ESL announces special qualifying process for Pro League Season 12

ESL has announced that it will put together a special qualifying process for Pro League Season 12 specifically.

The teams who lost their EPL slot or the chance to earn one via the relegation stage - which was scrapped following the recent overhaul of the league - will have two opportunities to qualify for Season 12, one of which through the MDL Global Challenge, where three places in ESL's showpiece competition will be on the line.

These teams have also been invited to compete in regional qualifiers alongside the bottom teams from ESL Pro League Season 11. The qualifiers, scheduled for April 21-22, will feature a single-elimination, best-of-three format, with the winning sides earning a slot in Season 12.

ESL revamps the qualifying system for EPL Season 12

ESL had come under criticism for failing to communicate the changes that were being planned for Pro League Season 11, which will feature just 24 teams instead of 48. The tournament organiser ended up apologizing to the affected teams, promising that they would be able to make it back to the league in Season 12, "not only through MDL and in a way that ensures regional representation."

The following teams have been invited to the regional qualifiers:

South America:
Argentina Isurus
Brazil DETONA

More details about the qualifying process for ESL Pro League after Season 12 will be announced "as part of a larger update" in the next two weeks, ESL added.

Moving forward, ESL plans to host the MDL Global Challenge "at either the respective ESL Pro League Season Finals or another DreamHack or ESL event". Moreover, the grand final of the Global Challenge will be played on the main stage, giving MDL teams "an appropriate setting and exposure whilst increasing the product quality."

Starting in Season 34, the MDL will also send the winning teams in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania to the closed qualifiers of a respective ESL or DreamHack Masters level event, it was announced.

EZ mibr???
2020-01-31 21:03
#36
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Ez disband I think
2020-01-31 23:19
#2
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
ESL #1
2020-01-31 21:03
esl had to do something with these tier 3 teams crying
2020-01-31 21:04
#4
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Poland Frytekooo 
Arcy??? They already doesn't exist
2020-01-31 21:05
#10
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
i arent think that
2020-01-31 21:05
I aren't think that u aren't think.
2020-01-31 21:21
They'll either default it to the highest ranked eu team in their ranking system that isnt playing, or a core 3 from arcy is gonna form somewhere. Maybe give it to an mdl team
2020-01-31 22:07
ezmvp
2020-01-31 21:04
South America lol nice competition
2020-01-31 21:04
30 teams for two slots XAXAX
2020-01-31 21:06
#12
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Finland Vkims 
better than nothing I guess
2020-01-31 21:06
thank ESL)))
2020-01-31 21:05
#9
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Sweden Lagge15 
Let's fix each mistake by a new mistake
2020-01-31 21:05
HellRaisers LUL
2020-01-31 21:06
#13
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Switzerland x676 
Singularity??????
2020-01-31 21:16
#20
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Poland Totali_ 
Singularity is danish squad
2020-01-31 21:12
#21
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Switzerland x676 
so ?? why do they deserve to be in this qualifier ?
2020-01-31 21:13
mertz
2020-01-31 21:20
#29
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Slovakia xaboff 
they probably wanted to invite a danish team for a disbanded danish team
2020-01-31 21:29
#14
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United Kingdom Jamzy 
Good
2020-01-31 21:06
#15
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Poland misioneos 
arcy xD
2020-01-31 21:08
#16
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
Arcy is no more.
2020-01-31 21:08
detona wtf?
2020-01-31 21:09
Hellraisers KEKW
2020-01-31 21:09
#19
NiKo | 
Poland yolinho 
How can you invite ARCY if they don't have line-uP?
2020-01-31 21:09
#22
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Denmark nrth_LUL 
How did arcy even accept the invite?
2020-01-31 21:13
#39
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Argentina MrRioKai 
I think the same
2020-02-01 01:48
We won, mr stark
2020-01-31 21:16
#24
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Bulgaria zhelyazkoG 
Singularity replace Optic ? They weren't participate for ESEA MDL Europe or ESL Pro League . How ?
2020-01-31 21:16
#26
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Poland Hanse 
Arcy???
2020-01-31 21:21
#28
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Slovakia SLAVak 
So Oceania gets a special qualifier but CIS doesn't?
2020-01-31 21:23
#30
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United States ThAtGuYE 
CATMAN IS BACK I LOVE CATMAN
2020-01-31 21:34
#32
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Tunisia darkoplax 
since u read comments prof , follow me on twitter
2020-01-31 22:01
#34
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
still robbing hard earned spots in epl
2020-01-31 22:07
good fix for both ends, the tier 3 teams can stop crying and the tier 1-2 teams can actually stay
2020-01-31 22:54
#37
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Korea TAKE0512 
disband MVP PK
2020-02-01 00:16
esl losing lots of popularity with this whole new league system... i hope it really does backfire!
2020-02-01 01:29
ESL is the biggest joke I have ever heard of
2020-02-01 12:53
#41
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Indonesia Namesk1Y 
- Singularity + Dignitas It will be Interesting
2020-02-02 16:17
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