ECS S8 Finals will be hosted on the latest game version
FACEIT Director of Esports Roald Van Buren announced that the eighth season Esports Championship Series LAN-final will be played at the latest patch, the release of which changed the cost of weapons SG553, FAMAS and Galil, and standard models of players. He stressed that the decision was made after consultations with the Association of Professional Players in Counter-Strike (CSPPA) and the participants of the upcoming tournament.
After consulting with the @CSPPAgg & teams, we will be playing the @ecs Season 8 Finals on the latest CS:GO patch, however we will be using the default character models due to concerns about the visibility of the new models.— Roald Van Buuren (@roaldvanbuuren) November 21, 2019
Tune in on 28 Nov at https://t.co/2vBRpyG1dM!
The latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update, released November 19, introduced Operation Shattered Web, new weapon skins and player models, as well as gameplay changes such as the increased cost of the SG553, cost savings and improved accuracy of FAMAS and Galil automatic shooting, and improvements to Vertigo.
The ECS S8 Finals will take place November 28th to December 2nd in Arlington, Texas. Eight strongest teams in the online part of the championship, four from Europe and North America, will compete for a prize pool of $500,000.