Invites for ECS Dev. League revealed

The organisers of the Esports Championship Series have revealed the eight teams that have been invited to compete in its Development League.

With ECS Season 2 due to start only in October, the league's organisers will be hosting in September a qualifying tournament to give teams the chance to earn spots in the $1.75 million competition.

The ECS Development League will consist of two divisions, each one with eight teams - four invites and four determined by open online qualifiers.


SK will need to requalify for ECS 

In North America, the top two teams from the Development League division will take on the bottom two teams of Season 1 in promotion matches to determine the final teams entering ECS Season 2.

In Europe, the first-placed team of the qualifiers will move directly into ECS due to the region having an additional spot up for grabs following Na`Vi's withdrawal, which means that it will be the runner-up and the third-placed side going to the promotion stage against the bottom teams from the inaugural season.

Below you can find the participants' list for the Development Leagues:

Europe North America
Sweden GODSENT Brazil SK
CIS Natus Vincere Australia Renegades
Russia Gambit Brazil Immortals
Ukraine FlipSid3 United States Selfless
Poland AGG (Open qualifier #1)  Canada RONIN (Open qualifier #1)
Denmark X (Open qualifier #2)  United States Prospects (Open qualifier #1)
Europe Open qualifier #3 North America Open qualifier #3
Europe Open qualifier #4 North America Open qualifier #4

SK Gaming will need to requalify for ECS through the Development League after losing their spot in the league following the signing of Luminosity Gaming's squad.

