Such teams as Cloud9, Luminosity Gaming, MIBR, and Team Envy will face in the battle for the desired slot in North America.
Such teams as Fnatic, G2 Esports, Natus Vincere, and Windigo Gaming will fight for the only invitation in Europe.
The following four participants will compete in Asia: 5Power Gaming, MVP PK, TYLOO, and Vici Gaming. The system in Asia and Oceania is different from the North American and the European divisions. The above-mentioned teams will fight for two invites to the next phase, in which invites to ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals will be up for grabs.