The second round of TI6 European Open Qualifiers is scheduled to get underway today, June 23rd, at 18:00 CEST. The tournament has already been full for days, with 1024 teams registered to participate. Some notable teams – such as Kaipi, KBU, Team Toast, and Elements Pro Gaming – have failed to register in advance and will have to be quick on the draw to obtain last minute slots.
UPDATE (18:00 CEST):
Kaipi, Team Toast and Elements Pro Gaming have managed to clinch last-minute slots in the second round of the European Open Qualifiers, in the 30-minute check-in window before the tournament’s kick-off. KBU (Wagamama, NS, Dread stack) have not registered for the second round.
Over 1000 European teams and mixes are eager to get in on the Open Qualifiers action and have promptly signed up to compete in the best-of-one brackets. All 1024 available spots for the European region have been filled for days, and many teams and solo players are still waiting for slots to open up.
Not all of the teams that competed in the first round of the European Open Qualifiers registered for the second round in advance, and the available slots filled up. Kaipi, KBU (Wagamama, NS, Dread stack), Team Toast, and Elements Pro Gaming are among the teams that failed to register in advance and are currently waiting on the sidelines, merely hours before kick off.
The teams will have another chance to register 30 minutes before the tournament, in case some of the 1024 already registered teams fail to check-in on time. For the first round of European Open Qualifiers, 200 slots opened up in the last 30 minutes. All of them were occupied in approximately two minutes.
TI6 Open Qualifiers
Much like for The International 5, the Frankfurt, Shanghai and Manila Majors, there are two opportunities for teams to compete in The International 6 Open Qualifiers. Two rounds of Open Qualifiers will be hosted – the first took place between June 21-22, while the second is set for June 23-24. Teams are able to register and participate in both sets of events. The registration has been open since June 15th.
Second Round of TI6 EU Open Qualifiers, Day 1: June 23rd, 2016
Europe – Check-in: 16:00 CET, Start time: 18:00 CEST – 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)
Teams that didn’t sign up on time and solo players will be able to sign-up 30 minutes before the second round of TI6 Open Qualifiers 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 TI6 Open Qualifiers. Players can join FACEIT’s official TI6 Open Qualifiers Discord Channel, where they can ask questions before the event starts.
Second Round of TI6 EU Open Qualifiers, Day 2: June 24th, 2016
Europe – Start time: 18:00 CEST
Rounds played: Round of 16 (Bo1), Round of 8 (Bo1), Semi-Finals (Bo3), Finals (Bo3).
The International 6
The most anticipated tournament of the year for Dota 2 players and enthusiasts will return to the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, this August. The International 6 main event is set to run for six days, from Monday, August 8th, through Saturday, August 13th.
The current prize pool stands at $12,636,844.