3DMAX, GPlay, mouz to ESWC 2014
The European online ESWC qualifier organized by ESEA is almost over with 3DMAX, GPlay and mousesports qualifying for the event.
Eight teams were invited to take part in the qualifier, which awarded three more spots for European teams at ESWC. Favorites included mousesports, 3DMAX, Orbit and fm.TOXiC.
First spot was awarded earlier today, as Aleksi "allu" Jalli's mousesports took on a team composed of his former teammates, 3DMAX, in the semi-finals of the upper part of the bracket.
mousesports wound up losing after splitting de_mirage and de_nuke - a map they never played before with allu, but somehow left in the pool - and falling short on de_dust2.
natu's 3DMAX continued strong play after DH Stockholm
On the other side of the bracket Bulgarian GPlay, composed partly of former HSBG players, took down Swedish PB to represent their nation at ESWC 2014 in roughly a month.
The third spot then came down to a match between mousesports, who were playing with Mikail "Maikelele" Bill as a stand-in, and the Swedes.
Though the series went to three maps, and mouz had to play with a stand-in on de_season, they prevailed with a 2-1 win overall, qualifying with the other two sides:
The grand final between 3DMAX and GPlay scheduled to start at 21:00. Though both teams are already qualified for the event, they are playing for a higher seed.
ESWC 2014 will feature a $50,000 prize pool and begin on October 29 in Paris. HLTV.org will be on-site in France to provide you with full live coverage of the tournament.