电子竞技锦标赛系列，FACEIT’s premiere 反恐精英 league, will be substantially revising its qualification system in a bid to condense the series 和 allow more teams to participate. Starting later this month, teams will qualify through a series of open 和 关d qualifiers that lead to the new Challenger Cup in hopes for a shot into 精英 Season 5.
“ECS… is shaking up the qualification format for 精英 Season 5 通过 eliminating the 精英 Development League 和 introducing the new 精英 Challenger Cup,”新闻稿说。“In previous seasons, teams would earn a place in 精英 through the 精英 Development League but with the busy CS：GO league 和 tournament schedule, the process is changed to allow more teams to participate. The new 精英 Challenger Cup will introduce a more condensed schedule, allowing teams to earn a place in the league in less time.”
北美和欧洲球队都将有机会参加一系列公开资格赛，然后通过封闭资格赛晋级挑战者杯。到了那里，他们’ll face a mixture of invited teams 和 teams relegated from 精英 for a place in 精英 Season 5
精英 was launched 通过 FACEIT 和 Twitch together 在2016年 匆匆穿越 CS：GO scene to establish leagues. 精英’ key feature was a focus on the gaming community—and it even offered players 和 teams co-ownership in the league. The Development League was installed alongside 精英 at the start of Season 2.
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Now, 精英 appears to be establishing itself for sustainability as the esports industry grows 和 changes. CS：GO 仍然拥有非常健康的竞技场面，但随着其他流行的射击电子竞技的兴起，例如 守望先锋 和 PLAYERUNKNWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS以及特纳（Turner）等竞争对手的持续成功’s ELEAGUE, 精英 is condensing the 发展al portion of its competitions to focus fan attention 和 reduce barriers to entry for players.