The new Season of ECS is here, complete with a tweaked format and a new set of teams with a heightened hunger for victory. Here’s everything you need to know to about ECS Season 8.
When does Week 2 of ECS Season 8 start?
Week 2 of ECS Season 8 starts on Monday, 30th September, and the Season is broken down into five game Weeks. The broadcast begins at 08:00 PT // 11:00 ET // 17:00 CEST.
Where can I watch ECS Season 8?
You’ll also be able to catch our Community Caster Challenge entrants streaming and commentating matches on Caffeine.
When are the ECS game Weeks?
|Week 1||16th – 19th September|
|Week 2||30th September – 3rd October|
|Week 3||14th – 17th October|
|Week 4||21st – 24th October|
|Week 5||28th – 31st October|
When and where are the ECS Season 8 Finals?
ECS is returning to the Esports Stadium Arlington, Dallas Texas for the Season 8 Finals on Thanksgiving weekend – 30th Nov – 1st Dec 2019. 8 of the world’s greatest Counter-Strike teams are set to compete at the finale of the $750,000 ECS Season, with $500,000 on the line in Arlington.
Tickets for the ECS Season 8 Arlington Finals can be purchased here.
Who is competing in ECS Season 8?
The teams competing in ECS Season 8 consist of ten teams who qualified based on their placement last Season, and sixteen teams who qualified through the ECS Season 8 Pinnacle Cup.
|EU Teams||NA Teams|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||Complexity|
|OpTic Gaming||Team Liquid|
Following the ECS Season 8 Pinnacle Cup, here are the seedings for the remaining teams:
|Pinnacle Cup Team Seedings||EU Teams||NA Teams|
What are the week-two matchups?
Week 2 of ECS Season 8 has arrived – here are the matchups:
Mousesports vs. m1x (17:00 CEST)
Virtus.pro vs. Tricked (17:00 CEST)
FaZe vs. BIG (20:00 CEST)
Heretics vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas (20:00 CEST)
FURIA vs. Riot Squad (15:00 PT)
INTZ vs. Cloud9 (15:00 PT)
ATK vs. compLexity (18:00 PT)
Ex-Singularity vs. Evil Geniuses (18:00 PT)
What is the format of ECS Season 8?
The ECS Regular Season is 5 BO3 single elimination brackets to determine who gets a spot at the finals.
8 teams from each region will compete from 16 September – 31 October, with the winners of each of the last three brackets getting an invitation directly to the ECS Season 8 Finals. For more information on the full ECS format, please visit our Tournament Info page.
How can I stay up to date with ECS Season 8?
How can I stream ECS Season 8 to my fans?
We recently announced that ECS is open for the community to stream directly to fans. For all the information on how to stream to your community, please visit our announcement page.