European Development Championship Season 2 team list unveiled

The likes of Sprout and forZe will take part in the second season of the $30,000 tournament.

The sixteen teams that will compete in the second season of the European Development Championship, organized by Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo, have been unveiled on Thursday. The tournament that takes place on February 5-25 will feature five teams within the top 30 of the world rankings, with SAW being the highest-ranked one at the moment.

Fourteen of the teams were invited to the tournament, while Tomáš "⁠oskar⁠" Šťastný's SINNERS and Pavel "⁠PASHANOJ⁠" Legostaev's ex-ETHEREAL earned their spots through the qualifiers.

Spiidi will be leading his troops in EDC S2

The first season of the tournament took place in December, when K23 secured the victory and the $17,500 first-place prize. The competition will follow the same format this time around, with four GSL groups (played on Feb 5-13) leading into single-elimination playoffs (Feb 22-25).

Eden Esports and Fantasyexpo use a unique approach to a franchising system for the tournament series, as companies that purchase broadcasting rights also get a slot in the tournament, which they can pass on to a team or allocate through a regional qualifier.

The team list for the event includes season 1 winners K23, top30 teams SAW, North, forZe, Nemiga, and Sprout, as well as other top-100 squads. Engin "⁠MAJ3R⁠" Küpeli's Sangal as well as Movistar Riders — who have been playing with Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield —, will also compete at the tournament.

European Development Championship Season 2 team list is as follows:

