Introducing the latest two teams to have qualified for ESL One Frankfurt!

The South East Asian and Chinese ESL One qualifiers have come to an end, with two more teams having secured a slot in the finals at Frankfurt. After a series of hard-fought matches, it was Team Malaysia, formerly known as, to emerge victorious in the SEA qualifier, while the Chinese qualifier saw the defending ESL One Frankfurt champions, Invictus Gaming, triumph.

Let’s take a closer look at how both qualifiers unfolded.

SEA qualifier

The SEA qualifier consisted of three single elimination rounds and a final. We saw four matchups in each of the first two rounds as four teams were seeded into round two, with all of the games ending in decisive 2-0 wins up until round three. Check out all of the results leading up to the final below!

Round one

Matchup Result
Can’t Say Wips vs. Underminers 0-2
Mineski vs. Rex Regum Qeon 2-0
MiTH-Trust vs. First Departure 2-0
Arcanys vs. 5eva 0-2

Round two

Matchup Result
Rave vs. Underminers 0-2
Invasion vs. Mineski 0-2
MVP Phoenix vs. MiTH-Trust 2-0
Team Malaysia vs. 5eva 2-0

Round three

Matchup Result
Underminers vs. Mineski 1-2
MVP Phoenix vs. Team Malaysia 1-2

The final battle for a slot at Frankfurt came down to Mineski and Team Malaysia, with the latter coming out victorious in a convincing 2-0 fashion!

Check out the full match below:

Chinese qualifier

The Chinese qualifier was one step shorter and began with a round of eight. It then continued into a round of four and onto the final. Here’s a breakdown of all of the matches:

Round one

Matchup Result
Ehome vs. DK 2-1
Energy Pacemaker vs. Newbee 1-2
Invictus Gaming vs. TongFu 2-0
HyperGaming Team vs. LGD 1-2

Round two

Matchup Result
Ehome vs. Newbee 0-2
Invictus Gaming vs. LGD 2-0

The final game came down to TI4 winners Newbee and defending ESL One Frankfurt champions Invictus Gaming, who had not lost a single game in the qualifier. In the end, the reigning Frankfurt champions proved their skills and defeated Newbee 2 to 0. They will travel to Frankfurt to defend their title.

Watch the match VODs here (coming soon)!

Only one spot left!

There is now only one spot left for the finals in Frankfurt, and it will be secured by the team who wins the European lower bracket qualifier. The next match will take place on April the 30th at 18:00 CEST as Cloud 9 take on Team Empire!


Tune in here on April the 30th!

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