The African Closed Qualifier for the Berlin Major 2019 is set and ready

Aditya Singh Rawat

19o, May, 2019

Cover Image Courtesy: Energy Esports

The Africa Open Qualifiers for the Berlin Major 2019 came to an end yesterday with four teams qualifying through the second qualifier and moving on to join the four teams who had already qualified via the first one.

The African scene used to be quite sober till about last year but since the collapse of Bravado Gaming followed by Energy Gaming also undergoing a rough patch the scene has seen a drastic change with the experienced players being scattered all over the region, now playing for different organizations.

This is one of the reasons that there were no Direct Invites for the Closed Qualifier from the region. The closed qualifier consists of 8 teams qualifying through the two open qualifiers.

The African teams that made it through the first open qualifier are as follows,

  • Energy Esports

  • Sinister5

  • Goliath Gaming

  • Big 5 Esports

While the ones coming through the second open qualifier are,

  • ViNCO Gaming

  • Exdee Gaming

  • Turilavsyagart

  • Ladon

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The StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 - African Closed Qualifier will comprise of these eight teams, with only one making it through to the Asia Minor Championship. The Closed Qualifier is all set to take place from 26th-28th May.

Let’s see if Energy Esports truly has the potential to still be the African representative at international events.