Both Team Secret and Cloud 9 defeat Asus.Polar, grabbing the two Summit 3 LAN slots for the European Region. Team Secret grabbed the first EU LAN spot, sending ASUS.Polar to the Lower Brackets, after a 3-2 victory. Asus.Polar then fought Cloud 9 for the second LAN spot, in the last match of the playoffs. They lost 3-0, giving Cloud 9 the victory and the last spot. The Summit 3 will be held in Los Angeles, between May 13-27.
The EU pre-qualifiers began on February 26, with eight invited teams (HellRaisers, 4 Anchors + SC, Power Rangers, Moscow Five, Virtus.pro, MeePwn’d, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Vega Squadron). The top two teams from the pre-qualifiers (NiP and 4ASC) joined six invited teams (Team Secret, Na’Vi, The Alliance, Team Empire, ASUS.Polar, and Cloud 9) for the main qualifiers, which began on March 28. Asus.Polar has recently gone through roster changes resulting in the loss of two players.
The Summit 3
Dates: May 13 – 17
Prize Pool: $100,000 base prize pool; community contributions brought the total prize pool up to over $228,000
One invited: Vici Gaming (winner of season two)
One team from China: qualifiers still in progress
One team from SouthEast Asia: Rave
Two teams from Europe: Team Secret and Cloud 9
Two teams from the Americas: Evil Geniuses and Not Today
One redemption team: compendium owners vote
Tickets: Online ticket and compendium bundle available for $9.99; 20% of the proceeds of each sale contributes to the tournament prize pool
Full coverage and broadcast: Beyond the Summit