FACEIT reveals invited teams for ECS Season 7 Pinnacle Cup
FACEIT is pleased to reveal Pinnacle as the Official Betting Partner for ECS 2019.
The exciting partnership will span both Season 7 and 8 and will see the Challenger Cup renamed as the ECS Pinnacle Cup.
The competition will take place from March 5th-7th and will determine the seeding for open slots in the upcoming ECS Season 7 Regular Season brackets.
FACEIT can also reveal the 16 teams invited to compete in the Pinnacle Cup as Vitality, Team Spirit, AVANGAR, Winstrike, Valiance, Windigo, ENCE and forZe for Europe and FURIA, Singularity, Denial, INTZ, Team One, Bad News Bears, Old Guys Club and Final Feature for North America.
The NA and EU qualifiers for the ECS Pinnacle Cup have concluded and the full lineup of teams set to compete is now locked.
The ECS Pinnacle Cup is the second stage in the newly revamped ECS format, developed alongside the community to tackle oversaturation in the CS:GO calendar, while still giving the best opportunity for open qualification to the top level.
Pinnacle will act as the Official Betting Partner for ECS throughout 2019, the partnership will include real-time odds support and will continue throughout the Regular Season and the Finals.
“We’re excited to have Pinnacle onboard. We’re always looking for like-minded partners who are experienced in and passionate about esports, and their ongoing commitment to the ecosystem makes them the perfect partner for the new and improved ECS,” said Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT.
“ECS is the leading independent CS:GO league and we always want to work with global industry leaders such as Pinnacle to continue offering our fans the best possible experience.”
“This partnership marks another major landmark in the development of esports at Pinnacle. We’ve been doing everything we can to help the esports industry grow over the last few years and working with an organisation like FACEIT will certainly help us achieve that” commented Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle.
“There are plenty of esports fans at Pinnacle and we’ve been very impressed with the work FACEIT have been doing. When this opportunity presented itself, we knew it was something we were never going to pass up.”
The ECS Season 7 Regular Season kicks off on March 11th with the new improved ECS format: Five eight-team single elimination tournaments each week, offering a prize pool of $25,000 per region to maintain a consistently high level of competition.
The winners of the first three weeks of competition will head straight to the ECS Season 7 Finals, with the fourth spot per region filled by the team with the most overall prize money won over the five Regular Season tournaments.
The ECS Season 7 Pinnacle Cup is also giving fans the opportunity to showcase their casting abilities with the return of the Community Caster Challenge.
Up and coming commentators are invited to register their channel here and stream their commentary on ECS Pinnacle Cup matches, with the best talent from EU and NA winning an invite to the Season 7 Finals, and a potential opportunity to perform at the prestigious event.
The Community Caster Challenge marks the continuation of FACEIT’s commitment to working with and developing grassroots talent and saw the previous winning duo go on to commentate at the ECS Season 5 Finals.
Tickets for the ECS Season 7 Finals can be purchased here.
For more information on the Esports Championship Series, visit ecs.faceit.com or follow the league on Twitter (@ECS).