Meet the teams invited to the EU and NA closed qualifiers for ESL One Cologne 2018

Meet the teams invited to the EU and NA closed qualifiers for ESL One Cologne 2018

ESL One Cologne 2018 powered by Intel will feature 16 teams from around the world, four of which will come from qualifiers in the following regions: Europe, North America, and Asia. The Asian closed qualifier is currently underway, while EU and NA are set to kick off this weekend.

European closed qualifier

Teams

  • North
  • Heroic
  • HellRaisers
  • Gambit Esports
  • Virtus.pro
  • Space Soldiers
  • Valiance (open qualifier)
  • WASD Sports (open qualifier)

Schedule

  • 25.05.2018 11:00 CEST - Gambit vs. Valiance; Space Soldiers vs. HellRaisers; Heroic vs. Virtus.pro, WASD vs. North
  • 25.05.2018 14:00 CEST - UB Ro4
  • 25.05.2018 17:00 CEST - LB Ro4a
  • 26.05.2018 11:00 CEST - LB Ro4b
  • 26.05.2018 14:00 CEST - UB Ro2 & LB Ro2a
  • 26.05.2018 17:00 CEST - LB Ro2b

Watch all of the matches here!

North American closed qualifier

  • 6 slots, double elimination (4 invites, 2 from open qualifiers), bo3 matches with the final being bo5 with a 1-0 advantage
  • See the full bracket here

Teams

  • Renegades
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • NRG eSports
  • OpTic Gaming
  • eUnited (open qualifier)
  • compLexity Gaming (open qualifier)

Schedule

  • 24.05.2018 15:00 EST - eUnited vs. Luminosity; NRG vs. compLexity
  • 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

Watch all of the matches here!

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!

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