24 November 2015 - 14:29

FACEIT League Stage 3 Finals: Event Preview

The FACEIT League Stage 3 Finals, a $250,000 event for Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive, is set to go live in Jönköping, Sweden from November, 26-28.
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The  FACEIT League Stage 3 Finals, a $250,000 event  for Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive, is set to go live in Jönköping, Sweden from November, 26-28. Eight teams from both, Europe, and North America, are set to battle it out for a share of the prize.

The Format

The eight competing teams were put into two groups, Group A, and Group B. Throughout the group stages, the competing teams will play in a best-of-one, double elimination bracket with the top two teams from either of the groups advancing to the playoff matches. The playoff matches will be played in a best-of-three single elimination bracket.

The eight competing teams were put into two groups, Group A, and Group B.

The groups are as follows:

Group A 

  • Virtus.pro
  • Team Liquid Pro
  • Team SoloMid
  • Legacy eSports

Group B

  • Team EnVyUs
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • Fnatic
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas

The Schedule

The first set of matches at the event have already been determined, with the other matches being identified after the outcome of previous matches.

*All match times are in Central European Time (CET)

Thurday, 26 November

  • 13:00 – Group A Upper Bracket Semi Final #1: Legacy eSports vs. Virtus Pro
  • 14:30 – Group A Upper Bracket Semi Final #2: Team Liquid vs. TSM
  • 16:00 – Group A Upper Bracket Final
  • 17:30 – Group B Upper Bracket Semi Final #1: EnVyUs vs. NiP
  • 19:00 – Group B Upper Bracket Semi Final #2: Fnatic vs. Luminosity Gaming
  • 20:30 – Group B Upper Bracket Final

Friday, 27 November

  • 12:00 – Group A Loser Bracket Round 1
  • 15:00 – Group B Loser Bracket Round 1
  • 18:00 – Group A Loser Bracket Final
  • 21:00 – Group B Loser Bracket Final

Saturday, 28 November

  • 14:00 – Playoffs Semi Final #1
  • 17:30 – Playoffs Semi Final #2
  • 21:05 – Playoffs Grand Final

The Prize Pool

The eight teams will be competing for a share of the $250,000 prize pool, with all teams going home with a share, regardless of their performance.

Here is how the prize pool will be distributed:

  • 1st: $100,000
  • 2nd: $50,000
  • 3rd-4th: $25,000
  • 5th-6th: $15,000
  • 7th-8th: $10,000

The Talent Team

The  FACEIT League Stage 3 Finals will have a 12-man on-air talent team bringing you, the viewer, with all of the information, casting, and expert analysis that you need.

You can find a full list of the talent team below:

Richard Lewis - Panel Host

Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Interviewer

Anders Blume - Caster

Auguste " Semmler" Massonnat - Caster

Daniel " ddk" Kapadia - Caster

James Bardolph - Caster

Stuart " Tosspot" Saw - Caster

Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson - Caster

Duncan " Thorin" Shields - Expert

Janko "YNk" Paunovi? - Analyst

Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst

Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst


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