The $16,000 StarCraft Italian Esports Open 2017 are coming to Lucca

ESL Gaming

This November, the Lucca Comics & Games Convention is going to host the Italian Esports Open, a $16,000 StarCraft Remastered tournament with some of the best players from around the world. The Lucca Esports Cathedral has hosted numerous gaming events in the past and will serve as a magnificent stage for the group stage and playoffs from November 1-2.

Eight players are set to participate at the main event – five directly invited with three slots up for grabs in the qualifiers.

Direct Invites

  • 2x Europe
  • 1x Italy
  • 1x South Korea
  • 1x North America

Open Qualifiers

  • 2x Europe
  • 1x Italy

All players participating in the offline finals will have their travel and hotel expenses fully paid for.


Any players in Italy and Europe that feel up to the challenge can participate in the open qualifier, which will stretch over four weeks to determine the final three contestants. Points will be earned in every open qualifier competition until the final standings show us who will travel to Lucca.

The open qualifiers are starting this weekend on September 17th and will take place every weekend until October 15th.

Sign up to the open qualifiers today!

A $16,000 prize pool awaits those that make it to the offline finals, with the distribution to be managed as follows:

  • 1st place – $5,000
  • 2nd place – $3,250
  • 3rd place – $2,250
  • 4th place – $1,500
  • 5th-8th place – $1,000

For more information on the Italian Esports Open, be sure to visit the tournament website, as well as the ESL Italia Twitter and Facebook accounts for further updates on the invites and qualifiers.