The eighth season of FACEIT and the Esports Championship Series' CSGO competition is coming to a close with only the finals left to be played.
Some of the best Counter-Strike teams in the world have descended on Arlington, Texas this Thanksgiving weekend, and will duke it out for the lion’s share of half a million dollars inside the Esports Stadium.
All eight teams will be split into two double-elimination groups, where two teams from each group will emerge victorious to qualify for the semifinals that start on Saturday, November 30. The opening matches in each group will be Bo1, but all matches after (including playoffs) will be Bo3.
ECS Season 8 Finals Schedule and Stream
The action starts at 10am EST/7am PST/3pm BST on Thursday, November 28 with the opening group stage matches. The first match will be Berlin major grand finalists AVANGAR taking on ESL One NY champions Evil Geniuses.
All opening group stage matches will take place on Thursday, as well as the winner’s match from each group, meaning one team from each group will have already advanced to playoffs by the end of the day.
ECS Season 8 Final Results
Thursday, Nov 28
|Group A Opener||Evil Geniuses 1 - 0 AVANGAR||7am||10am||3pm|
|Group A Opener||Team Liquid 1 - 0 Ninjas in Pyjamas||8:30am||11:30am||4:30pm|
|Group B Opener||Astralis 1 - 0 Sharks Esports||10am||1pm||6pm|
|Group B Opener||Fnatic 1 - 0 MIBR||11:30am||2:30pm||7:30pm|
|Group A Winner's Match||Evil Geniuses 0 - 2 Team Liquid||1pm||4pm||9pm|
|Group B Winner's Match||Astralis 2 - 0 Fnatic||4pm||7pm||12am|
Friday, Nov 29
|Group A Elimination||AVANGAR 0-2 Ninjas in Pyjamas||7am||10am||3pm|
|Group B Elimination||Sharks Esports 0-2 MIBR||10am||1pm||6pm|
|Group A Decider||Evil Geniuses 2-1 Ninjas in Pyjamas||1pm||4pm||9pm|
|Group B Decider||Fnatic 2-0 MIBR||4pm||7pm||12am|
Saturday, Nov 30
|Semifinal 1||Astralis 2-1 Evil Geniuses||10am||1pm||6pm|
|Semifinal 2||Team Liquid 2-0 Fnatic||1pm||4pm||9pm|
Sunday, Dec 1
|Grand Finals||Astralis vs. Team Liquid||1pm||4pm||9pm|