The first round of the TI6 EU Open Qualifiers has come to an end. Team Secret landed the first TI6 EU Regional Qualifiers spot, after wiping out Danish Bears, 2:0, in the finals. The second round of TI6 EU Open Qualifiers starts today, June 23rd, at 18:00 CEST.
Stage one complete, GG to Danish Bears! We finish the EU open qualifiers 12-0 and advance on to the main regional qualifiers. #RoadToTI6
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) June 22, 2016
Team Secret overwhelmed Danish Bears, 2:0, in the finals of the first round of TI6 EU Open Qualifiers.
The star-studded European mix barreled through the TI6 EU Open Qualifiers with a 12:0 record, without dropping a single match.
The team’s journey was not as easy as expected from them. In Round of 64, Team Secret struggled against a Russian team called Comanche. After securing their victory, the Shanghai Major champions moved on to compete in a nail-biting 67-minute match against ProDota Gaming, which ended with an epic and incredibly close base race. Clement “Puppey” Ivanov then led his team to five easy victories wiping through Team Toast, Team Spirit and lastly Danish Bears.
Team Secret grabbed the first TI6 EU Regional Qualifiers spot. The top world contenders were forced to register for the open qualifiers when they became ineligible for a direct invite into the Regional Qualifiers for Europe due to roster changes made outside the transfer window.
Before the Manila Major was even finished, Team Secret had already made changes in their roster, when Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora unexpectedly left and was replaced by Kanishka ‘Sam’ “BuLba” Sosale.
Team Secret will go up against Alliance, Power Rangers, Team Empire, Ad Finem, Vega Squadron, Flipsid3 Tactics, Virtus.Pro, Escape Gaming (formerly No Diggity) and one other team still to be determined in the TI6 EU Regional Qualifiers. The qualifiers are scheduled to take place between June 25th-28th.
TI6 Open Qualifiers schedule
Much like for The International 5, the Frankfurt, Shanghai and Manila Majors, there will be two opportunities for teams to compete in the TI6 Open Qualifiers. Two rounds of Open Qualifiers will be hosted – the first took place between June 21-22, while the second is set for June 23-24. Teams are able to register and participate in both sets of events.
TI6 EU Open Qualifiers
Second Round of TI6 EU Open Qualifiers, Day 1: June 23rd, 2016
- Europe – Check-in: 16:00 CET, Start time: 18:00 CEST – 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)
Teams that didn’t sign up on time and solo players will be able to sign-up 30 minutes before the first round of TI6 Open Qualifiers 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 TI6 Open Qualifiers. Players can join FACEIT’s official TI6 Open Qualifiers Discord Channel, where they can ask questions before the event starts or look for teams/players for TI6 Open Qualifiers.
Second Round of TI6 EU Open Qualifiers, Day 2: June 24th, 2016
- Europe – Start time: 18:00 CEST
Rounds played: Round of 16 (Bo1), Round of 8 (Bo1), Semi-Finals (Bo3), Finals (Bo3).
The most anticipated tournament of the year for Dota 2 players and enthusiasts will return to the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, this August. The International 6 main event is set to run for six days, from Monday, August 8th, through Saturday, August 13th.
The current prize pool currently stands at $12,543,595 ($10,943,595 added by the community).
An unexpected pre-TI shuffle was set off recently, when Secret’s Team Director, Kemal Sadikoglu, took to Twitter to announce Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora’s departure to EG, in the middle of the Manila Major.
Team Secret sought out a replacement: former EG player Kanishka ‘Sam’ “BuLba” Sosale. In an timeless loop of exchanges, Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling has registered as Team Secret’s sub, having been let go from EG after being replaced with Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg.
Team Secret had sub-par performances and disappointing results since they initiated a big roster shuffle after the Shanghai Major that tore apart Evil Geniuses and created Digital Chaos.
Team Secret roster:
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
Jacky “Eternal Envy” Mao
Johan “pieliedie” Åström
Kanishka ‘Sam’ “BuLba” Sosale
Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling – substitute