First ECS Season 7 Challenger Cup teams determined

Four teams have earned spots in the ECS Season 7 Challenger Cups following the end of the first round of qualifiers in Europe and North America.

In the European qualifier, featuring over 200 teams from all over the continent, x-kom were the first team to book a spot in the next stage after defeating ex-Fragsters and forZe in the best-of-three stages, continuing a good run of form across all competitions that has seen them reach the 52nd spot in the ranking - their peak placement to date.

The Polish side were followed by Movistar Riders, who finished in the top two after a hard-fought series against Throw Potential after previously fending off Epsilon in overtime and beating pro100 in a one-sided affair.

Movistar Riders secure Challenger Cup spot

Across the Atlantic, the North American qualifier featured little over 30 teams and was considerably less exciting than its European counterpart, with MASSIVEimpact and Zone finishing in the top two after beating Infamous and Final Feature in the semi-final stage, respectively.

Both ECS Challenger Cups will feature a total of 16 sides, eight qualified and eight invited by FACEIT. These teams will square off in a best-of-three Swiss stage, which will determine a ranking that will be used to fill the vacant spots in the ECS regular season tournaments, each one with $25,000 on the line (more details about the season format can be found here).

Teams can sign up for the remaining open qualifiers by clicking the links below:

Europe:

Qualifier #2 (February 18) - Here
Qualifier #3 (February 23) - Here
Qualifier #4 (February 25) - Here

North America:

Qualifier #2 (February 18) - Here
Qualifier #3 (February 23) - Here
Qualifier #4 (February 25) - Here

Gj
2019-02-18 14:07
#15
fnx | 
Sweden Blueface 
No
2019-02-18 14:20
buss it down
2019-02-18 14:22
#19
Blue | 
Belgium Thotiana 
no
2019-02-18 14:26
Who wants to join my team? So far it consists only of 1 player
2019-02-18 14:42
#34
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Austria shaakeh 
Nah I'll pass
2019-02-18 16:09
#37
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl2 
expected
2019-02-18 17:07
Ok
2019-02-18 17:21
Nice
2019-02-18 14:08
#6
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Poland Astoner55 
Thx 4 info hltv
2019-02-18 14:08
#7
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Spain Alex_GV 
Ez 4 movistar
2019-02-18 14:09
I am joining
2019-02-18 14:09
cool
2019-02-18 14:09
#10
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Spain GamerGuillem 
EZ4RIDERS!
2019-02-18 14:09
#11
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Spain JokeRcsgo 
Ez4Riders
2019-02-18 14:15
#12
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Ukraine 9th 
What? Team Spirit unexpectedly received an invite, so pro100 passed on.
2019-02-18 14:15
Thank you
2019-02-18 14:19
who and where?
2019-02-18 14:16
#16
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Myanmar xdavidlm 
ez for riders
2019-02-18 14:21
#18
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Portugal buba46 
Giants on qualifier today?
2019-02-18 14:24
#20
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Spain JokeRcsgo 
Not yet.. I think..
2019-02-18 14:29
#22
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Spain dabehx 
xD
2019-02-18 14:44
#23
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Portugal buba46 
They will play or not?
2019-02-18 14:46
#24
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Spain dabehx 
idk
2019-02-18 14:47
ezzzz
2019-02-18 14:51
#26
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Slovakia gayzera 
ok
2019-02-18 14:53
Looooooo[L Tier358838383838827261618190183764382010102
2019-02-18 14:59
#28
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United Kingdom shuba123 
Can steel play in faceit?
2019-02-18 14:59
He can play everywhere except Majors
2019-02-18 15:04
gl Riders
2019-02-18 15:06
I hope BIG participates
2019-02-18 15:20
Since when is tarik playing in movis riders? Huh?
2019-02-18 15:29
#33
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Russia fan_of_n0rth 
LULrZe
2019-02-18 15:37
#35
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Spain iamF1XEN 
ayeee
2019-02-18 16:24
ez4vp
2019-02-18 16:58
#40
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Spain BlaNcoW 
This is EZ4RIDERS!
2019-02-18 20:31
#41
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United States kaleo 
Yes!
2019-02-19 02:00
#42
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Poland Xforde1 
Gl
2019-02-19 23:31
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