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Astralis and SK Gaming Lead Group of Eight Teams Set to Compete in the Esports Championship Series Season 3 Finals in London

Teams Set to Battle for $250K Grand Prize at SSE Arena, Wembley from 23-25 June; Tickets now Available; Finals to be Streamed Live Exclusively on YouTube

LONDON, 9 June, 2017 - The Esports Championship Series (ECS), FACEIT’s premiere Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league, today revealed the final eight teams set to compete in the ECS Season 3 Finals from 23-25 June at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London. Representing Europe are Season 2 champions Astralis, along with FaZe, Fnatic and Season one champions G2. Making the trip across the pond are top-ranking North American teams SK Gaming, Cloud9, Team Liquid and OpTic.

Fans looking to attend the finals in London can purchase tickets, while they last, starting from £12.99 for a standard ticket or £40.00 for a premium ticket, which includes premiere seating and an exclusive ECS cap. Tickets can be purchased now on the ECS website at https://wembley.csgoleague.com. Can’t make it to the finals? Don’t worry, you can catch all the action live exclusively on FACEIT’s official YouTube channel: https://gaming.youtube.com/faceit.

Joining the all-star lineup of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will be a powerhouse roster of shoutcasters and analysts to bring fans all the heart-stopping action in real-time. The classic duo of James Bardolph and Daniel “ddk” Kapadia are accompanied by an interesting team of Henry “HenryG” Greer and Anders Blume. Alongside these top casters are analysts Duncan “Thorin” Shields and Janko “YnK” Paunovic, Tomi “Lurpis” Kovanen and Sam “Dazed” Marine, as well as stage host Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, desk host Alex “Machine” Richardson and all round nice guy Pala Gilroy Sen. Rouding out the roster are the best in game observer team in the industry, Jamie Hall and Connor Blomfield.

ECS Season 3 Finals Teams:

North America

  • SK Gaming
  • Cloud9
  • Team Liquid
  • OpTic

Europe

  • Astralis
  • FaZe Clan
  • Fnatic
  • G2

ECS Season 3 Talent:

Casters

  • James Bardolph
  • Daniel “ddk” Kapadia
  • Henry “HenryG” Greer
  • Anders Blume

Analysts

  • Duncan “Thorin” Shields
  • Janko “YNK” Paunovic
  • Tomi “Lurpis” Kovanen
  • Sam “Dazed” Marine

Hosts

  • Stage: Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico
  • Desk: Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Pala Gilroy Sen

Observers

  • Jamie Hall
  • Connor Blomfield

For more information on the ECS Season 3 Finals, visit www.csgoleague.com or follow the ECS on Twitter at @ECSLeague.

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