Esports Championship Series – Counter-Strike Announces Qualifying Teams for Season Two

ECS to play host to top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams from North America and Europe

LONDON — October 5, 2016 — The final lineup of teams for Season Two of the Esports Championship Series – Counter-Strike has been determined after an action packed development league. The Esports Championship Series (ECS), a ground-breaking esports initiative founded by FACEIT and supported by Twitch, will see one of the strongest league lineups for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this year.

The two qualifying teams from each region for the Season Two of the ECS – Counter-Strike along with the full season roster are as follows:

Welcome to ECS Season 2!

European teams:

  • Astralis
  • EnvyUs
  • FaZe
  • Fnatic
  • mousesports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • G2 Esports
  • Virtus.pro
  • Godsent (Qualified)
  • Team Dignitas (Qualified)

Welcome to ECS Season 2!

North American teams:

  • Cloud9
  • Complexity
  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • NRG eSports
  • Optic
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Solomid
  • SK Gaming (Qualified)
  • Immortals (Qualified)

Teams that qualify for Season Two of the ECS league will earn all the benefits of Season One participants, including co-ownership in the league and the opportunity to select representation on the league’s governing committee. The ECS will provide a collective $1.75M for Season Two that will go toward the league’s prize pool and supportive funds that will provide player stability. This includes helping organizations provide better salaries, facilities and equipment that will improve the overall conditions and welfare for players, while furnishing the ecosystem of the ECS with a more structured framework to operate within.

You can watch all of the action LIVE at www.twitch.tv/faceittv from tomorrow onwards and for all other information on the Esports Championship Series and the Season Two of the ECS – Counter-Strike, including the full match schedule, please visit the league website or follow the ECS on Twitter.


About FACEIT

FACEIT is the leading competitive 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 and blog.