The Boston Major China Open Qualifiers teams are already battling on the playing field. The first round of Boston Major China Open Qualifiers kicked off earlier today, with over 250 teams registered. There will be two separate opportunities for teams to contend for one of the spots in the Regional Qualifiers.
Good luck to all participating teams in the #BostonMajor Open Quals. CN is live. SEA goes live soon with other regions later in the day.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) October 23, 2016
With the Boston Major announcement, Open Qualifiers for each region were added to the mix, giving eight teams (two from each region) that were not directly invited to the event or its Regional Qualifiers the opportunity to try out their luck. Boston Major Open Qualifiers teams will compete to advance into the Regional Qualifiers.
Valve has partnered up with Perfect World to host the Boston Major China Open Qualifiers. All the information on the notable contenders and schedule is wrapped up below.
The Boston Major China Open Qualifiers teams that win will advance to the Regional Qualifiers, which will take place between October 27-30.
The Boston Major will be held between December 7-11, at the Wang Theater, in Boston, USA, with a set prize-pool of $3,000,000. Sixteen teams will compete in the main event hosted by PGL and Valve.
Boston Major China Open Qualifiers teams – notable contenders
Over 250 teams have signed up to participate in the first round of the Boston Major China Open Qualifiers.
- ViCi Gaming.Potential
- White Fries Gaming
Boston Major China Open Qualifiers schedule
Much like for the previous Majors, there will be two opportunities for teams to compete in the Boston Major Open Qualifiers. Two rounds of Open Qualifiers will be hosted – the first one will take place between October 23-24, while the second one is set for October 25-26. Teams are able to register and participate in both sets of events.
Boston Major China Open Qualifiers
- Open Qualifier #1: October 23-24
- Open Qualifier #2: October 25-26
- Boston Major China Open Qualifiers Registration: JOIN HERE
Notable Boston Major China Open Qualifiers teams
Some of the Boston Major Open Qualifiers teams were not directly invited to the Regional Qualifiers due to roster changes or simply did not make the cut for the already stacked regional list. Notable teams were left to qualify in the Boston Major Open Qualifiers. Among them, there are some quite strong teams that are expected to create an atmosphere of fierce competition in the brutal best-of-one brackets.
In October 2014, Newbee Young – the organization’s youth squad, was established and placed seventh at the National Electronic Sports Tournament 2014, only two weeks later.
With the great Chinese roster reshuffle in March 2016, Meng “Xiao2lei” Lei and Zhang “le” Xuanhao moved to Newbee.Young from the main squad. In the post-TI6 shuffle, the team has retained both members but lost Song “Sccc” Chun who moved to the primary team creating quite a name and reputation for himself in the last few weeks.
Newbee Young picked up three new members for the Boston Major season – all players with established careers and reputations.
Newbee Young roster:
Zeng “290” Chen
Xu “Lin” Ziyang
Zhang “le” Xuanhao
Meng “Xiao2lei” Lei
Chen “Rong” Jingwu
White Fries Gaming
White Fries Gaming was formed by Gong “ZSMJ” Jian and storied Singaporean player Benedict Lim “hyhy” Han Yongat at the end of March, during the Manila Major/TI6 team registration period.
Hyhy had taken third at The International 1.
After minimal results and only one month of competitive play together, ZMSJ parted ways with the team.
Shortly after, the team went through another round of roster changes, bringing on Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang and 曾晨 Zeng “290” Chen. 290 and Nicholas “xFreedom” Kelvin Ileto Li were replaced by Malaysian veteran Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong and 张晓安 Xiao-an “Big_A” Zhang after the team took 9th-10th place at the MPGL SEA Championship.
White Fries Gaming has typically played in the SEA region, with members of the team hailing mostly from Malaysia.
White Fries Gaming roster:
Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang
Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong
Benedict Lim “hyhy” Han Yong
Xiao-an 张晓安 “Big_A” Zhang
Wai Pern “Net” Lim