Organizers of ESL One Hamburg 2017 have informed fans that Newbee and Team Liquid will not have to pass qualifiers to the first Major tournament in this gaming year - the teams have received direct invitations from the head of the event. The rest of participants will be determined with a help of qualifications in six regions:
- South America
- North America
- Southeast Asia
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Qualifications are scheduled for the end of September and the LAN finals will be hosted in Hamburg, Germany on October 26-29. Eight world’s best teams will divide among each other a prize pool in the sum of $1,000,000.