Last week, DreamHack announced the qualifiers for the return of its Masters series in Malmö, Sweden. CSGO2ASIA has now learned that Chinese powerhouse TYLOO & Australia’s notable contenders, Team Immunity, have received direct invites to the closed qualifiers happening later this month.
TYLOO are on a qualifying streak for the month of June, having recently qualified for the Major offline qualifiers in Krakow and ESL One Cologne in the span of just 1 week. The performance by the Chinese makes their invite an expected one.
The move to invite Immunity came after the initial first choice for an Australian team, Chiefs Esports Club, politely declined their invite due to player Tyler “tucks” Reilly being issued a VAC Ban in the past. Because DreamHack follows the Valve rules on VAC bans, Chiefs would be unable to play in Malmö let alone the qualifiers with tucks on the roster. On Twitter, Owner and Founder of Chiefs, Frank Li, stood by his player stating that “Tucks is an integral part of the team & has [Chiefs] full support. We will be focusing on other events.”
We are very grateful and honoured for the direct invite to the @DreamHack Malmo CSGO Closed Qualifiers but will be respectfully declining.
— Sangy (@FrankLi) June 9, 2017
As of writing, registrations are still open for the Chinese open qualifiers. The Oceania qualifiers are set to be complete by Tuesday, 13th June while the S.E.A qualifiers will begin on the evening of Monday 12th June, Singapore time.
The Asian Qualifiers will consist of 2 phases:
- Open Regional Qualifiers | 11th — 18th June
- Closed Qualifiers | 23rd — 25th June
Open Regional Qualifiers consist of the following regional qualifiers across Asia:
- Oceania | 1 slot | 11th — 13th June
- GCC | 1 slot | 12th — 14th June
- India & South East Asia | 2 slots | 12th — 15th June
- East Asia | 1 slot | 16th Jun — 18th June
- China | 1 slot | 16th Jun — 18th June
The winners from the regional qualifiers will move on to the closed qualifier from the 23rd-25th June to face off against TYLOO & Immunity.
DreamHack Masters Malmö will have a total of sixteen teams from around the world who will play for US$250,000 at the Malmö Arena. The Asia-Pacific Qualifiers will send just one team to Malmö to battle against the best from around the World.
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