Arlington to host ECS Season 6 Finals

MIRAA
September 19th, 2018 19:24

Esports Championship Series (ECS) organiser FACEIT has announced that Arlington, Texas, will host the offline finals of the league's sixth season.

ECS Season 6 will culminate with an offline event from November 22-25 at Esports Stadium Arlington, a brand new 100,000 square feet arena that represents "the largest dedicated esports facility in North America".

This will be the third ECS tournament to be held in North America, after Anaheim hosted the Season 2 finals and Cancun the Season 4 event.

The event will feature the eight leading teams of the online league, which will run from October 3 through November 7 in both Europe and North America.

ECS returns to North America for the Season 6 finals

According to FACEIT, this season will feature a $750,000 prize pool, with $90,000 being distributed to the teams who do not qualify for the offline event.

Tickets for the final two days of the event are now available at esarlington.csgoleague.com, with the prices of the early bird options ranging from $17.50 to 35$ (plus booking fee).

[Update:] A previous version of this story, based on a tweet by ECS, mentioned that the prize fund for the season was $3 million. FACEIT has since clarified that the figure in question includes the total prizes and participation fees for ECS in 2018.

"$3 million prize fund" wtf All attending teams stay safe.
2018-09-19 19:26
Noooooooooooo
2018-09-19 19:25
what is arlington
2018-09-19 19:26
#19
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
$3 million is probably some hyper number again as FACEIT usually do and it will be split across like 4 seasons lmao
2018-09-19 19:27
2018-09-19 19:39
#62
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Cyprus Sotiris 
I arent think that
2018-09-19 19:46
2018-09-19 19:55
#82
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez
2018-09-19 20:21
liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Esports_Cha.. 660,000 like last time for main LAN event
2018-09-19 20:32
Arlington is where the Texas Rangers(baseball) and the Dallas cowboys(American Football/handegg) have their stadiums. I’m pretty sure the esports building is very close to both stadiums. The rangers just build Texas Live which is a bar and restaurant venue. Plus right across the highway is Six Flags amusement park.
2018-09-19 20:09
#78
jks | 
North America alfredbond 
I guess it's international lol
2018-09-19 20:03
Is it owned by complexity then lol
2018-09-20 04:26
#167
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North America Jrizzy93 
I think it’s owned by the company that owns optic.
2018-09-21 00:28
#96
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United States ferric 
Six Flags over Texas, Rangers baseball stadium, Dallas Cowboys stadium, and now eSports stadium.
2018-09-19 21:12
It is between Ft Worth and Dallas
2018-09-19 21:39
It's a city in Texas and I live 15 minutes from there
2018-09-19 23:24
Wrong Arlington, but nt.
2018-09-20 08:38
Arlington is Arlington.
2018-09-20 15:09
You can't say it's only half.
2018-09-20 18:15
Arlington and Arling, and ton.
2018-09-20 21:13
#139
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United States subzera 
texas dump
2018-09-20 07:08
cmon ence make it to ecs season 6
2018-09-19 19:26
too late, isnt it?
2018-09-19 19:26
it might be
2018-09-19 19:27
nah like srsly, is there another chance to get into there? I mean, they lost against the Royal Bandits yesterday?
2018-09-19 19:28
idk i mean i think you can compete twice in minor open quals so why couldnt you compete twice in the cup qual
2018-09-19 19:28
ye I know now, thx :) Didnt quiet know that there are 2 qualifiers :)
2018-09-19 19:29
#24
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Finland Lassius 
Still possible, 1 more chance at open qualifier and if they dont make gotta pray they get invited to challenger cup
2018-09-19 19:28
aight, thx :)
2018-09-19 19:28
#30
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Finland Lassius 
My pleasure :D
2018-09-19 19:29
lets pray then :D
2018-09-19 19:30
#60
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World nakTriceps 
If doesn´t qualify TWO times in open quals, probably won´t get invite.
2018-09-19 19:45
#61
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Finland Lassius 
True, im still confident they will qualify
2018-09-19 19:45
#67
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World nakTriceps 
They have the chance in their hands, literally, haha. They are better than the teams in these open quals. They failed in the first, but upsets happens. We will see in a few days in the next open qual.
2018-09-19 19:47
#69
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Finland Lassius 
Yes, the two 14-1 halfs, are a bit worrying
2018-09-19 19:48
Edited
2018-09-19 19:25
so?
2018-09-19 19:26
#12
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Lil
2018-09-19 19:26
Dicky
2018-09-19 19:33
#111
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Poland pawlosek888 
