The first day of the Manila Major NA Open Qualifiers has come to an end. Thirty-two teams are left to compete for a spot in the America Regional Qualifiers. Out of the remaining teams Vegetable Esports Club, Luccini and EverNova are still in contention. The 32 remaining teams will continue battling for the regional spot starting at 13:00 CDT April 30.
The first round of the Manila Major NA Open Qualifiers has left 32 teams with hopes to continue their journey to China. More than 300 teams were sent home early to practice and try their luck again in the second set of the Manila Major EU Open Qualifiers, starting on May 1.
just let the ritsu team play my lord they all play this game for a living, who cares what account is used
— David Hull (@MooDota2) April 30, 2016
FaceIT admins confirmed for Dotablast the issue for the Wonder Wolf’s disqualification was that Francis “FrancisLee” Lee was unable to access the Steam account that he had registered on FaceIT and the second account he provided was banned. Being an old account he no longer had access to Admins had agreed to help him make a switch for the event. The second one he provided – his current steam account had a VAC ban on it in the platform and was ineligible to participate. The team was then disqualified based on the rules prohibiting accounts with VAC bans from participating and making changes to the lineup once the event started.
Vegetable Esports Club and EverNova have both advanced and will be playing each other in Round of 32.
Luccini and Perky Pepperonis will continue to advance and try their luck one more day.
The winners of the Manila Major NA Open Qualifiers will advance to the Regional Qualifiers, which will take place between May 3-6.
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.
Progress can be followed in the FACEIT brackets as teams progress tomorrow.
Manila Major NA Open Qualifiers streams
A couple of channels and casters will be covering selections of games from the European, American and Southeast Asian Manila Major Open Qualifiers. The following spreadsheet will be updated throughout the four days of the Open Qualifiers.
- LlamaDownUnder’s stream
- Rupture’s stream
- Bkop’s stream
- GranDGranT’ stream
- guacguac’s stream
- Chicago Ted’s stream
- PythianLegume’s stream
- Niz’s stream
- PandaCasts’ stream
- GoGameStudios’s stream
- Ilummini’s stream
- Direct Esports (Spanish)’s stream
- Perky Pepperonis
- Vegetable Esports Club
- Wonder Wolfs
Start time: 13:00 CDT
Manila Major NA Open Qualifiers notable registered teams
Manila Major Open Qualifiers teams – Americas (over 210 teams registered thus far):
Manila Major Open Qualifiers
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 schedule
1st round of the Manila Major Open Qualifiers
Manila Major Open Qualifiers #1, Day 2 – April 30th
Rounds played: Round of 32 (BO1), Round of 16 (BO1), Round of 8 (BO1), SemiFinals (BO3), Finals (BO3).
Featured image courtesy of ESL