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Tournament Info

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Tournament season
12–25 August Open Qualifying
10–15 September Pinnacle Cup
16 September–31 October Regular Season
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Total Prize Pool
$ 750,000
$ 500,000 for Finals
$ 250,000 for Regular Season
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Regular Season

Online Series

The 8 best EU and NA teams fight for a place in the finals. BO3 knockout series, 5 weeks of action.

EU Season 8 Teams

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OpTic logo
AVANGAR logo
Fnatic logo
FaZe logo
mousesports logo
Virtus Pro logo

NA Season 8 Teams

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NRG logo
Complexity logo
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Team Liquid logo
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Luminosity logo
Cloud9 logo
eUnited logo
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Open Qualifiers

Enter the ECS Open Qualifiers from 12-25 August, for a single elimination BO1 tournament, becoming single elimination BO3 at the quarter-final stage onwards. Each set of qualifiers awards the winners 2 spots in the Pinnacle Cup qualifying. This is your chance to compete against the greatest teams in CS:GO and make yourself a legend. Enter now!

Pinnacle Cup

16 teams (8 qualified, 8 invited) per region will fight it out in a BO3 Swiss tournament from 10-15 September to determine their Regular Season rankings. The Buccholz rankings from this tournament will determine who fills the open slots in the ECS Regular Season brackets.

Broadcasts will be available via the Community Caster Challenge, exclusively on Caffeine.

Regular Season

The ECS Regular Season is 5 BO3 single elimination brackets to determine who gets a spot at the finals.

8 teams from each region will compete from 16 September - 31 October, with the winners of each of the last three brackets getting an invitation directly to the ECS Season 8 Finals.

The first slot from each region will be made up of the top earning teams based on prize money won over the first two tournaments. Consistency counts!

Each week’s tournament has a $25,000 prize pool, and takes place over four days, broadcast live on FACEIT’s Twitch and Caffeine channels. As well as on partner broadcasters in other languages.

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)
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Qualification for the Finals per region:

EU/NA team with the most money from first two series
EU/NA winning team of the Third Series
EU/NA winning team of the Fourth Series
EU/NA winning team of the Fifth Series

EU Series Dates

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16–19
September
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NA Series Dates

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16–19
September
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Weekly Prize Pool

First place
$ 12,500
+ a place in the finals for the final 3 series winners
Second place
$ 7,500
3rd/4th place
$ 2,500
3rd/4th place
$ 2,500

Finals

Grand Finals

TBA NA Venue
TBA date
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Highest earning EU team
TBD
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Highest earning NA team
TBD
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Winners of EU Series 3
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Winners of NA Series 3
TBD
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Winners of EU Series 4
TBD
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Winners of NA Series 4
TBD
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Winners of EU Series 5
TBD
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Winners of NA Series 5
TBD