Esports Championship Series Season 3

  • Start date 28 Feb 2017
  • End date 25 Jun 2017

Prize pool - $660,000

1. $250,000 USD 4. $65,000 USD
2. $120,000 USD 5-6. $45,000 USD
3. $65,000 USD 7-8. $35,000 USD


Participating teams

  Astralis   Fnatic
  Cloud9   OpTic Gaming
  FaZe Clan   G2 Esports
  SK Gaming   Team Liquid

Main event

Group stage
  • Two groups with four teams in each
  • Double elimination group format (GSL) Bo1 and Bo3
  • Top two from each group move on to the playoffs
  • Status: Completed
  • Single-Elimination
  • Best-of-three series
  • Status: Completed

Location: London, United Kingdom  

Regional qualifiers

Europe, North America
  • Group Stage:
    • Each team plays each other team in two best-of-one series.
    • The top four teams advance to the Season 3 Finals.
    • The bottom two teams are relegated to Season 4 Promotion, while the other teams remain in Season 4.


Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals

23 Jun 2017
Playoffs - Playoffs
Group A - Group Stage
Group B - Group Stage

Esports Championship Series Season 3 - League

14 Apr 2017
North America - League
Europe - League

Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Development League

28 Feb 2017
Europe - Promotion
North America - Promotion
Europe - Development League
North America - Development League

News & Features

Liquid zews: Pre-ECS Interview

Finalising the series of Pre-ECS interviews is a sit-down with a return interviewee, the legendary Wilton "zews" Prado, currently coaching Team Liquid.

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OpTic hazed: Pre-ECS Interview

GosuGamers had the pleasure of speaking to OpTic Gaming's Coach and In-Game Leader, James "hazed" Cobb, prior to commencement of ECS Season 3.

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