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ECS Season 8

Nov 28, 2019Dec 2, 2019

The ECS Season 8 will soon be home for 8 of the best teams in the world. Like every year, this tournament will be exciting for all fans of Counter-Strike.

The acclaimed organization FACEIT are the people behind the ECS Season 8, which should assure a high level of production, viewer experience, and professionalism. The tournament will have $500,000 USD in the prize pool, together with the famous ECS trophy for the winners.

The teams participating at ECS Season 8 include Astralis, NiP, AVANGAR, fnatic, Sharks, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, and MIBR.

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Esports Stadium, Arlington


ECS Season 8 is being held in United States United States

Prize pool


Highlighted players

We have selected five players that you should look out for in ECS Season 8 - because they are on the rise or is the best players right now. Use the information with common sense and don't use our subjective assessment in games or betting if you do not agree.

As one of our 5 players to watch out for at the ECS Season 8, dev1ce always delivers an MVP worthy performance at big tournaments such as this one. This is the reason every opponent should be cautious when facing Astralis.

Magisk is also a player that can claim to be a big part of Astralis and their success. He has been playing extremely well lately and will look forward to hopefully reach another final once again.

During the ups and downs of fnatic, KRIMZ has always managed to play at a very high individual level, which he surely will at the ECS Season 8 once again. Therefore everyone should keep an eye on this great player.

On the same team as KRIMZ, we find Brollan. A young, but already proven superstar player, capable of great things once he gets going inside the server. He is a key factor in fnatic’s success and has been playing very well this year.

The last player on our list of players to watch out for is Twistzz, but not in any way the least dangerous. This guy has raw aim and talent almost incomparable and has in 2019 racked up several big trophies together with his team. Once again, Twistzz will look to put on a great performance at this tournament.

Watch out for these players at the ECS Season 8!

Tournament format

Here is how the tournament is held. The format of ECS Season 8 has a “group stage”, “playoffs”, and a final:

Group Stage

  • 2 groups with 4 teams battle according to the format “Double Elimination”
  • Top 2 teams in each group will continue to playoffs
  • The best team in the group go to the semifinals on 2 matches while the second-best team use 3 matches
  • The first-round matches are BO1
  • All other matches are BO3


  • The 4 remaining teams play according to the format “Single-elimination bracket”
  • All matches are BO3

The final is a BO3 match