gtfo from this terrorist shithole! dont host event in fucking war criminal nazi usa!
2018-09-19 22:53
when they say arlington its basically near the dallas area fyi
2018-09-19 23:31
solid
2018-09-19 19:25
ko
2018-09-19 19:27
3M$??? Lol gj volvo majors
2018-09-19 19:26
#8
NiKo | 
Russia Dreammy09 
ok
2018-09-19 19:26
who
2018-09-19 19:26
#45
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Ok
2018-09-19 19:37
#14
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Czech Republic Vov1y 
3 MILLION IN CS POGU
2018-09-19 19:26
NiP gonna win.
2018-09-19 19:26
You bet.
2018-09-19 19:44
#17
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Czech Republic sEEnseiGE 
3 milions dollars fund?????
2018-09-19 19:26
#18
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United States Degree|CSGO 
Why tho Arlington isn’t even a top 3 biggest city in Texas
2018-09-19 19:27
#26
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Sweden ConaN007 
Beacuse of the new esports arena in Arlington
2018-09-19 19:28
#35
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Finland Lassius 
+1
2018-09-19 19:31
#84
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
+1
2018-09-19 20:23
#105
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United States Degree|CSGO 
Thanks didn’t know that
2018-09-19 21:50
Thanks for the info.
2018-09-20 07:10
It is right in the middle of DFW which is
2018-09-19 21:40
Well DFW isn't a city but you are correct that it's huge because I'm from Arlington and the DFW area is booming
2018-09-19 23:25
3 MILLION DOLLARS OOOOOOH MAN
2018-09-19 19:27
major 1million / wesg 1.5million / ecs 3million WTF
2018-09-19 19:27
nice
2018-09-19 19:28
Wait What??? 3 million????
2018-09-19 19:29
#31
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Finland Lassius 
Nvm...
2018-09-19 19:30
#32
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
thanks hltv for deleted my third comments i am sad
2018-09-19 19:29
doesnt Matter mate.
2018-09-19 19:31
3 MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE POOL WHAAAAAT
2018-09-19 19:32
#39
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Norway PeteZz 
Dayyuuuum. Dem Texas oil munney be pumpin'.
2018-09-19 19:32
#40
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United States ferric 
HOLY SHIT I LIVE IN ARLINGTON TUUUUUKKKK YESSSSSSSSS
2018-09-19 19:32
#42
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Finland Lassius 
You better rep HLTV with a neon sign :D
2018-09-19 19:35
#43
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United States ferric 
We'll talk more about that when the time comes, let's just think about IM GOING TO WATCH A PREMIER CS TOUIRNAMENT! WOOOHOOOO
2018-09-19 19:36
#53
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Finland Lassius 
Happy for you :DD Too bad there won't ever be a good cs tourney in Finland
2018-09-19 19:42
#64
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United States ferric 
aw, I hope there is a premier tournament in finland soon and hope ence gets invited, imagine what it would be like in the playoffs :D the thing is, I live in Connecticut, but I am studying a different language for a year before I go to college so I am down here in Texas attending an institute and it's in Arlington, same as my apartment so Im super excited.
2018-09-19 19:46
#68
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Finland Lassius 
Thanks man :D Good thing you went to study in Texas :D
2018-09-19 19:48
You study burrito language?
2018-09-19 20:39
#95
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United States ferric 
No, Arabic.
2018-09-19 21:08
Isn't Farrukh an Arabic/Pakistani name though? why study a language you already know?
2018-09-19 22:22
#143
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United States ferric 
Farrukh is a Persian name which is similar to Arabic, but I am from Pakistan, and the primary language there is Urdu. I do not know how to understand or speak Arabic, I can read it and know a few words just because certain words are similar to urdu, but they are still completely different t languages
2018-09-20 07:43
#83
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
Did u go to esl pro league this year? It was in garland if im not mistaken. I went and it was fun. Im also going to this event, so maybe we could link up lol
2018-09-19 20:22
#144
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United States ferric 
Esl pro league was in Dallas, but I was in Connecticut at the time. I just moved to Arlington 2 weeks ago and will be here for 9 months.
2018-09-20 07:44
#90
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United States gvader24 
I live in Arlington too! I’m so pumped! I was able to go to the Pro League finals last year but not this year so this definitely makes up for it.
2018-09-19 20:31
#145
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United States ferric 
Cool, hope to see you around!
2018-09-20 07:45
Dude I live in Kennedale
2018-09-19 23:26
#146
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United States ferric 
Ayy, so you'll be going too?
2018-09-20 07:45
