ECS Season 5 closed qualifiers reach end

The closed qualifiers for ECS Season 5 have come to an end in Europe and North America, with eight teams progressing to the Challenger Cups.

Featuring single-elimination brackets, the closed qualifiers saw 29 teams (16 in Europe and 13 in North America) compete for eight spots in the Challenger Cups, which will determine the last teams making it into the prestigious ECS league.

In Europe, the biggest talking point was the qualification of Asger "AcilioN" Larsen's MANS NOT HOT, who beat Windigo and Sprout without losing a single map along the way. AGO, currently ranked 20th in the world, also managed to finish in the top four, even though they were almost knocked out of the tournament in the first round by Limitless.

AcilioN's MANS NOT HOT will fight for a spot in ECS S5

In North America, the biggest surprise was the elimination of ESL Pro League side Dignitas at the hands of Bravado, who recently moved to the US to compete with the region's best, just like TeamOne, who moved past 2K and LFAO to assure themselves of a spot in the next stage.

The eight qualified teams will be joined by eight invited sides in the Challenger Cups, which will be played in a double-elimination format. In Europe, there are still two invitees to be revealed, who will join the bottom-placed sides of Season 4, GODSENT and Heroic, and the qualified quartet.

Below you can find the participating teams for the ECS Challenger Cups:

Europe North America
Sweden GODSENT Canada Ghost
Denmark Heroic North America Complexity
Europe TBD United States Splyce
Europe TBD United States Rise Nation
Poland AGO South Africa Bravado
Russia EPG Brazil TeamOne
Europe MANS NOT HOT United States BlackOut
Denmark Fragsters United States Rogue
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Asger 'AcilioN' Larsen
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1141
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Good
2018-02-19 13:55
ez
2018-02-19 13:56
South Africa in North America nice
2018-02-19 14:14
Where tf should they compete smh
2018-02-19 18:00
Brasil teams playing in NA qualifiers as well. We are from SA btw
2018-02-19 18:16
#37
kNgV- | 
Brazil mesuTT 
#GoT1
2018-02-19 17:52
Xd
2018-02-19 13:56
#3
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Russia i_fos 
ez4whywhy_
2018-02-19 13:57
Ez mansnothot
2018-02-19 13:55
#5
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Lithuania IamU 
Mans not hot
2018-02-19 13:55
EZ Bravado
2018-02-19 13:56
#15
huNter- | 
Argentina TviKa 
+1
2018-02-19 14:05
#34
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South Africa tsarbae 
+1
2018-02-19 16:31
#43
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South Africa Renjiza 
+1
2018-02-21 08:02
#44
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South Africa BrucieBoi 
+1
2018-02-22 07:51
#9
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
Lets go
2018-02-19 13:56
#10
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Norway LogiC_ 
-AcilioN +Zywoo
2018-02-19 13:56
#11
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Brazil DooteR_ 
Good Lucky, Teamone!
2018-02-19 13:58
#12
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Pakistan perth 
SS are one of the TBD 100% stop crying Turks
2018-02-19 13:58
Let's go Bravado. I hope that they can find some success in their time in the US.
2018-02-19 13:59
#14
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Brazil xMoita 
Ez for Team One and Bravado
2018-02-19 14:03
#16
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
navi's coach kane is announced,navi will play ecs for qualifers.
2018-02-19 14:06
#17
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Brazil TheOneLucas_ 
Go TeamOne and Bravado
2018-02-19 14:10
#18
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Finland niklaSjj 
EZ4MNH
2018-02-19 14:11
#19
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Let's go Hiko!
2018-02-19 14:12
Dude, i really want to see teamone in bigger stages like theses, trk idk and m3 trio are insane, especialy trk, kinda trilled to see how they develop this year, i'm sure they'll take the spot of the second best brazillian roster out there soon.
2018-02-19 14:14
ez AGO final :)
2018-02-19 14:15
#23
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Turkey orox2 
SS has to be invited. They played in last 2 seasons Relegation matches
2018-02-19 14:16
#24
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Denmark Oxfu 
Ez teamone
2018-02-19 14:17
#41
vsm | 
Brazil edivan1987 
+1
2018-02-20 05:41
#25
JUGi | 
United Kingdom onwards 
Fragsters taking the whole comp, heard it here first.
2018-02-19 14:19
#26
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Turkey loggivero 
what a bad season
2018-02-19 14:24
EZ BRAVADO
2018-02-19 14:25
hooch is still playing!?) interesting
2018-02-19 14:30
#29
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Turkey karyuunatsu 
SS will get invite And Road To EPL and ECS
2018-02-19 14:44
#30
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South Africa _JETTY_ 
Lets go BVD
2018-02-19 14:45
#31
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Brazil HueyNewton 
The thing Go skraaaa
2018-02-19 14:51
Let's go T1 and Bravado!!
2018-02-19 14:56
xd
2018-02-19 15:24
#35
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Turkey talhagunes60 
TBD aka. Space Soldiers LUL
2018-02-19 16:39
ez for ZA
2018-02-19 17:16
#40
Estonia pj4 
Mans not hot should be signed by optic and move to na and play as optic academy. Also if possible acquire zywoo and have a beasty ass line up of upcoming talents.
2018-02-19 20:22
NAVI will take it
2018-02-20 10:56
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