FACEIT announces $3.5million league

MIRAA
April 6th, 2016 15:00

FACEIT and Twitch have partnered up to host a new global league called the Esports Championship Series (ECS), which will pay out $3.5 million over the course of two seasons.

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 most interesting aspect about the ECS is that it offers co-ownership to the competing teams, who will get seats on the board as well as a share of the tournament's revenue.


ECS will be co-owned by FACEIT and the teams 

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 that includes financial team support and will be spread out over two seasons.

"Players and teams are the heart of the esports community and deserve the opportunity to reap the rewards of their hard work and dedication to grow esports into a mainstream phenomenon," said FACEIT co-founder Michele Attisani.

"We make the community our first priority and as such, we’re excited to support the first esports league that positions teams as co-owners."

The announcement of the Esports Championship Series comes six months after the end of the third iteration of the FACEIT League, which came to a close at DreamHack Winter. fnatic were crowned champions at the event in Jönköping after beating Luminosity 2-1 in the grand final.

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 | IMG.

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-two 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:

Round Robin
Europe North America
Poland AGG United States Winterfox
Slovakia HellRaisers United States Echo Fox
Denmark SK United States Obey.Alliance
Russia Gambit Canada KKona
Semi-finals (Invites)
Europe North America
Germany mousesports United States Selfless
France G2 United States Splyce
ty based faceit
2016-04-06 15:03
#160
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World warfeng 
so probably faze got invited whereas mouse has to qualify...i dont get it why faze gets invited to each and everything, they are so bad atm
2016-04-06 15:26
but fAzE tho
2016-04-06 15:26
gg
2016-04-06 15:27
#199
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World A_R_I_S 
Ez4ence
2016-04-06 15:37
#216
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Germany No_Kappa 
ez 4 lg
2016-04-06 15:41
ez hellrisers ;)
2016-04-06 15:46
#241
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World A_R_I_S 
No gambit > hr Dont cry
2016-04-06 15:52
#246
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
ROFL RIP ESL League
2016-04-06 15:53
WHAT?!??!?!?!? 3.5M. WHATTTA AJH8MFJ9SDFMSDF OMFGFG FGOFMGOFDMGODMFGKDFG OH MY GOD
2016-04-07 11:05
Meanwhile teams like Flipside, godsent and dignitas may dont even have the chance to qualify?
2016-04-06 15:29
#175
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World warfeng 
dignitas and faze are probably invited... i guess invites are for 1. fnatic 2. navi 3. astralis 4. vp 5. envy 6. nip 7. faze 8. dignitas 2 qualifier spots left
2016-04-06 15:30
but mouz and g2 have to qualify? Thats strange :/ And f3 played the major and has not even the chance to qualify, but AGG, Gambit, HR and SK do? smh
2016-04-06 15:32
#184
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World warfeng 
i think it would be fair to invite top 6 instantly and let f3, mouse, g2, dig faze etc qualify
2016-04-06 15:33
at least give 2 spots in the closed qualifier to open qualified teams imho
2016-04-06 15:34
G2 and Mouz should be invited instead of faze and other teams like them. Lets see what G2 can do if they don't have the mental barrier of reaching top 8. They always lose of pressure. Envy and Faze should be the qualifiers
2016-04-06 16:31
"They always lose of pressure." No, they dont. Every player on G2 has won multiple tournaments. They are just not good enough at the moment and were unfortunate/stupid in the past.
2016-04-07 03:29
impossible where is invite for LG, Liquid, CLG, C9?
2016-04-06 15:34
#191
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World warfeng 
10 eu / 10 na spots
2016-04-06 15:34
ah, okey im blind =D i feel bad cuz CSGL don't have spot in qualifiers CSGL > AGG
2016-04-06 15:37
In terms of throwing? no h8 m8 :D
2016-04-06 15:43
In overall They always beat AGG online, offline np
2016-04-06 15:47
#255
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World Vidua 
CSGL beat AGG but they are crap against foreign teams. AGG plays significantly better, especially on LAN.
2016-04-06 16:03
Im cheering to both teams so i dont really care who is better :D
2016-04-06 19:50
They really should have announced the invites. If they know the ones that have to qualify since they weren't invited, surely they know who was invited.
2016-04-06 15:41
What in the actual fuck ? Why wouldnt they send Flipside.. Godsent.. Dignitas ??
2016-04-06 15:45
mouz proved @ major that they are better then F3..
