Liquid qualify for ESL One Cologne
Liquid earned a spot at ESL One Cologne after their 2-0 victory against CLG in the grand final of the North America Closed Qualifier (16-14 on Cobblestone and 16-8 on Inferno).
The qualification process in North America started with two open qualifiers whose winners advanced to the closed qualifier. The closed stage featured six teams, four of which were invited. CLG and Liquid started the qualifier in the semis while the other four teams had to play quarter-finals.
CLG and Liquid beat Renegades and Misfits in the semis, respectively, to reach the grand final. There the two teams had a close first map—Cobblestone—where Liquid emerged victorious with a 16-14 score.
Despite only getting eight rounds on the board as the CTs on Inferno, Liquid dominated on the T-side and won the map 16-8, and the series 2-0, qualifying for ESL One Cologne.
K - D
Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz
50 - 33
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw
39 - 34
Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64
38 - 39
Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE
40 - 33
Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0
28 - 36
Here is the current team list for ESL One Cologne 2017:
|Liquid||Europe qual. slot||Europe qual. slot||China qual. slot|
ESL One Cologne, where sixteen teams will duke it out from July 7-9 in Germany for a $250,000 prize pool, will be the last tournament before the PGL Krakow Major. Thirteen of the teams have been decided and two of the remaining spots will be handed out in the European qualifier. The Chinese qualifier will determine the sixteenth team.