Stage 1 of the European Qualifier for Intel Extreme Masters Gamescom has concluded - players such as Nerchio and NightEnD among 14 others move on to Stage 2, which will take place on July 17th.
With yesterday's qualifier concluded, next up is the second Stage on July 17th.
In Stage 2, we will have the 16 players qualified through Stage 1 clashing with 16 players who have been directly seeded based on their national ranking. Clashing in a battle for 8 spots in the third and final Stage of qualification, a lot is at stake for these players.
The beloved Ukrainian Zerg was among the 8 players who were seeded for the third and final stage of the qualification. On Thursday evening he informed us, that he was unable to take part in it. As a result White-Ra, who is currently seeded for stage two, will move into stage three. The beneficiary of the empty spot in stage two will be GoOdy. Out of the eight players who lost in the round of 16 of stage one, he had the best ranking in the last season. The players who are waiting in stage three are:
Directly Seeded Into Stage 3
Make sure to tune in as 32 of Europes best players decide who gets to the third and most important stage of the qualifier - as it will determine who gets to play at this year's Intel Extreme Masters Gamescom.
The games of this qualifier will be streamed on ESL TV and commentated by James 'Kaelaris' Carrol.