2016-04-07 05:30
top 3-4 in cluj
2016-04-06 15:30
#181
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World warfeng 
with 3 out of 5 players still left....seems reasonable for on success based on a pretty damn close victory over mouz :D
2016-04-06 15:31
MONEY TALKS
2016-04-06 16:35
ye even g2 are better than faze imo
2016-04-06 17:06
Think called ad revenue. Faze brings in more viewers than mouseports
2016-04-06 19:42
I wouldn't be so sure, everyone apparently wants to see Niko play.
2016-04-07 02:19
But Niko will join FaZe!!!!1111
2016-04-07 03:30
Inside the CSGO community,yeah,but apparently FaZe playing will bring those CoD scrubs to watch CSGO which leads to more viewers
2016-04-07 06:32
No I REALLY doubt many would switch to another game just because of an organization, they probably don't even know the team is competing in a tournament.
2016-04-08 01:20
because they are faceit. They are popular regardless of their ingame performence.
2016-04-06 19:53
mouz sucks too
2016-04-06 20:27
#436
REZ | 
Sweden namblooC 
many fans -> more viewers -> they get invited to errything
2016-04-07 17:48
#244
xeta | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
No Flipsid3? Yet they invite SK, AGG and HR, all of whom aren't as good as F3. I want this F3 are a bad team meme to fucking die, they're just as good as the teams they decided to invite.
2016-04-06 15:53
hr > f3
2016-04-06 16:08
#296
xeta | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
*F3>neophyte
2016-04-06 16:50
n1 joke
2016-04-06 19:36
oK
2016-04-06 15:03
#5
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Lithuania FakeLithuania 
that's insane.Please no bad teams.
2016-04-06 15:03
#95
smooya | 
Sweden jackir 
dude they have an entire fucking league for NA ofc there's 7 bad teams for you
2016-04-06 15:08
12 bad teams
2016-04-06 15:17
#136
smooya | 
Sweden jackir 
wot? only 10 bad teams per region and lg are gonna play in na dafuk u on bout??
2016-04-06 15:19
qualifying, mb didn't read it correctly bro
2016-04-06 15:22
#152
smooya | 
Sweden jackir 
no idea wat you're on about m8
2016-04-06 15:23
#222
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Germany No_Kappa 
whatev u guys smokin. tell me. that shiz mus be gud.
2016-04-06 15:43
#262
smooya | 
Sweden jackir 
i don't smoke, no idea what he's on tho
2016-04-06 16:11
CS:GO scene should start spreading these monies below top20 too. Otherwise we end up to see these same teams over and over again, juts getting more and more money. Compare this to what football nowadays is. There's million dollar teams all over Europe and then one Champions league for them. It could be so that there's 500k open league, where top10 gets monies and top2 advance to closed league of about top20 teams and 2million shared accross (like 250k for top1.. 10k for last). Then top8 could have LAN to compete for final 1m with similar share as in Major. This approach would widen the field and make CS:Go pro actually feasible job (instead of pouring 90% of monies to four top teams in the world)
2016-04-06 15:41
+1
2016-04-06 15:44
#250
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Poland qater- 
Top teams will eventually stop playing leagues with 100k~~ prizepool which opens doors for lower teams
2016-04-06 15:57
This might or might not happen. It depends how wide CS:Go audience grows. As when top teams stop attending smaller price pool tournaments, so will stop the majority of the audience. You won't be arranging 100k prizepools for 1000-5000 people audiences. So the end result could be that those tournaments die and go extinct. If audience keeps growing, so will the overall interest to e.g. local leagues and these 100k prizepool tournaments could survive.
2016-04-06 16:36
#266
smooya | 
Sweden jackir 
so you want KKona to get hundreds of thousands of dollars?
2016-04-06 16:15
Thank you for your good point.. This guy just went full retard
2016-04-06 18:24
#384
smooya | 
Sweden jackir 
no problem i can understand his thinking but it dosent work like that, we don't give lots of money to t9999 teams
2016-04-06 21:26
but noone will watch league where top20-30 teams are playing. views=money...
2016-04-07 05:33
Yes, but it is for drawing attention of all teams in the field towards your league and in the same time allow possibilities for more teams and hence get even wider audience. With current trend where most of the prize monies available go to top8 teams and rest of the teams pretty much do not get anything, will lead to situation in which we have top8 teams in each high prize pool tournament.. and those tournaments, that have significant amount of prize pool but less than top tournaments, will die off as no top teams participating. We need to widen the top team pool and that requires more teams to get more monies. E.g. with current trend DH and starseries will have hard times to get top teams participate next year. So those 100-250k tournaments will most likely die off, because not enough people will go there to see how well E-Frag, Torpedo, PENTA, CPH or ENCE does. I suspect that DH has to increase the prize pool or reduce event amount from 3 annual to 1 annual inorder to survive.
