BIG, 5POWER invited to Qi Invitational

MIRAA
April 13th, 2018 12:14

BIG and 5POWER are the first confirmed teams for the Qi Invitational, Thunder Media Entertainment has told HLTV.org.

The event was originally supposed to take place last weekend, but the organisers decided to re-arrange the tournament for April 24-26 as it clashed with the Asian qualifier for IEM Sydney.

BIG, who are currently down to a four-man roster after parting ways with Niels "luckeRRR" Jasiek, will use this tournament as preparation for the ESEA MDL Global Challenge, which will be held in early May in Leicester. Their invitation comes amidst a report that they are set to unveil Epsilon talent Owen "smooya" Butterfield.

BIG confirmed for the $75,000 Qi Invitational

5POWER are currently in Langfang, China, competing at the XINHUA Electronic Sports Conference. The team, who feature players from China, Mongolia and Thailand, recently finished in second place at the Legends Cup, which they attended with two stand-ins. 

The Qi Invitational will be held at a studio in Belgrade and will begin with a GSL group stage, featuring two groups of four teams, followed by the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs. This will be the first of a series of events hosted by Qi, which plans to strengthen the ties between the European and the Asian scenes.

The tournament will feature a $75,000 prize pool, with an additional $1,000 going to the winners of every intercontinental clash. The team list for the event currently looks as follows:

Germany BIG China 5POWER
Germany Niels 'luckeRRR' Jasiek
Niels 'luckeRRR' Jasiek
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
78
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.09
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
237
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
BUG CLAN
2018-04-13 12:15
#2
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Mongolia Tendies 
Good for you owen 'butter boy' butterfield
2018-04-13 12:16
#7
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United States TheKrakenKing 
Rat king
2018-04-13 12:16
#34
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Switzerland Alzameister 
TheKrakenKing
2018-04-13 17:54
#6
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Russia vpr_ 
gob bug
2018-04-13 12:15
Still crying :)
2018-04-13 14:05
Nope, just a meme
2018-04-13 14:07
#27
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Germany Smelborp 
how much?
2018-04-13 15:39
0$
2018-04-13 15:39
#3
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Australia tehN 
ez for PTC
2018-04-13 12:15
#4
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Poland m1CS 
Tier 135832
2018-04-13 12:15
#5
Indonesia Elce 
Ez for bug master
2018-04-13 12:15
#8
Andorra N_nja 
from major legends to $75,000 tournament LMAO =)))))))))))
2018-04-13 12:17
Dreamhack 100,000$ wow
2018-04-13 12:21
you are the new most retarded delusional s1mple fangay
2018-04-13 12:27
#11
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United Kingdom Breezeeh 
Ez 4 smoogod
2018-04-13 12:35
#13
tyraNt | 
Turkey ErdoGOD 
+1
2018-04-13 12:56
ez 4 LEGIJA*
2018-04-13 13:07
who wants to see two dead teams? <3
2018-04-13 12:41
I hope Swole or Torqued get invited. They can use as much lan experience as possible. Every loss pushes them closer to being a better team
2018-04-13 12:57
+1
2018-04-13 12:59
#25
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Poland zerodesire 
yeah it would be fine to see swole on this event
2018-04-13 14:54
#17
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Germany AYEON 
Gobs plan
2018-04-13 13:16
#17
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Germany AYEON 
Gobs plan
2018-04-13 13:16
#19
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Macau fivemorning 
How to waste spots
2018-04-13 13:24
#20
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Germany unsalted 
Atleast not China or tizian would have "sprühwurst" again
2018-04-13 13:25
5power lul ahahahahahahahahhaha
2018-04-13 14:26
Why they invite 5power while Valiance is way better and they are from serbia
2018-04-13 14:45
Cuz this is a scam event. Valiance boys are legit guys.
2018-04-13 15:23
#29
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
No bug, no big
2018-04-13 15:46
#35
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
BIG never lost to SK LMAO BR CS
2018-04-13 18:08
#36
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Sk 3-1 on Boston Bug 1-3 LUL
2018-04-13 18:22
#39
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
BIG NEVER LOST TO SK LUL LMAO BR CS IN 2018 LUL
2018-04-13 19:52
#40
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
0/8
2018-04-13 19:55
#44
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Germany Strela 
Still won all matches vs SK
2018-04-13 21:06
#45
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Immortals 2-1 Big
2018-04-13 21:07
#46
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Germany Strela 
Yes, but really close. And Big is shit with Legija and Keev. But still won all matches vs SK. And if smooya will be their new Awper they will win their next match vs SK again
2018-04-13 21:09
#47
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Nice joke bro, sk is getting better and better
2018-04-13 21:10
#48
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Germany Strela 
Why joke, when they won all matches even with worse team than now? SK is a sinking ship, which will never reach top 1 again
2018-04-13 21:12
#49
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Ppl said the same thing at the early 2017, and you know what happened after
2018-04-13 21:13
#50
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Germany Strela 
They are ranked 7 and havent played good vs good teams in the last weeks. Teams like dignitas... lol But lost both vs Cloud9 or NRG, which arent both that great too
2018-04-13 21:18
#51
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Online bo1, lets see in Marseille
2018-04-13 21:19
#52
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Germany Strela 
Yeah vs EU teams. Teams like Mouz, Fnatic, Astralis or Faze are really a lot of better atm
2018-04-13 21:20
#53
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
A real test for them
2018-04-13 21:22
#54
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Germany Strela 
Looking forward for it. Gl, bb
2018-04-13 21:23
#30
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Latvia solprey 
go big or go home
2018-04-13 16:02
#31
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United States Dr1GeR 
EZ FOR BUGS!
2018-04-13 16:21
#32
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Denmark Cypy1 
ez big
2018-04-13 16:40
#33
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China Unlung1990 
Why not invite TyLoo? Best team in China even in Asia.
2018-04-13 17:13
#43
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Poland Banan_IDK 
Its because Tyloo will be attending Dreamhack Marsille on 18-22 april. And the same goes with MVP,Flash and Boot, they will be attending ESL pro league Asia on 20-22 april so it seems like 5POWER and Eclipse was the only option and they have chosen 5POWER probably because its more international team and they can hope for more viewers from Asia.
2018-04-13 21:04
#56
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China Unlung1990 
Thx, but I think the date is okay since European countries are so near and Tyloo don't have to stay in Marsille until the last day.
2018-04-14 01:07
axaxaxa
2018-04-13 18:51
#38
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Yugoslavia L4KYcs 
Valiance is next becuse its Serbian event :D
2018-04-13 19:17
lul
2018-04-13 20:25
#42
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Poland Banan_IDK 
Thats a pretty weird combination tho
2018-04-13 20:58
#55
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Ireland TGC_ 
Pretty sure theyll do 4 eu 4 asian
2018-04-13 21:48
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