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  FACEIT Reveals Broadcast Talent Headed Stateside for ECS Season 8 Dallas Finals
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Tickets for the ECS Season 8 Finals are available now via The Ticket Fairy


London, 15th November, 2019: FACEIT is pleased to reveal the final lineup of broadcast talent set to appear at the prestigious ECS Season 8 Finals from Nov 28th - Dec 1st at the Esports Stadium Arlington. The Dallas Finals will mark the conclusion of a Regular Season filled with fast-paced action and will see the best CS:GO teams from Europe and North America compete for a prize pool of $500,000 and the title of the ECS Season 8 champions. 


FACEIT has been teasing out the world class broadcast talent for the ECS Season 8 Dallas Finals on Twitter over the past week. Swedish CS:GO legend Christopher GeT_RiGhT Alesund was revealed today as the final member of the talent roster, who will join Sean Gares on the analyst desk. Spearheading the lineup is the iconic FACEIT duo James Bardolph and Daniel ‘DDK’ Kapadia who will be joined by Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer and Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson to bring their signature expert commentary to the CS:GO action this Thanksgiving weekend. Sue ‘Smix’ Lee will also be on hand as stage host and interviewers, with fan favourite Freya Spiers guiding the action as desk host.


The full line-up of broadcast talent for ECS Season 8 Finals is:


Stage Host & Interviewer:

Desk HostCommentators: 



"Following five weeks of online cups, the ECS Season 8 Finals couldn't have ended up with a better mix of teams. We'll have the top four teams in the world attending and the number one world ranking is completely up for grabs. There's so many juicy storylines, but I personally can't wait to see a Liquid vs EG match up in Arlington!" Said Sean Gares.


"I can't wait to get to Arlington and sink my teeth into some top tier LAN Counter-Strike. We've got some hungry teams, old stories, new stories and there's no doubt we'll see some surprises too!" Said Daniel ‘DDK’ Kapadia.


The Season 8 Dallas Finals sees the welcome return of ECS to Esports Stadium Arlington after Danish powerhouse Astralis took home their third ECS title at the same venue in Season 6. Arlington will provide the backdrop for a Thanksgiving weekend full of top tier competition as teams try to cement their CS:GO legacy with an ECS title. All top four teams in the HLTV rankings, Astralis (1st), Evil Geniuses (2nd), Fnatic (3rd) and Team Liquid (4th), as well as NiP (8th) and AVANGAR (9th) will face off, making the ECS Season 8 Finals a battle for the ages.


For more information on the Esports Championship Series, visit and follow the league on Twitter (@ECS). 





FACEIT is the largest global esports platform with more than 12 million users playing over 15 million online game sessions each month. The platform serves players, organizers, influencers, communities, brands and publishers who use FACEIT to create, expand and manage a highly engaged competitive community of gamers from grassroots to pro level. 

FACEIT’s Game Studio and SDK allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly esports features into their titles and develop the esports ecosystem.

Our Media division produces over 1,000 hours a year of premium esports live content and events, owned and operated as well as in partnership with the likes of NBC Sports (Comcast), NHL, Sky, Turner Sports (ATT/TW), ESPN (Disney) and more.