ECS Season 6 Challenger Cups set to start

The ECS Season 6 Challenger Cups in Europe and North America are set to begin, with eight teams in each region about to battle for spots in the main league.

Both regions' Challenger Cup will be played in a double-elimination, best-of-three bracket, with the top two sides securing spots in their region's ECS Season 6 league.

The North American Challenger Cup will kick off on Tuesday, September 25, and will run until October 2. In Europe, the tournament will run from Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30.

After transferring to another organization, MIBR will have to fight their way back into ECS in the upcoming Challenger Cup

As one of the bottom two teams from the previous season, Gambit will face four qualified teams, LDLC, Epsilon, HAVU, and Space Soldiers, as well as three invited teams (as EnVyUs forfeited their slot): HellRaisers, North, and OpTic.

In North America, Complexity will have to fight their way back into the league after placing last in the previous season, while OpTic's slot was given to an invited team as the lineup made a transfer to Europe.

Gorilla Gang, Bravado, AZIO, and lmfao advanced to the NA Challenger Cup via open qualifiers, while FURIA, MIBR, and TeamOne received direct invites.

The first-round matchups in each region are the following:

North America (Tuesday, September 25)
North America Complexity vs. United States lmfao
Brazil FURIA vs. South Africa Bravado
Brazil TeamOne vs. United States Gorilla Gang
Brazil MIBR vs. United States AZIO

Europe (Thursday, September 27)
Kazakhstan Gambit vs. Finland HAVU
Other HellRaisers vs. France LDLC
Denmark North vs. Europe Epsilon
Denmark OpTic vs. Turkey Space Soldiers

