ECS Season 2 Finals - Groups, schedule and talent announcement
ECS have announced details regarding the teams participating at the tournament, the schedule for the games and the on-air talent present at the Season 2 LAN Finals.
With the LAN Finals of the Esports Championship Series Season 2 less than a week away, the organisers have released information regarding the group draws, the scheduling and the on-air talent to be present at the event. As a reminder, ECS Season 2 is a $750,000 prize pool event organised by FACEIT and Twitch.tv. The LAN finals of the tournament are held at the Anaheim Arena in Anaheim, California, United States, where eight of the finest CS:GO teams in the world will clash for the lions share of the sizeable prize pool.
Following is the distribution of teams:
|Group A||Group B|
|OpTic Gaming||Team Dignitas|
The group stage of the tournament will see double-elimination, best-of-one matches, with the top contestant from each of the groups proceeding to the semi-final of the tournament. The remaining teams will play decider matches to determine the final two teams to participate in the playoffs. In terms of formatting, all matches taking place in the playoffs will be single-elimination, best-of-three, including the Grand final.
The tournament would not be the same without the spectacular on-air line-up presented by the organisers. Hosting the analyst desk will be long-time esports veteran, Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, accompanied by knowledgeable desk analysts Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen, Janko "YNk" Paunović and ex-NiP member, Robin "fifflaren" Johanson. Regarding casters, we will see two of the most celebrated duos available to the CS:GO scene: one in the form of the FACEIT casting duo, James "JZFB" Bardolph and Daniel "ddk" Kapadia and the other will be the lovable duo comprised of Henry "HenryG" Greer and Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett. In-game observing will be provided by Connor "Sliggy" Blomfield and Jamie "keita" Hall. Rounding up the list is the charming Sue "Smix" Lee, who will be hosting the stage over the course of the event.
On-air talent list:
Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner
Sue "Smix" Lee
Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen
Janko "YNk" Paunović
Robin "fifflaren" Johansen
James "JZFB" Bardolph
Daniel "ddk" Kapadia
Henry "HenryG" Greer
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett
Connor "Sliggy" Blomfield
Jamie "keita" Hall
Below is a comprehensive schedule for matches taking place during the three days of the tournament (all times adjusted for CET):
Friday, December 9th - Group stage
(M1) 20:15 - Astralis vs. OpTic Gaming
(M2) 21:30 - FaZe Clan vs. Cloud9
(M3) 22:45 - Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2
(M4) 00:00 - SK Gaming vs. Team Dignitas
(M5) 01:15 - Immortals vs. Team EnVyUs
(M6) 02:30 - Winner of M4 vs. Winner of M5
Saturday, December 10th - Deciders
(M7) 19:15 - Loser of M1 vs. Loser of M2
(M8) 22:15 - Loser of M4 vs. Loser of M5
(M9) 01:15 - Winner of M7 vs. Loser of M3
(M10) 04:15 - Winner of M8 vs. Loser of M6
Sunday, December 11th - Semi and Grand finals
(M11) 20:15 - Winner of M6 vs. Winner of M9
(M12) 23:30 - Winner of M3 vs. Winner of M10
(M13) 03:00 - Winner of M11 vs. Winner of M12
If you wont be visiting the Anaheim Arena you can still catch all of the matches on the FACEIT TV Twitch channel.
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