ECS to cease operations, FACEIT partner with "B Site" league – report

The Esports Championship Series (ECS) is closing it’s doors. According to a report from DBLTAP, the FACEIT-owned league is ceasing operations after eight seasons.

This is due to a new partnership between FACEIT and the unannounced “B Site” league the report claims. FACEIT will be taking the reins on production for the new league and therefore need to part ways with ECS.

The report also states that the current list of organizations set to participate in B site are Cloud9, MIBR, Gen.G, Dignitas, and MAD Lions. There is expected to be 12 total teams participating in the league.

As stated in a previous article discussing details of B Site, the league which costs teams $2 million to enter will have two seasons per year with a total of $1 million per season ($2 million per year). The first season will begin in March will be one month in length, culminating in an eight-team final. During each season, teams will play in three different LAN tournaments, earning points towards the final standings to decide which eight teams will move into the finals.

The $2 million buy-ins for the B Site league will provide revenue share to the ten teams that take part. The remaining two teams will have earned their place via a qualifier and “will not be included in the league revenue share model” according to this report.

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