Esports Championship Series 3

Major Tournaments

The CSGO Esports Championship Series 3 2017 is the third instalment in an initiative created by FACEIT and Twitch to try and get more people involved in esports. A careful balance is set between protecting the core values and communities in esports as well as coming up with ground breaking ways of enhancing the environment for players. The league encourages player protection, team co-ownership and equal promotion of all to help develop the blossoming sport. Uniquely, the event also offers anyone the chance to be part of a professional team by signing up and working their way to the Professional League through qualifying wins.

Esports Championship Series 3 2017

Each season is broken down into a North American and European league with a final held in either the US or the UK. This year, the Series 3 championship final will be held in London, England. The first Season was held between April and June 2016 with the second season taking place between July and December 2016. Season 3 is due to start on the 14th April with the three-day CSGO Esports Championship Series 3 2017 tournament concluding on the 25th June 2017.

The previous winners were G2 Esports (Season 1) and Astralis (Season 2).

Teams and Players

Four teams go through from each qualifying league to play in the finals. Season 1 saw eight teams take part in the finals. They were: Astralis, G2 esports, Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas from Europe and Luminosity Gaming, Cloud9, Team Liquid and Team SoloMid from North America. G2 esports won this final after beating Luminosity 2-0 in the final.

The second season saw Astralis, Team EnVyUs, Faze Clan and Team Dignitas from Europe and SK Gaming, Cloud9, Immortals and OpTic Gaming from the US competing for a prize pool of $660,000. In this season, an exciting final took place between Astralis and OpTic gaming with a 2-0 victory for the Danish team Astralis.

Astralis were formed from the ashes of Questionmark in January 2016, and since their inception the Audi sponsored team have accumulated prize pool winnings of $1,481,862.42. Their successes and rise through the standings are no doubt down to their impressive active squad who are bolstered by Markus Kjaerbye and Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen. The rest of the team is made up of ‘dev1ce’, ‘gla1ve’, ‘Xyp9x and legendary coach ‘zonic’.

Game Results and Prizes

EU League

  • Astralis
  • Team Dignitas
  • Team EnVyUs
  • FaZe Clan
  • G2 Esports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Fnatic
  • Virtus.Pro
  • mousesports

North America

  • Bee’s Money Crew
  • Cloud9
  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Immortals
  • Team Liquid
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • NRG Esports
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Renegades
  • SK Gaming

The teams in each league will play for eight weeks with the top four teams from each league going on to play in the Esports Championship final for the biggest ever prize pot of $750,000. The winner of the tournament will receive an impressive $250,000 with the second spot receiving $120,000 and the third and fourth runners up scooping $65,000 each.

For further information on the tournament, be sure to check out reddit. All the CSGO action will also be live streamed on FACEIT’s Youtube Channel.