ESL Manila: An American presence
The information for the ESL Manila NA open qualifier has been announced.
Following the announcements of the EU and Filipino open qualifiers, ESL has revealed the details of the NA open qualifiers. The open qualifiers are scheduled to take place on the 30th and 31st of January at 14:00 EST; the 30th will be for all games but the round of 16 onwards, and the 31st will continue from that. All the games on the 31st of January will be best-of-three and the games on the 30th will be best-of-one.
The top four of the open qualifiers will be proceeding to the North American qualifiers - the signups for the NA open qualifiers can be found here.
ESL Manila is one of the first premium tournament in SEA, featuring a prize pool of $250,000 and teams from around the world; the tournament will be taking place at the Mall of Asia arena in Manila on the 23rd and 24th of April. Tickets are currently on sale, they can be found here.
EHOME are the only invited team to the tournament so far, but as the tournament draws closer and the information for the regional qualifiers gets announced, it is expected that the other invited teams will be revealed soon.