Pinnacle becomes Official Betting Partner for ECS 2019


Pinnacle has agreed a deal with FACEIT to become the Official Betting Partner of the Esports Championship Series.

London, March 4, 2019 – Online bookmaker has signed a deal with the leading competitive gaming platform and esports production company FACEIT.

The announcement coincides with FACEIT revealing the 16 teams that will be invited to the Challenger Cup, which has been renamed to the Pinnacle Cup as part of the partnership.

Pinnacle will act as the Official Betting Partner for ECS throughout 2019. The partnership will include real-time odds support, and will continue throughout the Regular Season and the Finals. Pinnacle also believe this partnership will help them build on their unique content offering and bring a new level of insight to the esports community.

Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle: “This partnership marks another major landmark in the development of esports at Pinnacle. We’ve been doing everything we can to help the esports industry grow over the last few years and working with an organisation like FACEIT will certainly help us achieve that. There are plenty of esports fans at Pinnacle and we’ve been very impressed with the work FACEIT have been doing. When this opportunity presented itself, we knew it was something we were never going to pass up.”

Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT: “We’re excited to have Pinnacle onboard. We’re always looking for like-minded partners who are experienced in and passionate about esports, and their ongoing commitment to the ecosystem makes them the perfect partner for the new and improved ECS. ECS is the leading independent CS:GO league and we always want to work with global industry leaders such as Pinnacle to continue offering our fans the best possible experience.”

The ECS Season 7 Regular Season kicks off on March 11 with the new improved ECS format. This includes five eight-team single elimination tournaments each week and a prize pool of $25,000 per region to maintain a consistently high level of competition. The winners of the first three weeks of competition will head straight to the ECS Season 7 Finals, with the fourth spot per region filled by the team with the most overall prize money won over the five Regular Season tournaments.