Announcing all details about ESL One Cologne 2018 qualifiers

Announcing all details about ESL One Cologne 2018 qualifiers

The time has come to announce all details regarding qualifiers for ESL One Cologne 2018 powered by Intel. The qualifiers will take place in the following regions: Europe, North America, and Asia. Here’s everything you need to know.

European qualifier

  • 2 slots for ESL One Cologne
  • 1 open qualifier (unlimited slots, single elimination bo1 bracket with bo3 decider matches, two finalists advance to closed qualifier)
  • 1 closed qualifier (8 slots, double elimination, bo3, 6 invites + 2 from open qualifier)

SIGN UP FOR THE EUROPEAN QUALIFIER HERE

Registration closes 1 hours before start time. Teams will have to check in to confirm their participation. Check-in closes 20 minutes before start of the tournament.

Schedule

  • Open Qualifier: 2nd & 3rd of May (Wednesday & Thursday), start time: 18:00 CEST
  • Closed Qualifier: 24th & 25th of May (Thursday & Friday)

Exact schedule for the closed qualifier

  • 24.05.2018 11:00 CEST - UB Ro8
  • 24.05.2018 14:00 CEST - UB Ro4
  • 24.05.2018 17:00 CEST - LB Ro4a
  • 25.05.2018 11:00 CEST - LB Ro4b
  • 25.05.2018 14:00 CEST - UB Ro2 & LB Ro2a
  • 25.05.2018 17:00 CEST - LB Ro2b

North American qualifier

  • 1 slot for ESL One Cologne
  • 1 open qualifier (unlimited slots, single elimination bo1 bracket with bo3 decider matches, two finalists advance to closed qualifier)
  • 1 closed qualifier (6 slots, double elimination, 4 invites + 2 from open qualifier, bo3 matches with the final being bo5 with a 1-0 advantage)

SIGN UP FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN QUALIFIER HERE

Registration closes 1 hours before start time. Teams will have to check in to confirm their participation. Check-in closes 20 minutes before start of the tournament.

Schedule

  • Open Qualifier: 2nd & 3rd of May (Wednesday & Thursday), Start time: 18:00 EST
  • Closed Qualifier: 24th & 25th of May (Thursday & Friday)

Exact schedule for the closed qualifier

  • 24.05.2018 15:00 EST - UB Ro6
  • 24.05.2018 18:00 EST - UB Ro4
  • 24.05.2018 21:00 EST - LB Ro4b
  • 25.05.2018 15:00 EST - UB Ro2 & LB Ro2a
  • 25.05.2018 18:00 EST - LB Ro2b
  • 25.05.2018 21:00 EST - Grand Final

Asia qualifier

  • 1 slot for ESL One Cologne
  • 1 open qualifier (unlimited slots, single elimination bo1 bracket with bo3 decider matches, two finalists advance to closed qualifier)
  • 1 closed qualifier (8 slots, double elimination, 6 invites + 2 from open qualifier, bo3 matches with the final being bo5 with a 1-0 advantage)

SIGN UP FOR THE ASIA QUALIFIER HERE

Registration closes 1 hours before start time. Teams will have to check in to confirm their participation. Check-in closes 20 minutes before start of the tournament.

Schedule

  • Open Qualifier: 5th & 6th of May (Saturday & Sunday), Start time: 16:00 SGT
  • Closed Qualifier: 9th, 10th, 11th of May & 23rd, 24th and 25th of May

Exact schedule for the closed qualifier

  • 9.05.2018 18:00 SGT - UB Ro8 Match #1 & #2
  • 9.05.2018 21:00 SGT - UB Ro8 Match #3 & #4
  • 10.05.2018 18:00 SGT - UB Ro4 #1
  • 10.05.2018 21:00 SGT - UB Ro4 #2
  • 11.05.2018 18:00 SGT - LB Ro4a #1
  • 11.05.2018 21:00 SGT - LB Ro4a #2
  • 23.05.2018 18:00 SGT - LB Ro4b #1
  • 23.05.2018 21:00 SGT - LB Ro4b #2
  • 24.05.2018 18:00 SGT - LB Ro2a
  • 24.05.2018 21:00 SGT - UB Ro2
  • 25.05.2018 16:00 SGT - LB Ro2b
  • 25.05.2018 19:00 SGT - Grand Final

Note

All closed qualifiers invites have been sent out and will be announced few days before the closed qualifier begins along with closed qualifier brackets. If your team didn't receive an invite, you will have to participate in the open qualifiers.

Good luck!

We wish all of the participating teams the best of luck and cannot wait to see who will make it to Cologne!

ESL One Cologne 2018 will take place in the cathedral of Counter-Strike, LANXESS Arena, on July 6-8, and will feature 16 top teams from around the world competing for a US$300,000 prize pool, the coveted trophy, and an invaluable win counting towards the Intel Grand Slam.

Tickets are available here!

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