The Kiev Major SEA open qualifiers teams are getting ready to go head to head in the brutal best-of-one series. The first of the Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers kicks off shortly, at 16:00 SGT/10:00 CEST, with almost 400 registered teams. There will be two separate opportunities for teams to contend for one of the two spots available in the Regional Qualifiers.
With the Kiev Major announcement, Open Qualifiers for each region were added to the mix, giving eight teams (two from each region) that were not directly invited to the event or its Regional Qualifiers the opportunity to try out their luck. Kiev Major Open Qualifiers teams will compete to advance into the Regional Qualifiers.
Valve has partnered up with FaceIT to host the Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers. All the information on notable contenders, schedule and streams is wrapped up below.
For the purpose of these qualifiers, regions have been locked – requiring teams to have 3/5 of their players from the selected region or to be physically present in said region. For SEA the region is defined as: Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mynamar (Burma), Pakistan, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Thailand, Timor Leste, Singapore, Vietnam.
The Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers teams that win will advance to the Regional Qualifiers, which will take place between March 10-13th.
The Kiev Major will be held between April 27-30th, at National Palace of Arts in Kiev, Ukraine, with a set prize-pool of $3,000,000. Sixteen teams will compete in the main event hosted by PGL and Valve.
Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers streams
A couple of channels and casters will be covering selections of games from the Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers. With many favorite and notable teams participating, there are plenty of casters to cover most of the action.
- Beyond the Summit’s stream, stream 2, Stream 3, Stream 4
- IDS Studio stream
- ClouDx stream
- PythianLegume stream
- Dota2 RuHub stream, stream 2, stream 3
Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers teams – notable contenders
Some of the Kiev Major Open Qualifiers teams were not directly invited to the Regional Qualifiers due to roster changes or simply did not make the cut for the already stacked regional list. Many notable teams were left to qualify in the Kiev Major Open Qualifiers.
White Fries tried their hand at the Boston Majors in the Chinese – making it only to Round of 32 in the first set and Semi finals in the second. This time, they are in SEA. With 3 of their players being from China, the team is able to compete in SEA since they have been physically located there for some time.
HappyFeet was formed just at the end of December for the new season. Among the team are notable names – Benhur “Benhur” Lawis, Jessie Cristy “JessieVash” Cuyco and Nico “eyyou” Barcelon. The team has had a strong presence in the region, competing in the local minor tournaments and various qualifiers.
Joining Mineski-X for the open qualifiers is none other than Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung and Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang – both former teammates and friends.
Next Generation is a team that hails from Vietnam. The squad has been rising through the ranks, trying hard to carve a name out for themselves in the region.
- Next Generation
- White Fries Gaming
- Team Bazaar
Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers schedule
Much like for the previous Majors, there will be two opportunities for teams to compete in the Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers. Two rounds of Open Qualifiers will be hosted – the first one will take place between March 6-7th, while the second one is set for March 8-9th. Teams are able to register and participate in both sets of events.
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 Kiev Major Open Qualifiers.
Kiev Major Open Qualifiers Day 1 – March 6th
Check-in: 16:00 SGT
Start time: 18:00 SGT
Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers Registration: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).
Kiev Major SEA Open Qualifiers #1, Day 2 – March 7th
Start time: 16:00 SGT
Rounds played: Round of 16 (BO1), Round of 8 (BO1), Semi-Finals (BO3), Finals (BO3).