The grand finals of the Vodafone 5G ESL Mobile Open will be held from Sept. 28 to 29 at the Milan Games Week. Top PUBG Mobile squads and Asphalt 9: Legends players from around the world will be traveling to the Fiera Milan Rho in Milan to battle for a total prize pool of $181,343. ESL has also partnered with Huawei Technologies to provide Mate 20X 5G smartphones for the event.
The tournament was announced in May and since then, monthly online and live qualifiers have been held to determine the players who will compete at the grand finals.
PUBG Mobile has been divided into two regions (A and B) for the tournament. Region A includes countries from Europe and MENA, while Region B only has India.
The qualified teams from Region A are:
- Cream Esports
- Neon Esports
- Fear the Flame
- S2 Gaming
The qualified teams from Region B are:
- Synergy Gaming
- Orange Rock Esports
- Entity Gaming
Due to alleged visa problems being faced by Synergy Gaming, however, the team may not be able to participate in the event. The team’s substitute, Harnit Khatri, resides in Canada and is also facing problems in acquiring a visa since he’s unable to get a reservation at the local embassy.
While the qualifiers for PUBG Mobile were held online, Asphalt 9: Legends featured offline qualifiers at ESL One Cologne, Gamescom, and ESL One Birmingham, in addition to seven online qualifiers. Two slots for the grand finals remain open and they’ll be decided by an offline qualifier open to everyone on Sept. 27 at Milan Games Week.
The qualified players so far are:
- SuperSonic S.G.
- OG Crazyy
- Future Flash
- I’m your Ercel
The prize pool has been split between the two games. PUBG Mobile squads will be competing for $131,949, while Asphalt 9: Legends players will battle it out for $49,481.
The complete schedule of the event is as follows: