ESL One Cologne closed qualifier teams revealed

Professeur
May 23rd, 2018 20:05

Two days ahead of the ESL One Cologne Closed Qualifier, ESL announced six teams that have been invited to the European competition and four that will be fighting for the North American slot.

The European action is set to kick off in the morning hours of this Friday, May 25, with eight teams set to battle for the two ESL One Cologne slots in a double elimination BO3 bracket. Joining the two open qualifier teams, Valiance and WASD, will be the likes of North, Gambit and Virtus.pro.

OpTic received an invite for the North American portion of the qualifier

The European Qualifier will run over two days, with the opening matchups and the full schedule available below:

Friday, May 25th
11:00 Kazakhstan Gambit vs. Serbia Valiance
11:00 Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Europe HellRaisers
11:00 Europe Heroic vs. Poland Virtus.pro
11:00 Estonia WASD vs. Denmark North
14:00 Upper Bracket Ro4
17:00 Lower Bracket Ro4a
Saturday, May 26th
11:00 Lower Bracker Ro4b
14:00 Upper Bracket Ro2 & Lower Bracket Ro2a
17:00 Lower Bracket Ro2b

Making the cut in North America were Renegades, Luminosity, NRG and OpTic, but Damian "daps" Steele followed up the announcement with a tweet declaring that his team wouldn't take part in the qualifie, as the main event overlaps with the Americas Minor. It is also interesting to note that OpTic, who are now a fully Danish team, received an invite for the North American qualifier.

It is currently unclear what will happen with NRG's slot, but the rest of the matchups are known and the schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 24th
21:00 United States eUnited vs. Brazil Luminosity
21:00 North America compLexity vs. Other TBD (NRG's slot)
00:00 Denmark OpTic vs. Round 1 winner
00:00 Australia Renegades vs. Round 1 winner
03:00 Lower Bracket Ro4b
Friday, May 25th
21:00 Upper Bracket Ro2 & Lower Bracket Ro2a
00:00 Lower Bracket Ro2b
03:00 Grand Final
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
628
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
ez4 SS KAPPA
2018-05-23 20:05
#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol NRG invited to a qualifiers they told ESL they can't participate in...
2018-05-23 20:06
#4
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Faroe Islands @fyroe 
No u
2018-05-23 20:05
online soldiers lul
2018-05-23 20:06
#10
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Palestine zwe 
yes
2018-05-23 20:07
#19
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Austria shaakeh 
EXPECTED
2018-05-23 20:08
expected
2018-05-23 20:08
#48
Gas | 
Germany te1mo 
Expected
2018-05-23 20:47
#3
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North America Catpwnz 
LOL
2018-05-23 20:05
ez SS ...sieg....
2018-05-23 20:06
...heil...
2018-05-23 22:45
#7
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Finland coswell 
Gl vp
2018-05-23 20:06
#8
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Brazil KzrChf 
No NTC? Ohboy
2018-05-23 20:06
nice
2018-05-23 20:07
#11
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Belgium Ex666TenZ 
555
2018-05-23 20:07
Noice
2018-05-23 20:07
#13
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
ex SS
2018-05-23 20:07
is Xantares still in the team ?
2018-05-23 20:08
#23
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
yes team still together without name
2018-05-23 20:09
#14
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Malaysia byaIi 
lets go fribergur!
2018-05-23 20:07
rip SS
2018-05-23 20:07
Space Soldiers playing the qualifier while BIG is invited lul
2018-05-23 20:07
#25
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
home advantage
2018-05-23 20:09
For Space Soldies as well yeah
2018-05-23 20:10
#35
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Turkey GENIUSER 
82 Köln 83 Berlin cCc
2018-05-23 20:22
Hahahahahah
2018-05-24 06:52
#38
oskar | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
Because BIG > SS, especially on lan
2018-05-23 20:29
worst bait today gz
2018-05-23 20:29
#53
oskar | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
nope, smooya joined -> BIG > SS you'll see in belo horizonte.
2018-05-23 21:03
VP wasted spot
2018-05-23 20:08
fan of teams virtus.pro OMEGALUL
2018-05-23 20:14
Even if I am fan of thus team
2018-05-23 20:15
Name checks out
2018-05-23 20:17
#20
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Latvia Faaakk 
good luck WASD
2018-05-23 20:08
#22
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Poland ShymiX 
ro4? ro4a?
2018-05-23 20:08
#24
nyte | 
Estonia MeX7 
#GOWASD
2018-05-23 20:09
#26
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Europe potatomato 
EZ 4 VP
2018-05-23 20:09
#28
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Czech Republic cVmTv 
ez tier 9 tournament
2018-05-23 20:11
GO LUMINOSITY
2018-05-23 20:12
#31
TOAO | 
Poland L1nkus 
No AGO :c
2018-05-23 20:14
#33
fnx | 
Brazil leodubraiz 
South America Qualifier please!
2018-05-23 20:17
Wouldn't even be suprised if WASD manages to win against North tbh :DDDDDD
2018-05-23 20:25
#47
nyte | 
Estonia MeX7 
They can win, but they have to prove it.
2018-05-23 20:47
#37
puTa | 
Mongolia ml691 
Invite wasd but not imperial, tempo storm, ence or fragsters LOOOOL
2018-05-23 20:29
#43
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Germany grabke 
bad bait
2018-05-23 20:43
#52
fnx | 
Brazil beckergod 
lmao they lost in open qualifier, so bad
2018-05-23 21:02
Haha nice try VP
2018-05-23 20:32
#41
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
why not the german Meister ESG?
2018-05-23 20:38
#42
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Turkey darkh1ous 
UHUHUHUHUHUHUHU SS VS HR
2018-05-23 20:41
#60
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Turkey by_pass 
That's gonna hurts
2018-05-24 08:46
#45
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Optic didn't deserve that! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-23 20:44
they deserve it as much as renegades luminosity etc
2018-05-23 20:46
#49
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Completely different situations, since we see renegades in some international tournaments... and in case of luminosity we can talk about time of team, to prove that they deserve some chances... Optic just came out of the closet and they need to show more work in some qualifiers...
2018-05-23 20:50
Optic 2-0 NIP and SS and almost beat SK in BO3 in their first LAN with very little time of practice, it's a safe bet to say that this team achieved mroe in weeks than Luminosity did in months.
2018-05-23 20:55
#51
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Who am I to disagree with that? Well, let's see things happening...
2018-05-23 21:00
#55
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World smash143 
It's bollocks that optic got a invite to the NA qualifier when they're full dane and live in Europe which already has 2 spots.
2018-05-23 23:37
#57
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United States RepT4r_ 
I'm an optic fan and i honestly don't understand that either. I could understand if the team was still living in NA. Who knows thouh
2018-05-24 01:11
#63
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India bluejayylmao 
They still live in NA, but they’re moving out soon.
2018-05-24 12:15
ESL GIFF ME NTC!!
2018-05-23 23:37
2ez for SS
2018-05-24 01:16
#61
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Serbia bra1np 
I hope Valiance can show good CS against Gambit. GL
2018-05-24 09:37
#62
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Serbia livefour 
Da smo dobili vp sigurno bi prosli u drugi krug. :)
2018-05-24 11:01
#64
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United States dabauss514 
why is optic in na?
2018-05-26 23:18
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