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NA Cologne qualifier teams revealed

All eight teams are now known for the North American qualifier for ESL One Cologne.

The North American qualifier for ESL One Cologne, now a major due to Valve's support, will take place inside of ESL's American studio in Burbank, California on August 1-2.

The first four sides to automatically qualify for the North American qualifier were the four teams who placed top four in season one of the ESL ESEA Pro League.

Since Keyd Stars, who already possess a direct invite to ESL One Cologne, finished in the top four of the North American division, the final invite automatically went to the fifth-placed team: Liquid.


RUSH helped Tempo Storm to be the first team to win the open qualifier (photo


The final four teams proceeded through an open online perliminary qualifier, which ran in a single elimination, best-of-three format from June 27-28. With the brackets completed and all play finished, all eight teams are now known.


Invites Open Qualifier
 Cloud9  Tempo Storm
 Luminosity  Nihilum
 CLG  eLevate
 Liquid  Noble eSports


The top two teams from this offline qualifier in Burbank, California will qualify for ESL One Cologne 2015, which takes place August 20-23 and which is the second major of this year.