NA ECS Challenger Cup invites revealed; closed qualifier bracket drawn

MIRAA
February 14th, 2018 01:30

ECS organiser FACEIT has revealed the invite list for the North American Challenger Cup.

compLexity, Splyce and Rise Nation, all of whom had made their way through the qualifiers, have received invites to the Challenger Cup, joining Ghost and four qualified sides.

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.

Rise Nation invited to the Challenger Cup

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:

United States Dignitas vs. BYE
South Africa Bravado vs. United States Iceberg
Brazil TeamOne vs. United States 2K
United States Mythic vs. United States LFAO
United States Mask Off vs. BYE
United States F1-racecar-PEEK vs. United States BlackOut
United States Etherian vs. United States Wise
United States Rogue vs. BYE

The following four teams have been invited to the Challenger Cup, which will determine the last two sides competing in ECS Season 5:

Canada Ghost North America compLexity
United States Splyce United States Rise Nation
#2
Twistzz | 
United States CS_Gawd 
NA #1
2018-02-14 01:31
#7
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Austria shaakeh 
interesting.... oh no wait it really isn't
2018-02-14 01:31
#19
CMX | 
United States LuWi 
go go dignitas and mask off
2018-02-14 01:34
BYE
2018-02-14 06:34
#39
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Nepal TYZ4 
So ez for F1 racecar
2018-02-14 07:24
Racecar Nice palindrome you got there R A C E C A R R A C E C A R
2018-02-14 08:33
#10
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United States jitteRs 
As you can see, Trump did make NA CS great again!
2018-02-14 01:32
#14
ZanaSofs | 
Portugal RAPM 
+1 haahah actually made me laugh
2018-02-14 01:32
#15
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United States jitteRs 
Thanks
2018-02-14 01:33
#13
United Kingdom Jet_ 
You are #2
2018-02-14 01:32
Behind UK CS Easy for stan1ey
2018-02-14 04:34
Ez for brax.
2018-02-14 05:23
#3
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Australia aucs 
nice
2018-02-14 01:30
#4
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Norway Phancy11 
So ez for BYE
2018-02-14 01:31
Ok
2018-02-14 13:43
#5
gabs | 
Russia DiaRhea 
5th
2018-02-14 01:31
#6
MAJ3R | 
United States Fanzera 
FIRST
2018-02-14 01:31
Lul
2018-02-14 01:56
#8
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Brazil MaTTMesquita 
2ez 4 team one
2018-02-14 01:31
#9
United Kingdom Jet_ 
Cool
2018-02-14 01:31
#11
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
bit long but i guess its fair
2018-02-14 01:32
#12
ZanaSofs | 
Portugal RAPM 
EZ4 BYE
2018-02-14 01:32
#16
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United States paine445 
+1
2018-02-14 01:33
+1
2018-02-14 01:34
#28
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Brazil HueyNewton 
+1
2018-02-14 02:58
LETS GO T1
2018-02-14 01:33
Tyler1 alpha as fuck
2018-02-14 09:14
Ez katka notfirst
2018-02-14 01:33
#21
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
go mythic
2018-02-14 01:54
#23
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Brazil DooteR_ 
So ez for TeamOne and Bravado
2018-02-14 02:00
#64
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Canada Number1F1fan 
Who?
2018-02-14 17:43
#24
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Brazil VeryNewfagGuy 
bo1 or bo3?
2018-02-14 02:16
#25
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Europe Cariocazera 
ez 4 BYE
2018-02-14 02:20
why do ecs not UNBAN IBP REEEEEEEEE
2018-02-14 02:39
Tier?
2018-02-14 02:44
3 to 4 ish
2018-02-14 14:50
Tier3-4 ish lol name me one tier 3 team attending lmao
2018-02-14 14:52
BYE tier 1.
2018-02-14 16:38
xD
2018-02-15 02:40
Bravado PogChamp
2018-02-14 02:59
They have to beat dignitas and I am a little scared
2018-02-14 14:51
#30
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
No torqued? :(
2018-02-14 03:06
Still banned from ECS
2018-02-14 09:09
#60
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Yea i know just figured theyd have a standin
2018-02-14 16:29
"A" stand-in? 3 of their players are banned.
2018-02-14 16:30
#65
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
I know :) one can wish right?
2018-02-14 18:57
#57
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
FeelsBadMan :(
2018-02-14 15:06
"Bravado" "NA" it's like some asian kid in a church school full of white kids oh wait
2018-02-14 03:43
#32
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Brazil kaiohx 
gg Team One
2018-02-14 04:05
Should be easy qualification for dignitas. The only teams I see dignitas having a problem with are Etherian and Rogue.
2018-02-14 04:36
#37
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Russia ez4u 
You're such a fanboi lol. There are alot of teams which can ezly beat current Dignitas. Splyce, Mythic, Rise Nation, Ghost and CoL 4 example.
2018-02-14 05:29
I keep thinking about the coL with Slemmy, the one that did fuck all. with FNS yes they are a threat. Mythic? LOL. Splyce? LOL. Rise? Super LOL. Ghost? LOL.
2018-02-14 07:41
#48
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
Splyce are way better lol XotiC is nutty
2018-02-14 13:26
All Splyce have going for them are good aimers and some experienced players. Doesnt seem like all of that experience amounts to anything though. mCe alone with his experience and good in game leading would pick Splyce apart
2018-02-15 03:34
Tempo Storm?
2018-02-14 04:43
EZ FOR BRAVADO
2018-02-14 11:03
#45
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
Let’s go sonic , Ginger African
2018-02-14 12:03
GL TeamOne and Bravado
2018-02-14 12:22
easy team 1
2018-02-14 13:04
#49
mixwell | 
Spain loviac 
Es por ibuypower
2018-02-14 13:30
Lol look all those teams... tier 10 CS
2018-02-14 14:03
#52
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
EZ T1
2018-02-14 14:46
Nice! Team 1 is going to own this champ! ez ! go T1 ! In Brazil Team 1 is the brazilian SK Gaming..! LUL
2018-02-14 15:05
LUL is right, delusions of grandeur.
2018-02-23 10:03
#58
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United States Low_Tier_Bait 
I never wanted my boys from South Africa to win so bad PROJECT DESTINY
2018-02-14 15:10
#59
NikoM | 
Argentina gonZAA 
is team one playing from the us?
2018-02-14 16:12
Racecar but no Torqued. Get your head out of your ass ECS. Will not watch this.
2018-02-14 16:49
#66
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Argentina roulettesoad 
ez for team one brothers
2018-02-14 19:56
Wow no torqued ecs retarded
2018-02-15 03:50
#70
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United States xiquo 
ez for mythic
2018-02-15 06:50
#71
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Canada KawaiiKai 
Dignitas advances, Rogue prob the favourites but they throw so often
2018-02-15 12:54
#73
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United States LJPixels 
Just unban them already... it's been long enough and they actually have a decent team.
2018-02-23 10:09
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