e-Stars announce invited teams
The e-Stars committee have made their decision and the list of invited participants is now known.
After weeks of deliberation since the polls were closed the organizers have announced the participants for the e-Stars Seoul MSI Beat IT Championship 2011.
In Europe where six teams needed to be found, five of the top six were selected, with Lions losing out to the seventh placed mTw. As defending champions, Frag eXecutors from Poland were also invited.
In the Americas Evil Geniuses from the United States were always a near certainty, but the big shock came as UMX.us was named over the highly favored FireGamers and Wild Ineters as the other representative. Both FireGamers and Wild Ineters declined the invite which meant UMX.us were able to receive the trickle down invite.
Out the Asian teams, both Tyloo and ex-redCode (project_kr) placed highly in the votes, and the organizers agreed, the final Asian spot went to UMX from Taiwan, who were chosen above wNv from China.
|Frag eXecutors||TyLoo||Evil Geniuses|
A South Korean Qualifier will also be organized to further add four more teams to complete the number of teams at sixteen.
The competition will use a best-of-one double elimination bracket. The event will also feature the newly added de_mirage and de_forge to the map pool.
The South Korean event, which will run between August 19-21 will be handing out a total of €47,000 for the 2011 event.
Stay tuned to HLTV.org for further announcements including the seedings and bracket draw. HLTV.org will also be on site during the event to ensure the best possible coverage of such a prestigeous event.