Invites to closed qualifiers to ESL One Genting 2018 were announced

ESL has announced a new information about the tournament that will take place in Genting Highlands. Now, the list of teams that had been invited to the qualification has become known.

7 slots have been reserved for participants that will pass qualifiers. China has received 2 slots, while the rest of regions will receive only one invitation. The last 16th participant, that receives a direct invitation, will be announced later.

See also: Results of the second seeding stage of teams by groups at The Summit 8

12 teams will compete in each close qualifying round, four of them will pass open qualifiers and other eight teams will be invited directly. The close qualifying round will be run on December 19-22, except for the Chinese division. The close qualification will be hosted in China on December 29-30.

Organizers of the tournament will seed teams by groups in the following way: four teams will go to the quarterfinal, other four invited teams and four teams to pass open qualifiers will start from Round of 12.

The list of invited teams:

Europe

Round of 12

PENTA Sports
Team Doggie
The Final Tribe
Evil Corporation
4x Open Qualifier Teams

Quarterfinal

Team Kinguin
OG
Hellraisers
mousesports

CIS

Round of 12

iPlay Gaming
Team Spirit
M19
Gambit Esports
4x Open Qualifier Teams

Quarterfinal

Natus Vincere
Vega Squadron
Team Empire
Effect

North America

Round of 12

Blue Pikachu
Team Rejects
5 Turtles
To be determined
4x Open Qualifier Teams

Quarterfinal

compLexity Gaming
Immortals
VG.J Storm
Team Leviathan

South America

Round of 12

Luccini
paiN Gaming
STARS e-Sports
T Show Rising
4x Open Qualifier Teams

Quarterfinal

SG e-sports
Infamous
Sacred
Gorillaz Pride

SEA

Round of 12

BOOM ID
GeekFam
Clutch Gamers
Entity Gaming
4x Open Qualifier Teams

Quarterfinal

TNC Pro Team
Execration
HappyFeet
Fire Dragoon

China (two spots)

Round of 12

KeeN Gaming
Eclipse
EHOME
iG Vitality
4x Open Qualifier Teams

Quarterfinal

LGD
LGD.FY
VG.J Thunder
iG