AGO replace ENCE in ECS Pinnacle Cup
In a Twitter post, the Finnish team cited "miscommunication on the scheduling" as the reason to withdraw from the tournament, and stressed the need to "give our players ample time to recover and refocus" after the incredible runner-up finish at the IEM Katowice Major.
The announcement came just hours after ENCE announced that they will also skip the upcoming WESG World Finals in China "due to family reasons, scheduling and inability to start our visa process earlier" due to their deep run in Katowice.
The ECS Pinnacle Cup will run from March 5-7 and feature 16 teams, eight invited plus eight qualified. It will be used to create a ranking that will be used to fill any potential vacant slots in the five regular season tournaments that FACEIT will be holding, each one with $25,000 on the line.
The winners of the first three tournaments will secure direct entry into the ECS Season 7 Finals, which will be held at the SSE Arena, Wembley, from June 6-9. The fourth regional spot will be filled by the team who earned the most prize money throughout the season.
Below you can find the match-ups for the first Swiss round:
18:00 AGO vs. Nemiga
18:00 AVANGAR vs. Epsilon
18:00 Spirit vs. Sprout
18:00 Winstrike vs. Movistar Riders
19:00 Vitality vs. Chaos
21:00 Heroic vs. Windigo
21:00 forZe vs. x6tence Galaxy
21:00 Valiance vs. x-kom