ESL Pro League China closed qualifier invites revealed

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, has learned.

XigN's MVP PK received an invitation to the EPL China closed qualifier

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:

Mongolia TheMongolz  China Eclipse
Korea MVP PK   China Flash
Japan SCARZ Absolute   Other 5POWER
China ROAR  China 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.

2018-03-22 09:56
Russia MahoneDes 
chinese cs LUL
2018-03-22 09:57
Japan Th3Koala 
Lets go SZ! #GodToshi #WeNeverGiveUP
2018-03-22 10:01
It should be SZ Absolute instead of SZ
2018-03-22 10:01
Japan Th3Koala 
Thats right, but give them one chance OwO
2018-03-22 10:02
Hope you Japanese guys can prove yourself.
2018-03-22 10:03
Japan Th3Koala 
We prove at wesg that we can do some damage OwO
2018-03-22 10:07
United States RyxxyR 
What, you guys got 23rd-27th place, that’s garbage
2018-03-22 16:43
Japan Th3Koala 
they played first time at big tournament and vs best teams, they scared fnatic, so i think its good at first time
2018-03-22 17:29
Poland cGev 
Ez for 5Power
2018-03-22 09:57
drn | 
Brazil Ghost-jj- 
2018-03-22 09:56
ez for mongolz
2018-03-22 09:56
Serbia DjS 
2018-03-22 09:57
Where is Vici?
2018-03-22 09:58
Canada DeputyCJ 
Savage and tb are retiring so ViCi don't have a full roster atm
2018-03-22 10:13
Why isn't there anyting about that in news? Anyways, if that's true then it's kinda sad, Savage looked promising, he was the Asian kennyS, but dropped down
2018-03-22 10:14
Canada DeputyCJ 
both of them made posts on Weibo but the ViCi page is always very slow with updates on their CS team. They made a post showing the remaining 3 players show up at their new HQ but thats it
2018-03-22 12:58
Pakistan perth 
They are doing a new roster with flash gaming
2018-03-26 08:09
no tyloo cause bad shedule like always
2018-03-22 09:58
crow | 
United States Laxon 
2018-03-22 09:59
"the rising samurais SCARZ" racist or nah I don't see hltv saying "the rising bullfighters Moviestars"
2018-03-22 10:00
I do not think it is racism. Samurais are considered nobel and privileged in Japanese culture, just like U+58EB in Chinese culture. Therefore this word contains the respect to those Japanese athletes. However this word is also widely used in popular field, so your point is also reasonable and it might not be proper to use this word here.
2018-03-22 10:15
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
2018-03-22 15:11
Japan Th3Koala 
SZ <3 #WeNeverGiveUP #FuckFakeFans
2018-03-22 10:01
ez 4 fed9
2018-03-22 10:02
China TylootoMajor 
Really great lineup of teams, but kind of surprised by The Mongolz pick seeing as they don’t really have the players hey used to have. FeelsBadMan, really loving this SZ Absolute Roster tbh
2018-03-22 10:09
Tyloo ?
2018-03-22 10:10
Korea GodPutin 
2018-03-22 10:11
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
Think directly invited to main stage
2018-03-22 10:13
Asia Scar3cr0w 
no they couldn't attend this because of the scheduling of dreamhack marseille is going at the same time as closed qualifier of apac
2018-03-22 10:23
LOL, you did not read the article they will dispute DreamHack Marseille 2018 occurring on the same dates
2018-03-22 10:30
2018-03-22 11:07
Czech Republic DeadlyStrike 
China number 1!!!
2018-03-22 10:26
mongolz ?? wasted spot they dont have any good players left
2018-03-22 10:34
Mongolia justice11 
gehdee roar edrteige bga bhaa ho
2018-03-22 15:17
How will relegation work in the APAC league? By region or like MDL?
2018-03-22 10:36
Europe Redend 
For now anyone don't know
2018-03-22 12:53
we had dobu, kabal and machinegun already, is there any need to invite themongolz now? they didn’t leave themongolz for no reason. should give it to another team from china or sea tbh.
2018-03-22 10:44
Mongolia sdfgradious 
actually mongolz's current roster pretty good
2018-03-22 13:37
Russia v1p3rrr 
>Chineese qualifer >japaneese, mongolish and korean teams
2018-03-22 10:52
Mongolia sdfgradious 
2018-03-22 13:37
France t3r4byt3 
>North American league >Two Brazilian teams, an Australian team and a Danish team see what I mean?
2018-03-22 14:05
Russia v1p3rrr 
Its always names like asian qualifer, not chineese with other asians teams
2018-03-22 14:09
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
No asia quals without Vega))
2018-03-22 15:13
Bulgaria BlindBG11 
2018-03-26 08:05
Finland 14|88 
gogo MVP
2018-03-22 10:53
CHINA closed qualifier?? ASIA??? CHINA??? ASIA??? Korea,Japan,Mongolia????
2018-03-22 11:20
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
feels bad for TyLoo :(
2018-03-22 11:34
Best wish to my boi fed9 and Vadim , hope you got a good result.
2018-03-22 14:17
Indonesia SRYDX 
2018-03-22 14:59
Australia g11 
recca invited to sea qualifier
2018-03-22 16:43
Korea Epicfails 
Ez mvp
2018-03-22 16:48
Ukraine den37773 
ez for mongolz
2018-03-22 23:46
tyloo in marseille in 18 april the close qualifier ends in 11th wtf?
2018-03-23 13:13
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