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FACEIT’s Esports Championship Series Season 4 Development League is Set to Begin on 29 August

Open Qualifiers to Take Place on 19-20 & 26-27 August

LONDON - August 2, 2017 - FACEIT’s Esports Championship Series (ECS), the first CS:GO league to offer players co-ownership and true collaboration in league activities, is returning for Season 4 with the ECS Open Qualifiers and Development League. The Open Qualifiers are set to take place on 19-20 and 26-27 August, with the top two teams of each qualifier progressing to the Development League. Teams and players can register at https://fce.gg/ecs.

The ECS Season 4 Development League for Europe and North America will begin on 29 August, with four teams coming from the Open Qualifiers and four more teams directly invited. Each team will play each other in a best-of-two, round robin format. The top two of each region will then face the bottom two teams of ECS Season 3 (EU: Virtus.pro & Team Dignitas, NA: Luminosity Gaming & Ghost Gaming) in the best-of-five Relegation Playoffs. The winner of each match will qualify for ECS Season 4.

The Community Caster Challenge also returns for ECS Season 4, this time on YouTube. This season, the ECS will provide another chance for rising stars of esports casting to fly to the ECS studio and cast live matches of ECS Season 4. Casters looking to join the Community Caster Challenge can send the following information to ecs@csgoleague.com for consideration: first and last name, contact email, Skype link, YouTube channel URL, and other social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

An overview of the dates:

Open Qualifiers:

European Qualifier 1: 19-20 August

European Qualifier 2: 22-24 August

North American Qualifier 1: 19-20 August

North American Qualifier 2: 23-25 August

Teams can register to their preferred tournament on https://fce.gg/ecs.

Development League:

Week 1: 29-31 August

Week 2: 2-3 September

Week 3: 5-7 September

Week 4: 8-10 September

Week 5: 12-14 September

Relegation Playoffs:

23-24 September



FACEIT is the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 7 million users competing in over 12 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly competitions into their titles to allow gamers to organize and take part in online games at all skill levels. esports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com .

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