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LIVE: How to watch ECS Season 7 CS:GO Finals – Stream, schedule, results, interviews

Published: 6/Jun/2019 13:07 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 17:43

by Connor Bennett

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The ECS Season 7 Finals takes place in London, England from June 6-9, with a $500,000 prize pool on offer to some of the top CS:GO teams in the world.

Eight of the best European and North American squads will descend on the SSE Arena for the chance to claim ECS Season 7 glory after five grueling weeks of qualification.

ECS changed up the qualification method for the Season 7 finals, with teams competing in weekly tournaments for the chance to qualify. The first three victorious teams from each region were given automatic qualification, while the final two teams were decided by the amount of prize money they had racked up.

DexertoTeams will compete for the ECS Finals trophy.

Who is playing at the Season 7 finals?

The European teams in action are Astralis, Ninjas in Pyjamas, North, and Team Vitality. On the flip side, the four North American representatives come in the form of MIBR, Complexity, Furia, and NRG.

The expectation will be on Astralis to claim the crown considering they are the defending champions from Season 5 and Season 6. However, the Danes have not competed at a LAN event since BLAST Pro Madrid on May 10, and lost their world #1 ranking in the process. 

They will be able to gain ground on Team Liquid since the new top dogs were unable to qualify.

COPYRIGHT: ESL/ADELA-SZNAJDERAstralis have dominated the CS:GO scene but are now picking and choosing events.

Where can I watch?

The high level Counter-Strike action is available on Twitch through ECS’ main channel – FaceIT.

Russian commentary is also available through StarLadder’s Twitch channel.

Watch live video from FACEIT TV on www.twitch.tv

What is the format?

The first two days of competition will be focused on the group stage. The two groups of four will play out best of one matches but elimination and decider matches will be best-of-three series.

In a shock result, Astralis have already suffered a 16-14 defeat to Furia on Nuke, with the Danes showing some clear signs of rust. However, Team Vitality avoided an upset of their own by defeating Complexity 16-9 on Dust 2.

What are the groups?

The groups are separated to have two teams from each region inside and they are as follows:

Pool A Record
NRG 2-0
Furia 2-1
Astralis 1-2
NiP 0-2

Furia interview

After their surprise win over Astralis, Furia’s coach Nicholas ‘guerri Nogueira spoke to Dexerto about the victory and their rise in the CS:GO scene.

Pool B Record
North 2-0
Team Vitality 2-1
Complexity Gaming 1-2
MIBR 0-2

The top two teams from each group will move on to the play-off stage that will be played out in front of a packed crowd. All matches from the playoffs will be contested as best-of-threes and you can find a full schedule below.

Thursday, June 6

Astralis 14-16 Furia
NiP 11-16 NRG
Team Vitality 16-9 Complexity
MIBR 23-25 (OT) North
Furia 0-2 NRG
Team Vitality 1-2 North

Friday, June 7

Astralis 2-0 NiP
Complexity 2-1 MIBR       
Furia 2-1 Astralis
Vitality 2-0 Complexity

Saturday, June 8

NRG Esports 0-2 Team Vitality
North 0-2 Furia Esports

Sunday, June 9 – Grand Final

FURIA 0-2 Team Vitality

This article was last updated on June 8 at 1:40 am Eastern Time.

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FunPlus Phoenix reportedly returning to CSGO with GODSENT roster

Published: 21/Oct/2020 2:40

by Alan Bernal

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FunPlus Phoenix have reportedly entered discussions to acquire the GODSENT roster and return to the CSGO landscape in the coming weeks.

FunPlus Phoenix have had a rather unceremonious start to their journey in CS:GO. Known for winning the League of Legends World Championship in 2019, they looked to enter the popular FPS title through Flashpoint in 2020.

However, it wasn’t smooth sailing. They picked up and let go of rosters: first Heroic, then Bad News Bears. Now though, they’re looking like they’re ready to pick up their third, and potentially final roster.

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KRYSTAL and the rest of the GODSENT lineup could be making a move to FPX.

GODSENT is reportedly in “advanced discussions” with FunPlus Phoenix to take their roster onboard for the remainder of the year, according to HLTV and DBLTAP.

If the two teams agree to terms, that means that the lineup consisting of Kevin ‘kRYSTAL’ Amend, Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk, Jesse ‘zehN’ Linjala, Pavle ‘maden’ Bošković, and Asger ‘farlig’ Jensen would soon wear black and red.

The deal could also bring current GODSENT coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg into the fold with the new org.

In late-September, FunPlus announced Petar ‘peca’ Markovi as the General Manager for both Valorant and CSGO divisions. Now it looks like peca is making an all-in purchase for the EU roster that is ranked 19th in the world at the time of publishing.

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The FPX banner could fly in CSGO again soon.

The general manager also indicated, regardless of a team-acquisition, that FPX wouldn’t participate in Flashpoint Season 2. Although one of the founding teams, FunPlus will instead “take [their] time and focus on 2021.

“We don’t want to make any rushed decisions, as our main goal is to build a promising, long-lasting roster,” he said.

The org initially expected to play with Heroic’s roster back in March, which would have included Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen among others. Unfortunately, that deal fell through, which prompted FPX to target Swole Patrol’s roster, though that didn’t pan out as well.

Eventually, they temporarily fielded the Bad News Bears for the second leg of Flashpoint 1, after only playing one match prior and forfeiting the rest of the first phase.

While the FPX front office successfully put together a Worlds championship roster in 2019 for League of Legends, it’s going to once again attempt to bring a similar metric of success for CSGO.

Peca teased that there could be “news soon,” and if the reports turn out to be realized FPX could be announcing its acquisition of the GODSENT lineup in the near future.