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ECS Finals Groups & Schedule Released


The groups and schedule have been revealed for the Esports Championship Series Finals taking place in Arlington, Texas. The event will be hosted in the Esports Stadium and will feature the top four teams from the North American division alongside the top four from the European division competing for the lion’s share of the $660,000 prize pool, a $250,000 first place prize. The groups were based on the standings at the end of the season as their method of seeding.

Cloud9 was announced as the replacement for Renegades due to visa issues alongside the announcement of the upcoming regional Minor. Cloud9 had placed fifth in the regular season, missing the opportunity by just one spot. They have been placed in the group alongside some toughcompetition in Astralis, mousesports, and MIBR, a team that has two of its ex-players.

Group B features two North American squads with NRG and Liquid competing with the likes of North and Ninjas in Pyjamas.

ECS Finals groups:

Group A

Group B
Team Liquid
Ninjas in Pyjamas

Full ECS Finals tournament schedule:

Day 1 (Thursday 22 Nov)
09:00-10:30 CST / 16:00-17:30 CET – Astralis v Cloud9 (Group A Semi 1, BO1)
10:30-12:00 CST / 17:30-19:00 CET – mouz v MIBR (Group A Semi 2, BO1)
12:00-13:30 CST / 19:00-20:30 CET – NRG v NiP (Group B Semi 1, BO1)
13:30-15:00 CST / 20:30-22:00 CET – Team Liquid v North (Group B Semi 2, BO1)
15:00-18:00 CST / 22:00-01:00 CET – Winner of Astralis v C9 against winner of mouz v MIBR (Group A Upper Bracket Final, BO3)
18:00-21:00 CST / 01:00-04:00 CET – Winner of NRG v NiP against winner of Team Liquid v North (Group B Upper Bracket Final, BO3)

Day 2 (Friday 23 Nov)
09:00-12:00 CST / 16:00-19:00 CET – Group A Lower Bracket Round 1, BO3
12:00-15:00 CST / 19:00-22:00 CET – Group B Lower Bracket Round 1, BO3
15:00-18:00 CST / 22:00-01:00 CET – Group A Lower Bracket Round 2, BO3
18:00-21:00 CST / 01:00-04:00 CET – Group B Lower Bracket Round 2, BO3

Day 3 (Saturday 24 Nov)
12:00-15:00 CST / 19:00-22:00 CET – Playoffs Semi-Final 1, BO3 (Group A Upper Bracket winner v Group B Lower Bracket winner)
15:00-18:00 CST / 22:00-01:00 CET – Playoffs Semi-Final 2, BO3 (Group B Upper Bracket winner v Group A Lower Bracket winner)

Day 4 (Sunday 25 Nov)
11:30-12:30 CST / 18:30-19:30 CET – Texas Collegiate Showdown (BO1)
12:30-13:30 CST / 19:30-20:30 CET – Movember ECS Showmatch (BO1)
15:00-18:00 CST / 22:00-01:00 CET – ECS Season 6 Grand Final (BO3)


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