The Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers teams are getting ready to go head to head in the brutal best-of-one series. The first of the Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers kicks off shortly, at 16:00 local time/10:00 CEST, with over 500 registered teams. There will be two separate opportunities for teams to contend for one of the two spots available in the Regional Qualifiers.
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 FaceIT to host the Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers. All the information on notable contenders, schedule and streams is wrapped up below.
The Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers teams that win will advance to the Regional Qualifiers, which will take place between October 27th-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 SEA Open Qualifiers streams
A couple of channels and casters will be covering selections of games from the Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers. The following spreadsheet will be updated throughout the four days of the Open Qualifiers.
- Beyond the Summit’s SEA stream
- PythianLegume’s stream
- Kairos’s stream
- xIdontknow’s stream
- IDS Studio’s stream
- ClouDx’s stream
- baked’s stream
- KingCharlie’s stream (Hindi)
- PuyiHakimTV’s stream
- YJ’s stream
Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers teams – notable contenders
- Mineski X
- Next Generation
Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers schedule
Much like for the previous Majors, there will be two opportunities for teams to compete in the Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers. Two rounds of Open Qualifiers will be hosted – the first one will take place between October 23rd-24th, while the second one is set for October 25th-26th. Teams are able to register and participate in both sets of events.
Teams that didn’t sign up on time and solo players will be able to sign-up 30 minutes before the tournament starts if there are available slots left. All teams will be able to register five players and two stand-ins which they will be able to use in the Closed Qualifiers. Each team will only be able to use five selected players throughout the Boston Major Open Qualifiers.
Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers #1, Day 1 – October 23rd
Check-in: 14:00 SGT
Start time: 16:00 SGT
Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers Registration: JOIN HERE
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).
Boston Major SEA Open Qualifiers #1, Day 2 – October 24th
Start time: 17:00 SGT
Rounds played: Round of 16 (BO1), Round of 8 (BO1), Semi-Finals (BO3), Finals (BO3).
Notable Boston Major SEA 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. Many notable teams were left to qualify in the Boston Major Open Qualifiers.
Mineski-X was originally created for the Shanghai Major 2016. They were the first team to grab a spot in the Shanghai Major SEA Regional Qualifiers but were eliminated and didn’t progress to the main event.
The squad was a mix of familiar faces, including WinteR, XtiNcT, Kecik Imba, and Michael “ninjaboogie” Ross.
Several roster changes later, after moving WinteR and Kecik Imba to the substitute role, the team participated in regional qualifiers and minor events with little achievements to note.
Now, both players appear to be ready to take on a more active role and are re-joined by XtiNcT.
Fadil “Kecik Imba” Bin Mohd Raziff
Clement “InsidiousC” Tan
Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn
Joel Chan “XtiNcT” Zhan Leong
Despite their strong performances in the SEA region and in international tournaments, Rave-Dota disbanded soon after they were eliminated, 0:2, by MVP.Phoenix in the Lower Bracket finals of the TI5 SEA qualifiers.
The team went on hiatus and then never fully recovered to their former status. Roster change upon roster change, the team failed to grab any notable achievements or results and continued to slip away from the spotlight.
February 19th, the Filipino team announced the Rave reform via Facebook. To fans’ delight, the team will be including former members Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross, Ryo “Ryoyr” Hasegawa and, shortly after, Jio “Jeyo” Madayag.
Ninjaboogie left in July for Mineski. The departure of ryOyr and Jeyo signify the end of the reform, while rapy’s departure comes after almost one year of staying with the organization through their various shuffles.
Avelino “Ab1ng” Parungao III
Kevin “Kevz” Edquilan
Dave “WHPH” Aldrin David
Timothy “Tims” Randrup
Kenneth “Flysolo” Coloma