Prodota Gaming registers for Americas open qualifiers with Valve’s approval
The CIS squad found a way of avoiding the clearly stacked European qualifiers for the Boston Major and will play for their chance in the Americas region brackets.
According to DotaBlast, Prodota Gaming decided to take advantage of the open qualifier rules that do not forbid a team from registering in a different region than their own. As a result, the squad signed up for the Americas open qualifiers after checking with both Valve and FACEIT.
“We have decided to take our chances in the Americas open qualifiers. 'Open' means 'open' and nowhere is it clearly specified that changing regions is against the rules. There should be equal chances for everyone. We think the system is flawed and needs to be changed” said Prodota Gaming to DotaBlast.
Of the four regions, the Americas regional qualifiers features the fewest teams, with only six getting an invite. This is in contrast to the European ones as they are clearly the most stacked in both numbers and big names. Also, the EU open qualifiers are stronger, with the likes of Team Empire, The Imperial, Fantastic Five, FRIENDS, and Kaipi, fighting for the two open qualifier spots in the closed regional qualifiers. With this being said, Kaipi is already in trouble, having been defeated in the round of 32 by EC3.