#1
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Finland neksu 
ez for Na`Vi, with new s1mple
2016-08-20 17:28
Ence n1!
2016-08-20 17:28
#70
fer | 
Brazil lukitantc 
Luminosity got the spot ?
2016-08-20 18:36
SK: a team that needs so much development... This is more like Na'Vi v Godsent and SK v Immortals and 12 other teams there for fun.
2016-08-20 19:06
ezforPronax
2016-08-20 17:28
GODSENT vs SK grand finals the only 2 team who have firepower & also igl
2016-08-20 18:11
ez S1mple
2016-08-20 17:31
Simple 4 s1mple
2016-08-23 02:25
ez for sk
2016-08-20 17:28
ez for s1mple
2016-08-20 17:29
more like simple for s1mple.
2016-08-23 02:25
#3
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
n1
2016-08-20 17:28
ty
2016-08-20 17:28
#5
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
easy for ence
2016-08-20 17:28
Simple for s1mple
2016-08-21 20:01
cool!
2016-08-20 17:28
u
2016-08-20 17:28
asd
2016-08-20 17:28
1
2016-08-20 17:28
#10
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South America IFK 
xx
2016-08-20 17:28
#11
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
never #1
2016-08-20 17:28
n1
2016-08-20 17:28
#13
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Macau Bent0 
Ez4Godsent
2016-08-20 17:29
1nd
2016-08-20 17:28
#15
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Finland kAlluYT 
Ez for the Renegades
2016-08-20 17:28
1
2016-08-20 17:28
nt
2016-08-20 17:28
not 1st
2016-08-20 17:28
#19
suelo | 
Germany siN1337 
n1
2016-08-20 17:28
1st
2016-08-20 17:28
aaa
2016-08-20 17:28
ddddd
2016-08-20 17:28
hello
2016-08-20 17:28
3
2016-08-20 17:28
#25
NEO | 
Poland Verbaaa 
nice
2016-08-20 17:28
#26
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Russia Reph 
EZ NAVE
2016-08-20 17:28
selfless?
2016-08-20 17:28
nicenice
2016-08-20 17:28
again Tsm left out... Edit: nvm i thought this was normal ECS
2016-08-20 17:30
they're already in the league
2016-08-20 17:30
Yes i know i edited right away xd
2016-08-20 17:30
not first
2016-08-20 17:28
s1mpleg0d
2016-08-20 17:29
EZ for Selfless
2016-08-20 17:29
#35
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Australia Dubzayy 
renegades ez
2016-08-20 17:29
DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TRYING TO SOUND PROFESSIONAL k den
2016-08-20 17:29
SK and Navi bottom 2 lel
2016-08-20 17:29
First
2016-08-20 17:29
#39
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Brazil mth^ 
xD
2016-08-20 17:30
LMAO whata joke
2016-08-20 17:29
3 non NA teams in NA spots Lmao, NA you can do ut better
2016-08-20 17:30
Gambit invite lol...
2016-08-20 17:30
sk NA
2016-08-20 17:30
#47
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Switzerland pazzo0 
>north america >2 brazilians teams and 1 from OCE NA scene Elegiggle
2016-08-20 17:30
#48
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
lol... imagine ECS without godsent, sk and navi.
2016-08-20 17:31
But godsent and SK will make it easily?
2016-08-20 18:30
#49
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Lithuania MaximilianEPC 
Five major legends teams in a qualifier... n1
2016-08-20 17:31
#51
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France StickyRice 
SK in Development League LMAO Stop organizing events NA if you put the best team in the world into an inferior division.
2016-08-20 17:32
This is an EU league
2016-08-21 03:26
4head shameflaggers 4head
2016-08-21 19:58
#52
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Spain Alser 
SK LOL. Damn spots are owned by the orgs
2016-08-20 17:33
EZ 4 GODSENT
2016-08-20 17:33
In NA, EchoFox placed 9th and Kaliber 10th. While in EU Dignitas placed 9th. Kind of sucks that Splyce hasn't been able to participate in any of the qualifiers yet though.
2016-08-20 17:37
#55
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Brazil RisenNTC 
NA scene EleGiggle
2016-08-20 17:37
rip olofsister and miester
2016-08-20 17:38
ez for GODSENT and SK
2016-08-20 17:38
Nice to see that the org now dominate the scene and players now are now only hostages of them. Some day we will see champions playing qualifiers because their contracts expired and things like that
2016-08-20 17:39
#59
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
so if for example the top players of barcelona leave barcelona and sign to lets say as monaco, monaco should be directly qualified for champions leauge or whatever, cuz they have star players? lmao
2016-08-20 17:58
its not football dumbass
2016-08-20 18:06
#64
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
thank you sherlock, but i think you missed the point
2016-08-20 18:07
I understood your point bro. But in 15 years of CS champs this rules exist. Football teams have a 30 players plantel, CS are five and if you change one team is not the same. Put your brain to work, So Bit1, Nak, Destiny, Yel and PKL now are qualified cause LG now?
2016-08-20 18:27
#75
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
apparently yes, nothing we could do, that's how it works, i dont agree with it though
2016-08-20 18:51
It works now. Never happened before E-league and now ECS. Terrible future to CS if this be a general rule. Good teams losing spots and not good teams winning without any effort
2016-08-20 18:53
I agree wholeheartedly. One of the things I always liked about esports was that there were few barriers to players forming the most talented lineups possible and competing in all the tournaments they could afford to. Now, things have changed. Instead players are beholden to orgs owned by sketchy conglomerates involved in gambling and other shit, stuck in contracts with absurd buyouts, and getting fucked by greedy leagues that don't respect those who make their schemes possible
2016-08-21 20:02
Sadly.... Lets see what a hell our CS will become :(
2016-08-21 20:20
#61
Ex6TenZ | 
Finland qBeY 
#gogodsent
2016-08-20 18:06
f3 and gambit a bit weird ones but ez4dosia
2016-08-20 18:06
#63
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Brazil autismo 
rip fnatic
2016-08-20 18:07
#66
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Sweden DaddyCheese 
Ez for godsent
2016-08-20 18:22
"Developmental" league with 3 (arguably 4) top 10 teams. Sick.
2016-08-20 18:28
sweet
2016-08-20 18:36
Europe: 1. GODSENT 2. Flipsid3 3. Na`Vi 4. Gambit
2016-08-20 18:36
DEVELOPMENTAL league with 3(!) top-5 teams, LMAO. Ez for GODSENT, Na'Vi, and Brazil!
2016-08-20 18:40
#74
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Czech Republic Jackobee 
Renegades have Australian flag and they are listed like a NA team. WTF?
2016-08-20 18:49
#84
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Immortals and SK have brazilian flag and are listed like a NA team. WTF? actually renegades live in na so thats why i think they are in na league
2016-08-20 19:39
Foreign teams living in NA in NA leagues/qualifiers? mind = BLOWN.
2016-08-20 20:30
#76
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Brazil Romarioek 
SK was second and will play qualifier ...wtf?
2016-08-20 18:51
org switch it's fucking stupid, i agree pretty sure new LG gets a free spot because of it...fucking dumb
2016-08-20 18:55
#79
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Brazil Romarioek 
These new league are doing away with rules ... Ridiculous... Rating for Sk is not a problem, izi Pizi We are already used to being passed back and turn around at the end to win is more enjoyable. #RUNSK
2016-08-20 19:02
#88
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Greece hekzy 
You should be very happy actually. Because, based on the rules LG will most likely have a spot in the league. So now you will get to see another brazilian team that would most likely have a hard time qualifying AND SK who will definetely qualify. Just a win for the Brazilian fans imo.
2016-08-20 21:03
#80
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
Giving spots to orgs instead of players is really a shitty way to do stuff on CS. I wonder how Valve that's is always so silent, gets so talkative about coaches and ask tournaments to use their rules but say shit about this. Even when it goes against the rules Valve enforces on the majors, handling spots to a 3 players core instead of orgs.
2016-08-20 19:02
#81
420IYOLO | 
United Kingdom Adzy 
E Z F O R G O D S E N T
2016-08-20 19:05
#83
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
RIP SK
2016-08-20 19:38
So....who remains in ECS? is there a list?
2016-08-20 20:28
RENEGADES HYPE
2016-08-20 21:37
1 Na team in na side fucking pathetic
2016-08-20 22:54
#91
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
WTF? ELEAGUE version 2? spot to org? we aren't think that!
2016-08-20 23:15
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