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The CS:GO Esports Championship Series Season 8 has finally reached it last lap. Over the next week from November 28 to December 2, 8 of the best teams in the world are gonna compete first for a spot in the finals, and then for the coveted trophy.

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.

Who are the contenders?

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.

But through rigorous competition, 8 teams made it to the finals week, they are.

Fnatic, Astralis, Liquid, NiP, Evil Geniuses, AVANGAR, Sharks and MIBR.

While there could be a twist in the tale, it seems like Fantic, Astralis, Liquid and NiP have the

Fnatic

Fnatic has had a resurgence since the additions of both veteran CS:GO player Robin “flusha” Rönnquist and in-game leader Maikil “Golden” Selim on Sept. 16. Since then, Fnatic won DreamHack Masters Malmö on Oct. 6 after defeating Vitality in the final.

Astralis

Astralis are the second team to qualify for the semi-finals after they defeated the aforementioned Fnatic. The season 8 of the ECS will be really exciting where team Astralis is coming as the outright favorite to win the tournament with odds at -450 according to SportsBettingDime.

Sharks

This tournament might have ended for Sharks, but this Brazilian eSports team has shown a lot of promise in the past few months and we expect a lot of good things from them in the future.

MIBR

The Brazilian e-sports team is heading into a knockout with Fnatic, with the winner moving on to face Team Liquid to determine the second finalist to the ECS. A slobber knocker that you can catch today (5:30 a.m. Saturday 30th November 2019).

Liquid

The North Americans haven’t played in a semifinal since ESL One New York in September. This proves that Liquid needed a break to readjust their game, which was assimilated by the other teams after they won six LAN tournaments in the first half of 2019.

Evil Geniuses

With a loss against Liquid, Evil geniuses are in 3rd place in their group. But with both NiP and Evil Geniuses on 3 points each, their match is a virtual eliminator for both teams, and what more that game is today (2:10 a.m. IST Saturday 30th November 2019).

NiP

NiP or their better name, Ninjas In Pyjamas are in the same position as Evil Geniuses, with qualification for semi-finals depending upon a victory over Evil Geniuses. Probably the match with the highest stakes for 2 teams so close performance-wise.

AVANGAR

AVANGAR have been eliminated from the title picture. And while the team had a good run leading up to the tournament. In the end it succumbed to the quality of the big teams around it. Better luck next year we guess.


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