ECS announces new Season 3 venues

FACEIT and the Esports Championship Series (ECS) have announced where they will be hosting the third season of their league. The announcement was split in two, with one part being the online broadcast location and the other being the finals’ venue.

The first announcement was that ECS have partnered with Esports Arena, to broadcast the online part of the league from their studios in Santa Ana, California. This will include both the North American and European parts of the league. It’s set to be the first tournament broadcast from the new Esports Arena studio, kicking off the season from April 14th.

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A full Esports Arena. (source)

The partnership with Esports Arena is also set to bring some events mid-season into the broadcast. What with there being an arena built into the complex, the possibilities are endless. Announcements are not yet made for what these will be. Locating the ECS broadcasting at the Esports Arena also allows for easier broadcasting hours for their production team over both leagues, as the hours are friendly for both EU and NA.

Paul Ward, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Esports Arena said: “We’re tremendously excited to be a part of ECS. The opportunity to bring offline community engagement to such  a popular league will enhance the experience tenfold.”

Michele Attisani, Chief Business Officer and co-founder of FACEIT added: “It’s fantastic to have such a great studio with the versatility to host lively community activities. Having a venue with local hours each day provides our staff and talent with a much improved experience, allowing them to be more engaged during the broadcast and with the community.”

The next venue announcement was where the finals are set to be held. They will return to the SSE Wembley Arena. Set to be the largest CS:GO event held in the UK this year, ECS returns to where it started. The finals will take place over June 24th and 25th.

Tickets for the finals are available now from the ECS website, where they hope to once again show off the best CS:GO action to the UK.

With some of the world’s best teams already confirmed for the online leagues in both NA and EU, the league is set to be a hotly contested event come the finals at Wembley Arena.

Esports Insider says: Check out ECS and FACEIT bringing out some top level announcements for their third season of the league. With YouTube coming on board, followed by the announcements of Genius Sports and these two venues – it’s set to be one of the strongest online leagues.