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ESL One Cologne 2017 - Chinese qualifier announcement

Posted by Aleksei "Aleksei.L" Louchnikov at 18 May 2017 15:50

ESL have announced details regarding the Chinese qualifier for the LAN finals of ESL One: Cologne 2017.

With ESL One: Cologne 2017 only a month away, the organisers have revealed details regarding the fourth, and last qualifier for the LAN finals in Cologne, Germany. So far two European and one North American qualifiers have been announced, with closed portion of the prior taking place on May 21st, whilst the latter will play out on May 20th.

ESL have now announced details regarding the final qualifier, dedicated to Chinese teams. A total of sixteen teams will face off in the closed qualifier, taking place  on June 7th - 9th, where a single team will be determined to travel to Germany to duke it out with the finest teams from all over the world. So far eight teams have received invites, whilst eight teams are to be determined following the conclusion of the open qualifiers. 

Below is a table containing all teams that received a direct invitation to the closed qualifier:
 

China TyLoo China New4
China ViCi Gaming China Eastern Mysterious Power
China Eclipse China B.O.O.T
China UYA China Flash Gaming


Followed by scheduling for the open and closed qualifiers, respectively (times adjusted for CET):

Open Qualifier - All matches best-of-one

Tuesday, May 23rd - Round of 64

13:00 - Round of 64
14:15 - Round of 64
15:30 - Round of 64

Wednesday, May 24th - End of ro64 + round of 32

13:00 - Round of 64
14:15 - Round of 32
15:30 - Round of 32

Thursday, May 25th - Round of 16

13:00 - Round of 16

Closed Qualifier - All matches best-of-three

Wednesday, June 7th - Round of 16

08:00 - Round of 16
10:30 - Round of 16
13:00 - Round of 16

Thursday, June 8th - End of ro16 + start of play-offs

08:00 - Round of 16
10:30 - Quarter-final #1 & #2
13:00 - Quarter-final #3 & #4

Friday, June 9th - Play-offs

08:00 - Semi-final #1
10:30 - Semi-final #2
13:00 - Grand final

Image courtesy of ESL

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