MLG announces online qualifiers for X Games Aspen
Today Major League Gaming (MLG), the global leader in eSport, has announced online qualifiers for X Games Aspen. MLG will be teaming up with MLG Brasil and CEVO for the MLG X Games Aspen Counterstrike: Global Offensive qualifiers.
During X Games Aspen, eight teams will compete for the gold. So far three teams have accepted invitations, namely Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Fnatic, and Cloud9. These three teams will be joined by the winners of the five regional Online Qualifiers (2 Europe, 2 North America, 1 Brazil).
MLG Brasil, which is the first international MLG franchise, will host Brazil’s Online Qualifiers, starting with a 64-team Preliminary Qualifier on December 8 through December 14. The top four teams here will qualify to compete against 4 invited teams in the Championship Qualifier on December 20, with the winner being invited to compete in Aspen. Those interested in participating can register here starting on Monday, December 1 at 3PM BRT.
CEVO will be hosting the Online Qualifiers for both Europe and North America. Each of these regions will begin with a 128-team Preliminary Qualifier on December 14. The final 8 teams will then qualify to compete against 8 invited teams in the Championship Qualifier, which will run from December 15 to 18.
Qualifications in both regions will continue with an additional 128-team Preliminary Qualifier on December 20, followed by an additional 16-team Championship Qualifier on December 21. The winner of each region’s Championship Qualifiers will be invited to compete in the Aspen X Games. Those interested in joining up can register here starting on Sunday, December 7 at 12PM EST and 6 PM CET.
Those who enjoy spectating will be able to watch all of the Online Qualifier action on www.MLG.tv or the MLG.tv application for Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.
The Online Qualifier schedules are as follows:
Online Qualifier Schedule
· Brazil Preliminary Qualifier – December 8-14
· Europe Preliminary Qualifier #1 = December 14
· North America Preliminary Qualifier #1 = December 14
· Europe Championship Qualifier #1 = December 15-18
· North America Championship Qualifier #1 = December 15-18
· Brazil Championship Qualifier = December 20
· Europe Preliminary Qualifier #2 = December 20
· North America Preliminary Qualifier #2 = December 20
· Europe Championship Qualifier #2 = December 21
· North America Championship Qualifier #2 = December 21
Online Qualifier Broadcast Schedule
· December 14 = EU & NA Preliminary Qualifier #1
· December 15 = EU & NA Championship Qualifier #1 – Round of 16
· December 16 = EU & NA Championship Qualifier #1 – Quarterfinals
· December 17 = EU & NA Championship Qualifier #1 – Semifinals
· December 18 = EU & NA Championship Qualifier #1 – Finals
· December 20 = Brazil Championship Qualifier
· December 20 = EU & NA Preliminary Qualifier #2
· December 21 = EU & NA Championship Qualifier #2