The second round of the Kiev Major SA Open Qualifiers has come to an end. Infamous, Not Today, Luccini and Sacola de Lixo have landed the last Kiev Major SA Regional Qualifiers available spots, after coming out on top in the brackets. The Kiev Major SA Regional Qualifiers starts Friday, March 10th.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 10, 2017
The last four teams from the Kiev Major SA Open Qualifiers have been determined.
Infamous and Not Today surprised fans when they didn’t make it through for spot in the first round of the Kiev Major SA Open Qualifiers. Lucky for them – and fans, they were able to bounce back in the second to seize their place.
Infamous, Not Today and Sacola de Lixo all had flawless performances and journey through the brackets, dropping their opponents in the single match series and sweeping through them 2:0 in all of the best-of-three series.
Luccini dropped one match through their run – besting motoca_123 2:1 to claim their spot in the last series.
Infamous, Not Today, Sacola de Lixo and Luccini will go up against SG e-sports, Midas Club Elite, Union Gaming, Team Unknown, Mad Kings and Vultur in the Kiev Major SA Regional Qualifiers, scheduled to take place between March 10-12.
The Kiev Major will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, between April 27-30th, at National Palace of Arts, with a set $3,000,000 prize pool. Sixteen teams will compete at the main event hosted by PGL.
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Kiev Major Open Qualifiers
Much like for the previous year’s Majors, there will be two opportunities for teams to compete in the Open Qualifiers for the Kiev Major. Two rounds of Open Qualifier will be hosted: the first Open Qualifier will take place on the 6th and 7th of March, while the second Open Qualifier will follow on the 8th and 9th of March. Teams are able to register and participate in both sets of events.
Kiev Major Regional Qualifiers
The Kiev Major SA Regional Qualifiers are being held on site starting on Friday, March 10th at 19:00 CET.
There will be two phases to the Kiev 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 Kiev Major