2016-04-07 12:56
WAT
2016-04-06 15:03
wtf
2016-04-06 15:03
Watafak, after valve's 1 million $ rise in major tournaments, everyone else started to raise up as well
2016-04-06 15:04
#112
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Estonia swag420weed 
Volvo next major will probably have even higher prize pool
2016-04-06 15:12
1,1 millonen dollar nokappa
2016-04-06 15:20
1.01 Million dollar
2016-04-06 15:23
#302
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Poland cr0p 
1000001 dollars
2016-04-06 16:58
1,0 million and a bag of chips(1 per team)
2016-04-06 17:53
Throwback to when a few liters of coke were the prize at a LAN
2016-04-08 06:56
One billion dollar mlg 420 doritos event . spoilers me and DOSIA X GOD and joelz will win the tournament w/ 2 bots
2016-04-06 15:23
Jarm0 on LAN I arent think so
2016-04-06 15:35
adren clutch king with 100 ping
2016-04-06 15:52
+1 Black ddk
2016-04-07 13:07
#158
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Denmark RandomDane 
The international or what ever its called In dota comes to CS :D
2016-04-06 15:25
would ruin CS :/ Nobody would watch normal LAN tournaments, like APM (tier 2 teams) and etc, only Majors (for stickers, drops), LAN tournaments like ESL katowice (bigest ones).
2016-04-06 15:28
#214
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Denmark RandomDane 
True, but it Can mostly only be the next, or make a LCs system instead, where minor teams Can qualify, two worst shall re qualify. Or smth dunno ;P
2016-04-06 15:41
#9
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United States AGIAM 
ôol
2016-04-06 15:03
holy shit
2016-04-06 15:03
1.75million dollar each season thats sick indeed
2016-04-06 18:27
Not all prize, but at least esl can cry themselves to sleep :)
2016-04-06 20:57
1
2016-04-06 15:03
bannana
2016-04-06 15:48
mohamed hadid
2016-04-06 16:04
mohamed > fake flag
2016-04-07 22:45
#14
cadzor | 
Belgium cadzor 
sick fam
2016-04-06 15:03
#15
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Germany 1criT 
Sick
2016-04-06 15:03
1
2016-04-06 15:03
nice
2016-04-06 15:03
wooooo
2016-04-06 15:03
1st
2016-04-06 15:03
?????????
2016-04-06 15:03
WAT
2016-04-06 15:03
#23
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Luxembourg Hargreaves 
nice
2016-04-06 15:03
#24
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Poland irqize 
wow
2016-04-06 15:03
first
2016-04-06 15:03
yeee
2016-04-06 15:03
small tournament )))
2016-04-06 15:03
LMAO
2016-04-06 15:03
WOW
2016-04-06 15:03
ez
2016-04-06 15:03
#31
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Germany SpunKie 
gf
2016-04-06 15:03
#32
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Russia r4jkkYNWA 
OMG
2016-04-06 15:03
#33
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Sweden MasturB 
wut
2016-04-06 15:03
#34
kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
E-Leaugue? WHO???
2016-04-06 15:03
You dumb right? E-league 1 season 1.2million dollar faceit 1 season 1.75million dollar. Its not like its that much of a difference.. Sur 500k is a lot but you probably thought (like 95% in here) 3.5million LOL 1.2 is so much lower when in fact its 1.75 and 1.2
2016-04-06 18:30
Oh shit!?!
2016-04-06 15:03
dafq
2016-04-06 15:03
#37
shox | 
Kazakhstan DRAEGS 
Finally some decent prize pools
2016-04-06 15:03
#38
sadboys | 
Latvia kjyy 
noice
2016-04-06 15:03
o_o
2016-04-06 15:03
1
2016-04-06 15:03
322 league
2016-04-06 15:03
holy crap
2016-04-06 15:03
#44
Georgia JJs 
what?
2016-04-06 15:03
N1
2016-04-06 15:03
WOW!
2016-04-06 15:03
very nice faceit!
2016-04-06 15:03
not expected o_O
2016-04-06 15:03
#53
allu | 
Pakistan y0nes 
Holy jesus balls, n1
2016-04-06 15:03
#54
World macm 
kkona
2016-04-06 15:03
Imagine GOD Ocean at an international LAN Kreygasm
2016-04-06 15:05
#55
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Europe CE2K 
Wtf
2016-04-06 15:04
Holy moly!
