CSGO: Invites for the North American Closed Qualifier

CSGO: Invites for the North American Closed Qualifier

The North American qualification for DreamHack ZOWIE Open in Austin is coming this weekend with two qualification spots up for grabs. Today we release the list of teams invited to the closed part of the qualifier.

Austin on May 6-8th host the second DreamHack ZOWIE Open event of 2016, with 8 CS:GO teams travelling to The Lone Star State, to compete for $100,000. Two of those teams will be found this coming weekend via the North American qualifier.

The qualifier will consist of two stages, an open part which takes place on Saturday March 26th, with the closed part on Sunday March 27th. Eight teams have been invited to the closed qualifier, where they will face off against eight teams qualifying through the open qualifier. The invites of teams are as listed below.

closed qualifier invites

The following eight teams have been invited directly to the Closed Qualifier and will compete on Sunday March 27th, facing off against eight teams advancing from the Open Qualifier.

Tempo Storm

The Open Qualifier will take place on March 26th, starting at 12:00 CDT, open for up to 512 teams, all matches will be played best-of-one in a single-elimination bracket. The top eight teams from the Open Qualifier will advance to the Closed Qualifier.

Open Qualifier: SIGN UP NOW

The Closed Qualifier is set to take place on March 27th, with eight teams from the Open Qualifier joined by eight invited teams. All matches will be played best-of-three in a single-elimination bracket, winners of the Semi Finals will win a spot in the $100,000 tournament at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin, not including travel and accommodation.

The schedule for the Closed Qualifier is as shown below:

Sunday, March 27th
12:00 CDT: Round of 16
15:00 CDT: Quarter Finals
18:00 CDT: Semi Finals


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