One of the main takeaways that effects the teams and fans would be the changes to player transfers and tie-breakers in ECS Season 5. Unlike in previous seasons, the league standings will now be decided by Head-to-Head, not Overall Round Difference.
And with regards to player transfers, teams are now allowed to make one permanent transfer between other ECS participating teams, and a second transfer is allowed with non-ECS participating teams. In previous seasons this was not allowed, but there has been necessity for this to be looked at this time around, with both Lucas "steel" Lopes
and Pujan "FNS" Mehta
having played for two teams in the league.
The league are looking at a new qualification system which will start with Season 6, the next season, but as yet details have not been revealed.
ECS currently has 14 teams signed into partnerships, which is said to be the largest formal association of CS:GO teams who are all shareholders.
With the following teams all involved: