ECS S3 with $750,000 prize fund

Season 3 of the Esports Championship Series (ECS) will have a $750,000 prize fund, the league's organisers have told HLTV.org.

This means that the prize purse remains unchanged from Season 2, with the winning team taking home $250,000.

The $750,000 prize fund accounts for 50 percent of the $1.5M that ECS will pay out over the course of the season, with the rest of the money going towards "supportive funds that will provide player and team stability."

ECS Season 3 will kick off with an online stage, running from April 14 to June 8, and will culminate with the offline finals from June 23-25 at an as-yet undisclosed location.


ECS prize money remains the same 

All 20 competing sides for the online portion of ECS have been determined following the end of the promotion stage across the two regions in which it is played. In Europe, Virtus.pro and Fnatic were able to retain their spots in the league, while in North America, Renegades and Bee's Money Crew took the spots that belonged to TSM and compLexity, respectively.

ECS made headlines earlier this month after FACEIT announced a multi-year partnership with YouTube Gaming as the league's exclusive streaming partner. The first two ECS seasons were streamed on Twitch, which was a founding partner of the tournament.

#1
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
cool
2017-03-29 12:12
#11
France Bouf 
woa :O
2017-03-29 12:12
#33
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United Kingdom trtr098 
RIP twich.tv
2017-03-29 12:57
#72
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World scrape 
fuck twitch, always lagging. youtube is way better
2017-03-29 16:17
#81
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Denmark jacobfh2000 
fuck youtube, twitch is better
2017-03-29 17:34
#85
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World scrape 
better at being shit, yes
2017-03-29 18:14
#82
kennyS | 
Germany Phaxo 
ya i also think twitch.tv is way way better than youtube, but we can't change things...
2017-03-29 17:36
No youtube is better, it postes the video while streaming, so you can pause and look at higlights instant
2017-03-29 20:13
but where the fuck is my bob ross kappa emote you son of a bitch. WHERE IS IT HUH WHERE THE FUCK IS IT
2017-03-29 20:45
+1 rip bob ross kappa emote
2017-03-30 01:02
#96
kennyS | 
Germany Phaxo 
+1
2017-03-31 06:34
+2 I miss it too.
2017-03-31 18:44
nice
2017-03-29 12:12
#100
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United States Forgiving 
rip twitch my dudes
2017-04-15 19:20
#3
Norway prbn 
n1
2017-03-29 12:12
#4
Prochas | 
Lithuania Royy_1 
N1
2017-03-29 12:12
nice
2017-03-29 12:12
Nice
2017-03-29 12:12
#7
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Europe _EpiC_ 
NICE
2017-03-29 12:12
#8
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Poland Apollo93 
nice
2017-03-29 12:12
#101
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United States Forgiving 
750? and IEM only 150 wt
2017-04-15 19:21
wow
2017-03-29 12:12
750k lol
2017-03-29 12:12
#12
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Argentina roulettesoad 
PogChamp
2017-03-29 12:12
xd
2017-03-29 12:13
Great
2017-03-29 12:13
YouTube Gaming is pure shit! Quality sucks even on 1080p60 and it takes up A LOT of bandwidth. Worst decision ever going from Twitch to YouTube PLEASE GO BACK TO TWITCH
2017-03-29 12:19
more like it randomly drop to 144p to me
2017-03-29 12:43
You probably have it set to "Auto" on the quality. Actually set it to "1080p60" and it won't change, regardless of internet connection or changing to a different tab
2017-03-29 13:38
It happens anyway, even after I set it on 1080p60, but this time to 480p. Problem is, I dont know why. On 1080p60 it is running as it should, no buffering or whatever.
2017-03-29 13:42
Weird. Try using this Chrome extension: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/your-q..
2017-03-29 14:47
#29
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Palestine ndr[o] 
true... it is unreliable unlike twitch
2017-03-29 12:46
if u disregard the chat and remember that twitch is very far from perfect as well, thats not a huge issue. the main problem i have with this is: why did u switch to yt if ur not even if making more money off it? prizepool is the exact same so what did u accomplish? twitch stopped funding?
2017-03-29 13:23
Prize pool may be the same but YT may be paying ECS themselves more.
2017-03-29 13:39
yeah but idc if the boss of faceit drives a ferrari or no =/
2017-03-29 14:00
Lol ofc they get paid much more from utube, no way they otherway did it cuz surely viewing numbers will heavily go down with this xd...
2017-03-29 14:28
so whys the prizepool the same? and rly ill be watching or not regardless of the platform. most ppl are just being dicks about it.
2017-03-29 14:50
Cuz they want to put some money to their pockets? Also as u say could be twitch wasn't going to invest as much this season so they chose youtube cuz of this. I mean not like twitch really needs this league anyway, they are most popular streaming platform by far and it doesn't look like it is going to change no matter what.
2017-03-29 14:54
Just so Ez for Dignitas.fox
2017-03-29 12:20
#22
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Europe JuliusCaesar 
Lets hope that VP will be in top3 this time ;) gl
2017-03-29 12:20
Niice
2017-03-29 12:25
#24
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Brazil wonderful861 
nice
2017-03-29 12:27
cool
2017-03-29 12:28
#26
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
Ez fnatic and dignitas
2017-03-29 12:37
#30
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Poland steenbro_ 
Holy Moly!
2017-03-29 12:46
nice! #GOSK! #GOIMT #GOLG!!!
2017-03-29 12:52
#32
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Palestine steve13 
ez nip with draken
2017-03-29 12:57
#35
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Brazil Marcola 
ez 4 the bee's
2017-03-29 13:07
vp dont fuck up this time!!!!
2017-03-29 13:19
Kewl
2017-03-29 13:33
No Kappa and PogChamp, no fun :(
2017-03-29 13:41
Offline finals in Denmark or Sweden
2017-03-29 14:00
#47
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India transformer 
Offline finals in Asia please
2017-03-29 14:02
#48
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Sweden sxr2k7 
I hope NaVi can get good for now finally :D
2017-03-29 14:09
EZ money for G2
2017-03-29 14:12
#55
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Expected... We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-29 15:01
Better than ESL Pro League
2017-03-29 15:56
#73
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Sweden lagcats 
this is insane
2017-03-29 16:19
#83
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Yugoslavia CommieBird 
YouTube gaming sucks for people with data caps sadly
2017-03-29 17:44
No ss No fun
2017-03-29 17:46
"RIP Twitch" is always something good to read.
2017-03-29 20:05
#87
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World shekidem 
well then not going to watch myself cause not on twitch
2017-03-29 20:11
sucks for North rip
2017-03-30 06:19
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