ECS Season 5 set to start

martiicsgo
March 13th, 2018 16:15

The Esports Championship Series is set to kick off its fifth season, featuring 20 teams across Europe and North America.

ECS Season 5 will commence the online action Tuesday as 10 teams from Europe and North America will duke it out over a course of seven weeks. Astralis and Virtus.pro will kick off the best-of-one matches at 19:00 as teams will play against all the other teams in their division twice.

The top four teams from each division will advance to the ECS Season 5 finals, which will be held in London, United Kingdom on June 8-10. The bottom two teams will have to go through the next season's qualifying process for a chance to return to the league.

FaZe Clan return as defending Season 4 champions

Gambit and GODSENT were the two European teams to clinch their spots via the new Challenger Cup after both took down Natus Vincere in the upper bracket final and the consolidation final, respectively.

ECS Season 5 Europe team list can be found below:

Denmark Astralis France G2
Poland Virtus.pro Europe mousesports
Kazakhstan Gambit Sweden NiP
Sweden GODSENT Europe FaZe
France Envy Sweden fnatic

The Danes of Astralis and the Poles of Virtus.pro will kick off Season 5 at 19:00. The full schedule can be found below:

19:00   Denmark Astralis vs. Poland Virtus.pro
21:00   Poland Virtus.pro vs. Europe FaZe

Across the globe, the North American Division had three teams coming from the Challenger Cup, compLexity, Rogue, and eUnitedMissing the Season 5 action will be Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen's Splyce as well as Ghost, who were both knocked out in Round 2 of the ĺower bracket. 

ECS Season 5 North America will have the following teams:

North America Liquid United States NRG
Denmark OpTic Brazil SK
Brazil Luminosity United States Rogue
Australia Renegades United States eUnited
United States Cloud9 North America compLexity

Liquid and compLexity will kick off the day in North America. Below is the full schedule for the first day:

23:00   North America Liquid vs. North America compLexity
01:00   Denmark OpTic vs. United States NRG
   

Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
771
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
#1
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Albania ez_first 
finally
2018-03-13 16:15
#3
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Mongolia Tendies 
Anyone remember when Dignitas had that maikelele mix in esc? lol
2018-03-13 16:16
#25
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
bet north are so pissed because now they cant even qualify back in for it
2018-03-13 16:26
yeah that was sick
2018-03-13 16:26
Virtus.pro lul
2018-03-13 16:16
#2
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Norway Phancy11 
VP lmao
2018-03-13 16:15
NORWEGIAN CS LUL
2018-03-13 16:20
#38
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United Kingdom Bowsette 
Flair checks out
2018-03-13 16:40
#4
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Netherlands 079 
Noice
2018-03-13 16:15
ez FaZe lol 16-0 every match
2018-03-13 16:16
#17
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Europe p1peb0mb 
expect against fnatic
2018-03-13 16:17
Xizt will pick faze's best map so ye ez 16-0
2018-03-13 16:18
xizt will pick nuke and canals
2018-03-13 16:19
#23
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Europe p1peb0mb 
but fnatic won't kick golden after they win wesg
2018-03-13 16:19
London again, zzzzzzz
2018-03-13 16:16
pumpeddd
2018-03-13 16:16
#8
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Sweden Virr 
GODSENT BOIS
2018-03-13 16:16
#9
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Finland t33mu 
nice
2018-03-13 16:16
ez for mouz
2018-03-13 16:16
#11
sodaH | 
Germany PM_CS 
nice
2018-03-13 16:16
#12
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Brazil HueyNewton 
finally
2018-03-13 16:16
#13
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Slovakia Sleev 
vp xd
2018-03-13 16:16
#15
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Indonesia BrokenClocks 
EZ GODSENT
2018-03-13 16:17
#16
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Germany ropzGOD 
Ez for mouz lul
2018-03-13 16:17
ez 4 navi o wait
2018-03-13 16:17
virtus pro xDDDDD
2018-03-13 16:18
Finally no more Facebook
2018-03-13 16:19
Feel you bri
2018-03-13 16:27
+1
2018-03-13 16:32
EZ optic
2018-03-13 16:26
why is optic among the na teams?
2018-03-13 16:27
i could ask the same question about sk
2018-03-13 16:37
yeye but we already know that don't we? there is not ecs SA. but optic just decided to jump into NA for some reason. is it because they live there or because they already qualified?
2018-03-13 16:43
VP OMEGALUL
2018-03-13 16:27
Ez win for VP ofc, i dont think anyone can stop poles in their current form
2018-03-13 16:28
wew
2018-03-13 16:28
#33
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Finland Lassius 
Let's go OpTic!!!
2018-03-13 16:28
#34
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Netherlands Deji 
Envyus !! Nice
2018-03-13 16:28
#35
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Malaysia byaIi 
OpTic ? 3 danish players is 3/5 EU :D
2018-03-13 16:30
at least they add some interest into NA ECS, which now won't be starightforward as always
2018-03-13 17:11
find the mistake in the european teamlist. A Premier team vs Pro Teams lol
2018-03-13 16:48
3 premier teams, Gambit, VP, Godsent
2018-03-13 17:13
ah true, but none of them are as bad as VP^^
2018-03-13 17:37
Gambit > G2, Virtus.pro, NiP ,GODSENT,EnVyUs
2018-03-13 18:35
#41
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Europe trey_ 
ez FaZe
2018-03-13 17:04
#44
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Poland crouzzz 
ez POLAN
2018-03-13 17:15
Godsent vs VP in the battle for ultimate mediocrity
2018-03-13 17:31
#47
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
ez for NaVi
2018-03-13 17:50
#49
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United States KylieJenner 
Ez for lulquid!!!
2018-03-13 23:13
#50
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
I predict Astralis Faze Mouz and Fnatic to the finals
2018-03-13 23:48
#51
cyx | 
China kazuk1 
1-1 league
2018-03-14 02:35
Great. I am so excited to hear about this new
2018-03-14 06:57
#53
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United States Acehavok 
Please don’t tell me this shit is going to be streamed on Facebook too
2018-03-14 09:35
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