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Esports Championship Series Season 5 - North America

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[e][h]Esports Championship Series Season 5 - North America
League Information
North America North America
Prize Pool:
$45,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:


Broadcast Talent[edit]


  • Online Round-Robin League Format

Prize Pool[edit]

$45,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:


For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 Counter Logic Gaming release their male CS:GO division. The players will remain inactive until their contracts expire or they are bought out. The fate of their ECS spot is unknown. [1]
2 United States reltuC contract expires and he becomes a free agent. [2]
3 United States nahtE is signed by NRG Esports. [3]
4 Canada FNS is acquired by compLexity Gaming. [4]
5 OpTic Gaming release Spain mixwell. [5]
6 Canada NAF transfers to Team Liquid. United States jdm64 is benched. [6]
7 Denmark Magisk transfers to Astralis. [7]
8 OpTic Gaming announce a new lineup; Canada stanislaw, United States ShahZaM rejoin, along with Denmark k0nfig, Denmark cajunb, and Denmark gade being acquired from North, the latter joining on loan from their Academy team. Sweden friberg, Finland allu and Estonia HS are removed from the starting lineup. [8][9]
9 Renegades add Norway Jkaem as a long term stand-in. [10]
10 Counter Logic Gaming forfeit their spot in the league after being unable to field a roster, the slot will be filled by a third team from the Challenger Cup.
11 United Kingdom Immi joins NRG Esports as their coach ahead of their start to the season. [11]
12 eUnited sign the Rise Nation roster. [12]
13 March 22nd - Brazil TACO steps down from SK Gaming. [13]
14 March 30th - United States Skadoodle announces his inactivity and steps down from Cloud9. [14]
15 March 30th - United States Stewie2K leaves Cloud9 and joins SK Gaming. [15]
16 April 2nd - Cloud9 acquire Canada FNS from compLexity Gaming. [16]
17 April 4th - United States Slemmy comes out of retirement to act as a long term stand-in for compLexity Gaming. [17]
18 April 6th - Team Liquid sign Brazil TACO as Brazil steel steps down. [18]
19 April 11th - United States Skadoodle returns from inactivity and rejoins Cloud9. [19]
20 April 14th - United States mCe joins Rogue as a coach on trial. [20]
21 April 22nd - Brazil steel and Brazil zakk replace Brazil chelo and Brazil Apoka on Luminosity Gaming. [21]
22 April 24th - OpTic Gaming sign Denmark Snappi, Denmark JUGi and Denmark ruggah to replace Canada stanislaw, United States ShahZaM and United States ImAPet. [22]
23 May 7th - compLexity Gaming forfeit the remained of the ECS season due to a conflicting schedule with the ESL Pro League Season 7 Relegation. As a result of their forfeiture all of their matches during the season will be counted as losses. [23]



1. NRG Esports 17-1 283-182 +101 51p
2. Cloud9 13-5 279-212 +67 39p
3. Team Liquid 10-8 265-227 +38 30p
4. Luminosity Gaming 10-8 220-223 -3 30p
5. Renegades 10-8 206-236 -30 30p
6. eUnited 9-9 197-210 -13 27p
7. SK Gaming 9-9 210-202 +8 27p
8. Rogue 8-10 202-235 -33 24p
9. OpTic Gaming 4-14 187-268 -81 12p
10. compLexity Gaming 0-18 148-213 -65 0p
Note: The above RD includes OTs & FFs, where as the RD used
for tie-breaking does not.

Detailed Results[edit]

For results of weeks 1-4, click here.

For results of weeks 5-6, click here.

Additional Content[edit]






  1. itsSlicer (2017-11-30). "Stepping Back from CS:GO". Counter Logic Gaming.
  2. Tolkeinfanatic (2018-01-01). "reltuC announces free agency".
  3. Professeur (2018-01-15). "NRG sign nahtE". HLTV.
  4. DuckMoriarty (2018-01-30). "compLexity add FNS to replace Slemmy, bring Rambo and Professor_Chaos in as staff".
  5. "It is an incredibly sad day for the OpTic family as we must wish Oscar “Mixwell” Cañellas farewell. Best of luck, friend.". OpTic Gaming. 2018-02-06.
  6. Luis Mira (2018-02-05). "NAF completes Liquid move". HLTV.
  7. "Astralis sign Magisk". Astralis. 2018-02-07.
  8. "It is our pleasure to announce our 2018 OpTic Counter Strike roster!". OpTic Gaming. 2018-02-07.
  9. "Following a strong end to 2017, Nicklas “gade” Gade will be joining OpTic Gaming on loan in time for EPL Season 7.". North. 2018-02-07.
  10. "Please give a warm Renegades welcome to jkaem who will be our stand-in for the upcoming 2018 CS:GO season!". Renegades. 2018-02-08.
  11. DuckMoriarty (2018-03-01). "NRG bring in Immi as coach".
  12. "eUnited is back in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive! Please welcome our newly acquired premiere CSGO team who have just qualified to ECS Season 5.". eUnited. 2018-03-05.
  13. Epitácio "TACO" de Melo. "27 meses e hoje, finalmente a despedida [PT-EN"].
  14. Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham (2018-03-30). "Currently inactive with csgo, the future is uncertain and that is all guys thank you".
  15. MIRAA (2018-03-30). "Stewie2K links up with SK squad".
  16. "We would like to welcome our newest #C9CSGO memeber, @FNS !". Cloud9. 2018-04-02.
  17. DuckMoriarty (2018-04-04). "Slemmy returns to compLexity as a stand-in".
  18. "Welcome, TACO!". Team Liquid. 2018-04-06.
  19. DuckMoriarty (2018-04-11). "Skadoodle returns to active service, probably".
  20. tolkienfanatic (2018-04-14). "mCe released by Dignitas; trying out as coach for Rogue".
  21. "Roster Update:". Luminosity Gaming. 2018-04-22.
  22. "OpTic CSGO welcomes Snappi and JUGI". OpTic Gaming. 2018-04-24.
  23. DuckMoriarty (2018-05-07). "compLexity forfeit remainder of ECS season".