ESL One: Hamburg 2018, one of the first premier tournaments in the new season, will feature 12 teams from across the world, competing for a $300,000 prize pool. The event will be one of the biggest ever ESL events featuring a 3-day group stage, October 23rd to 25th, and three days, October 26th to 28th, in the Barclaycard Arena which has a maximum capacity of 16,000.
ESL has already officially announced that Mineski, Team Secret, Evil Geniuses, Virtus.Pro, and Ninjas in Pyjamas have been directly invited to the event. They’ve also indicated that there’ll be three more invites leaving just 4 qualifier berths for NA, Europe, China, and SEA. There’ll be no exclusive SA or CIS Qualifiers.
The Open Qualifier details for ESL One Hamburg 2018 were just announced. Here’s what you need to know.
There’ll be one open qualifier for each region, with two teams moving on to the Regional Qualifiers. The Open Qualifiers will take place from 27th to 28th September. You can register for the Open Qualifiers in the below links.