Esportal has announced the fifth qualifier out of eight for the Sweden based LAN finals and the third Invitational. Eight teams are hoping to secure their spot to join Hellraisers, ASUS.Polar, mYinsanity and Team Empire at the LAN finals later this year. The tournament starts tomorrow at 17:00 CET.
Power Rangers will have another chance to qualify for Esportal after losing 2-3 against ASUS.Polar in the second Invitational. They are joined by seven other teams including Ninjas in Pyjamas, Alliance, Virtus.Pro and 4ASC. They are competing to join the four qualified teams for the LAN finals, Hellraisers, ASUS.Polar, MyInsanity and Team Empire.
Ninjas in Pyjamas have looked dominant in the past month, averaging a 65% winrate over 34 games. The Swedes will also want to get a chance to perform in front of their home crowd in Stockholm for the LAN finals which could act as another motivating factor for them. It'll be interesting to see if they can carry on their dominant run.
The invitational will begin on March 2nd at 17:00 CET and will go on for three days, concluding with a BO5 final on March 5th.