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Esports Championship Series Season 3

Event overview

18 February 2017 - 25 June 2017
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Information

The Esports Championship Series, a leading esports initiative founded by FACEIT and supported by Twitch, will launch season three of its ECS Counter-Strike league this fall. Following the format of the successful debut season, season three will include 20 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams (10 from North America and 10 from Europe). Seasonthree of the ECS league officially kicks off March 31, 2017.

Before the main tournament starts ECS will be hosting a "Development League" where notable organization that where not part of season one and teams from the open qualifiers will compete for the last spots in the tournament.

Format

Open Qualifiers

- 2 open qualifiers per region
- Single-Elimination Brackets
- Best-of-One Matches
- 4 Teams from each region will proceed to development league


Development League

- 8 Teams, 4 invited, 4 from open qualifiers
- Round-Robin Group Stage
- Best-of-Two Matches
- Top 2 Teams from each region proceed to promotion stage


Promotion Matches

- Last 2 teams from ECS Season 2
          * Europe Teams: Virtus Pro & Fnatic
          * North America Teams: Team SoloMid & Complexity Gaming
- Top 2 teams from development league
- Single-Elimination Bracket
- Best-of-Five Matches
- Top 2 teams proceed to league play stage


League Play

- 10 Teams
          * 8 Teams from Season 2
          * 2 Teams from Promotion Stage
Each team plays each other team in two Best-of-One series
- Top 4 teams proceed to finals stage
- bottom 2 teams are relegated to season 4 promotion stage
- other teams remain in season 4

Final

More information will be added once it becomes available.