ECS launches Season 3

MIRAA
February 13th, 2017 19:00

Season three of the Esports Championship Series (ECS) will kick off on Saturday with the Open qualifiers, the league's organisers have announced.

For the second season in a row, ECS will run open qualifiers and a development division, which will allow teams to secure promotion into the main league.

Between February 18-26, open online qualifiers will be held in both Europe and North America to determine the eight teams (four per region) who will gain entry into the Development League, in which they will be joined by eight invited sides.


Astralis won the second ECS edition 

The Development League will consist of a best-of-two round robin stage, with the top two teams then pitting their wits against the bottom two teams from the ECS Season 2 divisions in best-of-five promotion matches.

In Europe, it will be Virtus.pro and Fnatic fighting to keep a spot in ECS, while in North America, TSM and compLexity are the teams facing promotion matches.

Teams can sign up for the ECS Season 3 Open qualifiers by following these links:

February 18-19 - Qualifier 1

Europe - Register
North America - Register 

February 25-26 - Qualifier 2

Europe - Register
North America - Register 

The Development League will run from February 28 to March 16, while the promotion matches will be held on March 25-26.

The prize pool and the location of the season finals have not yet been disclosed by the ECS organisers, but it is expected that the league will continue to have one of the highest prizes funds in Counter-Strike, with $3.5 million having been paid out over the course of the first two seasons.

Once again, ECS will be giving new casters the chance to show their worth via the Community Caster Challenge. All casters interested in taking part in this challenge need to email ECS at ecs@csgoleague.com and provide the following information for consideration: first and last name, contact email, Skype link, Twitch channel URL, and other social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

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ez for fnatic
2017-02-13 19:01
ez4G2
2017-02-13 20:26
#76
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Turkey rusty james 
ez for team>
2017-02-13 20:41
#69
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Romania Spamgol 
Hiking up for serious question: How come you can sign up as Solo player? (for ECS S3) Check faceit register link.
2017-02-13 20:26
#82
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Israel geturlolon 
they'll make a team of 5 randos
2017-02-13 22:23
#86
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Romania Spamgol 
You sure of that?
2017-02-13 22:54
#91
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Israel geturlolon 
pretty sure. it's what they do for other tournaments.
2017-02-14 02:24
#99
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Romania Spamgol 
Cheers
2017-02-14 17:07
Eezz
2017-02-13 22:37
#92
KLnT | 
Pakistan Huzaifa 
What a shame they give no chance to asians
2017-02-14 02:35
#94
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Norway Dankmeme123 
noone cares about asian scene
2017-02-14 13:29
#100
KLnT | 
Pakistan Huzaifa 
Dude csgo community will grow u dumb shit !! Norway is dead anyway check esport earning we rape u guys in earnings we just need chance we had it in dota but if we get it in cs we will dominant u guys
2017-02-24 20:21
#101
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Norway Dankmeme123 
lul tyloo was only hope for asian scene but then they died out, yes csgo will grow i never said it wouldn't fucking mudslim, but asia won't get good at cs, too small eyes or too many goats to fuck.
2017-02-24 20:33
#102
KLnT | 
Pakistan Huzaifa 
Just wanna say we have more earning then u Norway shit ;) we win bigger prizes esportsearnings.com check our country and yours lol rip Norway Fuck your mom you waste of scum
2017-02-25 17:38
#20
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Norway IndiZone 
nice
2017-02-13 19:01
epic
2017-02-13 19:01
n1
2017-02-13 19:01
ez faze
2017-02-13 19:01
#31
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Brazil brancowhite 
Good...
2017-02-13 19:01
#32
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Austria gex0r 
nice
2017-02-13 19:01
#33
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France root270 
ez 4 nV
2017-02-13 19:01
#58
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United States jekl 
Non, c'est faux, très facile pour G2 !!!!!
2017-02-13 19:23
#34
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Netherlands c3i 
Ez G2
2017-02-13 19:02
I'm bringing four bots to qualify.
2017-02-13 19:02
#97
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United States Logic_CSGO 
So you're taking ChrisJ's spot?
2017-02-14 15:24
#38
North America Oakz 
Online league zZzZ
2017-02-13 19:03
a bo5 against new fnatic LUL
2017-02-13 19:04
Astralis, SK, North, VP > Fnatic
2017-02-13 19:06
bait somewhere else
2017-02-13 19:07
/triggered
2017-02-13 19:07
but he is right^^ fnatic sucks
2017-02-13 20:37
"xD"
2017-02-13 20:39
2017 will be the best year, because there fnatic fans will see how their "legendary" roster fails :-)
2017-02-13 20:42
#45 Even if its true its still fucking massive to face as a tier 2-3 team fnatic in a bo5. Just gtfo I wont respond to you anymore.
2017-02-13 20:46
I agree and of course fnatic are the favorites of the qualifiers together with VP I'm just trash talking a bit, makes the upcoming events a bit spicier imao
2017-02-13 20:56
#40
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
n1
2017-02-13 19:04
ez
2017-02-13 19:04
Ez FalleN
2017-02-13 19:04
TSM lmao... Guessing Misfits will get that spot too? Hope they qualify
2017-02-13 19:06
Come on Eleague, do the same
2017-02-13 19:07
nyaiceee
2017-02-13 19:08
1:09 here we see FatZera
2017-02-13 19:08
In Europe, it will be Virtus.pro and Fnatic fighting to keep a spot in ECS, What about other teams?
2017-02-13 19:13
#66
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Europe p1peb0mb 
Top 2 from dev.league will fight against fnatic and Vp for spots in the main league
2017-02-13 20:22
OK. But why vp and fnatic? Why not others?
2017-02-13 20:31
Tanks for clarification
2017-02-13 21:17
lul
2017-02-13 19:13
#52
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Poland kiero 
VP vs Na'Vi fighting about spot would be epic
2017-02-13 19:13
#55
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Finland Wozzw 
Lets goooo faceit!
2017-02-13 19:15
NIP
2017-02-13 19:21
#60
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Malta WATSKy 
who gets the spot? TSM or Misfits'
2017-02-13 19:31
#62
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
nice! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-02-13 20:07
#63
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Europe tidiese 
yes!!!
2017-02-13 20:09
no NaVi again........
2017-02-13 20:15
#65
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Europe p1peb0mb 
haha Fnatic and VP are on promotion matches.RIP whoever comes through dev.league
2017-02-13 20:21
#72
Friis | 
Denmark baitzera 
EU, Fnatic and VP NA, TSM and complexity Says all about the level of the two regions...
2017-02-13 20:39
#73
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France France98123 
how will teams play qualifiers if they are in vegas ? idk when it end but it will be close, not too much time to rest
2017-02-13 20:39
#90
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Germany grabke 
not many of the teams in Vegas are going to play there.
2017-02-14 01:49
#95
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Slovakia Reve_nant 
Second open qualifier will be played next week, so there is no problem with it.
2017-02-14 14:39
#96
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France France98123 
yeah, maybe it will be a closed one actually, open one are for lower teams usually , just relised this
2017-02-14 14:46
#84
fnx | 
Brazil leodubraiz 
EZ fnx
2017-02-13 22:42
Neat
2017-02-13 22:50
I actually signed in this open qualifier =)
2017-02-13 22:56
I will too and I will qualify :) Hope that you will qualify too!
2017-02-14 00:01
gl =)
2017-02-14 00:02
EZ for nV
2017-02-14 17:04
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