2016-04-06 15:04
Why waste this money on na?
2016-04-06 15:04
Sick
2016-04-06 15:04
#62
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El Salvador belaC 
OMG
2016-04-06 15:04
Prize Pool competition
2016-04-06 15:04
#65
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United States MAY0 
everyone stepping it up with the prize money nice
2016-04-06 15:04
#66
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United States jekl 
N1
2016-04-06 15:04
#67
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Italy Sgare 
:DDDD
2016-04-06 15:04
#68
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Vietnam Cumhail 
Sick
2016-04-06 15:04
3.5 MIL? PogChamp
2016-04-06 15:04
#71
Sweden JKLY 
I read 35 xd
2016-04-06 15:04
wtf
2016-04-06 15:05
Total payout, not for one team. Still cool
2016-04-06 15:05
#97
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Norway Bakudi 
thats insane for the whole things still
2016-04-06 15:09
Its 500k more then valve sponsored majors so its insane indeed. Majors payout 3million (not including the stickermoney cuz then we would reach 8-10million probably. But prizemoney they payout 500k more which is a shame for valve xD
2016-04-06 18:32
#346
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Norway Bakudi 
yeah, i agree. when valve is sponsoring a major, it should be way higher, but dota is valves fav baby and they get all the prizemoney valve gives
2016-04-06 18:34
Thats not so true.. Its a crowdfunding prizemoney. Youre right on frankfurt majors etc cuz there they payout 3million each major (3majors) but if you were talking about the international then youre not right with your point. Its crowdfunding (special skins etc but the money goes into prizemoney which is better then in csgo cuz the winner gets the most and not the best saling team/player)
2016-04-06 18:46
K THEN wonder how long it'll take for valve to increase the prize pool again. 5 years?
2016-04-06 15:05
Fugg
2016-04-06 15:05
WHATTTT
2016-04-06 15:05
New Hr vs Ex Hr
2016-04-06 15:06
Echo fox <3
2016-04-06 15:06
#81
s1mple | 
Lithuania Lu/K/G 
PogChamp
2016-04-06 15:06
DAYUM
2016-04-06 15:06
#83
Romania RANK 
I wonder when faceit will announce new servers that arent complete garbage...
2016-04-06 15:06
no good teams let down.
2016-04-06 15:06
#94
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Europe skelteR 
Those are the qualifiers, mate.
2016-04-06 15:08
nt
2016-04-06 15:06
ESEA $1.5M FACEIT $3.5M PogChamp
2016-04-06 15:07
Is it a major???
2016-04-06 15:07
#89
Chile fknz 
rip majors
2016-04-06 15:07
Its 500k more overall in prizemoney. Majors in fact payout up to 8-10million a year when including the stickermoney
2016-04-06 18:34
but the stickers are not added to the prize, raises at least one major USD3.000.000 but the prize does not change, the rest is for the players (50%) and 50% is for valve
2016-04-06 20:00
seriously?
2016-04-06 15:08
noo
2016-04-06 15:08
Wow
2016-04-06 15:08
#92
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United Kingdom Jabzilla 
Why a danish team in NA qualifiers wtf?
2016-04-06 15:08
Canadian, not danish. FailFish
2016-04-06 15:32
#201
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United Kingdom Jabzilla 
It had Danish flag earlier, must have been wrong team FailFish
2016-04-06 15:37
where all this money coming from?
2016-04-06 15:09
#104
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Norway Bakudi 
subscribers, sponsors and twitch
2016-04-06 15:10
Trump loan some money to CS organisations.
2016-04-06 15:31
WOAH
2016-04-06 15:09
#100
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Kazakhstan Tarob 
LAN qualifications???
2016-04-06 15:09
seeeeeeeeeeeck
2016-04-06 15:09
#102
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Poland Mixstar 
alibaba>faceit
2016-04-06 15:09
Oh my fuckin' god.. That's great!
2016-04-06 15:09
good nobody will care about majors anymore
2016-04-06 15:10
of course they will! nt kebabtares
2016-04-06 15:21
Typical muslimano brain... Majors payout 3million dollars (3x 1million). Faceit pays out 3.5 million (2x 1.75million). If you include the stickermoney thas getting payed out after each major you get up to 10million dollar probably (each year).
2016-04-06 18:37
it was a bait lol
2016-04-07 03:26
whaAT the
2016-04-06 15:11
So they invite the worst possible teams for 3.5 MILLION dollars?
