From the 10th to the 16th of December, Kiev Cybersport Arena will host 17 winners of the open qualifiers and 15 invited teams in a battle for ten spots at the PUBG Europe League and six spots at the Contenders League.
The main part of the qualifiers for PUBG Europe League will be held at the LAN-tournament. 32 teams will battle it out for ten spots at PUBG Corp’s official pro league. Six more teams will get a direct invite to the pro league.
In the LAN qualifiers, 17 teams that overcame the odds in the online open qualifiers will fight it out against the invitees. Among the invited teams to the closed qualifiers are some of the best teams in Europe, as well as fan favorites and a few regional champions, like Italy’s MOONWOLF and Turkey’s Oyun Hizmetleri eSports Club.
Teams invited to the LAN-qualifiers are as follows:
- Team Reciprocity
- Team SoloMid
- Penta Sports
- Quantum Bellator Fire
- TORNADO ENERGY BATTLE
- G2 Esports
- Oyun Hizmetleri eSports Club
LAN-qualifiers will be held in two stages. In the first stage, invited teams and winners of the online qualifiers will be seeded randomly into 2 groups and will play 15 rounds. The top 8 teams from each group will advance to the Final stage, to form one group of 16 teams, and will play 15 more rounds. According to the results of the Final stage, the top 10 teams will receive invitations to the first season of PUBG Europe League, and the remaining 6 will start from the Contenders League.
The invites to the qualifier all but confirm the six teams to go straight to the PUBG Europe League. The teams to get a direct invite are likely to be:
- FaZe Clan
- Team Liquid
- Natus Vincere
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Vitality
Online qualifiers for Europe start this weekend, with CIS qualifiers following a week later.
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