The final round of the Boston Major EU Open Qualifiers has come to an end. The qualifier favorites, Imperial landed the last Boston Major EU Regional Qualifiers available spot, after sweeping through ATN 2:0 in the finals. The Boston Major EU Regional Qualifiers starts today, October 27th at 10:00 CEST. Ad Finem vs Imperial and Alliance vs Fantastic Five will kick off the group stage.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) October 26, 2016
Imperial secured the final spot in the regional qualifiers. The Danish team didn’t drop a single match in the qualifiers, even after four days of intense and grueling games.
After dropping to Flipsid3 Tactics in the quarter finals of the first Boston Major EU Open Qualifiers, the team kept their hopes and spirits high and tackled the second round of qualifiers for one last chance.
The Danes survived the brutal best-of-one series, taking down FRIENDS and then wiping through Sanguine Sharks 2:0 before heading to the finals.
Imperial was the favorites going into the Boston Major EU Open Qualifiers with a strong and successful recent run. They were denied a chance for an invite at a Boston Major EU Regional Qualifiers when Jon “13abyKnight” Andersen had failed to leave his last team, London Conspiracy and register with Imperial.
Imperial will go up against Ad Finem, Alliance, Escape Gaming, Team Liquid, Na’Vi, Team Secret, Vega Squadron, Virtus.Pro and Fantastic 5, 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 Regional Qualifiers
The Boston Major EU Regional Qualifiers are being held online starting on Thursday October 27th at 10:00 CEST.
There will be two phases to the Boston Major Qualifiers format – group and playoffs.
- One group
- Best-of-one matches
- 1 point for wins
- 0 points for loss
- Teams placed 1-4 move to playoffs
Tiebreakers: If there is tie between 4th and 5th position a tiebreaker match will be played. For ties between all other positions winner is determined based on head-to-head results.
- 1st place team chooses 3rd or 4th place team as opponent
- 2nd place team competes against remaining team
- GSL bracket format
- Best of three series
- Two teams advance to Boston Major