The Summit 5 open qualifiers sign ups have now begun! Teams from EU, NA and SEA can sign up for a chance to compete in the regional qualifiers and a shot at attending one of the most loved events of the year. The Summit 5 will be held at the Summit House in Los Angeles, California from July 13-17.
— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) April 29, 2016
Beyond the Summit has announced the commencement of the registration for The Summit 5 Open Qualifiers. This is the second time BTS has arranged for Open Qualifiers – the first being The Summit 4.
Participating teams will compete in a single elimination, best-of-one format for a chance to advance into the regional invitational qualifiers. Teams and schedules for the regional invitational qualifiers have not been released.
The Summit 5 open qualifiers sign up
The open qualifiers will be hosted on the FACEIT platform. All participants will need to have an active account registered in order to compete.
Teams will then need to register for the open qualifiers in their respective regions:
The Summit 5
Eight teams (top teams from the open qualifiers and directly invited teams) will compete in Los Angeles, July 13-17th for The Summit 5 $100,000 minimum prize pool.
The Summit 4
The Summit 4 was deemed a success by fans and players alike. The five day event stirred up its share of commotion between flashy plays, cheeky builds and hero selections and a dramatic five game grand finale. With a noticeable absence of the traditional “Bathtub interviews”, the antics and shenanigans including the BTS cribs segment and the exclusive Ice Frog Interview more than satisfied viewers.
Evil Geniuses edged out Virtus.Pro in a decisive fifth game in the grand finals and walked away with almost $50,000 in prize money. The Summit 4 was EG’s fourth championship title of the, bringing their 2015 tournament winnings close to 8.7 million dollars.
The base prize pool of $100,000 reached $114,866 through crowd funding.
- 1st place: $48,818 (42.5%) – Evil Geniuses
- 2nd place: $25,845 (22.5%) – Virtus.Pro
- 3rd place: $14,933 (13%) – ViCi Gaming
- 4th place: $11,487 (10%) – OG
- 5th place: $4,020 (3.5%) – Team Liquid
- 6th place: $4,020 (3.5%) – EHOME
- 7th place: $2,872 (2.5%) – Mineski
- 8th place: $2,872 (2.5%) – Digital Chaos
Beyond the Summit‘s goal was to create a “behind the scenes” oriented tournament, inspired by TakeTV’s Homestory Cup in StarCraft 2. The format was designed to give fans an inside peek into their favorite players’ personalities and experience an entirely different capacity, while still providing quality production and matches. The tournament takes place inside the BTS house, as a way to further enhance the intimacy and laid back environment.
The Summit tournaments have been taking place since June 2014, starting with a base prize pool of $50,000, which has now doubled to $100,000. It has since grown into a cult-like classic, becoming one of the most fan and player favorite events.