FACEIT and Twitch have partnered up to host a new global league called the Esports Championship Series (ECS), which will pay out $3.5 million over the course of two seasons.
Date of tournament – 9th April 2016
Qualifiers – 7th and 8th April 2016
The most interesting aspect about the ECS is that it offers co-ownership to the competing teams, who will get seats on the board as well as a share of the tournament’s revenue.
“Players and teams are the heart of the esports community and deserve the opportunity to reap the rewards of their hard work and dedication to grow esports into a mainstream phenomenon,” said FACEIT co-founder Michele Attisani.
“We make the community our first priority and as such, we’re excited to support the first esports league that positions teams as co-owners.”
The teams participating are :