ESEA S18. European qualifiers
European qualifiers for the main tournament ESEA Invite Season 18 starts on 11 January. 9 teams participate in it. 8 teams, including Natus Vincere, were invited by the organizers. And one team will be chosen among 4 teams by voting. See the list of the invited teams below. Note that Ninjas in Pyjamas & Dignitas didn't get on the list, since they refused to participate in the 17th season of the series.
Compared to the previous season, the prize pool was increased by 10 000 USD. So it is 57 500 USD.
- Natus Vincere
- ESC Gaming
- Penta eSports
- unu.AiN (ex Reason and myXMG)
Four candidates for the 9th slot
- LGB eSports (ex London Conspiracy)
- Copenhagen Wolves
- Team Orbit
- FlipSid3 Tactics
FlipSid3 Tactics win community vote for the ninth and final spot. FlipSid3 line-up: Schneider, Zende, BERG, pauf, twist.