BTS Series Europe will get underway. Open Qualifiers will take place this weekend January 30-31st. Two teams will earn the opportunity to compete with 14 invited teams in the main event February 6-16th for the $10,000 prize pools.
The BTS Series EU is back again! European open qualifiers start this weekend on Jan 30th. https://t.co/PZOu5rMTCu pic.twitter.com/d5ok22qvhL
— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) January 26, 2016
The BTS Series 2 Europe will begin with the weekend of open qualifiers on January 30-31st to determine two teams that will join the fourteen invited teams for the second installment of the series. The invited teams have not been identified.
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 Europe Open Qualifiers
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.
The first of the BTS Series events crowned Fnatic as the first champions. Fnatic convincingly swept through the Singaporean team, First Departure, 3:0 in the grand finals.
BTS Series broadcast
English coverage will be available on the Beyond the Summit Twitch channel.
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