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Esports Championship Series Season 8 - North America

[e][h]Esports Championship Series Season 8 - North America
League Information
North America North America
Prize Pool:
$125,000 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
Dust II • Inferno • Nuke • Mirage • Overpass • Train • Vertigo


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 25th - MIBR loan Brazil felps to Luminosity Gaming in exchange for Brazil LUCAS1. [1] [2]
2 July 12th - Brazil coldzera steps down from MIBR. [3]
3 September 5th - MIBR acquire Brazil kNgV- from INTZ. [4]
1 September 23rd - FURIA Esports bench Brazil ableJ and replace him with Brazil HEN1. [5]
1 June 11th - NRG Esports replace Canada daps with Canada stanislaw. [6]
2 September 26th - Evil Geniuses acquire the lineup of NRG Esports. As ECS spots are org owned, it is unknown if Evil Geniuses will inherit the league spot. [7]
3 October 9th - Evil Geniuses will play in the former NRG Esports spot, presumably after the league license was transferred. [8]
1 September 5th - MIBR acquire Brazil kNgV- from INTZ. [4]
2 September 16th - INTZ sign Brazil shz. [9]
1 June 25th - MIBR loan Brazil felps to Luminosity Gaming in exchange for Brazil LUCAS1. [1] [2]
2 August 20th- Luminosity Gaming bench Brazil HEN1. [10]
3 September 9th - Brazil skullz joins Luminosity Gaming on loan from W7M Gaming. [11]
4 September 12th - Luminosity Gaming release their roster. The organization transfers the spot to the players. [12]
5 October 1st - ex-Luminosity Gaming disband as the players go their separate ways. [13]
1 June 14th - United Kingdom keita is signed as coach of Complexity Gaming. United States Warden returns to being the team's manager. [14]
2 September 6th - Complexity Gaming part ways with Australia Rickeh. [15]
3 September 26th - Denmark blameF and United States RUSH are acquired by Complexity Gaming. [16] [17]
4 September 27th - Complexity Gaming bench United States SicK. [18]
1Canada TenZ
1USA autimatic
2Canada daps
3Spain mixwell
4USA koosta
5Canada Subroza
1 July 2nd - Cloud9 bench United States RUSH, loan Sweden Golden to Ninjas in Pyjamas, and release United States vice and Denmark cajunb. They then sign Canada daps from NRG Esports, Canada TenZ, United States koosta, and Spain mixwell from Movistar Riders as replacements. United States valens moves to an analyst position and United States JamezIRL is signed as the new coach. [19]
2 October 20th - Cloud9 bench Canada TenZ and acquire Canada Subroza on trial. [20]

Challenger Teams[edit]

1Canada moose
1USA Cooper-
2Mexico MarKE
3USA vanity
4USA food
5USA freakazoid
CCanada a2z
1 September 23rd - Canada moose steps down from eUnited. United States freakazoid is signed as his replacement. [21]
1 May 25th - Spacestation Gaming opt not to renew the contracts of their CS:GO team. Team Singularity is granted their spot as they finished Season 7 in 11th place. [22]
2 September 4th - ATK acquire United States floppy and United States oSee from Team Singularity. [23]
3 September 12th - Team Singularity part ways with United States MAC-1. [24]
4 September 16th - Team Singularity sign United States ben1337 and United States PwnAlone. [25]
5 September 27th - Team Envy acquire United States ryann from Team Singularity. [26]
6 September 30th - Team Singularity will use United States stellar and United States Infinite as stand-in's for United States hydrex and United States Shakezullah for Series 2. [27]
7 October 9th - With Team Singularity signing a new lineup, their former squad will continue to compete in ECS as ex-Team Singularity. [8]



Series Results[edit]

Additional Content[edit]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 MIBR (2019-06-25). "Welcome to the MIBR family @LUCAS1!".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Luminosity Gaming (2019-06-25). "@felperaa will join our starting roster (on loan) and @LUCAS1 will join @mibr (on loan)".
  3. Wilton "zews" Prado (2019-07-12). "STATEMENT REGARDING MIBR AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE".
  4. 4.0 4.1 MIBR (2019-09-05). "We have found our 5th, welcome to the MIBR family @kngvito!".
  5. "HEN1 joins Furia’s CS:GO team". FURIA Esports. 2019-09-23.
  6. "NRG CS:GO Roster Update". NRG Esports. 2019-06-11.
  7. "Evil Geniuses enter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive". Evil Geniuses. 2019-09-26.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mnmzzz (2019-10-09). "Evil Geniuses and Complexity set to compete in ECS Season 8 Week 3".
  9. MIRAA (2019-09-16). "INTZ complete shz signing". HLTV.
  10. Luminosity Gaming (2019-08-20). "CS:GO Roster Update: Effective immediately @HEN1 has been moved to a the bench and is a restricted free agent".
  11. Nohte (2019-09-09). "Luminosity add skullz on loan". HLTV.
  12. Professeur (2019-09-12). "Official: Luminosity release roster". HLTV.
  13. MIRAA (2019-10-01\publisher=HLTV). "ex-Luminosity roster splits up".
  14. [Inside source]
  15. Complexity Gaming (2019-09-06). "Today, we part ways with @Rickeh.".
  16. Complexity Gaming (2019-09-26). "Welcome, @blameFFFFF!".
  17. Complexity Gaming (2019-09-26). "Welcome, RUSH!".
  18. Complexity Gaming (2019-09-27). "As of today, Hunter "@sick_cs" Mims has been placed on our inactive roster while we look to find him a new home.".
  19. Bobby Koh (2019-07-02). "Cloud9 Announces CS:GO Roster Shuffle". Cloud9.
  20. Cloud9 (2019-10-20). "#C9CSGO Roster Update".
  21. eUnited (2019-09-23). "Ryan "@FreakazoidA" Abadir will be joining the active roster immediately.".
  22. CarbonDogma (2019-05-23). "Spacestation return to Earth, add Drone and roca".
  23. "Today we bid farewell to @oSeecs & @floppyCSGO!". Team Singularity. 2019-09-04.
  24. Team Singularity (2019-09-12). "Farewell @MAC1_cs and best of luck in your career!".
  25. Mnmzzz (2019-09-16). "Singularity sign ben1337 and PwnAlone".
  26. Mnmzzz (2019-09-27). "Envy acquire ryann from Singularity".
  27. Team Singularity (2019-09-30). "As Week 2 of ECS Season 8 will be kicking off tonight we would like to announce the roster that will be playing".