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Esports Championship Series

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[e][h]Esports Championship Series
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The Esports Championship Series, often abbreviated to ECS, was FACEIT's flagship Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league to replace the old FACEIT League which was discontinued after 2015. Launched in 2016, the league covered the European and North American regions with events scheduled around Valve's Major tournament system and offline finals hosted in various locations around the world. Eventually, the league would run for eight seasons before meeting its defunct as FACEIT shifted their focus towards Flashpoint.



World Finals
EventDatePrize Pool 1st 2nd
Season 8 - Finals2019-11-28 to 2019-12-01$500,000Astralis AstralisTeam LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid
Season 7 - Finals2019-06-06 to 2019-06-09$500,000Team Vitality Team VitalityFURIA Esports FURIA Esports
Season 6 - Finals2018-11-22 to 2018-11-25$660,000Astralis AstralisMIBRMIBR MIBR
Season 5 - Finals2018-06-08 to 2018-06-10$660,000Astralis AstralisTeam LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid
Season 4 - Finals2017-12-15 to 2017-12-17$660,000FaZe Clan FaZe Clanmousesports mousesports
Season 3 - Finals2017-06-23 to 2017-06-25$660,000SK GamingSK Gaming SK GamingFaZe Clan FaZe Clan
Season 2 - Finals2016-12-09 to 2016-12-11$660,000Astralis AstralisOpTic GamingOpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming
Season 1 - Finals2016-06-24 to 2016-06-26$765,000G2 Esports G2 EsportsLuminosity Gaming Luminosity Gaming


Europe Europe
EventDatePrize Pool 1st 2nd
Season 8 - Europe2019-09-16 to 2019-10-31$125,000AVANGAR AVANGARFnatic Fnatic
Season 7 - Europe2019-03-11 to 2019-05-24$125,000Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in PyjamasTeam Vitality Team Vitality
Season 6 - Europe2018-10-03 to 2018-11-14$45,000Astralis AstralisNorthNorth North
Season 5 - Europe2018-03-13 to 2018-05-12$45,000Astralis AstralisG2 EsportsG2 Esports G2 Esports
Season 4 - Europe2017-10-06 to 2017-11-23$45,000Fnatic FnaticFaZe Clan FaZe Clan
Season 3 - Europe2017-04-14 to 2017-06-08$45,000FaZe Clan FaZe ClanAstralis Astralis
Season 2 - Europe2016-10-07 to 2016-11-27$45,000Astralis AstralisTeam EnVyUsTeam EnVyUs Team EnVyUs
Season 1 - Europe2016-04-09 to 2016-05-27$90,000Astralis AstralisG2 Esports G2 Esports

North America[edit]

North America North America
EventDatePrize Pool 1st 2nd
Season 8 - North America2019-09-16 to 2019-10-31$125,000Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil GeniusesTeam LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid
Season 7 - North America2019-03-11 to 2019-05-24$125,000MIBRMIBR MIBRFURIA Esports FURIA Esports
Season 6 - North America2018-10-03 to 2018-11-08$45,000NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG EsportsRenegades Renegades
Season 5 - North America2018-03-13 to 2018-05-12$45,000NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG EsportsCloud9 Cloud9
Season 4 - North America2017-10-06 to 2017-11-23$45,000Cloud9 Cloud9OpTic GamingOpTic Gaming OpTic Gaming
Season 3 - North America2017-04-14 to 2017-06-08$45,000Cloud9 Cloud9SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming
Season 2 - North America2016-10-07 to 2016-11-23$45,000SK GamingSK Gaming SK GamingCloud9 Cloud9
Season 1 - North America2016-04-09 to 2016-05-26$90,000Luminosity Gaming Luminosity GamingCloud9 Cloud9