Details of the closed qualifiers to EPICENTER 2017 were announced

Organizers of the championship EPICENTER 2017 have given invitations to the closed qualifiers in the European, North American and CIS region and have promised to reveal participants of the Chinese qualifiers a bit later. Also, teams have already been distributed by groups.

All matches of the group stage of the closed qualifiers will be run in a GSL system and matches start on September 13 and will last until October 3. Two best participants from each group will go to the playoff stage, where they will see a double-elimination bracket.

The winners from each region will go to Saint-Petersburg, where two slots will be up for grabs in Wild-Card at the main stage.

North America

The distribution of teams by groups:

Group A
Luminosity Gaming
Team Liquid
CLG
Immortals

 

The first matches:

Group B
NRG eSports
Misfits
Cloud9
OpTic Gaming

 

The first matches:

Europe

The distribution of teams by groups:

Group А
Space Soldiers
BIG
NiP
FaZe Clan

 

The first matches:

Group В
HellRaisers
Heroic
Fnatic
Mousesports

 

The first matches:

CIS

The distribution of teams by groups:

Group А
Team Spirit
Natus Vincere
forZe
Quantum Bellator Fire

 

The first matches:

Group В
Team Spirit Academy
Vega Squadron
AVANGAR
FlipSid3

 

The first matches:

The tournament will be hosted in Saint-Petersburg on October 23-29. 10 teams from all over the world will fight for the prize pool in the sum of $500,000 and Yubileyny Sports Palace was chosen as a venue.