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LIVE – Everything You Need to Know About the ECS Season 5 CS:GO Finals – Stream, Schedule, Results and More

Published: 7/Jun/2018 16:27 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason


The ECS Season 5 finals are due to take place from June 8th – 10th with a total prize pool of $660,000 up for grabs for the eight teams in attendance.

The total prize pool for the league actually amounts to $750,000 but $90,000 of that has already been distributed to the teams from the European and North American divisions that didn’t make it to the playoffs.

A total of eight teams will be in attendance at the event which is being held in London, England, at the SSE Arena in Wembley. Four of those teams are coming from the North American region and four from Europe.

Unfortunately the season four champions, FaZe Clan, will not be slightly hamstrung during their title defense as their Swedish star Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer is taking time away from competing due to personal reasons. Jorgen “cromen” Robertsen will attend the event in his place.


The first two days of the competition will be dedicated to the GSL style group stage. The two groups of four will begin by playing best of one matches but elimination and decider matches will be best-of-threes.

The groups are as follows:

Group A Group B
Astralis NRG Esports
Team Liquid FaZe Clan
Fnatic G2 Esports
Cloud9 Luminosity Gaming

Four teams will advance from the Group Stage to the playoffs which will consist of two semifinals and a Grand Final. All playoff matches will be best of threes and the full schedule can be found below:

Friday June 8th – Begins 13:00 BST, 14:00 CEST, 08:00 Eastern Time, 05:00 Pacific Time

Team 1 Vs. Team 2
Astralis 16-13 Cloud9
Fnatic 14-16 Team Liquid
Astralis 16-6 Team Liquid
NRG Esports 16-4 G2 Esports
FaZe Clan 16-1 Luminosity Gaming
NRG Esports 16-8 FaZe Clan

Saturday June 9th – Begins 09:00 BST, 10:00 CEST, 04:00 Eastern Time, 02:00 Pacific Time

Team 1 Vs. Team 2
Cloud9 1-2 FNATIC
G2 Esports 2-0 Luminosity
Team Liquid 2-0 FNATIC
FaZe Clan 2-0 G2 Esports

Sunday June 10th – Begins 12:00 BST, 13:00 CEST, 07:00 Eastern Time, 04:00 Pacific Time

Team 1 Vs. Team 2
NRG Esports 2-0 Team Liquid
Astralis 2-0 FaZe Clan
Grand Finalist #1   Grand Finalist #2

The English broadcast team is is stacked with talent, including former Cloud9 star Jordan ‘n0thing Gilbert as an analyst, Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson as the desk host, and FACEIT’s commentary duo, Daniel ‘ddk’ Kapadia and James ‘JZFB’ Bardolph.

The full talent lineup is as follows:

  • Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson – Host
  • Pala ‘Mantrousse’ Gilroy Sen – Reporter
  • Jake ‘Boaster’ Howlet – Reporter
  • Jason ‘moses’ O’Toole – Analyst
  • Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert – Analyst
  • Tomi ‘lurppis’ Kovanen – Analyst
  • James ‘JZFB’ Bardolph – Commentator
  • Daniel ‘ddk’ Kapadia – Commentator
  • Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer – Commentator
  • Matthew ‘Sadokist’ Trivett – Commentator
  • Alex ‘Hawka’ Hawkins – Commentator
  • Adam ‘Dinko’ Hawthorne – Commentator
  • Jamie ‘keita’ Hall – Observer
  • Connor ‘Sliggy’ Blomfield – Observer

The prize breakdown and results are as follows:

Position Team Prize Money
1st Astralis $250,000
2nd Team Liquid $120,000
3rd-4th FaZe Clan $65,000
3rd-4th NRG Esports $65,000
5th-6th G2 Esports $45,000
5th-6th Fnatic $45,000
7th-8th Cloud9 $35,000
7th-8th Luminosity Gaming $35,000

How arT’s aggression is leading FURIA’s CSGO charge to site

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:01

by Marco Rizzo


Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan has led FURIA to the top of NA Counter-Strike thanks not only to his calling but also his ultra-aggressive playstyle. 

Dexerto explores the Brazilian’s signature aggression and how it has defined him as the most offensive player in CSGO history. 

His playstyle slowly leaked into his strategies, making FURIA one of the most aggressive teams in the world: allowing them to become the most successful T-side team over the last few months. 

This was clear during ESL Pro League 11 NA, where arT’s aggressive pushes and misdirection on Inferno led the team to a dominant win against the best NA had to offer. All this while delivering some of the most entertaining CS ever. 

The importance of his dual-role as a IGL and Entry-Fragger is not lost, allowing him to quickly adapt his calling after going first into bombsites. 

ArT has led FURIA to become true contenders on the world stage but now the difficult part begins: keeping ahead of the curve and keep the elements of surprise on his side.