2016-04-06 15:11
its a qualifier for it
2016-04-06 15:11
yeah ik just cancer teams
2016-04-06 17:59
Murica brain lol
2016-04-06 15:15
fakeflagger
2016-04-06 15:22
EleGiggle
2016-04-06 15:26
lol
2016-04-06 15:11
WOW
2016-04-06 15:11
lame
2016-04-06 15:11
Wow
2016-04-06 15:12
wow
2016-04-06 15:12
3.5 million? Wowwww
2016-04-06 15:12
Rekt major
2016-04-06 15:12
Another dumbass
2016-04-06 18:38
#117
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Denmark glace 
Eh who is danish OBEY in the NA qualifier? Misstype?
2016-04-06 15:12
I assume it's obey.alliance
2016-04-06 15:16
#130
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Denmark glace 
Thanks, makes more sense :D
2016-04-06 15:17
HOLY CHEAT lol
2016-04-06 15:13
This +++1111
2016-04-06 16:58
could also read "$35million over the course of 20 seasons" :)
2016-04-06 15:13
you so intelligent ))
2016-04-06 15:52
$35million my friend! can you believe it?! its more than all majors combined. faceit outdid them all
2016-04-06 17:53
i mean your multiplication m9
2016-04-06 18:01
1st
2016-04-06 15:13
alibaba rekt
2016-04-06 15:14
ez for X GOD
2016-04-06 15:14
#123
Europe ^zk 
Looked at link from a friend saw 35million on link. Opened link completely let down by 3.5 million
2016-04-06 15:14
that's 3 leagues now... and probably more to come. honestly not a fan. far too many leagues
2016-04-06 15:14
#280
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United States jaeger_steam 
so? all last year a lot of teams were competing in 3, esl pro league faceit and cevo. now most top teams have left cevo alone so now we have pro league eleague and ecs. anymore big leagues might become too much but 3 is just fine.
2016-04-06 16:27
But cevo increased prizemoney from 100k to 125k why leave cevo? :(
2016-04-06 18:40
CEVO will be used for Tier 2-ish teams then. As bigger leagues are announced the better teams slowly stop attending the (now) smaller events and they get filled up by Tier 2/3. See Copenhagen Games for example.
2016-04-07 00:45
but they increased the prizemoney for 25k thats insane!!! why leave cevo :(((((((
2016-04-07 12:47
cevo and faceit aren't like these pro leagues that last 3+ months.
2016-04-07 01:20
LETS GO NAVI :D!
2016-04-06 15:14
wow they made alot on those cheating admins selling cheats. haha
2016-04-06 15:15
commence the prize pool inflation. Here comes the bubble, every company wants control and there's gonna end up being too many leagues. EDIT: So taken in hand with what RLewis has said about top teams' reservations with the ELeague, it appears ECS is going straight after turner by offering equity. I doubt Turner will be happy that twitch is now directly competing with them, and this worries me because it seems less likely that Turner will allow twitch to stream Eleague matches outside of NA where cable carriers dont have TBS. This will inevitably cut into Eleague's viewership. That the major content delivery service (twitch) is now competing with event organizers worries me. They have a very strong position in the streaming / content delivery market that they apparently want to carry into the event hosting / content creation market
2016-04-06 15:26
Fuck are u on about kev
2016-04-06 15:27
you don't think twitch will consider marginalizing competing leagues?
2016-04-06 15:28
To be fair,the more leagues the better.
2016-04-06 15:31
I'm glad that teams will have lots of money to play for but what I fear is too many leagues / tournaments with too much money popping into the picture too quickly, expecting to gain tons of viewers and get lots of attention, ending up disappointed because the pie is getting carved up into too many pieces, and then leaving esports obviously twitch is in it for the long haul but that organizers like alibaba are coming in seemingly out of nowhere throwing around these massive amounts of money... it's a lot coming at us at once. IMO these leagues should have an Asian component because GO needs a new horizon into which it can expand
2016-04-06 15:37
I couldnt agree more with what u pointed!! However i dont think that we should be worried as long as csgl covers a vast majority of the lans!
2016-04-06 15:43
word
2016-04-06 15:50
God, you're annoying.
2016-04-06 16:16
God is American HLTV confirmed
2016-04-06 17:05
come on the most generic possible name ever
2016-04-06 15:17
how about you fix your servers first?
2016-04-06 15:18
#134
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY 
I presume it's online? A LAN league would be cool.
