The first round of the Manila Major EU Open Qualifiers has come to an end. Kaipi seized the first Manila Major EU Regional Qualifiers available spot, after defeating Sqreen Squad, 2:1, in the finals. The second round of Open Qualifiers starts tomorrow, May 1, at 14:00 CEST.
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Kaipi – the first team to grab a spot in the Manila Major EU Regional Qualifiers – cruised through the brutal best-of-one stage taking out ATN and Elements. They then wiped out Goomba Gaming, 2:0, and went full speed ahead to knock out Sqreen’s Squad.
At the end of August, after TI5, Armand “bOne7” Pittner reinstated Kaipi with a new mix of players. After a few roster changes, Alexandru “Comewithme” Crăciunescu rejoined his Romanian teammate and later they welcomed WehSing “SingSing” Yuen, in March. Most recently, Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj and Cosmin “Masakary” Nechifor joined the ranks, only days ago.
Kaipi will go up against Team Empire, Vega Squadron, Virtus.Pro, Team Spirit, No Diggity, Polarity, Power Rangers, Ad Finem and one other team still to be determined, in the Manila Major EU Regional Qualifiers, scheduled to take place between May 3rd-6th.
Manila Major Open Qualifiers Schedule
Much like for the Frankfurt and Shanghai Major, there will be two opportunities for teams to compete in the Manila Major Open Qualifiers. Two rounds of Open Qualifiers will be hosted – the first will take place between April 29-30, while the second is set for May 1-2. Teams are able to register and participate in both sets of events.
Manila Major Open Qualifiers #2, Day 1 – May 1st
Check-in: 12:00 CEST
Start time: 14:00 CEST
Manila Major Open Qualifiers Registration for Europe: JOIN HERE
Rounds played: Round of 1024 (BO1), Round of 512 (BO1), Round of 256 (BO1), Round of 128 (BO1), Round of 64 (BO1).
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 Manila Major Open Qualifiers.
The Manila Major will be held between June 7-12, at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Manila, Philippines, with a set prize-pool of $3,000,000. Sixteen teams will compete in the main event hosted by PGL and Valve.