United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
Russia Pavel 'PASHANOJ' Legostaev
Pavel 'PASHANOJ' Legostaev
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.73
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1111
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Bosnia and Herzegovina xdkeroo
Cool
2021-01-28 12:38
3 replies
more mad bettors incoming
2021-01-28 13:02
ez 4 sangalmangal
2021-01-28 13:58
1 reply
#94
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Spain LoLaZo
ez 4 riders KEKW
2021-01-31 13:13
#2
allu | 
Finland osk4r99
nice
2021-01-28 12:38
#3
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Dominican Republic Mariata
oke
2021-01-28 12:39
#4
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Turkey Steamy_Boi
Ez4Sangal
2021-01-28 12:39
yoo where gamerlegion
2021-01-28 12:39
#6
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Portugal karky
#sAwtouadar
2021-01-28 12:39
2 replies
#64
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Spain LoLaZo
noobs
2021-01-28 14:01
1 reply
no u
2021-01-28 15:04
#7
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Turkey nghtmr_71
Believe The Myth !!!!
2021-01-28 12:39
bottanoj
2021-01-28 12:40
1 reply
#35
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United Kingdom tank6123
GODanoj and finiG0D will win
2021-01-28 13:04
saw ez
2021-01-28 12:40
ez 4 saw btw who are tpt?
2021-01-28 12:41
9 replies
#12
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United Kingdom tomtom94
A quick Google suggests they are a French org. I wonder if they might have picked up the Lucky/Jackz/Kio roster that was rumoured to be looking for an org?
2021-01-28 12:44
2 replies
Tpt is polish new squad but they don't reveal team yet
2021-01-28 12:44
make sense
2021-01-28 12:47
new polish team
2021-01-28 12:45
5 replies
#19
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Interesting, do you know any more? I remember there was a rumour about Gruby and morelz teaming up
2021-01-28 12:50
4 replies
2 replies
#38
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United Kingdom tomtom94
ty
2021-01-28 13:05
#55
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Poland baba_booey
aparrently they will be playing in roster with vanq and sayn instead of markos and avis
2021-01-28 13:41
#41
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Poland baba_booey
it was mix called "groobies" which theoretically was supposed to be signed by 9ine
2021-01-28 13:10
Another 322 scam shit
2021-01-28 12:42
ez north
2021-01-28 12:46
Where's Endpoint (in Pro League?) nvm we got Smooya
2021-01-28 12:56
4 replies
pro league is in March, Endpoint have Snow Sweet Snow at the same time so they probably didn't want too many games at the same time
2021-01-28 12:56
3 replies
Oh I forget about the SSS tournament would love to see Vexed getting invited as well they didn't play well recently :(
2021-01-28 13:03
2 replies
You do realise how SSS works, right? Vexed were invited to the regional stage and got knocked out. Endpoint got invited to the main stage of the same event. Vexed are a partner team of Home Sweet Home (they are the sole UK representative) so they will be invited to all the upcoming events, albeit in the regional group stages
2021-01-28 13:19
1 reply
I know I mean Vexed and Endpoint ROG Academy can regularly get invited to B-tier events like SSS and this one Whereas Endpoint main team can participate in bigger events like Dreamhack or ESL if they manage to grind higher ranking through Pro League 13 Although I think there will be some organizations trying to pickup flameZ just like what Envy did to Thomas so we will see about that :(
2021-01-28 14:44
Letsgo
2021-01-28 12:49
Go Sinners
2021-01-28 12:54
#21
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Spain x676
nice
2021-01-28 12:54
#23
ropz | 
Finland wormi
where HAVU tho
2021-01-28 12:55
1 reply
+1
2021-01-28 12:57
#26
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Portugal WillyanI7
Ez for saw
2021-01-28 12:57
#27
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Dominican Republic tyler_05
#sangal
2021-01-28 12:58
#28
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Turkey OdunKafaYT
Good
2021-01-28 13:00
#31
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Turkey ConqUre
Ez4Sangal
2021-01-28 13:02
#33
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United Kingdom tank6123
LETS GO EX-ETHERAL EZ PASHANOJ FINIGAN AND GOD ZORTE
2021-01-28 13:04
#36
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Czech Republic LoGaS01
Lets go sinners!
2021-01-28 13:05
#37
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Germany NitczkaCS
Ez for Sprout
2021-01-28 13:05
free dolars for north
2021-01-28 13:07
#40
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Poland baba_booey
tpt polish team confirmed
2021-01-28 13:08
12 replies
#42
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United Kingdom tomtom94
was just thinking we didn't have enough Polish teams in the scene and could do with a couple more
2021-01-28 13:13
10 replies
#44
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Poland baba_booey
i mean i like when polish teams are playing but i don't like that instead of making one actually good team they're makin a shit ton of t2-t3 teams. StylDunow was actually promising but they disbanded yesterday
2021-01-28 13:15
9 replies
in addiction disbanded bs of byali's ego
2021-01-28 13:51
1 reply
#59
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Poland baba_booey
i mean both sides fucked up a bit. Michu and luz went definitely too far in terms of jokes from Paweł. Maybe if michu would stop after one round and apologize things would be different. Paweł was mad cuz michu with exus and luz literally made jokes for entire match. They apologized each other but sadly it's end for mix or eventually byali will create mix with mhl and phr in core
2021-01-28 13:54
Why disband? You have so much toxic youth, its fact number 1
2021-01-28 13:52
6 replies
#60
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Poland baba_booey
2021-01-28 13:55
5 replies
They were streaming match v HR? How u know those things
2021-01-28 13:58
4 replies
#66
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Poland baba_booey
it happened during normal faceit match, anyways as i saw michu and byali are now alright cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/777528563.. (too lazy to put it on imgur so taken from discord)
2021-01-28 14:29
3 replies
Byali is Major winner, and 5-6 times tournament winner. Who are Michu, Exus, Luz? fucking noone, didn't achieved anything in their life. When I say toxic youth, I mean no respect between each others like. Poland players are 95% like MICHU, EXUS, Luz, eating shit. I completely understand dycha why is running away from Poland scene, because of new generation trash attitude
2021-01-28 14:37
2 replies
#70
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Poland baba_booey
michu was playing in envy this year and he apologized for his behavior, he thought byali was also laughing but he was wrong. I hope they will be fine and will back to play faceit together.
2021-01-28 15:00
#80
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Poland baba_booey
ok nvm it's all alright, byali is chilling with michu and rest of dunes :D
2021-01-28 20:52
#63
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Poland vexxy77
why did they invite tpt? there's so many polish teams: AGO, Wisla, PACT, Anonymo or even HONORIS, weird decision
2021-01-28 13:59
Young lettuce will win
2021-01-28 13:14
Cool #sAwtouadar
2021-01-28 13:15
ez riders
2021-01-28 13:15
Yaaay
2021-01-28 13:19
Sinners top 5 of this league for sure
2021-01-28 13:21
Goooo riderssss
2021-01-28 13:23
Vamos Riders!
2021-01-28 13:26
#52
rain | 
Poland SebL
I think Sprout will win this.
2021-01-28 13:29
13 replies
sAw are the favourites tho
2021-01-28 16:47
12 replies
#76
rain | 
Poland SebL
Only by HLTV ranking.
2021-01-28 18:26
11 replies
Actually no, if u saw their games in november/december against tier 1 teams u wouldnt say so, and in my opinion, sprout is worse now.
2021-01-28 23:17
10 replies
#82
rain | 
Poland SebL
Great that they played well in November/December, but in 2021 they are losing to fucking Anonymo, so no, they are not the favourites.
2021-01-29 07:59
9 replies
They are not he favourites because they lost 16-14 against Anonymo in an open qualifier... What a fckn clown xd
2021-01-29 11:11
8 replies
#85
zorte | 
Finland ye6ok
you're clearly biased
2021-01-29 13:24
#86
rain | 
Poland SebL
I think you are clearly biased.
2021-01-29 14:21
6 replies
You are taking in consideration 1 game in an open qualifier. Izako Boars won against Winstrike, does it make Winstrike a shit team?
2021-01-29 14:51
5 replies
#88
rain | 
Poland SebL
No, Winstrike is a great team, TOP 30 for me.
2021-01-29 18:23
4 replies
Of course, thats why you cant judge saw´s team for only 1 game in a qualifier lol
2021-01-29 21:10
3 replies
#90
rain | 
Poland SebL
It's not only one game, even when they are winning vs low tier teams they have problems, just looking at their game play they are showing a little bit of life left in them but they would need a rebuild around the core players if they want to become a TOP 15 team.
2021-01-30 12:30
2 replies
Lets see if ur right, only time can tell ;)
2021-01-30 14:54
1 reply
#92
rain | 
Poland SebL
Yep, we will see.
2021-01-30 16:58
north :DD tear 5 team.
2021-01-28 13:48
1 reply
kristou has tier 1 experience. I dont know what you mean
2021-01-28 14:07
EZ4SAW !
2021-01-28 14:42
No havu??
2021-01-28 16:19
#74
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Brazil MrLucas
No Godsent :(
2021-01-28 17:15
#75
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Croatia GEEza
no gamers1337?
2021-01-28 17:58
#77
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Portugal tiagoacf23
cmon sAw!! lets get good consistent results!
2021-01-28 18:30
NO LDLC? :o
2021-01-28 19:15
Ez for Sprout or Forze
2021-01-29 08:01
#95
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Latvia YungPan666
ez4godren
2021-01-31 13:14
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