I'mma try depends on how expensive tickets are
2018-09-20 13:11
#157
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United States ferric 
Same, I'd they're crazy like over $100 I probably wont even go
2018-09-20 15:28
#158
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United States ferric 
Ok so its $19.25 including all fees for a regular ticket and for a premium ticket it's like $38.50 and if you're a student you get a 30% discount
2018-09-20 15:34
#44
United States hhkb 
where is hank hill to make sense to all of this
2018-09-19 19:36
#46
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Sweden Trkmag 
NA tournaments ZzzZZzzzzzz
2018-09-19 19:38
Oh wow, next event in Murica where they can only shout "USA USA USA". Soooo hyped I nearly went to sleep.
2018-09-19 19:39
texas yeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaw
2018-09-19 19:38
I'm from Texas and this made my day
2018-09-19 23:27
Stay safe y'all. Don't get shot
2018-09-19 19:39
I'll send my thoughts and prayers from down under
2018-09-19 22:21
#50
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
3millions dollars WTFFF PogChamp
2018-09-19 19:39
PogChamp
2018-09-19 19:39
calm down everyone. prize fund =/= prize pool. the 3mil probably include flights and hotel for the players and on-air talent, and maybe rent for the venue, catering, etc. let's just wait and see.
2018-09-19 19:41
#58
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Finland Lassius 
"More info and tickets for the $3M prize pool" It says prize pool though?
2018-09-19 19:44
#73
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
it's just 10iq wording
2018-09-19 19:55
#75
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Finland Lassius 
I see now, rip
2018-09-19 19:55
the article clearly states: "According to FACEIT, this season will feature a $3 million prize fund, though the exact prize breakdown remains unclear - with that figure also including financial support, aimed at ensuring team and player stability." so what's this 'financial support'? probably some sort of stipend payed to all teams seperately, not prizemoney. they can make sensational tweets all day long, i'll believe it when i see it.
2018-09-19 20:01
#149
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Finland Lassius 
I know what it says, but on the tweet ir says prize pool lol
2018-09-20 08:32
Faceit will give away faceit points instead of cash
2018-09-19 19:43
#55
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United States PsychoLogical 
Arlington?? Out of all places in USA, Arlington???
2018-09-19 19:44
#59
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Finland Lassius 
Because of the new esport arena
2018-09-19 19:45
Well Arlington is pretty fucking big and it's right in the middle of dfw
2018-09-19 23:28
#133
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United States f00bar 
Arlington is a really nice and clean city. Better than nasty ass oakland or NYC
2018-09-20 04:42
#137
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United States inflict 
+1
2018-09-20 05:34
Then I hope Arlington doesnt mind having more tourists than usual cause Im pretty sure they aren't exactly tourist friendly :D
2018-09-20 11:53
#56
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
$3.000.000 PRIZE POOL WTF VOLVO NOW ITS UR TURN P.S. oh fuck, disinformed, its prize fund, not prize pool
2018-09-19 19:45
#63
Ex6TenZ | 
Denmark preten 
hopefully they will have insane security. so we dont end up with dead teams on twitch while they are in the united states of ar-15
2018-09-19 19:46
#65
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United States ferric 
"More info and tickets for the $3M prize pool "
2018-09-19 19:47
#70
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India MihirX27 
Idk what this means, could someone please explain?
2018-09-19 19:52
#103
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Turkey Taylannnnn 
someone shot up a handegg tournament recently
2018-09-19 21:44
WHAT
2018-09-19 19:47
#71
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Finland Smoonah 
gl with hot as fuck weather
2018-09-19 19:52
#81
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
Its not that hot at the end of november here.
2018-09-19 20:18
Your obviously not from Texas, around here our summer doesn't end til December sometimes
2018-09-19 23:29
#125
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
uuh i do live in texas lol. at least in the dfw area, which is where i live, it starts getting colder at around late october/early november. idk what part of texas u live at, but it must be hell for u, since u're saying it doesnt get cold till december
2018-09-19 23:41
I literally live in Arlington bro and what are you defining as cold because I'm saying 50 and under is cold because sometimes it doesn't get under 50 til December or January literally go outside right now and feel how hot it is
2018-09-20 01:44
#160
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
I consider 70 as getting colder, 50 as cold, and 30 as very cold. Its september right now, of course its gonna be hot, but late october/early november starts is when it starts getting colder.
