FaceIt and Twitch have partnered up to host a new global League called the Esports Championship Series (ECS), which will pay out around $3.5 Million over the line of two seasons back to back.
Kicking off on April 9, the Esports Championship Series will have a European and a North American division, both featuring ten teams, eight invited and two qualified
The top teams from these two divisions will duke it out at an offline event, the details of which are as-yet unannounced. The league will put a total of $3.5 million on the line – a figure thatincludes financial team support and will be spread out over two seasons.
At the start of the year, FACEIT co-hosted the ELEAGUE Road to Vegas, an event that served as a prelude to the $1.2 milion-a-season league that will be organised by Turner and WME.
The qualifiers for the Esports Championship Series will run from April 6-8 in Europe and North America. In both regions, four invited sides will square off in a best-of-one round robin group stage for two spots in the best-of-five semi-finals, in which they will take on two seeded sides. The winners of these matches will secure berths in ECS
Below you can find a list with the teams competing in the ECS qualifiers:
2- North America
2- North America-