European Development Championship Season 1 teams announced
The first season of the European Development Championship (EDC) will kick off on December 7 and will see 16 teams duke it out for their share of a $30,000 prize pool. The participants will be split into four GSL groups and will play best-of-one opening matches. From there, the remaining matches will be played in a best-of-three format, with the top two sides from each group advancing to the playoffs.
The eight teams coming out of the groups will face off in a single-elimination, best-of-three playoff bracket for the $17,500 first-place prize, which will be awarded to the winner of the grand final, scheduled for December 20.
Endpoint, who recently secured promotion to ESL Pro League, and Russian pair forZe and Espada headline the invite list for the tournament. NAVI Junior and BEZ ZP (formerly Cyber Legacy) join the 14 invited sides to round out the participants' list, with the duo having locked down spots after topping the closed qualifier at the end of November.
The complete team list is as follows: