Top 20 Teams from North America and Europe to Face Off Starting October 6; Streamed Live on YouTube Gaming
LONDON – October 4, 2017 – The Esports Championship Series (ECS), FACEIT’s premiere Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) league, today revealed the full lineup of teams from around North America and Europe set to compete in the Season 4. ECS Season 4 will kick off on October 6 and see the return of Season 3 winners, SK Gaming, Season 2 winners, Astralis, and Season 1 winners, G2 Esports, as each looks to be the first two-time winner of the ECS and take home the winner’s share of the $750K prize pool. Fans can catch all the action live on FACEIT’s official YouTube gaming channel, http://gaming.youtube.com/faceit. The venue for the ECS Season 4 Finals will be announced soon.
In the ECS Relegation Playoffs, Heroic beat the ECS Season 3 tenth placed team, Team Dignitas, to claim their spot, while Virtus.pro edged out Space Soldiers to retain their place for ECS Season 4. In North America, Luminosity defeated Misfits, while Ghost Gaming beat Tempo Storm, keeping the team line-up the same as ECS Season 3.
The full list of teams to compete in ECS Season 4 are as follows:
- Team EnVyUs
- FaZe Clan
- G2 Esports
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
North American teams
- SK Gaming
- OpTic Gaming
- Counter Logic Gaming
- Team Liquid
- NRG Esports
- Luminosity Gaming
New teams participating in Season 4 of ECS will have the opportunity to sign up for co-ownership in the league and the opportunity to select representation on the league’s governing committee. The ECS is providing a collective $1.25M for Season 4 that will go toward the league’s prize pool and supportive funds that will provide player and team 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.
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.