$250,000 Funspark ULTI Finals to feature Gambit, Astralis, Fnatic

There will be some tier-one CS:GO matches starting next week.

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Funspark and Relog Media have released the full schedule for the $250,000 Funspark ULTI Finals that will take place from Jan. 18 to 24.

This will be an online CS:GO tournament featuring eight teams in total. Gambit, Astralis, Fnatic, and Entropiq have received direct invites, while BIG, ECSTATIC, and K23 qualified through their Funspark rank. The list is wrapped up by Extra Salt, who won the Finals in April 2021 over BIG.

The eight teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket and all of the matches will be best-of-three series, except for the grand finals, which will use a best-of-five format where the team from the upper bracket starts with a one-map advantage.

This year’s Funspark ULTI Finals will be cast by the duo of Harry “JustHarry” Russell and Hugo Byron, while Alex “⁠Mauisnake⁠” Ellenberg and Aleksandar “⁠kassad⁠” Trifunović commanding the analysis segments. This will be the first tournament of 2022 where CS:GO fans will be able to watch how tier-one teams like Gambit and Astralis are looking after the player break.

Here’s the full schedule for the Funspark ULTI Finals.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

  • 11am CT: Entropiq vs. ECSTATIC
  • 2pm CT: Astralis vs. K23

Wednesday, Jan. 19

  • 11am CT: Fnatic vs. BIG
  • 2pm CT: Gambit vs. Extra Salt

Thursday, Jan. 20

  • 11am CT: Lower bracket round one first game
  • 2pm CT: Lower bracket round one second game

Friday, Jan 21

  • 11am CT: First upper bracket semifinal
  • 2pm CT: Second upper bracket semifinal

Saturday, Jan. 22

  • 11am CT: Lower bracket round two first game
  • 2pm CT: Lower bracket round two second game

Sunday, Jan. 23

  • 11am CT: Lower bracket round three
  • 2pm CT: Upper bracket final

Sunday, Jan. 23

  • 11am CT: Lower bracket final
  • 2pm CT: Grand finals