Sixteen teams have secured their spots in the North American Closed qualifier for the ECS Challenge Cup, which will take place this week.
The first stage of qualifiers for ECS Season 5 in North America has been brought to an end, as four open qualifiers have been played out. Four best teams from each open qualifier earned spots in the closed qualifier, leaving us with a total of 16 teams in competition for four spots at the ECS Challenge Cup.
Two notable teams made through the first qualifier, namely Splyce and compLexity, while three MDL S26 Global Challenge LAN participants qualified through the second one: Rogue, Rise Nation and Dignitas (formerly SoaR).
You can find the full list of teams for the Closed Qualifier below:
The format for the competition, that will take place on February 16-18, was not confirmed at this point, however, it is known that the four best teams from the Closed Qualifier earn spots at the Challenge Cup.