DreamLeague keep the invites coming, next up is the SA/NA qualifier list

posted by Abelle,
Is your head swimming from all the invite announcements yet? Tough luck, because this won't be the last. DreamLeague are rationing out theirs, and today's offering is the NA and SA qualifier team list.

Unlike the combined EU/CIS League, the North American and South American qualifiers are seperate. Both will feature four teams fighting through a double elimination best-of-three bracket with the winner advancing to the LAN final at DreamHack Winter.

Both open and closed stages of the South American qualifier will happen before any NA qualifier games are played. Open qualifiers run Sept 19-20 and closed qualifiers will follow Sept 27-29.

South American closed qualifier teams
pe Infamous
pe Sacred*
br SG e-sports
Open Qualifier team

The North American open qualifiers won't be happening for a little while, so there's still plenty of time to sign up if you're feeling bold. Open qualifiers will take place October 7-8 and closed qualifiers will follow much later, November 4-5.

North American closed qualifier teams
us Evil Geniuses
world OpTic Gaming
us Digital Chaos*
Open Qualifier team

With so few direct invites to each qualifier, there should be quite a few very strong teams battling through opens for this event. In particular, the NA region has several high profile contenders left off this list, like usca Immortals*, us compLexity Gaming and us Is GG*.

Only one team from each region will finally advance to the DreamLeague Season 8 Major in the end, a stark contrast to the four teams from the EU/CIS regional. DreamLeague has traditionally been a very EU focused event, and Perfect World have already announced that their event will have an extra qualifier slot for a Chinese team. It will be interesting to see if any event decides to focus on the Americas in a similar vein this season.

2017/2018 Tournament Calendar
If the constant updates to dates and qualifiers has you more baffled than a team of scientists, consider checking out our nifty Tournament Calendar for an overview of every qualifier and LAN. To access it any time from anywhere on the site, you can always hover over the coverage tab and hit the button under Earth Spirit.

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