NA ECS Challenger Cup invites revealed; closed qualifier bracket drawn
ECS organiser FACEIT has revealed the invite list for the North American Challenger Cup.
Immortals were initially due to compete in the cup after finishing at the foot of the table last season, but the North American organisation decided to forfeit their spot as they currently cannot field a starting line-up.
Thirteen teams will be taking part in the closed qualifier, featuring a single-elimination bracket. Dignitas, Mask Off and Rogue have all been given a bye into the second round of the qualifier, which will run from February 17-19.
Below you can find the first round of matches:
The following four teams have been invited to the Challenger Cup, which will determine the last two sides competing in ECS Season 5: