Four teams join European Champions Cup participants' list

Four additional teams have been invited to the European Champions Cup, the organisers have announced.

The invited quartet of AVANGAR, NoChance, BIG and Windigo bring the team count to nine for the online event, with seven more invites to be revealed in the coming days.

AVANGAR have attended numerous tournaments in the last two months, most notably the EMF CS:GO World Invitational, where they lost the best-of-five clash against FURIA, and the BLAST Pro Series Moscow CIS closed qualifier, securing one of the two spots in the Play-in stage.

BIG will be in attendance at the European Champions Cup

Contrarily, NoChance have not made any appearances since their StarLadder Major qualifying run came to an end as they fell short in the Europe Minor despite some promising performances.

BIG will look to ascend back up the rankings in the European Champions Cup following the return of Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield and Johannes "⁠nex⁠" Maget to the lineup, while Windigo are likely to debut their new line-up, featuring Buğra "⁠Calyx⁠" Arkın and Ali "⁠hAdji⁠" Haïnouss, in the tournament as the duo are unable to compete in the upcoming ESL Pro League Relegation.

The European Champions Cup will feature a series of online stages between mid-September and November, with $60,000 and four spots at the LAN finals in Malta up for grabs.

The participants' list for the event currently looks as follows:

United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
561
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
ez for cr4zy i guess
2019-08-14 20:03
#11
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Reunion Esquinox
EZ4NC69
2019-08-14 20:05
Who?
2019-08-14 20:07
2019-08-14 20:07
#29
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Serbia KaLuOP
+1
2019-08-14 23:08
amazing
2019-08-14 20:03
ok
2019-08-14 20:03
#4
NiKo | 
Poland yolinho
woo
2019-08-14 20:03
BRAZIL
2019-08-14 20:03
Go big go xantares and smooooya
2019-08-14 20:04
#7
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Poland zJe
BIG get your shit together. You deserve better tournaments.
2019-08-14 20:04
#8
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k
BIG wasted spot again
2019-08-14 20:05
Decent teams. Just -Illuminar & + 8 more teams
2019-08-14 20:05
#10
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Russia Ilyichee
where is optic((
2019-08-14 20:05
They have spot in this tournament.
2019-08-14 22:40
#12
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Russia Praeter
Die Meister Die Besten Les Grandes Équipes The Champions! tu-tu-tu-tu-tu
2019-08-14 20:06
Crazzzzyyyyyy
2019-08-14 20:06
Too easy for gamerlegion
2019-08-14 20:07
Finally an online tournament with some serious teams instead of those matchfixing sluts from lootbet
2019-08-14 20:17
ACH WIRD DAS WIEDER.... einfach..
2019-08-14 20:29
Pls VP
2019-08-14 20:39
#32
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Vp omegalul
2019-08-14 23:56
Invite Ex-OpTic, Ambush Aristocracy, VP cophenhagen Flames
2019-08-14 20:40
#25
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France CocoBiceps
1/5 only optic deserve it maybe aristocracy also Tricked deserve it more than vp and cophenhagen flames
2019-08-14 22:19
Windigo NoChance Avangar Big OmegaLul team btw
2019-08-14 20:42
EZ NO CHANCE
2019-08-14 20:44
Why is BIG here? Turkey isn't Europe
2019-08-14 21:04
#33
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Myanmar xdcc
avangar and calyx also sneaked in
2019-08-15 00:36
WIN4WIN
2019-08-14 21:09
#44
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Europe roseheader
+1
2019-08-19 12:18
Next four: Optic Arcy Virtus.pro Tricked
2019-08-14 22:30
Forze derserves it
2019-08-15 01:14
#30
mir | 
Russia M13F
forZe?
2019-08-14 23:08
#31
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Who cares
2019-08-14 23:55
#35
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Germany DieS0nne
this gonna be gud
2019-08-15 01:26
Solid T2 events
2019-08-15 07:12
#37
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Germany X5ander
easy for BIG the new monster in CSGO !
2019-08-15 08:00
#45
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Europe roseheader
+1
2019-08-19 12:18
#38
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Albania HLTV_God
yes and im not invite... Rigged shit
2019-08-15 10:34
oh nice
2019-08-15 10:48
avangar Asian wtf ?
2019-08-15 11:12
#41
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Russia NERTU
Waiting for Forze!
2019-08-15 11:17
#42
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Sweden Lagge15
A 2nd article saying Cr4zy is confirmed when Champions Cup haven't said a word about it and only give cryptic answers when asked about it
2019-08-15 11:52
#43
halo | 
United States fraus
this aint no t1 shit but this is pretty cool. im excited to see what windigo does with the new line up
2019-08-16 00:23
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