#1
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Canada YankeeM 
#GorillaGang
2018-09-25 18:54
#3
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2018-09-25 18:54
#20
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Canada YankeeM 
Thanks
2018-09-25 18:59
#22
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Sweden Unluko 
you're welcome
2018-09-25 19:00
#2
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Australia sad_faze_fan 
Sick
2018-09-25 18:53
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
Yes
2018-09-25 18:54
ence lul
2018-09-25 18:54
#6
huyak | 
Ukraine acrje 
Na'vi in EU challenger???
2018-09-25 18:54
Navi probably turned down the invite, they are in New York and is playing ESL One New York these dates. That is bad for the league itself.. All this schedule colliding nowadays is all over the place.. NA seems to have more dates for this qualifier, i guess mibr can attend because of that? They are playing Blast Istanbul 28-29.
2018-09-25 19:11
#88
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Brazil trech 
They wont play. Confirmed on twitter. Bad schedule lol
2018-09-26 03:15
#52
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Germany Cyasera 
Probably declined. NaVi never really showed interest in ECS.
2018-09-25 20:26
#73
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Slovenia bluzisi 
Yea, i was wondering why theres no navi last season.. maybe you know the reason??
2018-09-25 23:01
#75
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Germany Cyasera 
Well last season they just didn't qualify. hltv.org/matches/2320660/natus-vincere-v.. But before they actually didn't attend any season of it. Although they were invited to play in Season 1 but they withdrew from the league without having played a single game that's why I think Faceit might not like NaVi that much and wont invite them. hltv.org/news/17645/navi-withdraw-from-e..
2018-09-25 23:14
#76
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Slovenia bluzisi 
Thanks man! Never really noticed that, some really intresting info for me. I appreciate it!
2018-09-25 23:18
#7
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France 1Faren 
EZ mibr
2018-09-25 18:54
they will play with lag from Istanbul
2018-09-25 19:02
excuses
2018-09-25 20:12
#71
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Portugal Jaxiie 
Reported for being one of the most toxic and provocative users in this page.
2018-09-25 22:51
im not......
2018-09-25 23:03
#8
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
Nice
2018-09-25 18:55
#9
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Finland pornokarhu 
NICE FOR HAVU
2018-09-25 18:55
#10
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France 1Faren 
hope LDLC goes far
2018-09-25 18:55
#11
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
Why is there no asian cup for ECS?
2018-09-25 18:55
who cares about trash teams that only care about throwing
2018-09-25 18:57
#62
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United States Jrfaster 
lol Tyloo god
2018-09-25 21:17
One team out of a 100 doesnt mean the region deserves a league
2018-09-25 21:20
#90
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
yea, but this is how thoes teams grow lol, they will never be as good as EU or NA without the ability to go to these tourns etc
2018-09-26 03:38
#100
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United States Jrfaster 
American supporting a team not from ur own country.... you are a communist.....wait
2018-09-26 20:32
Wait isnt mibr in istanbul? How are they gonna play it?
2018-09-25 18:55
120 ping dude.
2018-09-25 18:56
#27
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Turkey thcnkpln 
LOL it will be even worse. I live in istanbul and i get 100ms to german servers and our connection isnt trash like %80 rest of the country
2018-09-25 19:07
#91
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
Dude I get 40ms to de servers from istanbul. Buy real internet
2018-09-26 09:43
#27
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Turkey thcnkpln 
LOL it will be even worse. I live in istanbul and i get 100ms to german servers and our connection isnt trash like %80 rest of the country
2018-09-25 19:07
ok 180 ping :p
2018-09-25 19:08
#13
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
NAVI ?
2018-09-25 18:56
Navi probably turned down the invite, they are in New York and is playing ESL One New York these dates. That is bad for the league itself.. All this schedule colliding nowadays is all over the place.. NA seems to have more dates for this qualifier, i guess mibr can attend because of that? They are playing Blast Istanbul 28-29.
2018-09-25 19:20
MiBR And Hellraisers Ez pickem
2018-09-25 18:56
mibr vai jogar lagada de istambul
2018-09-25 19:04
This is a international site, please write your comments in English. Comments in another language will be deleted. Nt favela
2018-09-25 23:19
Foda-se
2018-09-26 03:29
Nice macaco
2018-09-26 13:49
Expected for M0onkey
2018-09-26 15:40
Now you’re making good my friend
2018-09-26 20:31
Wait what but mibr is in Turkey right now
2018-09-25 18:57
#46
tarik | 
Brazil trn_ 
lag =/
2018-09-25 19:54
Should be CoL and MIBR easily, and for EU i wanna say HR and SS but north and optic have chances as well
2018-09-25 18:57
Haven't furia already beaten col?
2018-09-25 18:58
#21
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Canada YankeeM 
Liquid won against Astralis but still lost in semis:)
2018-09-25 19:00
#34
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Brazil hugoooo 
Yeah, on their very first week on the USA, but it was a huge fluke, after this they lost to several t4 teams... While coL turned into what looks like a t2 team. coL will probably rape FURIA now, unfortunatelly.
2018-09-25 19:14
you never know tho, anythings possible. Furia have had more time to prepare if they chose to do so, whereas CoL prob just got back from london a few days ago. All teams have chance to do well.
2018-09-25 20:21
But Furia is shit :(
2018-09-25 23:20
lmfao
2018-09-25 19:05
#26
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Greece rusty1 
RIP Ghost
2018-09-25 19:06
FeelsBadMan I was hoping
2018-09-25 22:34
#29
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Brazil arsenicBR 
What about the SK spot?
2018-09-25 19:08
#32
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Brazil hugoooo 
So the spot belongs to the org and not to the players?? IN FUCKING 2018???
2018-09-25 19:12
#53
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Germany Cyasera 
It was always like that in ECS. Look when Dignitas played with that Norwegian lineup +fox, cause they had the ECS spot left from when they had North under contract.
2018-09-25 20:30
#33
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United States Kalihi_ 
Which Team will come out number One
2018-09-25 19:13
This will be interesting. MiBR in Instanbul and there is one open slot in each division. SK´s spot in NA and Godsent´s spot in EU
2018-09-25 19:18
#54
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Germany Cyasera 
Godsent will probably go to Red Reserve. Otherwise I'm sure they would have been invited to the Challenger Cup (or at least tried to qualify for it). And I still think SK will get a new lineup cause they also kept their EPL spot.
2018-09-25 20:33
#37
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
GODSENT disbanded.3 spot remaining for Season6 eu division.2 spot going to challenger cup,1 spot remaining.Is NAVI directly invite and replace to GODSENT ?
2018-09-25 19:27
Hopefully, and probably :)
2018-09-25 20:04
why navi?
2018-09-25 23:00
#95
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
second best team in the world
2018-09-26 15:35
omegakek. and i think that navi doesnt care about ecs when playing epl s 8
2018-09-26 22:13
#38
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Mibr and SS
2018-09-25 19:34
HellRaisers or basically the worst pick for LDLC
2018-09-25 19:38
EZ4HAVU
2018-09-25 19:40
EZ4LMFAO
2018-09-25 19:49
#42
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Brazil Beckermonster 
mibr doesn't get sk spot lol
2018-09-25 19:52
#43
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
ez LDLC
2018-09-25 19:52
RIP ENCE
2018-09-25 19:52
#45
shox | 
India iejesus 
Lmfao
2018-09-25 19:53
#48
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India Wise_Indian 
Lmfao what a creative name .
2018-09-25 20:07
WAIT NO NAVI IN CHALLENGER CUP? XDDDDDDD
2018-09-25 20:20
lol nice name :D
2018-09-25 20:54
thanks i really apredesajd dad mibr is overated
2018-09-25 20:58
#68
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Brazil MadWell 
OMEGALUL
2018-09-25 22:13
>North America >Bravado Pick one
2018-09-25 20:48
#66
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Are you new to the scene? Teams don't necessarily have to be 100% of a region to compete in said region. This is not League of Legends where every region has its official championship. Valve doesn't care that much.
2018-09-25 21:54
You must be 400 IQ
2018-09-25 23:20
Lets go #AZIO
2018-09-25 20:53
Go LDLC ^^
2018-09-25 21:06
#61
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Hungary subzera 
complexity and bravado, letsgo letsgo
2018-09-25 21:13
EZ 4 SS
2018-09-25 21:40
#65
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
EZ FOR MIBR
2018-09-25 21:53
#67
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Turkey b4xans 
will be an easy match for SpaceSoldiers
2018-09-25 22:06
#70
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Brazil Charizaldo 
kkkk mibr playing with 250 ping
2018-09-25 22:48
Go Optic!
2018-09-25 23:21
#81
halo | 
United Kingdom shuba123 
Does anyone know why no ghost , can steel not compete in faceit
2018-09-25 23:41
#87
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Greece rusty1 
Yeah still banned from Faceit
2018-09-26 03:01
this is online? or on lan?
2018-09-25 23:54
#83
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Sweden Div-\ 
Rotfl the na teams...
2018-09-25 23:56
NA challenger cups, puts south african team in.. excuse me what?
2018-09-26 00:13
#86
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World waltsuu 
if they can qualify with 500 ping against NA bots, let em play
2018-09-26 02:02
#92
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South Africa tsarbae 
You two are pretty special people aren't you ? They live in the states you morons....
2018-09-26 10:52
No they dont look at the team flag lol
2018-09-26 16:04
#98
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South Africa tsarbae 
IM GOING TO HAVE TO SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU, they are a south african team living in the united states of america
2018-09-26 17:51
U stupid or smth? Flag is africa so they live in africa idiot
2018-09-26 21:11
#103
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South Africa tsarbae 
2018-09-27 08:33
So they are from us and flag is wrong Idiot
2018-09-27 12:14
#HAVUJA
2018-09-26 14:25
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