2016-04-06 15:19
#135
 | 
Europe Dan Zero 
Nice one faceit:)
2016-04-06 15:19
Where is Flipsid3 in the qualifiers?!
2016-04-06 15:20
#138
 | 
Finland Wozzw 
gg E-league
2016-04-06 15:20
#139
 | 
Europe KrzywO_oki 
EZ FOR AGG
2016-04-06 15:20
holy moly :D
2016-04-06 15:20
nice
2016-04-06 15:20
#144
rain | 
Norway Jokki5 
Imagine all the cheating.. AWW YEAH!
2016-04-06 15:21
#145
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Romania fluxz0r 
TL;DR someone?
2016-04-06 15:21
Just read, it's big news for the growth of the community
2016-04-06 15:33
Basically Faceit season 4 with 3.5 million prize pool
2016-04-06 16:28
#293
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Romania fluxz0r 
basically what do u mean. the lan tourament finals will have 1 million like the major?
2016-04-06 16:42
Read the fucking article.
2016-04-06 17:04
wow
2016-04-06 15:21
#148
 | 
Brazil PlasticB0Y 
boi
2016-04-06 15:22
Holy shit
2016-04-06 15:22
cheaters continuing grabbing cash!
2016-04-06 15:22
#153
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Brazil woody77 
tempo storm deserves invite
2016-04-06 15:23
Splyce and ence deserve a invite
2016-04-06 15:25
Seven deserve an invite
2016-04-06 15:29
#227
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Norway throatslit 
lol MalefiQ>seven
2016-04-06 15:45
Nah seven took 3 malefiq players :-(
2016-04-06 15:46
#232
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Norway throatslit 
Wtf? When and who???
2016-04-06 15:49
Recently after cph games. They replaced kruzer, ofvirkur and peterr for kutter, pallibondi and bdsm
2016-04-06 15:55
#298
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Norway throatslit 
Ooo nice picks, I hope they will do good international now
2016-04-06 16:55
Ez for pallib0ndi
2016-04-07 13:08
They dont even male news for SpaceSoldiers anymore, why should they do it for malefick? :>
2016-04-06 15:57
#299
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Norway throatslit 
Becuase pallib0ndi top 1 world
2016-04-06 16:56
is that a malefiq player?
2016-04-06 18:02
#333
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Norway throatslit 
He was if this icelandic guy speaks true
2016-04-06 18:04
I speak the truth dawg, you can read about it here. seven.gl/articles/news/general/22/new-ti..
2016-04-06 19:31
#433
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Norway throatslit 
ty m8
2016-04-07 16:04
2 Seasons 1.75M;ea Online league over the course of what? 4 months? Thats not that much more. Also inb4 NiP win cause ddos
2016-04-06 15:24
Haha
2016-04-06 15:31
True though
2016-04-06 15:31
#159
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Russia St3ady 
Ez for me.AHHAHA
2016-04-06 15:25
Holy Moly Guamole! That's some gud money
2016-04-06 15:27
CS still does not deserve even a prizepool with million, you make it 3.5kk........................
2016-04-06 15:29
U fucjing ruski monkey go drink vodka and play dotka
2016-04-06 15:49
+1
2016-04-06 17:45
hard times for tier 2 eu teams- mouz and g2 are easily stronger than the biggest part of invited na teams lol
2016-04-06 15:29
boys we are getting there!!!
2016-04-06 15:29
wtf is these teams, this tournament will be shit for sure. they invite shit teams wtf lol
2016-04-06 15:31
these teams are invited for the qualifier, not the tournament
2016-04-06 15:35
yet, alot of other teams that should be in qualifier, not these bots
2016-04-06 15:40
Tell me other teams? Or nvm saw your name.
2016-04-06 17:32
not ence for sure LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2016-04-06 22:11
you must not have a good attention spam before you feel the need to react negatively
2016-04-06 15:37
#185
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France kennySsSsS 
3.5kk and only bad teams, ok faceit
2016-04-06 15:33
Those are just the teams playing for the 2 qualifiers. I'm not sure why they didn't announce the invited teams, but we can all assume most of them.
2016-04-06 15:36
kk means a million?
2016-04-06 16:01
Yep
2016-04-06 17:01
wait k means thousand kk means miölion and kkk is racist?
2016-04-06 18:03
No drugs, dude, you will get killed EDIT: it is, not in your country though
2016-04-06 20:00
what drugs are you talking about?
