The first round of the Boston Major EU Open Qualifiers has come to an end. Fantastic Five landed the first Boston Major EU Regional Qualifiers available spot, after overpowering Flipsid3 Tactics 2:1 in the finals. The second round of Open Qualifiers starts tomorrow, October 25th at 16:00 CEST.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) October 25, 2016
Fantastic Five secured a spot in the regional qualifiers after coming out on top in the Boston Major EU Open Qualifiers. The CIS team had also secured a place in the TI6 regional qualifiers after the second round of open qualifiers.
The Boston Major EU Open Qualifiers last four were all CIS teams, playing late into the night as they battled out for the one spot. It was after 04:00 CEST on Tuesday, October 25 before the winner was determined – following an intense three game series. The second match of the series lasted over one hour long.
Fantastic Five survived the brutal best-of-one series to advance to the semi finals where they faced Team Empire. F5 had bested the Empire 2:1 to head into the grand finals.
Flipsid3 Tactics navigated the elimination matches – upsetting the favorites, Imperial before defeating FRIENDS 2:1.
F3 will have another chance starting tomorrow in the second round of Boston Major EU Open Qualifiers.
Fantastic 5 will go up against Ad Finem, Alliance, Escape Gaming, Team Liquid, Na’Vi, Team Secret, Vega Squadron, Virtus.Pro and one other team still to be determined, in the Boston Major EU Regional Qualifiers, scheduled to take place between October 27-30th.
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 Open Qualifiers
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 EU Open Qualifiers
2nd Open Qualifier
Day 1 – October 25th:
Check-in: 14:00 CEST
Start time: 16:00 CEST
Rounds played: Round of 1024 (BO1), Round of 512 (BO1), Round of 256 (BO1), Round of 128 (BO1), Round of 64 (BO1), Round of 32 (BO1).
Teams that didn’t sign up on time and solo players will be able to sign-up 30 minutes before tournament starts if there are available slots left.
Day 2 – October 26th:
- Start time: 18:00 CEST
Rounds played: Round of 16 (BO1), Round of 8 (BO1), Semi-Finals (BO3), Finals (BO3).