Announcing the ESL One Belo Horizonte Open & Closed Qualifiers

Announcing the ESL One Belo Horizonte Open & Closed Qualifiers

In a week’s time we’re gonna kick off the qualification process for ESL One Belo Horizonte powered by Intel. The Open and Closed Qualifiers will be taking place in three major regions: Europe, North America and South America.

Take a look at the qualifier format, starting times and sign-up links!

European Qualifier

  • 2 slots for ESL One Belo Horizonte
  • 1 open qualifier (Single Elimination bracket, unlimited slots, matches are played in best-of-one mode with decider matches being played in best-of-three mode, two finalists advance to closed qualifier)
  • 1 closed qualifier (Double Elimination bracket, 8 slots, matches are played in best-of-three mode, 6 invites + 2 teams from open qualifiers)

Schedule:

Open Qualifier #1: 11th – 12th of April (Wednesday and Thursday)
Start time: 11:00 CEST, matches are played between 11:00 CEST and 17:00 CEST.

Closed Qualifier: 13th & 14th (Friday and Saturday)

Exact schedule for the closed qualifier:

13.04.2018 12:00 CEST – UB Ro8
13.04.2018 15:00 CEST – UB Ro4
13.04.2018 18:00 CEST – LB Ro4a
14.04.2018 12:00 CEST – LB Ro4b
14.04.2018 15:00 CEST – UB Ro2 & LB Ro2a
14.04.2018 18:00 CEST – LB Ro2b

Sign up to the EU Qualifiers right here!

Registration closes an hour before start time. Teams will have to check in to confirm their participation. Check-in closes 20 minutes before start of the tournament.

North American Qualifier

  • 1 slot for ESL One Belo Horizonte
  • 1 open qualifier (Single Elimination bracket, unlimited slots, matches are played in best-of-one mode with decider matches being played in best-of-three mode, two finalists advance to closed qualifier)
  • 1 closed qualifier (Double Elimination bracket, 6 slots, matches are played in best-of-three mode until the grand final where it switches to best-of-five with 1:0 advantage for the team coming from upper bracket, 4 invites + 2 teams from open qualifiers)

Schedule:

Open Qualifier #1: 11th – 12th of April (Wednesday and Thursday)
Start time: 12:00 EST, matches are played between 12:00 EST and 18:00 EST.

Closed Qualifier: 13th & 14th (Friday and Saturday)

Exact schedule for the closed qualifier:

13.04.2018 15:00 EST – UB Ro6
13.04.2018 18:00 EST – UB Ro4
13.04.2018 21:00 EST – LB Ro4b
14.04.2018 15:00 EST – UB Ro2 & LB Ro2a
14.04.2018 18:00 EST – LB Ro2b
14.04.2018 21:00 EST – Grand Final (1:0 advantage)

Sign up to the NA Qualifiers right here!

Registration closes an hour before start time. Teams will have to check in to confirm their participation. Check-in closes 20 minutes before start of the tournament.

South American Qualifier

  • 1 slot for ESL One Belo Horizonte
  • 2 open qualifiers (Single Elimination bracket, unlimited slots, matches are played in best-of-one mode with decider matches being played in best-of-three mode, two finalists from each open qualifier advance to closed qualifier)
  • 1 closed qualifier (Double Elimination bracket, 8 slots, matches are played in best-of-three mode until the grand final where it switches to best-of-five with 1:0 advantage for the team coming from upper bracket 4 invites + 4 teams from open qualifiers)

Schedule:

Open Qualifier #1: 12th – 13th of April (Thursday and Friday)
Start time: 19:00 BRT, matches are played between 19:00 BRT and 00:00 BRT.

Open Qualifier #2: 17th – 18th of April (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Start time: 19:00 BRT, matches are played between 19:00 BRT and 00:00 BRT.

Closed Qualifier: April 24th, 25th, 26th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 9th

Exact schedule for the closed qualifier:

24.04.2018 18:00 BRT – UB Ro8 Match #1 & #2
24.04.2018 21:00 BRT – UB Ro8 Match #3 & #4
25.04.2018 18:00 BRT – UB Ro4 #1
25.04.2018 21:00 BRT – UB Ro4 #2
26.04.2018 18:00 BRT – LB Ro4a #1
26.04.2018 21:00 BRT – LB Ro4a #2
1.05.2018 18:00 BRT – LB Ro4b #1
1.05.2018 21:00 BRT – LB Ro4b #2
2.05.2018 18:00 BRT – LB Ro2a
2.05.2018 21:00 BRT – UB Ro2
3.05.2018 19:00 BRT – LB Ro2b
9.05.2018 19:00 BRT – Grand Final

Sign up to the SA Qualifiers right here!
Qualifier #1 / Qualifier #2

Registration closes an hour before start time. Teams will have to check in to confirm their participation. Check-in closes 20 minutes before start of the tournament.

All closed qualifiers invites have been sent out and will be announced next week. If your team didn’t receive an invite, you will have to participate in the open qualifiers. For all things ESL One Belo Horizonte, be sure to follow ESLCS on both Twitter and Facebook.

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