eSports Championship Series, ECS from now on, is a new type of competition brought to life by collaboration of two giant names in the gaming industry – FACEIT and Twitch. With names like these, it is no surprise that the crème de la crème of Counter Strike: Global Offensive pro scene will be competing against each other during this competition. With this being said, you may already know that this tournament is coming to its end – ECS Season 1 Finals is just around the corner which is why we decided to gather all information about it in a single article. With this in mind, let’s jump straight to the business in order to better understand the tournament itself and the teams participating in it (which is something you can definitely use if you are planning on placing a couple of bets here and there). As you already may know, the qualifiers are already finished and all participants are well known. There will be a total of 8 teams; 2 groups of 4, but more of that later in the article. For now, let’s focus on the schedule of the tournament.
CS:GO ECS Finals 2016 | Facts
- Organizers – FACEIT, Twitch
- Sponsors – Corsair Gaming, DX Racer and theScore eSports
- Game – Counter Strike: Global offensive
- Location – SSE Arena, Wembley, London
- Match Format – Group Stage (BO1, finals BO3), single elimination bracket (BO3)
- Live stream available for all matches
- Betting odds available for all matches
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk more about the dates:
- The tournament starts on 24th June.
- Its respective end will be after the final match on 26th June.
The first round of group stage matches will be held on the first day of the tournament, followed by the group stage finals which will be held on the very next day. The final day of the tournament is reserved for the semifinals and the grand final match.
Groups and Standings
|GROUP A | Standings
|4.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||0-2|
|Match Schedule / Results|
|GROUP B | Standings
|Match Schedule / Results|
Schedule and Results ECS Finals 2016
Match #1: Luminosity vs. NiP 1 : 0 (16/12)
Start Time: June 24th, 04:15 AM PDT / 07:15 AM EDT / 13:15 CEST
Match#2: Team Liquid vs. G2 Esports 1 : 0 (16/6)
Start Time: June 24th, 05:30 AM PDT / 08:30 AM EDT / 14:30 CEST
Winners Match: Luminosity vs. Team Liquid 1 : 0 (16/12)
Start Time: June 24th, 06:45 AM PDT / 09:45 AM EDT / 15:45 CEST
Elimination Match: NiP vs. G2 Esports 0 : 2 (4/16) | (10/16)
Start Time: June 25th, 03:15 AM PDT / 06:15 AM EDT / 12:15 CEST
Decider Match: Team Liquid vs. G2 Esports 1 : 2 (16/12) | (6/16) | (11/16)
Start Time: June 25th, 09:15 AM PDT / 12:15 PM EDT / 18:00 CEST
Match #1: Astralis vs. TSM 0 : 1 (12/16)
Start Time: June 24th, 8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM EDT / 17:00 CEST
Match #2: Fnatic vs. Cloud9 1 : 0 (16/13)
Start Time: June 24th, 09:15 AM PDT / 12:15 PM EDT / 18:15 CEST
Winners Match: TSM vs. Fnatic 0 : 1 (14/16)
Start Time: June 24th, 10:30 PM PDT / 01:30 PM EDT / 19:30 CEST
Elimination Match: Astralis vs. Cloud9 0 : 2 (9/16) | (8/16)
Start Time: June 25th, 06:15 AM PDT / 09:15 AM EDT / 15:15 CEST
Decider Match: TSM vs. Cloud9 2 : 0 (16/7) | (16/1)
Start Time: June 25th, 12:15 PM PDT / 03:15 PM EDT / 21:15 CEST
Semi Final #1: Fnatic vs. G2 Esports 0 : 2 (2/16) | (13/16)
Start Time: June 26th, 04:30 AM PDT / 07:30 AM EDT / 13:30 CEST
Semi Final #2: Luminosity vs. TSM 2 : 0 (16/3) | (16/14)
Start Time: June 26th, 07:30 AM PDT / 10:30 AM EDT / 16:30 CEST
Grand Final: Luminosity vs. G2 Esports 0 : 2 (11/16) | (5/16)
Start Time: June 26th, 12:00 PM PDT / 03:00 PM EDT / 21:00 CEST
ECS Season 1 Finals betting odds
If you are one of those guys who like betting on eSports , you will be happy to know that all major betting sites (Bet365, Pinnacle and alike) will offer bets for the ECS Season 1 Finals. Keep in mind that most of them do not yet have ECS Season 1 Finals bets available (because there are still a couple of days before the start of the competition), but if you wait a couple of days I’m sure they will appear.
So far, BET365 has only one CS:GO bet available for the ECS Season 1 Finals – Outright Winner. If you are interested in prediction the overall winner of the tournament you can see the odds in the picture down below:
BET365 INFO: Find CS:GO betting in the menu on the left: E-Sports
The official prize pool of the tournament has not yet been announced, but it is known that its overall amount is somewhere around whooping $1,750,000. Even though the official prize pool is yet to be announced, speculations are that the winner will take a whooping grand prize of a MILLION (yup, you read that correctly) DOLLARS!
Information about tickets
Tickets are divided into 2 main categories:
Entry Fragger – Seats in the Entry Fragger area
- Single ticket costs 13 Pounds.
- 5 tickets cost 58 Pounds.
MVP – Seats in the MPV area close to the central stage + Limited Edition ECS Scarf
- Single ticket costs 50 Pounds.
- 5 tickets cost 225 Pounds.
Judging by the fact that one of the organizers of this tournament is the gaming and social video giant Twitch, it is no surprise that the entire tournament and all of its matches will have live streams, on the official FACEIt Twitch channel, as well as VODs at a later time. The ECS Season 1 Finals will be covered by experienced and talented set of hosts, which are as follows:
- ddk (Daniel Kapadia)
- HenryG (Henry Greer)
- JZFB (James Bardolph)
- Sadokist (Matthew Trivett)