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