The fourth season of the ECS Championship is about to begin today with its first match for the Counter-Strike : Global Offensive shootout competition.
ECS Season 4 will be held both in Europe and North America, with both divisions hosting ten teams. The first part of the season, kicking off tomorrow at 20:00 with the match between FaZe and Heroic, will be online during which teams will play against all the other teams in their division twice in best-of-one matches.
The top four teams from each division will advance to the ECS Season 4 playoffs while the ninth and tenth placed squads will have to play promotion matches in order to participate in Season 5. The squads that finish 5-8th will automatically secure their spot in ECS Season 5.
Heroic, who finished first in the Development League and beatdignitas in one of the Season 4 promotion matches, will join ECS Season 4 Europe. Virtus.pro also won their promotion match, beating Space Soldiers and retaining their slot in Esports Championship Series.
ECS Season 4 Europe teams can be found below :
In the North American division, all ten teams who participated in Season 3 will also take part in Season 4 after Luminosity andGhost became victorious in promotion matches.
The full team list for Season 4 North America can be found below: