BTS Series Europe 2 welcome DK Bears and The Puck to the second installation of the series. The two teams were the last standing out of 182 participating teams. They will join the 14 invited teams to compete in the main event February 6-16th for the $10,000 prize pool.
On January 27th, BTS had announced the open qualifiers for the second installation of the BTS Series Europe.
The BTS Series Europe 2 open qualifiers would give way for two teams to compete with fourteen invited teams for the $10,000 prize pool. The invited teams have not yet been revealed, but the main event will take place in just one week, from February 6-16th.
Danish Bears is a team registered by a group of Danish players to compete in the upcoming majors back in August. Most notable players include Christopher “Ryze” Winther and Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard, both well known veterans and include brothers Mikki “HesteJoe-Rotten” Junget and Danny “Noia” Junge. They have since had a strong presence in weekly cups, qualifiers and minor tournaments. Their newest member, Uffe “Shocolate” Joergensen joined on December 3rd.
The Puck are a relatively lesser known team that has been spotted in various qualifiers lately.
BTS Series Europe prize distribution
The events will feature a $10,000 prize pool with a portion of the prize dedicated to the Open Qualifiers
Based on the success of the BTS Americas tournament held June/July 2015, the production studio will be invest $180,000 in total prize pool for 18 competitions to be held over the course of the next year. The initiative will now include Europe and Southeast Asia as well.
Each competition will have online open qualifiers, with the winners of each earning a spot to compete against the invited teams from their respective region. The open qualifiers are intended to help become a platform for up and coming talent and teams to have an opportunity to showcase their skills and gain exposure.
T.RoX, then known as Fantastic 5, claimed the championship title for the first installment of the series at the end of December. The newer CIS squad eventually bested Na’Vi 3:2 in the grand finals.
BTS Series broadcast
English coverage will be available on the Beyond the Summit Twitch channel.