AVANGAR and Sharks Esports have both qualified for the ECS Season 8 Finals in Arlington, Texas on Nov 28th – Dec 1st thanks to their impressive performances in Weeks 1 & 2.

AVANGAR topped the EU prize standings for Weeks 1 & 2, securing their place at the eight-team Finals in the Esports Stadium Arlington. Their impressive victories over Virtus.pro (2-1), Fnatic (2-1) and forZe (2-1) saw them claim the top spot in Week #1.

ECS Week 1 EU final standings

They returned for Week 2 with the same goal in mind, and despite falling to Heroic (2-0) in the Semi-Final, the Kazakh and Russian squad had earned enough prize money to top the standings and earn their place in Texas.

EU prize money leaderboard after Weeks 1 & 2

Sharks Esports had a dream start to their ECS debut Season by posting a confident 2-0 over fellow Brazilians INTZ in Week 1. Their performance wasn’t a one-off. The squad beat Team Liquid, the HLTV #1 ranked team at the time, 2-0 on Vertigo (16-13) and Mirage (16-14) in the Semi-Final. The team would fall to the then NRG roster (now Evil Geniuses) 2-0 in the Grand Final of Week 1, but Sharks Esports had made a statement.

ECS Week 1 NA final standings

Upon their return for Week 2, the Brazil/Argentina mix beat The Quest 2-0, before facing Cloud9 for the second time this Season. This Semi-Final would end 2-1 in favour of Sharks and the team found themselves in another ECS Weekly Grand Final. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the fairytale finish for the squad, falling to ATK 2-0, but they’d already done the damage and secured their ECS Finals spot through prize money earned.

NA prize money leaderboard after Weeks 1 & 2

Join AVANGAR & Sharks in Texas

We’re looking forward to welcoming both teams to Texas for the Thanksgiving weekend, and we look forward to welcoming our fans there too.

Esports Stadium Arlington

The ECS Season 8 Finals will take place in the Esports Stadium Arlington on 31st Nov- 1st Dec 2019. Tickets are available in two tiers, and offer student pricing. To celebrate AVANGAR and Sharks reaching the Finals, we have two special discount codes for 20% off – AVANGAR20 & SHARKS20


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