Epsilon eSports replace Natus Vincere in ECS Development League

LONDON – September 5th, 2016 – The Esports Championship Series (ECS), a ground-breaking esports initiative founded by FACEIT and supported by Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, announced the replacement for Natus Vincere in its Development League.

The ECS Development League was created to nurture new talent in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene, giving them the opportunity to compete in the $3.5M main league of ECS. Eight teams per region will compete to fill two slots in ECS. The Development League is set to begin on Friday, September 9th.

Epsilon eSports is the final team to receive an invite for the European division of the ECS Development League, replacing Natus Vincere. The full list of teams can be found below:

Europe:

  • Godsent (invited)
  • Flipsid3 (invited)
  • Gambit (invited)
  • Epsilon eSports (invited)
  • Team AGG (qualified)
  • Tricked eSports (qualified)
  • Heroic (qualified)
  • Team Prep (qualified)

North America:

  • Immortals (invited)
  • SK Gaming (invited)
  • Renegades (invited)
  • Selfless (invited)
  • RONIN (qualified)
  • sKg (qualified)
  • Prospects (qualified)
  • paiN (qualified)

About FACEIT

Founded in London in 2012, FACEIT is the leading independent competitive gaming platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 5 million users logging in a total of over 12 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly matchmaking and tournaments into their titles to allow gamers to take part in competitive online games at all skill levels. eSports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com.

About Twitch  

Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. Twitch also features Twitch Creative, a category devoted to artists and the creative process. For more information about Twitch, visit the official website (https://www.twitch.tv/p/about) and blog ( https://blog.twitch.tv/).