The first (and only) teams to be invited for the ESL One Hamburg 2017 Major tournament are nonе other than the The International 2017 finalists – Team Liquid and Newbee.

This comes as no surprise considering the fact that the two teams performed so well on the biggest tournament of the year. Team Liquid and Newbee will be joined there by 6 other teams coming from the regional qualifiers where each region (Europer, NA, SA, SEA, China and CIS) will have one team going to the main event.

The open qualifiers are going on right now and will finish tomorrow, 17th of September. The winning teams will then proceed to the closed qualifier which will be played between 21st and 24th of September.

The teams that are already invited for the closed qualifiers are:

Europe:

  • OG
  • Hellraisers
  • Saksa Stack (a.k.a w33 stack)
  • PENTA Sports
  • Team Secret
  • mousesports
  • Team Kinguin (ex-Let’s Do it)
  • Team Tuho

CIS:

  • Virtus.pro
  • Team Spirit
  • M19
  • Effect
  • Team Empire
  • Vega Squadron
  • Natus Vincere
  • Gambit Esports

North America:

  • Evil Geniuses
  • compLexity
  • The Dire
  • Team Leviathan
  • Digital Chaos
  • VG J.Storm
  • WheelWhreck
  • Immortals (the TRUE American team consisting of 5 Korean :D)

South America:

  • STARS -Sports
  • Midas Club Elite
  • Luccini
  • Furia Jovem
  • Digital Chaos SA
  • Mad Kings
  • Infamous
  • Team Unknown

SEA:

  • TNC Pro Team
  • Fnatic
  • Mineski
  • Fire Dragoon
  • Execration
  • HappyFeet
  • Clutch Gamers
  • WG.Unity

China:

  • Invictus Gaming
  • iG.V
  • Vici Gaming
  • For The Dream
  • LGD
  • LGD.FY
  • VG.J
  • EHOME

I am super excited to announce that I will attend the LAN finals and hopefully there will be a lot of news, articles, interviews and story that I will be able to share with you after that!