ECS Season 8 Finals to be played on the latest update
ECS tournament officials have announced that their upcoming Season 8 Finals event will use the latest CS:GO patch, which features a price increase to the SG 553 and buffs to the Famas and Galil.
ECS Season 8 Finals will take place in Arlington, Texas, on November 28 - December 1, with eight teams in competition for the $500,000 prize pool. Despite moving the action over to the latest patch that includes a plethora of changes, the new, purchasable player models — named "agents" —, will not be usable at ECS due to "concerns about visibility".
FACEIT's director of Esports, Roald Van Buuren, noted that the decision to use the latest update was made after consulting with the CSPPA and teams, which makes it likely that the same update will be used for all following events, such as the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals on December 3-8.