ESL One Cologne open qual. finished

The two European ESL One Cologne open qualifiers have been brought to an end, with the three teams that will be moving to the closed qualifier now decided.

The first phase of the ESL One Cologne qualifiers has been finished, as the first three slots for the European closed qualifier have been filled.

From the first qualifier, that took place on April 22-23, Outlaws, the Bulgarian side that is currently in a contract dispute with BPRo, placed first overall.

To take the slot, Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov and co. had to overcome their countrymen Imperial, Vega Squadron and EPG in the end, the Swedish mix zzz.


CyberFocus' K29 will try to make a mark in the closed qualifier

The second open qualifier took place yesterday, and it was Polaris, a mix of four Norwegians and a Swede, and K29, the 'best of Belarus', taking the two slots.

Polaris, consisting of former Epsilon player Karl-William "kalle" Haraldsen, former fnatic Academy player Aleksandar "jayzaR" Zarkovic and the ex-Norse trio,  edged out ENCORE 16-14 and 2-1'd fnatic Academy to secure a spot in the closed qualifier.

On the other side of the bracket, Roman "CyberFocus" Dergach and co. defeated Tengri and a Swedish mix GreyFace to take the slot, as one of the favorites LDLC went out to Mathias "PnX" Pedersen's Ambush in the round of 16.

The following three teams will be joined by the winner of ESL Meisterschaft, ESL's German competition, and nine invited teams in the closed qualifier:

Bulgaria Outlaws  Norway Polaris  Belarus K29

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Denmark Mathias 'PnX' Pedersen
Mathias 'PnX' Pedersen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Norway Karl-William 'kalle' Haraldsen
Karl-William 'kalle' Haraldsen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
288
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Belarus Roman 'CyberFocus' Dergach
Roman 'CyberFocus' Dergach
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
484
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
ez for outlaws
2017-04-30 12:08
#12
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
"Profeseur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter." you guys misspelled "Professeur"
2017-04-30 12:10
Misspelling my own name, new personal highs :D
2017-04-30 12:11
#14
hippien | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
:D
2017-04-30 12:11
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2017-04-30 12:14
#29
 | 
Norway Crush<3 
Bwahaha :D
2017-04-30 13:52
#34
 | 
Ireland Tobin 
xd
2017-04-30 14:19
#17
 | 
Poland Yoggy 
Wtf XDDDD k29 XDD
2017-04-30 12:28
Not bad
2017-04-30 12:33
#20
paz | 
Sweden daboxD 
wtf:))) who are they
2017-04-30 12:53
#22
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
k29 could do some dmg
2017-04-30 13:06
Gj
2017-04-30 13:07
#24
KK | 
Hungary icbad 
go polaris
2017-04-30 13:08
#28
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
K29? Impressive! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-30 13:19
norways only hope, lets go polaris!
2017-04-30 13:53
#31
 | 
Norway Crush<3 
Lezz go Polaris !
2017-04-30 13:53
#33
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
ez 4 yung X GOD CeRq
2017-04-30 14:10
Kappa = Grey Face (no space)
2017-04-30 14:24
Lmao ldlc
2017-04-30 15:13
#39
 | 
Argentina juanme555RIP 
Is S.A gonna have open qualifiers too? XD
2017-04-30 15:20
Ldlc are disappointing af
2017-04-30 16:40
#41
 | 
Sweden lagcats 
outlawz actually did it xd
2017-04-30 16:41
#42
kalle | 
Germany CheckerZ 
Well played, Polaris! GL
2017-04-30 16:57
#48
 | 
Sweden 4Sweeeden 
GL Polaris and Jayzar
2017-05-01 16:31
#49
REASTEN | 
Norway Noreg 
rip cromen
2017-05-03 11:47
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