The first two weeks of ECS Season 8 saw AVANGAR and Sharks secure places at the LAN finals after topping the prize earnings from their respective regions, with week 3 being the first one to automatically reward the winning sides with tickets to the main event.
In Europe, we will see the return of four teams from week 2, including the winner of that bracket, Heroic. The quartet will be joined by four heavy hitters in mousesports, FaZe, BIG and NiP, with three of those teams making their first appearances in this ECS season.
On the other side of the Atlantic, ATK will be looking to repeat their success from week 2 against a stacked field of competitors that is headlined by current world No.3 team Evil Geniuses, who topped the week 1 bracket.
The first-round matches for ECS Season 8 for Europe and North America can be found below: