ECS Season 8 Week 5 bracket revealed

The first matchups for the final week of ECS Season 8 in Europe and North America have been announced.

Over October 28-31, the last two teams participating in the ECS Season 8 Finals will be found through eight-team single-elimination cups in Europe and North America.

In Europe, fnatic, mousesports, and FaZe will be in competition among other notable squads, such as BIG who pushed Astralis to the limit last week.

fnatic are looking to secure another LAN appearance after impressing in Malmö and Belek

On the North American side of things, three Brazilian squads — FURIA, MIBR, and INTZ — will be looking to join countrymen Sharks at the season finals, while Complexity are hoping they can earn a spot at the LAN in their home state, Texas.

The initial matches will be played on October 28 according to the following schedule:

Europe:
17:00 Europe mousesports vs. Poland Virtus.pro
18:00 Denmark Heroic vs. Europe FaZe
20:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Germany BIG
20:30 Denmark Tricked vs. Denmark North

North America:
23:00 Brazil FURIA vs. United States ex-Singularity
23:30 United States ATK vs. United States eUnited
02:00 United States Complexity vs. Brazil INTZ
02:00 Brazil MIBR vs. United States Riot Squad

The winners of the two competitions will complete the ECS Season 8 Finals team list, which currently looks as follows:

#2
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Russia Korlenin 
nice
2019-10-27 12:00
hard bracket but EZ for BIG
2019-10-27 12:01
#45
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Germany Inhabitant 
+1
2019-10-27 12:46
WE WANT M1X
2019-10-27 13:47
#82
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Greece Gianopoulos 
+1
2019-10-27 20:58
#13
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Canada herocoolzzz 
EU: FaZe NA: coL or Furia
2019-10-27 12:04
#14
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Russia Korlenin 
nah Fnatic or Mouz for EU.
2019-10-27 12:05
#36
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Sweden osty17 
faze lul
2019-10-27 12:32
+1 LUL
2019-10-27 14:41
Stopped reading at faze
2019-10-27 15:02
NA:mibr or furia EU: Mouse or fnatic(most likely fnatic)
2019-10-27 17:32
No m1x no fun
2019-10-27 15:10
#3
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Finland Cucumberous 
nais
2019-10-27 12:00
hooray ez fnatic
2019-10-27 12:00
Nice
2019-10-27 12:00
Lolz
2019-10-27 12:01
No C9?
2019-10-27 12:01
#61
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United States MeeMz 
No c9
2019-10-27 14:43
#8
NiKo | 
Poland NiKo_TOP1 
ah shit, here we go again..
2019-10-27 12:01
VITALITY?
2019-10-27 12:02
Another LAN appearance*? I suppose, or there are a few to come.
2019-10-27 12:02
typo : <
2019-10-27 12:05
Happens, have a good time.
2019-10-27 12:06
Vitality won last season and they are not even in?
2019-10-27 12:02
#38
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
They need to play and qualify. No free spots here.
2019-10-27 12:35
yeah but why they choose not to?
2019-10-27 12:36
apex wrote on twitter that they wont even be able to practice before their next event due to getting visa ofc they wont play online matches then
2019-10-27 12:41
faze are so fucked xD
2019-10-27 12:07
Ez for fnc
2019-10-27 12:08
online qualifier in 2019 LUL, and NA has as much spot as EU when there is only 2 good teams there and the rest are wasted spots, nice shit
2019-10-27 12:08
#23
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India Noobdian 
Agreed should be something like 5-3 Or 4 EU 3 NA 1 Asia (Just to represent)
2019-10-27 12:10
#20
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Poland friendlySeb 
Hard one for VP. Still they can do it. GOGOVP.
2019-10-27 12:09
#28
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World Vidua 
Absolutely no chance but they can reach the of this bracket final. Just won't win with fnatic, BIG, Tricked or North. They can win close games with mouz, FaZe or Heroic.
2019-10-27 12:18
#33
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Poland friendlySeb 
They can win vs BIG, Tricked, North, FaZe, Heroic, mouz and fnatic will be very hard.
2019-10-27 12:26
haha
2019-10-27 12:44
EZ 4 FURIA AND FNATIC
2019-10-27 12:09
#22
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France MatIsInside 
Where is Vitality?
2019-10-27 12:10
THey won last season and not invited for week qualify? WTF?
2019-10-27 12:36
#52
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Nepal askyee 
thats why ecs format is shit, vp is shit and playing 5th time while vitality decline cuz they dont have time its shitty t2 event
2019-10-27 13:00
Top 3 teams are in the finals but it’s still a tier 2 event cuz fluketality couldn’t find time to play in it. Yeah....
2019-10-27 13:30
#73
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Germany currrro 
+1
2019-10-27 16:50
#24
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Turkey Diveland 
lets go fnatic
2019-10-27 12:10
#25
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Other WorldIsAFuck 
Lets see if mouz fixed their issues
2019-10-27 12:10
very intrestring indeed
2019-10-27 12:31
#26
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Germany L1lK1M 
BIG had their chance... now they get rekt -.-
2019-10-27 12:13
#27
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG 
