Six teams have been directly invited to the ESL Pro League Season 7 China closed qualifier, according to ESL Asia on Twitter.
After revealing the invites for Oceania and South-East Asia closed qualifiers, it was (East Asia) China's turn to confirm their list of invitees, which included South Korean powerhouse MVP PK, the rising samurais SCARZ Absolute and more.
Due to the Asia-Pacific Finals (April 20-22) clashing with DreamHack Masters Marseille's dates (April 18-22), the top Chinese team TYLOO decided to attend the $250,000 French event instead of taking part in their region's closed qualifier for ESL Pro League Season 7, HLTV.org has learned.
The Chinese closed qualifier is scheduled to take place on March 27-29, featuring eight teams duking it out in a best-of-three, double-elimination format. From there, the top three teams of the qualifier will compete at the Asia-Pacific Finals, held at the ESL studios in Sydney, Australia.
Here is the list of contestants for the Chinese closed qualifier:
|ROAR||Open Qual. #2|
The first Chinese open qualifier witnessed ROAR's qualification to the closed stage after a 2-1 victory against fellow countrymen NewliFe. If you are from the five eligible countries (Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea), there is still time for your team to register for the second Chinese open qualifier (March 25) on 5ewin's platform here.
— ESL Asia (@ESL_Asia) March 22, 2018
The following teams have received a direct invite to the #ESLProLeague China's Online Season:
They will be joined by Roar Clan & winner of OQ2 to finalize the 8 teams for China's Online Season! pic.twitter.com/XB4EaQlZm0