The ECS is the largest non-publisher funded CS:GO league which is presented by FACEIT. ECS Season 8 is already underway, with games already in place since late September. There’s a total prize pool of $750,000 which is broken down to $250k for the regular season, and $500k for the finals; all being taken place at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Regular season is currently in week 4 and here is everything you need to know to be up-to-date with season 8.
ECS Season 8 Week 4 Matchups
After 3 intense weeks, the teams have now moved into week 4. Sixteen teams continue to compete for a spot in the ECS Finals. The groups are broken down between North America and Europe. Here are the matchups for week 4:
- Team Liquid vs. ex-Singularity
- INTZ vs. Cloud9
- ATK vs. eUnited
- Riot Squad vs. compLexity
- Astralis vs. m1x (17:00 CEST)
- Virtus.pro vs. FaZe (17:00 CEST)
- North vs. BIG (20:00 CEST)
- Heretics vs. Tricked (20:00 CEST)
The matches can be watched through FACIT’s Twitch channel and also through their Caffeine channel. The matches start at 8:00am PT/11:00 am ET/5:00pm CEST. Each week holds $25,000 in prize pool. Here is the breakdown per week:
- 1st Place – $12,500 (the final 3 series winners get a spot in the finals)
- 2nd Place – $7,500
- 3rd Place – $2,500
- 4th Place – $2,500
The winners of each of the last three brackets will get an invitation to the ECS Season 8 Finals, which will conclude next week in week 5.
To get tickets for the finals, you’ll need to visit the official ECS FACEIT ticket page here. There are three ticket tiers: General Admission which will set you back at $25, however, it grants you entry to the Finals in Arlington. Premium tickets get you closer to the action guaranteed for $50. Lastly, there are student tickets which is 50% off at $12.50.
The finals will be held between Nov 30th to December 1st at the Esports Stadium.
Full tournament info here.
Can the three-time ECS winners Astralis make a strong start to their pursuit of a fourth title? 🏆
— ECS (@ecs) October 21, 2019