Is it this tournament, which for 2020 y, some team will make contract, but some team will not participate ? Because it's sponsored by FACEIT ?
2019-10-27 12:16
#29
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Portugal RCosta14 
Easy for mousesports 🤷‍♂️👍👌
2019-10-27 12:19
#30
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Germany Inhabitant 
ez BIG
2019-10-27 12:21
#31
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Poland Hanse 
Mousesports vs polish mousesports
2019-10-27 12:22
#69
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Denmark ghostan11 
XXD more like mouz vs tier 10
2019-10-27 15:52
#74
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Poland Hanse 
So it's a fair matchup
2019-10-27 16:50
#77
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United States DivoteLmao 
Lul
2019-10-27 18:20
#32
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Sweden osty17 
So fnatic we're saying under Starseries that they haven't practiced in a long time because of a busy schedule. And now 1 day after Starseries finishes they will be competing in ECS qualifiers? monkaS
2019-10-27 12:25
#41
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
Why shouldn't they. Its the last qualifer for a big event LAN.
2019-10-27 12:36
#42
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Sweden osty17 
Of course they should, it just worries me that fnatic could get burned out and countered if they don't get the time for practice, but after this they will have about two weeks until EPL.
2019-10-27 12:38
#80
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Germany LeopoldLoewe 
They will have some time of after this one. They should just five it a try and if it doesm‘t work - fuck it...
2019-10-27 19:44
#65
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
They are not playing other events like iem Beijing or blast z so they need epl and ecs finals or they will have 3 months of inactivity
2019-10-27 15:17
#34
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Estonia thisiseku 
furia and mibr will be playing from EU?
2019-10-27 12:27
#49
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Iraq DuncanAK 
i think mibr already home
2019-10-27 12:51
finally no choke9 here
2019-10-27 12:35
My congratulation fnatic and FURIA
2019-10-27 12:47
#47
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Iraq DuncanAK 
So VP played all 5 weeks Seriously WTF ?
2019-10-27 12:48
they can due their high enough seeding, any high seeding team could have also played every week had they wanted and had time to do so (assuming they don't qualify ofc xddd...)
2019-10-27 12:51
#50
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Iraq DuncanAK 
and why do they have this high seeding i mean they are top #22 currently and haven't won a big title for more than 2 years explain plz
2019-10-27 12:53
they finished last season top 10 in total money ECS standings despite doing totally awful, so thanks to shit system this ensured them top 10 seeding front of all the pinnacle cup teams, hence they get in every week as long as 2 teams front of them are missing which has happened every single time.
2019-10-27 12:59
#66
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
Retarded seeding format , retarded qualification format , esl does it better
2019-10-27 15:18
#78
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Iraq DuncanAK 
they finished top 10 last season because they also participated in all weeks of ecs season 7
2019-10-27 18:22
#53
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Brazil nkL1 
mous and furia
2019-10-27 13:08
+1
2019-10-27 13:35
Well with Faze not qualifying they will have more time to make the roaster stronger hope so
2019-10-27 13:52
#58
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Germany Tagesschau 
lets go BIG
2019-10-27 14:00
Actually ez bracket for VP lol
2019-10-27 14:35
#62
ALEX | 
Sweden 444SEN 
Ez for week 5
2019-10-27 14:56
#67
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Germany zakmp4 
GOBIG
2019-10-27 15:36
#68
autist | 
Sweden Tyx3_ 
nice
2019-10-27 15:52
#70
woxic | 
Turkey berkovic 
nice
2019-10-27 16:09
NA CS=USA+BRAZIL LMAO
2019-10-27 16:36
#76
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Brazil hugoooo 
USA+Canada+Brazil There isn't a single good 'pure USA' team. They need Canadians and people from other countries to bring quality.
2019-10-27 17:36
I know there are many canadian players, but I mean teams
2019-10-27 19:45
#79
Luken | 
Argentina Ra88it 
GO sharks
2019-10-27 18:55
ahhhhhhhhhh
2019-10-28 07:12
#84
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Macedonia ydjoon 
theres like 5 series and series 2 was won by heroic but it says the Avangar won both series 1 and 2 wtf its so confusing. someone explain this to me. So now why is there only 4 teams if thers 5 series and series 2 won by heroic? how do they even pick the teams whos gonna play the next series? theres a lot of teams out there, its so random i hate the ecs new format, its so stupid.
2019-10-28 07:16
#85
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Israel TheTechnixian 
RIP M1X. You guys were awesome. (ECS is still garbage though, I think ESL Pro League and the Majors will be the only ones standing after this esports arms race ends)
2019-10-28 09:06
NA Wasted spots Look how many good eu teams wont qualify
2019-10-28 13:28
kkkkkkkkkkkk
2019-10-28 17:22
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