European Development Championship Season 1 teams announced

The inaugural season of the tournament, which aims to promote regional teams and broadcasters, is headlined by three top-30 teams in forZe, Espada and Endpoint.

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.

forZe (no.28) are the highest-ranked side in attendance

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 matches will be broadcast in English on the official Eden Esports Twitch channel, with stream coverage also available in eight other languages.

The complete team list is as follows:

LETS GO ENDPOINT
2020-12-02 23:20
17 replies
Very nice! Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy.
2020-12-02 23:20
14 replies
why didnt they invite liquid?
2020-12-02 23:22
13 replies
too bad for the event
2020-12-02 23:23
5 replies
Imagine having three major winners in a “development” league haha
2020-12-03 02:37
4 replies
who
2020-12-03 05:48
3 replies
Kioshima, mou and snax All trash players about to be bodied by GOD STEELENDA
2020-12-03 06:15
2 replies
#58
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Poland Menaheer
Commie spotted
2020-12-03 10:15
#68
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Europe Tomgra
who?
2020-12-03 16:31
they are t4 bro!
2020-12-02 23:25
#19
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Brazil Rafaking
EUROPEAN development championship
2020-12-02 23:32
4 replies
#36
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United States omaega
? Liquid is a Dutch org
2020-12-03 00:20
1 reply
#37
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Russia INNESOR
+1
2020-12-03 00:27
#42
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Japan Yuukek
As usual uneducated Brazilian
2020-12-03 02:27
1 reply
#49
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Brazil Rafaking
Love you to bro
2020-12-03 06:57
#65
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Germany I_car
Not European enough
2020-12-03 12:50
#57
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Finland SunMutsi
Wheres ENCE?
2020-12-03 09:47
1 reply
too bad to be invited
2020-12-03 16:20
so excited
2020-12-02 23:20
#4
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United Kingdom Multiplism
Some teams are shite
2020-12-02 23:21
1 reply
#53
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Philippines batstew
this is t3 league men
2020-12-03 07:56
ez for saw
2020-12-02 23:21
4 replies
probably sAw vs Endpoint final
2020-12-02 23:23
1 reply
i hope so, i want revenge for the mdl xD, good luck btw
2020-12-03 18:14
nops! ez4steel
2020-12-02 23:45
1 reply
+1 easy for steelega and Mopiland
2020-12-03 00:01
So great test for new forZe roster
2020-12-02 23:22
#8
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Norway fuxzer
boring teams
2020-12-02 23:22
#9
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Portugal eilzinho
#sAwtouadar
2020-12-02 23:22
#11
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Switzerland x676
nice
2020-12-02 23:23
#13
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Czech Republic bagin__
ezzz forZe.Woro2k
2020-12-02 23:25
ok gl for all :)
2020-12-02 23:26
#16
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Hungary salander4
Let's go BP5!
2020-12-02 23:26
espada vs saw on the final
2020-12-02 23:26
1 reply
Movistar Riders VS sAw
2020-12-03 00:00
this is nice
2020-12-02 23:30
#20
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Lebanon Dogman69
so complicated tournament name
2020-12-02 23:32
#21
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Turkey VonStar
Where İs The Sangal.Team is last time play good one closed qualifier advanced undefeated grand final team is play good
2020-12-02 23:36
#22
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Japan tatsumi
how come there isn’t an NA development championship
2020-12-02 23:40
5 replies
#26
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Hungary szia
DreamHack Masters NA and all other events from where on out might as well be development championships with all of the good teams moving to Europe
2020-12-02 23:46
4 replies
#27
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Japan tatsumi
axaxaxaxa it’s like mdl offseason
2020-12-02 23:52
3 replies
#33
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Hungary szia
twitter.com/ChaosEC/status/1334271349171.. and now NAs best team is without an org lol
2020-12-03 00:06
2 replies
#34
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Japan tatsumi
if this keeps up i might have to intervene and go pro
2020-12-03 00:09
1 reply
#63
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Sweden RSKcsgo
go for it man
2020-12-03 12:41
#23
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Hungary szia
EZBP5!
2020-12-02 23:44
Why sangal dident get invait for dis how get heretic en budapest5 invait
2020-12-02 23:46
5 replies
Name checks out, nice english btw
2020-12-03 00:00
4 replies
Using google translate its make ez for you do it without
2020-12-06 11:46
3 replies
Wtf i do not use Google translate xddxdxd, nice english again :)
2020-12-06 15:13
2 replies
Fuck you corona stfu en do it without translate and if you don't understand my translate it
2020-12-06 18:11
1 reply
Turkey education bestest
2020-12-06 18:12
Omegalul BEZ ZP means "without salary"
2020-12-02 23:56
2 replies
rofl, self aware Russian team
2020-12-03 00:11
#61
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Portugal Hmikas
xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-12-03 11:57
Lets gooooo Riders! Lets gooooo Mopiland!
2020-12-02 23:59
Very nice for cs
2020-12-03 00:34
#39
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Spain rawdr1guez
gl Riders & sAw
2020-12-03 00:43
#sAwvaidar
2020-12-03 00:59
#41
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Russia Syonamaru
hope forZe up
2020-12-03 02:01
wheres the NA development league?
2020-12-03 02:36
This is just another Lootbet, HomeSweetHome Cup or NineToFive League just under a new name ofc....
2020-12-03 05:54
Lets go eu
2020-12-03 06:34
#50
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Lithuania 7000won
No BiG???
2020-12-03 07:02
No astralis?
2020-12-03 07:20
#52
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Jordan Zereeni
ok
2020-12-03 07:23
#GOBP5
2020-12-03 09:15
#55
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Poland SebL
I think Endpoint will win it.
2020-12-03 09:33
Should make one for NA))))
2020-12-03 09:36
ez for BEZ ZP!
2020-12-03 10:16
EZ for HERETICS
2020-12-03 11:56
#62
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Turkey Berhava!
No Sangal yes Movistsar rofl
2020-12-03 12:24
EZ 4 DIMA
2020-12-03 12:42
when will this event begin
2020-12-03 13:13
3 replies
#69
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Slovakia GUZU
First match: IG - Forze December 7, 2020 - 10:00 CET
2020-12-03 16:44
2 replies
thanks mens))
2020-12-04 00:25
1 reply
#78
Zero | 
Slovakia GUZU
np
2020-12-04 18:22
GROUP A  forZe  Endpoint  Illuminar Gaming  Budapest Five
2020-12-03 16:55
GROUP B  HellRaisers  SKADE  Team Heretics  Galaxy Racer
2020-12-03 16:55
GROUP C  K23  ALTERNATE aTTaX  Copenhagen Flames  Natus Vincere Junior
2020-12-03 16:55
GROUP D  ESPADA  sAw  Movistar Riders  BEZ ZP
2020-12-03 16:55
Group Stage Start Date: 2020-12-07 FORMAT Four double-elimination format (GSL) Groups Each group has 4 teams Opening matches are Bo1 All following matches are Bo3 Top 2 teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
2020-12-03 16:57
#76
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Ukraine ksay
BEZ ZP XD
2020-12-03 22:39
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