The teams and schedule for the final ESL One Frankfurt regional qualifiers have finally been announced. Among the five revealed teams, Invictus Gaming, last year’s defending champions. Eight teams will vie for the solo spot allotted to the region.
— ESL (@ESL) April 10, 2015
ESL One Frankfurt Chinese Open Qualifiers
The open qualifiers are drawing to an end, with only four teams remaining. As only three wildcard spots are open for entry into the main qualifiers, one team will be eliminated, thus “robbed” from the chance to compete for the region’s LAN spot.
HyperGloryTeam versus Immortal Magneto Gaming
Team DK versus Energy Pacemakers
ESL One Frankfurt Main Qualifier
Once the open qualifiers are completed, the three remaining teams will be matched up against the invited teams in the main qualifier.
Teams will face each other in a single elimination tournament format, fighting ESL One Frankfurt LAN spot. Things won’t be easy in the qualifiers, as IG will try to defend their title as Champions of ESL One Frankfurt 2014.
April 16 – 15:30 CET – Ro8 match 1
April 17 – 15:30 CET – Ro8 match 2
April 18 – 15:30 CET – Ro8 match 3
April 19 – 15:30 CET – Ro8 match 4
April 20 – 15:30 CET – Ro4 match 1
April 21 – 15:30 CET – Ro4 match 2
April 22 – 15:30 CET – grand finals
Still to come
SEA qualifiers will continue on April 15 between MVP.Phoenix and Team Malaysia. The Underminer versus Mineski match has not been set yet, but the winners from both matches will face off to represent the SEA region in Frankfurt.
The European qualifiers will resume after the end of MLG Columbus, with Team Tinker versus Ninjas in Pyjamas, on April 14. The winner will play against Na’Vi. Still remaining, the Team Empire versus Cloud 9 match, winner of which will move forward to face the top dog from Na’Vi – TBD.
The three invited teams – Team Secret, Evil Geniuses and ViCi Gaming, will be joined by the already qualified ones – The Alliance and ASUS.Polar, and by those that are still to qualify – one EU, one Chinese, one SEA team, to compete for the $250.000+ prize pool, June 20-21, in Frankfurt, Germany.