ESL has revealed the list of teams to receive invitations to the closed qualifying round of ESL One Cologne 2017.
18 teams will divide trips to ESL One Cologne 2017 with $250,000 of the prize pool in the closed qualifying round in the European and American regions.
8 teams have received direct invites in Europe and 4 teams — in North America. The qualification will start with the playoff stage, in which the half of teams will miss the 1st round and will get to the 2nd one.
The full list of invited teams:
Counter Logic Gaming
The first pairs of the playoff stage:
Europe (20-21 May)
Gambit eSports is coming to the 2nd round
Heroic is coming to the 2nd round
Team EnVyUs is coming to the 2nd round
GODSENT is coming to the 2nd round
Team BIG vs FlipSid3 Tactics
Dignitas vs K23
Team Polaris vs Team Kinguin
Space Soldiers vs Outlaws
North America (20 May)
Counter Logic Gaming is coming to the 2nd round
Team Liquid is coming to the 2nd round
Renegades vs compLexity Gaming
Misfits vs Splyce