)
2019-10-03 19:25
#109
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Israel wetz 
Same to be honest
2019-10-03 19:25
#107
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Israel wetz 
But yeah its nice to see
2019-10-03 19:21
"fast aim" OMEGALUL
2019-10-03 11:51
xaaaxaxaxa 3-16 lose map pick and then win xaaxaxa nice cheats
2019-10-03 12:36
#101
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Hungary Shiron212 
Well played!
2019-10-03 17:26
#110
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Brazil chococaine 
Tier 46 lan
2019-10-04 02:24
KKKKKKKKKKKKKK Meyer only fragging with SG
2019-10-04 07:01
luken + meyern god duo
2019-10-04 16:05
Jame vs sharks in final! :>
2019-10-11 13:42
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