The second round of the Kiev Major Chinese Open Qualifiers has come to an end. Team MAX has landed the last Kiev Major Chinese Regional Qualifiers available spot, after defeating EHOME.Keen 2:1, in the finals. The Kiev Major Chinese Regional Qualifiers starts Saturday, March 10th – giving the teams one day to travel as the Chinese qualifiers are held as a LAN event.
Team MAX win the Kiev Major China Open Qualifier #2 and secure a slot in the Regionals. Congrats! pic.twitter.com/d5HcE2KfYR
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 9, 2017
Team MAX secured a spot in the regional qualifiers after coming out on top in the Kiev Major Chinese Open Qualifiers. The team was only formed since January with relatively newer and younger players.
After surviving the best-of-one elimination brackets, the team moved on to dominate Rush B 2:0 and best EHOME.Keen – one of the favorites of the event. Team MAX managed to take a strong win to start the series off but struggled to find their footing in the second, allowing EHOME.Keen to then tie up the series. An Outworld Destroyer pick for mid lane worked well for the team as they then seized control once again and snatched the victory in 45 minutes.
Team MAX will go up against iG Vitality, CAVALRY, Vici Gaming Potential, Invictus Gaming, LGD Gaming CDEC Gaming, LGD.Forever Young, ViCi Gaming and Team ZS – winners of battle cup, in the Kiev Major Chinese Regional Qualifiers, scheduled to take place between March 11-12.
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 Chinese Regional Qualifiers are being held on site starting on Saturday, March 10th at 03:00 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