Liquid and Newbee
invited to ESL Hamburg
The first major of the 2017/18 season, ESL One Hamburg will have 8 teams, of which 2 are invited. The invites are TI7 winner and runner up, Team Liquid and Newbee.
ESL One Hamburg will be held in Barclaycard Arena of Hamburg from October 28th to 29th. The groups will start 2 days earlier, on 26th.
All eyes are now pointed towards the 6 regions as the qualifiers begin in just 5 days, kicking off with the Chinese qualifiers and on 21st, the other 6 regions kick off their qualifiers.
Each regional qualifier will feature 12 teams, 4 tier 1 invites, 4 tier 2 invites and 4 open qualifier teams. Only 1 team from each region will qualify from the single elimination bracket.