Esports Championship Series Season 5 - North America

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[e][h]Esports Championship Series Season 5 - North America
League Information
Series:
Esports Championship Series ECS
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Type:
Online
Location:
North America North America
Teams:
10
Format:
League
Prize pool:
$45,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-03-13
End Date:
2018-05-12
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Cache • Cobblestone • Inferno • Nuke • Mirage • Overpass • Train

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Commentators:
    • United Kingdom JZFB (James Bardolph)
    • United Kingdom ddk (Daniel Kapadia)
    • Canada launders (Mohan Govindasamy)
  • Observer:
  • Commentator:

Format[edit]

  • Online Round-Robin League Format

Prize Pool[edit]

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

Participants[edit]

Cloud914, 15, 16, 19
1USA Skadoodle 
2USA autimatic 
3USA RUSH 
4USA tarik 
5Canada FNS 
CUSA valens 
Team Liquid6, 18
1USA nitr0 
2USA EliGE 
3Canada Twistzz 
4Canada NAF 
5Brazil TACO 
CBrazil zews 
NRG Esports3, 11
1USA FugLy 
2USA Brehze 
3Bulgaria CeRq 
4Canada daps 
5USA nahtE 
CUnited Kingdom Immi 
OpTic Gaming5, 7, 8, 22
1Canada stanislaw 
2USA ShahZaM 
3Denmark k0nfig 
4Denmark cajunb 
5Denmark gade 
6Denmark Snappi 
7Denmark JUGi 
CUSA ImAPet  Denmark ruggah
SK Gaming13, 15
1Brazil FalleN 
2Brazil fer 
3Brazil coldzera 
4Brazil boltz 
5USA Stewie2K 
CBrazil dead 
Renegades6, 9
1Australia AZR 
2Australia jks 
3Australia USTILO 
4USA Nifty 
5Norway jkaem 
CSerbia kassad 
Rogue20
1USA vice 
2USA Hiko 
3Denmark cadiaN 
4USA SicK 
5Canada gMd 
CUSA mCe 

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 USA reltuC contract expires and he becomes a free agent. [2]
3 USA 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. USA jdm64 is benched. [6]
7 Denmark Magisk transfers to Astralis. [7]
8 OpTic Gaming announce a new lineup; Canada stanislaw, USA 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 - USA Skadoodle announces his inactivity and steps down from Cloud9. [14]
15 March 30th - USA Stewie2K leaves Cloud9 and joins SK Gaming.[15]
16 April 2nd - Cloud9 acquire Canada FNS from compLexity Gaming. [16]
17 April 4th - USA 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 - USA Skadoodle returns from inactivity and rejoins Cloud9. [19]
20 April 14th - USA 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, USA ShahZaM and USA ImAPet. [22]

Results[edit]

Overview[edit]

Standings
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]

Streams[edit]

Previews[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Highlights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. itsSlicer (2017-11-30). "Stepping Back from CS:GO". Counter Logic Gaming.
  2. Tolkeinfanatic (2018-01-01). "reltuC announces free agency". Dust2.us.
  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". Dust2.us.
  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". Dust2.us.
  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". HLTV.org.
  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". Dust2.us.
  18. "Welcome, TACO!". Team Liquid. 2018-04-06.
  19. DuckMoriarty (2018-04-11). "Skadoodle returns to active service, probably". Dust2.us.
  20. tolkienfanatic (2018-04-14). "mCe released by Dignitas; trying out as coach for Rogue". Dust2.us.
  21. "Roster Update:". Luminosity Gaming. 2018-04-22.
  22. "OpTic CSGO welcomes Snappi and JUGI". OpTic Gaming. 2018-04-24.