ECS explains transfer changes; to revamp qualifying system for Season 6

FACEIT has revealed more details about the transfer system changes introduced for season 5 of the Esports Championship Series (ECS).

Up until this season, transfers between teams competing in ECS were impossible, but in season 5 a player has already represented more than one team in the league.

Pujan "FNS" Mehta took over as Cloud9's in-game leader at the start of the month and has been competing in ECS after playing the first eight matches of the season for Complexity. Lucas "steel" Lopes is also expected to finish out the season with Luminosity after previously playing for Liquid.

In a media roundtable, FACEIT executives explained that teams can still make two changes to their roster during the course of the season, but now one of those transfers can involve another ECS side. Earlier this week, OpTic made use of their transfer slots by signing Jakob "JUGi" Hansen and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer from a team not competing in ECS, Heroic.

Teams now allowed to sign one player from an ECS rival

Meanwhile, FACEIT has also announced changes to the tie-breaker rules in the league, with head-to-head now being used in these cases instead of overall round difference.

ECS Season 5 will culminate with a live event at the SSE Arena, in London, where the top four teams of the North American and the European divisions will square off for their cut of a $660,000 prize pool.

Preparations for season 6 are already underway, and FACEIT has revealed that it plans to revamp the qualifying system for the league once again, just one season after replacing the Development League with a Challenger Cup, with more details to be revealed in the coming months.

Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
871
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Wow
2018-04-26 19:01
#23
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
wtf
2018-04-26 19:11
#33
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Verneth 
wtf
2018-04-26 20:15
wtf
2018-04-26 19:15
#26
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
wtf
2018-04-26 19:33
#29
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
wtf
2018-04-26 19:53
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2018-04-26 19:56
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tarik | 
United States Frostz 
wtf
2018-04-26 21:04
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African Union mikecool 
Wadafak
2018-04-27 01:30
wtf
2018-04-27 09:33
Scam
2018-04-26 19:01
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Ukraine kalitajke 
expected
2018-04-26 19:03
ez4ence
2018-04-26 19:02
and?
2018-04-26 19:02
#7
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
lol
2018-04-26 19:02
very cool
2018-04-26 19:03
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s1mple | 
Europe vaklick 
lol
2018-04-26 19:02
ez
2018-04-26 19:03
#11
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Norway Maximilianmus 
yoo.... YOOOOOOOOOO
2018-04-26 19:03
#12
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ok
2018-04-26 19:03
Wow
2018-04-26 19:03
Great step forward
2018-04-26 19:04
very nice
2018-04-26 19:05
#19
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Hi people
2018-04-26 19:07
I totally agree
2018-04-26 19:08
whatup now swedes WOOOO
2018-04-26 19:09
cool change
2018-04-26 19:44
actually nice
2018-04-26 19:56
Good change
2018-04-26 20:08
Nice improvement. thank mr. faceit
2018-04-26 20:37
looks good, really enjoying season 5, and these changes look like good pressure release for the teams
2018-04-26 22:10
#39
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Pakistan perth 
VP sitting near the bottom ''to revamp qualifying system for Season 6'' expected
2018-04-27 13:33
#40
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Guatemala str4nger 
FACEIT UP 💘
2018-04-27 18:17
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