2016-04-07 09:29
#188
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Switzerland Ha0 
International in 1 season 18 000 000 in cs go 1 000 000 and skins cost x10 more then in dota also wtf
2016-04-06 15:34
valve is going to be increasing the major prizepool even further within the next two or three events or else their majors will become marginalized
2016-04-06 15:42
Hmm maybe not straight away. Sticker money is a massive incentive. Despite leagues offering 1-2Mil per season, each Major makes you a shit ton more from stickers. Plus teams that go out in groups still get a very healthy cut.
2016-04-07 00:50
actually international has like 1.5 million prize pool from valve , all the other money is crownfunded.You can search for it in google compendium :)
2016-04-07 23:35
Holy shit
2016-04-06 15:34
Go Gambit!
2016-04-06 15:35
ez KKONA
2016-04-06 15:36
POGCHAMP PogChamp
2016-04-06 15:37
LMFAO
2016-04-06 15:37
WHAT THE FUUUUUCK!
2016-04-06 15:38
inb4 3.5mil roubles
2016-04-06 15:38
Sellout
2016-04-06 15:38
meh, leagues suck
2016-04-06 15:40
OH MY FUCK**G GOD
2016-04-06 15:40
$3.5M is too much for a game full of cheaters
2016-04-06 15:40
Agreed. Need new VAC wave before faceit
2016-04-06 15:42
#211
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Poland adriannB 
So many new leagues, so nice.
2016-04-06 15:40
Nice one, but sad that this championship without valve support, i mean no stickers etc.
2016-04-06 15:41
wowy
2016-04-06 15:41
Faceit Anti Cheat is too stronk Kappa
2016-04-06 15:42
ohh right. thats why they had a admin cheating. and providing cheats hahaha delusional
2016-04-06 18:50
ez nip
2016-04-06 15:43
#233
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World Max_Eason 
Wow those teams! 3.5 mil and no tier one teams
2016-04-06 15:49
idiot? Cuz i am not
2016-04-06 15:53
#270
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United States jekl 
Those are the qualifiers mate.
2016-04-06 16:21
#395
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World Max_Eason 
Ah... the one time i dont finish the article. I wont reply as i will probably now delete my account and hang my head in shame.
2016-04-06 23:50
#235
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Serbia whoa!! 
nice !! been waiting for this
2016-04-06 15:50
GO GO AGG
2016-04-06 15:50
AGG instead of GODSENT? Where´s the logic in this? :/
2016-04-06 15:51
#240
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Norway billson 
I really hope Gambit makes the cut
2016-04-06 15:52
#251
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
oversaturation? - check. possibility of same match ups over and over again? - check. what a boring time ahead of us..
2016-04-06 15:57
are you mad? CAUSE IM NOT are you mad? - check.
2016-04-06 16:03
KKona?
2016-04-06 15:58
ez KKona // KKona
2016-04-06 16:04
Nice
2016-04-06 16:08
need asian division
2016-04-06 16:09
#263
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Sweden freddyyyw 
Holy fucking shit
2016-04-06 16:12
ZzzzZ online matches full og ddos all year long ZzzzZ
2016-04-06 16:13
#265
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
nice :)
2016-04-06 16:14
how?
2016-04-06 16:17
omg
2016-04-06 16:17
ebanulis v kray s budjetom
2016-04-06 16:21
mby invest to proper anticheat and man power to check and ban hackers you dumb shits on hackIT.com
2016-04-06 16:22
#273
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Poland DominnX26 
Kreygasm
2016-04-06 16:23
no lg no, fnatic, no navi, shit tournament spotted
2016-04-06 16:23
reading is your friend.
2016-04-06 16:51
wont watch
2016-04-06 16:25
damn son ! 3.5 million !!!!
2016-04-06 16:26
#278
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Brazil spaark1 
hooooooooly shiiit
2016-04-06 16:27
ESL better step up their game
2016-04-06 16:27
I don't know if this League will Feature Tier1 Teams because I think that many Teams already have Contracts with Turner
2016-04-06 16:28
#284
Estonia rYm 
huuuge
2016-04-06 16:32
no lg?
2016-04-06 16:33
THESE ARE the qualifier teams...obviously LG will play main event.
2016-04-06 16:35
#288
NiKo | 
Poland RedN1ne 
there should be more invites for teams like flipside, godsend, CSGL, efrag. These teams could got qualified over those invited teams but they have no chance doing so...
2016-04-06 16:35
suck it Alibaba
2016-04-06 16:36
This is amazing news. Next year will probably be $5m! We are growing and so are the winnings of skins :^)
2016-04-06 16:38
THAT'S INSANE where are godsent at thoooooooo
2016-04-06 16:44
#295
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Kazakhstan Tarob 
Lan or Online??
