ECS S8 Finals: viwer's guide

The LAN Final of the eighth season of the Esports Championship Series will take place in Atlanta, USA. The tournament starts with a group stage in the format of Double Elimination (GSL) BO1 + BO3, the four finalists advance to the Single Elimination BO3 bracket to fight for the lion's share of the prize pool of $500,000.

Group stage seeding:

Group A

 Evil Geniuses (stanislaw, tarik, Brehze, Ethan, CeRq)
 Liquid (nitr0, NAF, EliGE, Stewie2K, Twistzz)
 NiP (f0rest, twist, Lekr0, REZ, Plopski)
 AVANGAR (AdreN, SANJI, buster, qikert, Jame)

Group B

 Astralis (Xyp9x, dupreeh, gla1ve, device, Magisk)
 fnatic (flusha, JW, KRIMZ, Golden, Brollan)
 MiBR (FalleN, kNgV-, fer, LUCAS1, TACO)
 Sharks (exit, leo_druNky, jnt, meyern, Luken)

Tournament schedule:

November 28-29 

16:00  Evil Geniuses vs.  AVANGAR BO1
17:30  Liquid vs.  NiP BO1
19:00  Astralis  vs.  Sharks BO1
20:30  fnatic vs.  MiBR BO1
22:00 Group А – Winners' match BO3
01:00 Group B – Winners' match BO3

November 29-30

16:00 Group A - Losers' Match BO3
19:00 Group B - Losers' Match BO3
22:00 Group A - Decisive match BO3
01:00 Group B - Decisive match BO3

30 November

19:00 Semifinal #1 BO3
22:00 Semifinal #2 BO3

December 2

22:00 Grand Final BO3

Distribution of the prize fund:

1. $225,000
2. $100,000
3-4. $50,000 each
5-6. $25,000 each
7-8. $12,500 each

Official broadcasts:

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