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The ECS Season 8 Finals is in full swing as eight teams vie for one of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s biggest trophies.
Top teams including Astralis, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic and Team Liquid are in attendance as the field is one of the most competitive fans have seen all year at an event. Here are the three best players at the ECS Season 8 Finals who will be pivotal in their teams lifting the trophy in Arlington, Texas.
3. Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson - Fnatic
Fnatic surprised everyone in September bringing back Robin “flusha” Ronnquist and Maikil “Golden” Selim. Although, the team’s success recently has been catalyzed by KRIMZ. The longest tenured player on the team played a pivotal role in the Swedes lifting a trophy on home soil at DreamHack Masters Malmo. KRIMZ will be at the forefront once again if Fnatic hopes to win another event.
2. Ethan Arnold - Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses shocked the CS:GO world by acquiring the former NRG team ahead of ESL One New York. Trophies at that event and StarSeries Season 8 showed that the acquisition was justified. Ethan has been a standout on the team winning MVP honors at StarSeries. He’ll be a key player in EG’s quest for another trophy.
1. Lukas “Gla1ve” Rossander - Astralis
Astralis’ in-game leader is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world. Not only does Gla1ve make calls, but he also frags at insane numbers for an IGL. He posted a 1.48 HLTV 2.0 rating en route to the championship and MVP honors at IEM Beijing-Haidian. While other players on the team might grab the spotlight at times, Gla1ve’s role on the team cannot be understated.
The ECS Season 8 Finals take place Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, TX.
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