2016-04-06 16:46
Glad to see even more 250k$+ tourneys appearing. 3.5$m is quite the number to be giving away.
2016-04-06 16:57
Epsilon destroyed 2 of those invited teams...
2016-04-06 17:08
3.5 million , too small for dota noKappa
2016-04-06 17:14
CSGL, F3>Gambit, AGG
2016-04-06 17:15
C S G O S T R O N G - - - > Write - 5 0 2 3 3 - for 2 $
2016-04-06 17:16
kudos to them, did a great job for csgo
2016-04-06 17:21
#316
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Armenia HaRRyarm 
3.5 OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
2016-04-06 17:27
#317
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North America AVK_ 
Ibuypower not invited?
2016-04-06 17:30
where is csgl and flipside?
2016-04-06 17:41
lol
2016-04-06 17:43
Just some speculation for invites: EU: Fnatic Navi Astralis Nip Envyus Virtus.Pro Dignitas Faze NA: Luminosity Liquid CLG Cloud9 Tempo Storm Renegades Optic NRG
2016-04-06 17:45
Black DDK is lyfe
2016-04-06 17:45
#327
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Awesome! Thank you twitch and faceit!
2016-04-06 17:57
They need to make c9 qualify. End of story.
2016-04-06 18:10
4 shit NA teams but no godsent?? I highly doubt that they will get invited straight to the league...
2016-04-06 18:26
Mom, i'm cyber sportsman
2016-04-06 18:30
-agg +csgl pls..
2016-04-06 18:32
#348
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Czech Republic tomassks 
HR MOUSE QUALIFIED
2016-04-06 18:35
NICE
2016-04-06 18:44
Ez for LG
2016-04-06 18:53
INSANE!
2016-04-06 19:00
#357
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Haha nice! Valve needs to bump the prize pool from the majors again ;P
2016-04-06 19:10
nice.
2016-04-06 19:12
#359
TaZ | 
Poland Darkowic 
Next great news for esport! :)
2016-04-06 19:14
ez for kkona
2016-04-06 19:27
3.5million dollar league but can't provide stable servers for premium members. Nice!
2016-04-06 19:33
how the fuck does a team like faze or dig get invited over G2 and mouz who are 10x better?
2016-04-06 19:36
even godsent > faze
2016-04-06 19:40
nice
2016-04-06 20:10
ez money 4 ence
2016-04-06 20:33
DAAAAAAAMN
2016-04-06 20:40
Mega cheats incoming..
2016-04-06 20:46
i need 25 replies pls help <33
2016-04-06 20:48
at your service
2016-04-06 22:00
#383
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Finland R1PST3R1 
NO F3 WTF IS THIS SHIT
2016-04-06 21:23
q
2016-04-06 22:14
w t f
2016-04-06 22:17
csgo
2016-04-06 22:42
BO2 league. retarded
2016-04-06 22:55
holy fucking shit
2016-04-06 22:59
20eu + 10na teams. lan with 16teams
2016-04-06 23:06
Majors = tier2 tournaments
2016-04-06 23:38
Time for Eleague to up their prize pool
2016-04-07 00:17
expected
2016-04-07 00:34
#401
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Switzerland GoTMedicine 
lg tempo liquid c9 clg optic nrg renegades
2016-04-07 01:27
noice
2016-04-07 05:21
its mean we dont see lg vs navi???
2016-04-07 06:34
#415
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Brazil Marcola 
woooo
2016-04-07 06:57
#417
fnx | 
Denmark Stefez 
-SK +SpaceS
2016-04-07 07:04
When did the open qualifier for this start exactly? :>
2016-04-07 07:32
ayyye everyone is upping the ante, i wanna see echo fox get some wins
2016-04-07 08:21
doesnt matter how much prize pool when so many people on this platform are cheating
2016-04-07 11:07
holy COW
2016-04-07 11:17
Sick
2016-04-07 11:29
time to start taking csgo seriously hahha
2016-04-07 11:34
#442
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Serbia R4ngO 
ha ha yeah exactly, in 10 years gamers will be making billions off csgo LOL
2016-04-08 13:38
why no asian
2016-04-07 12:49
ez for KKona
2016-04-07 13:58
well ..
2016-04-07 16:24
i wantz SAGGERTON in
2016-04-07 17:11
#441
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Serbia R4ngO 
Next price pool: $1b loool
2016-04-08 13:37
#443
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Mexico iHexan 
Wow! Nice!
2016-04-09 09:58
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