Tournament Info | ECS - Esports Championship Series

Tournament Info

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Tournament duration
11 March – 24 May Regular Season,
6 – 9 June Finals
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Total Prize Pool
$ 750,000
$ 500,000 for Finals
$ 250,000 for Regular Season
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The SSE Arena, Wembley
Arena Square, Engineers Way,
London HA9 0AA

Regular Season

Online Series

We've made some changes for this ECS season.
Goodbye low-stakes matches. Hello BO3 knockout series.

EU Season 7 Teams

Astralis logo
FaZe logo
Fnatic logo
LDLC logo
mousesports logo
NiP logo
North logo
OpTic logo

NA Season 7 Teams

Complexity logo
Cloud9 logo
eUnited logo
mibr logo
NRG logo
Renegades logo
Rogue logo
Team Liquid logo

Open Qualifiers

Enter the ECS Open Qualifiers from 16–28 February for 4 single elimination tournaments, each with 2 slots for the Challenger Cup. This is your chance to compete against the greatest teams in CS:GO! Enter your team now!

Challenger Cup

In the Challenger Cup 16 teams (8 qualified, 8 invited) will fight it out in a BO3 Swiss tournament from 5–7 March to determine their Challenger Cup rankings. These rankings will be used to determine who fills the open slots in the ECS regular season brackets.

Regular Season

The ECS regular season consists of five online series eight-team single elimination brackets per region.

Top eight teams from ECS Season 6 will have priority slots for each series. Any open slots will be filled by the ECS Season 6 ninth and tenth placed teams and the Challenger Teams.

The winners of the first three series will qualify automatically for the ECS Season 7 Finals. The remaining two slots will be given to the top earning team from each region in prize pool across the whole regular season. Teams already qualified will not be counted.

Each series will have a weekly $25,000 prize pool, totalling $250,000 for the regular season.

Each series will take place over 4 days, with each knockout game being a BO3 single elimination tie.

Schedule per region

  • Day 1: 4x BO3 Quarter-Finals (8 teams)
  • Day 2: 1x BO3 Semi-Final (2 teams)
  • Day 3: 1x BO3 Semi-Final (2 teams)
  • Day 4: 1x BO3 Final (2 teams)
DAY 1DAY 2DAY 4

Qualification for the Finals per region:

EU/NA winning team of the First Series
EU/NA winning team of the Second Series
EU/NA winning team of the Third Series
EU/NA team with the most money from the regular season

EU Series Dates

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11 – 14
March
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18 – 21
March
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25 – 28
April
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13 – 16
May
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21 – 24
May

NA Series Dates

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11 – 14
March
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18 – 21
March
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25 – 28
April
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13 – 16
May
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21 – 24
May

Weekly Prize Pool

First place
$ 12,000
+ a place in the finals for the first 3 series winner
Second place
$ 5,000
3rd/4th place
$ 2,500
3rd/4th place
$ 2,500
5th/8th place
$ 750
5th/8th place
$ 750
5th/8th place
$ 750
5th/8th place
$ 750

Finals

Grand Finals

The SSE Arena, Wembley
6 – 9 June 2019
Astralis logo Astralis logo
Winners of EU Series 1
HiddenAstralis
compLexity Gaming logo compLexity Gaming logo
Winners of NA Series 1
HiddencompLexity Gaming
North logo North logo
Winners of EU Series 2
HiddenNorth
NRG eSports logo NRG eSports logo
Winners of NA Series 2
HiddenNRG eSports
Team Vitality logo Team Vitality logo
Winners of EU Series 3
HiddenTeam Vitality
Furia Esports logo Furia Esports logo
Winners of NA Series 3
HiddenFuria Esports
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Highest earning EU team
TBD
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Highest earning NA team
TBD

The ECS Season 7 Grand Finals will take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London. The four-day finals will be two GSL groups, with the top four teams entering a knockout bracket to determine the champion for this season of ECS.