ECS Dev. League invites revealed

The organisers of the Esports Championship Series (ECS) have unveiled the invite list for the Development League.

Running from February 28 to March 17, the ECS Development League will see 16 teams duke it out for the chance to secure one of the four spots in the ECS league that are up for grabs across the two divisions.

Following the end of the open qualifiers in Europe and North America, the ECS organisers have announced the invite list for the Development League, which includes big names like North, Gambit and Misfits.


North will try to enter ECS through the Development League  

The Development League will consist of a best-of-two round robin stage. In both regions, the top two teams will face off against the bottom two sides from ECS Season 2 in a best-of-five promotion match, which will determine the final teams entering the league.

In Europe, fnatic and Virtus.pro are waiting for the two teams coming from the Development League. In North America, compLexity and TSM will be hoping to keep their spots in the ECS League, which will kick off on March 31.

Below you can find the teams who will be competing in the ECS Development League:

Europe North America
Invited
Denmark North United States Misfits
Kazakhstan Gambit Australia Renegades
Poland Kinguin New Zealand Winterfox
CIS FlipSid3 United States Selfless
Qualified
Poland PRIDE United States Bee's Money Crew
Kazakhstan Tengri Canada Premier Rejects
Europe Rogue United States Splyce
Turkey Space Soldiers Europe Denial
nice
2017-02-27 23:16
#9
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United Kingdom tr4c 
north boiiizzzz
2017-02-27 23:16
nice
2017-02-27 23:16
navi rekt
2017-02-27 23:16
#14
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Turkey oz1ko 
ez for calyx
2017-02-27 23:16
#15
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
ez for ss
2017-02-27 23:16
impossible for ss with bot despe
2017-02-28 01:18
#73
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
we will see stop flame to despe
2017-02-28 13:12
we will see same results again stop being optimistic.
2017-02-28 16:46
#79
fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
if you not be optimistic you never win
2017-02-28 16:51
#16
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Argentina Darkboss45 
rip MF :c
2017-02-27 23:16
#17
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Serbia ZAG0R 
ez for north
2017-02-27 23:16
#18
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
ez for Premier Rejects
2017-02-27 23:16
#20
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Argentina ECSBOX 
Maybe next time MF
2017-02-27 23:17
North? What are they doing there
2017-02-27 23:17
"North will try to enter ECS through the Development League"
2017-02-27 23:18
Why are they not automatically in ECS?
2017-02-27 23:18
I'm guessing Orgs keep the spots. Kinda fucked up that they have to qualify.
2017-02-27 23:28
Organizations own the spots in ECS - so Dignitas have it for now. Same thing happened with LG/SK last season.
2017-02-27 23:32
but dignitas doesn't even have a team what are they going to fill in with? LOL players?
2017-02-27 23:43
#47
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France kennySsSsS 
LUL
2017-02-27 23:58
might be forced to relinquish it, or maybe they can sell it to another team
2017-02-28 00:02
sure but then there will be a spot left. It would be optimal for the ecs to do this before the invitation for the dev league
2017-02-28 00:06
Ez North
2017-02-27 23:18
Gambit and kinguin favorites north bad chance
2017-02-27 23:19
wtf nice NA invites
2017-02-27 23:21
Seems like people forget that the two best teams of this qualifier have to face the worst two teams of the last "pro" season which means that in EU the winners have to face fnatic and VP in bo5s.
2017-02-27 23:25
what about dignitas' spot from Season 2? they ended on 4th place and were on lan finals
2017-02-27 23:29
I believe organisations keep the spot. Team Dig is going to need to be replaced, (most likely by north if they do not make it.)
2017-02-27 23:31
#65
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Other kimbadim 
I don't think they'd be replaced by North, I think rather the first place of the dev league would get an automatic spot and places 2 and 3 would get promotion games.
2017-02-28 08:23
#38
ayaya | 
Ireland skend 
godsent better be in the ECS league
2017-02-27 23:35
They are in ECS. Last season finished in 7th/8th place
2017-02-28 08:50
flipside haha
2017-02-27 23:37
Kazakhstan - EU.
2017-02-27 23:38
#44
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Poland Hell2k 
In football eu
2017-02-27 23:41
but teritory wise it's asia.
2017-02-28 16:22
#41
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
North lul
2017-02-27 23:40
north and gambit kek
2017-02-27 23:40
winterfox is so shit would be better with miami flamingos
2017-02-27 23:55
TSM still has a CSGO lineup? Did I miss something?
2017-02-28 00:02
tsm lineup left and signed with misfits
2017-02-28 01:55
#51
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Ukraine moujik 
ez gambit, adren top1 eu
2017-02-28 00:17
NaVi skipping 3rd season as well? XD
2017-02-28 00:23
Ez for north and gambait
2017-02-28 00:56
NA: ez 4 misfit EU: ez 4 north
2017-02-28 01:01
Will include big names like misfits LOL
2017-02-28 01:31
ez 4 Bee's Money Crew
2017-02-28 01:32
TSM doesn't even have a CS:GO team, what the actual fuck
2017-02-28 02:05
These teams will play for so many weeks to decide who plays vp and fnatic after that XD in bo5
2017-02-28 03:08
tier 2 North, EZ
2017-02-28 04:28
SS have a potential in this tournament
2017-02-28 07:37
#67
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
Good idea invite flipside in online league... Wasted spot
2017-02-28 08:55
#69
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Turkey SG^^ 
I was expecting HR to be invited.
2017-02-28 10:29
#70
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Austria gex0r 
that really hurts for Heroic :(
2017-02-28 10:32
#71
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Poland mki` 
Great to see Kinguin!
2017-02-28 11:25
#74
lee_sb | 
United States treysek 
> NA invites > Two Australia, one EU
2017-02-28 14:55
#76
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United States n3p 
ez4 north
2017-02-28 16:33
Na only bad teams, eu actually has skill competition.
2017-03-01 08:38
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