Thunderpick make last minute change to NA Closed Qualifier team list

LAG have claimed a spot after Strife pulled out yesterday.

ESL Challenger League team LAG have claimed a last-second invite to the first Thunderpick World Champion North American Closed Qualifier, replacing Strife in the online qualifier. The change comes after the LAG players spoke out about not receiving an invite despite being ranked higher and in a higher division than many of the ESEA Advanced teams invited to the qualifier.

Fortunately for LAG, their protests bore fruit after Strife had to pull out of the qualifier, receiving an invite in their place. David "J0LZ" Jolin told that the team had to pull out from the event due to Cedric "Melio" Perrault being on vacation while their planned stand-in for the event, Antoine "Sup3rant" Dubois, would be unable to get off of work ahead of Strife's opening match.

With LAG's addition, the qualifier has become even more stacked, with the talent lined up constituting the majority of squads contesting for spots in the upcoming ESL Challenger League Season 47 playoffs.

The list of teams in the Thunderpick World Championship 2024 North American Closed Qualifier #1 is now:

United States BOSS
United States Elevate
United States NRG
United States Take Flyte
Brazil E-Xolos LAZER

United States Nouns
United States Wildcard
United States Party Astronauts
United States Carpe Diem
United States Mythic
United States Limitless
Brazil Legacy

The Thunderpick World Champion North American Closed Qualifier #1 is set to start today in short order, with the opening match seeing Nouns take on FLUFFY AIMERS at 04:00PM.

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