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Esports Championship Series Season 8 - Europe

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[e][h]Esports Championship Series Season 8 - Europe
League Information
Europe Europe
Prize Pool:
$125,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:


Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Observer:


  • Regular Season: September 16th - October 31st, 2019
    • Season is played out in 5 Online Series
      • Each Series is an 8 team Single-Elimination bracket
      • All matches are played as Bo3
      • Every Series has a $25,000 USD prize pool
    • The team with the most prize winnings following the 2nd Series qualifies to the Finals
    • The winners of the following 3 Series qualify to the Finals

Prize Pool[edit]

$125,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:


   Note: If a Starting Team chooses not to participate in a series, they will be replaced by a 9th-10th place team from Season 7 or a Challenger Cup team.

Starting Teams[edit]

1 June 19th - Ninjas in Pyjamas bench Sweden dennis and sign Sweden Plopski. [1]
2 September 26th - Ninjas in Pyjamas part ways with Sweden GeT_RiGhT. [2]
3 September 27th - Ninjas in Pyjamas acquire Sweden twist from Fnatic. [3]
1 September 7th - Team Vitality bench France NBK-. [4]
2 September 28th - Team Vitality sign France shox. [5]
OpTic Gaming
1Denmark k0nfig
2Denmark MSL
3Denmark TeSeS
4 TBD 
5 TBD 
CDenmark ruggah
1 June 18th - OpTic Gaming part ways with Denmark Snappi. [6]
2 August 10th - OpTic Gaming replace Denmark refrezh with Denmark cajunb. [7]
3 October 11th - North acquire Denmark cajunb as a replacement for Denmark valde who is benched. Following this, OpTic Gaming's roster disbands due to being unable to find a new fifth as the organization is unwilling to invest resources into the team. [8][9]
1 June 24th - AVANGAR bench Kazakhstan fitch. [10]
2 June 25th - AVANGAR sign Kazakhstan AdreN. [11]
1 May 2nd - Denmark JUGi replaces Denmark cadiaN on North. [12]
2 October 11th - North acquire Denmark cajunb as a replacement for Denmark valde who is benched. [8]
1 August 21st - Fnatic bench Sweden Xizt and Sweden twist. [13]
2 September 3rd - Fnatic part ways with Sweden Jumpy and transition Sweden Samuelsson into being the team's coach. [14]
3 September 16th - Fnatic sign Sweden flusha and acquire Sweden Golden on loan from Cloud9. [15]
1 September 11th - FaZe Clan part ways with Poland NEO. [16]
2 September 20th - Natus Vincere acquire Slovakia GuardiaN from FaZe Clan. [17]
3 September 25th - FaZe Clan acquire Brazil coldzera from MIBR. [18]
4 September 26th - Latvia broky joins FaZe Clan on trial. [19]

Challenger Teams[edit]

1 July 2nd - bench Poland OKOLICIOUZ and add Poland phr as a stand-in. [20]
2 September 10th - add Poland phr on a long-term basis. [21]
1 September 17th - Ambush Esport part ways with Denmark PR1mE. [22]
2 September 17th - Denmark siNde leaves Ambush Esport. [23]
3 September 29th - Denmark Ryxxo leaves Ambush Esport. [24]
4 October 8th - Ambush Esport add Denmark ckay, Denmark Fessor, and Denmark Jmoments on trial. [25]
1 September 30th - Team Heretics sign France B1GGY as coach after a 3-month trial. [26]
2 October 6th - Team Heretics sign France kioShiMa and bench France jeyN. [27]
3 October 8th - Team Heretics replace France JiNKZ with France Lucky on the starting lineup. [28][29]
4 October 18th - Team Heretics sign France devoduvek and bench France LOGAN. [30][31]
1 September 26th - Complexity Gaming acquire Denmark blameF from Heroic. [32]
2 October 11th - Heroic acquire Denmark cadiaN. [33]
1 September 30th - Sweden djL leaves Japaleno to join Team GamerLegion. [34]
1 October 7th - Kazakhstan Lack1 is acquired by Winstrike Team. [35]



Series Results[edit]

Additional Content[edit]


