The road to the Boston Major begins
Registrations for the Boston Major have begun, with the first qualifier scheduled for the 23rd of October, and the second for the 25th.
Sticking with the usual procedures, signups for the Boston Major open qualifiers will be conducted on the FACEIT platform for the SEA, America and Europe regions, and through Perfect World for China.
The format for the two open qualifiers will be a best-of-one single elimination bracket with best-of-three semi-finals and finals, the brackets will have teams starting from the round of 1024. The winning team of the open qualifier will receive an invite to their region’s closed regional qualifiers.
Those wishing to sign-up can either do so as a team of five, or as a solo player (FACEIT only). Additionally, teams and players who missed FACEIT's sign-up period will be able to register 30 minutes before the tournament starts, granted there space is available.
Day one of first and second qualifier (23rd and 25th):
Europe - 16:00 CEST
SEA - 16:00 SGT
Americas - 15:00 CDT
Day two of first qualifier (24th October):
Europe - 17:00 CEST
SEA - 17:00 SGT
Americas - 16:00 CDT
Day two of second qualifier (26th October):
Europe - 18:00 CEST
SEA - 18:00 SGT
Americas - 17:00 CDT
*Games from the round of 16 onwards will be played on day two.
In response to previous complaints about FACEIT, and a lack of clarity on how to use the platform, a tournament FAQ page and test tournament have been implemented. The test tournament will take place on Saturday and is aimed at testing a new admin tool.
The Boston Major is the first major following The International 6 and is set for the 7th to 10th of December. The event, which is taking place at the Wang Theatre, will be offering a $3,000,000 prize pool for the teams attending to fight over.