Is Astralis unrivalled in the upcoming ECS 8?
We got to know the groups and who will play with whom in the first matches, but it is also worth to look at the history of the finals.
It seemed that this year, Lukas “Gla1ve” Rossander and his team will play as sensationally as last year, when they won many tournaments, but this year showed that you can also win with Astralis. The only question is whether it’s not to make the winnings meaningless. Or otherwise. How much did Astralis really play involved and how much did it not?
The Danes won the hat-trick by winning the three finals of the Esports Championship Series. This is not a classic hatrick in the first half of the game (translate into football jargon = win in a row). The first one was a win in the second season, where they beat Optic Gaming with 2:0 in the finals, followed by a win in the fifth season, where they beat American Team Liquid players with 2:0 in the finals. In the sixth season, they were also the best in the finals and defeated the Brazilian MIBR team with a 2:0 in the finals.
So far, Danny “Zonica” Sorensen’s charges are the only team to win three tournaments in the final Esports Championship Series.
Surely each team will play for the victory, but the Danes will want to show that their presentation of form is high, although in their group they don’t have any very demanding rivals except for the very strong Swedish team this year - the Fnatic team.