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  1. Lukas "Kameeleon" Berć (2019-06-19). "NiP welcomes new blood to the CS:GO roster". Ninjas in Pyjamas.
  2. "A new chapter for GeT_RiGhT: CSGO Roster Update". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2019-09-26.
  3. "Plot twist: we recruit an AWP:er - CS:GO Roster Update". Ninjas in Pyjamas. 2019-09-27.
  4. Team Vitality (2019-09-7). "CSGO Update: we decided to remove @NBK from the starting roster.".
  5. Team Vitality (2019-09-28). "Please give a very warm welcome to @ShoxCSGO in our CSGO team #VforVictory".
  6. OpTic Gaming (2019-06-18). "Thank you to Marco "@SnappiCSGO" Pfeiffer for his time on our CS:GO team.".
  7. MSL (2019-08-10). "Roster change and organization status".
  8. 8.0 8.1 North (2019-10-11). "Today we welcome @cajunbCS!".
  9. Professeur (2019-10-11). "OpTic disband; players open to individual offers". HLTV.
  10. AVANGAR (2019-06-24). "CS:GO ROSTER UPDATE".
  11. AVANGAR (2019-06-25). "Пятый игрок уже здесь! Добро пожаловать, AdreN" [Our fifth player is already here! Welcome, AdreN!] (in Russia Russian).
  12. "valde new team captain, JUGi joins the ranks". North. 2019-05-02.
  13. Brendan (2019-08-21). "A New Phase for CSGO". Fnatic.
  14. MIRAA (2019-09-03). "Samuelsson takes over as fnatic coach.". HLTV.
  15. "The not-so newcomers". Fnatic. 2019-09-16.
  16. FaZe Clan (2019-09-11). "CS:GO Update: NEO will no longer be a substitute for our roster.".
  17. "New Natus Vincere CS:GO roster". Natus Vincere. 2019-09-20.
  18. "We have an Announcement to make...". FaZe Clan. 2019-09-25.
  19. FaZe Clan (2019-09-26). "CS:GO Update: Please welcome @brokycs as our newest addition to the team.".
  20. (2019-07-02). "This July we’ll be testing new players and looking for a better balance in our CS:GO squad’s playstyle.".
  21. (2019-09-10). "Now it's official: @phrcsgo is a player!".
  22. Sander (2019-09-17). "PR1mE er ude af Ambush" [PR1mE is out of Ambush] (in Denmark Danish).
  23. siNde (2019-09-17). "Jeg har valgt at trække mig som coach for Ambush..." [I have chosen to pull myself as a coach for Ambush...] (in Denmark Danish).
  24. Zarrosso (2019-09-29). "Ryxxo stopper hos Ambush" [Ryxxo stops at Ambush] (in Denmark Danish).
  25. "Ambush deltager i Alienware Game Arena LAN Finals i Prag" [Ambush participates in the Alienware Game Arena LAN Finals in Prague] (in Denmark Danish). 2019-10-08.
  26. Team Heretics (2019-09-30). "¡Bienvenido Morgan!" [Welcome Morgan!] (in Spain Spanish).
  27. Team Heretics (2019-10-06). "Bienvenue @kiocsgoo!" [Welcome @kiocsgoo!] (in France French).
  28. Team Heretics. "¡Nos despedimos de @JiNKZ_CSGO!" [We say goodbye to @JiNKZ_CSGO!] (in Spain Spanish).
  29. Team Heretics (2019-10-08). "Welcome @LuckyCSGO_!".
  30. Team Heretics (2019-10-18). "Welcome @devoduvekk!".
  31. Team Heretics (2019-10-18). "Con esta incorporación decimos adiós a @logaNN_CSGO." [Today we say goodbye to @logaNN_CSGO.] (in Spain Spanish).
  32. Complexity Gaming (2019-09-26). "Welcome, @blameFFFFF!".
  33. Heroic (2019-10-11). "Welcome cadiaN!".
  34. Team GamerLegion (2019-09-30). "Update regarding our #csgo team".
  35. "Three new CS:GO players in the Winstrike team roster". Winstrike Team. 2019-10-07.