2018-09-20 17:35
Ok then I see but I'm 70 feels good
2018-09-20 18:12
#72
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
Yeeeees arlington is just half an hour away from where i live!! Im definetly going!
2018-09-19 19:52
3 MILLION WTF
2018-09-19 20:15
#80
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Canada turbanator 
Thought machine was gonna be replaced by some unknown dude named "Arlington".
2018-09-19 20:17
#85
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Bulgaria FrostNixon 
Texas, they want to hire mexicans and make the event cheaper... typical faceit.
2018-09-19 20:24
#86
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Poland Mikolajek451 
ECS it's not april fools. You missed the date?
2018-09-19 20:24
#87
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Europe Freeburger97 
Major = 1 million Some shitty online league finals = 3 millions xD
2018-09-19 20:27
+1
2018-09-19 23:30
#88
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Canada PwnNewb 
Interesting, Texas isn't a far flight for me from work in Arizona. I hope this turns out to be a good esports venue
2018-09-19 20:29
hopefully they will have insane security. so we dont end up with dead teams on twitch while they are in the united states of ar-15
2018-09-19 20:30
Arlington is basically in the middle of Dallas and Fort Worth. May as well say they host the event in Dallas.
2018-09-19 20:42
There is a brand new esports arena in Arlington doe
2018-09-19 23:30
#94
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Let’s go liquid. Arlington got a lot shit to do in it. GG
2018-09-19 20:56
#126
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
six flags :)))
2018-09-19 23:42
#127
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Will be a good spot.
2018-09-19 23:48
YEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAWWW
2018-09-19 21:14
#99
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi 
I like Texas. One lone star alway ready to go. :D
2018-09-19 21:17
hello navi,wat doink? maybe u want to qualify at least for season 6?
2018-09-19 21:39
never heard of this arlignton. google it and it shows virginia county. wtf USA
2018-09-19 21:49
literally thought they meant Arlington VA when I read the title lol
2018-09-19 23:30
Arlington is in Texas and it's next to dallas
2018-09-19 23:30
#147
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United States ferric 
Yeah it's really weird that Arlington shows up as the one in Virginia even though Arlington TX has Six Flags over Texas, and two sports teams stadiums in it as well as it being sandwiched between the two major cities Dallas and fort worth and being a 20 min drive from the DFW airport
2018-09-20 07:49
Could not find tweet at that URL
2018-09-19 22:12
Could not find tweet at that URL
2018-09-19 22:26
Another NA tournament and boring online matches with upsets leading up to it.
2018-09-19 22:52
amazing
2018-09-19 22:53
> Arlington "Oh cool that's so close to me" > Arlington, Texas oh.
2018-09-19 23:29
#148
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United States ferric 
RIP
2018-09-20 07:49
YEHAW
2018-09-20 03:05
#131
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
NICE Job ECS hosting LAN events in the fucking middle of nowhere
2018-09-20 03:56
How is Arlington in the middle of nowhere
2018-09-20 13:12
#159
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
never heard
2018-09-20 16:20
Arlington Is in the metropolitan area DFW which had 4.2 million people which have 2 million more people then Belo horizonte
2018-09-20 18:11
#164
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
kinda expected tbh that a metropolitan area has more inhabitants than a single city BH is pretty big still at 2,3 million ppl, 5th biggest city in Brazil.
2018-09-20 18:23
Dallas is in the top 5 biggest cities in the USA and Arlington is literally right next to it and Arlington has the cowboys and rangers stadium to
2018-09-20 22:17
#134
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China Slasher8888 
Can we talk about how sick that trophy looks? I think i'd take the trophy over the money.
2018-09-20 04:45
#135
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United States f00bar 
Damn why do they got to do this when baseball season's over
2018-09-20 04:49
glad to see more happening in texas, but they are going to start on thanksgiving? wtf
2018-09-20 05:16
#142
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United States subzera 
na players gonna either play or be with their family. rigged for eu
2018-09-20 07:22
#138
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United States xiquo 
KKona hell ya brother.
2018-09-20 05:52
#141
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United States subzera 
fuck yeah bro i hope to go
2018-09-20 07:20
#151
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Hong Kong MannaharaHK 
ECS in Texas KKona
2018-09-20 08:44
3 milion wtf
2018-09-20 10:48
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