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The Boston Major regional qualifiers schedule and format revealed

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

The Boston Major regional qualifiers will kick off tomorrow, October 27 with a best of one round robin group stage.

Each of the four regions will start the road to Boston Major in best of one round robin group stage at the Regional Qualifiers. All the teams from a region will play each other over the course of two days, October 27 and 28, with the top four from each group advancing in a double elimination playoffs bracket. The top two teams from each region playoffs will qualify for the Boston Major.

The round robin group stage format into a double elimination bracket is something new to Valve’s Majors, with all the previous three events featuring two groups of five teams per region. However, the decision is understandable as this time each region has a different number of participants. In the Americas regional qualifiers there will be only eight teams fighting for the two qualifying spots, while Europe and China have ten squads fighting. The South East Asia region had seven invited teams for regional qualifiers, making it to a total of nine squads after the open qualifiers.

Team M W D L P
7 6 0 1 18
7 5 0 2 15
7 4 0 3 12
7 4 0 3 12
7 3 0 4 9
7 3 0 4 9
7 2 0 5 6
7 1 0 6 3
Matches and results
Team M W D L P
9 8 0 1 24
9 7 0 2 21
9 7 0 2 21
9 5 0 4 15
9 5 0 4 15
9 4 0 5 12
9 4 0 5 12
9 4 0 5 12
9 1 0 8 3
9 0 0 9 0
Matches and results
Team M W D L P
9 8 0 1 24
9 7 0 2 21
9 6 0 3 18
9 6 0 3 18
9 5 0 4 15
9 4 0 5 12
9 3 0 6 9
9 2 0 7 6
9 2 0 7 6
9 2 0 7 6
Matches and results
Team M W D L P
8 8 0 0 24
8 7 0 1 21
8 5 0 3 15
8 5 0 3 15
8 4 0 4 12
8 3 0 5 9
8 3 0 5 9
8 1 0 7 3
8 0 0 8 0
Matches and results

On the 29th of October the top four teams from each region will start the playoffs stage where the two finalists from each region will be granted a spot into the Boston Major main event. The entire regional qualifiers English broadcast will be ensured by Beyond the Summit as follows:

European coverage:

  • Owen 'ODPixel' Davies
  • Jorien 'Sheever' van der Heijden
  • David 'GoDz' Parker
  • Toby 'Tobiwan' Dawson
  • Ioannis 'Fogged' Loucas

stream: BeyondTheSummit2

American coverage

  • Ben 'Merlini' Wu
  • Dakota 'KotLGuy' Cox
  • Charlie 'Monolith' Yang
  • Austin 'Capitalist' Walsh
  • Grant 'GrandGrant' Harris
  • Steven 'Eosin' Cheng

stream: BeyondTheSummit

Asian coverage:

  • David 'LD' Gorman
  • Andy 'Draskyl' Stiles
  • David 'Blaze' Dillon
  • Alan 'Nahaz' Bester
  • David 'Luminous' Zhang
  • Gabriel 'Lyrical' Cruz

stream: BeyondTheSummit

Additionally, simultaneous regional coverage will be offered on BeyondTheSummit3 and BeyondTheSummit4 twitch.tv channels

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Discussion

  • Xam "XammmDR" Díaz ,
    It hurts my eyes to see ProDota playing in Americas qualifiers.
    • EJ "FooD.Cross-Eyed" Delos Reyes ,
      It's a strategy. But I don't like it as well. I mean, you must go up against the best teams in the world if you want to be champion.
      • Nathan Brenn Jr. "nathanjr12" Plazos ,
        It's not even just one's honor at stake when getting through the qualifiers but the formality. NA =/= EU qualifiers no matter what. Valve should not allow this crap.
  • alvaro "hamrrax" bravo ,
    what was the deal with prodota kaipi elements power rangers etc in American qualifiers? effin bs
  • Momo "SamsoN96" Jeremic ,
    Open qualifiers... anyone can play it's better to see few good teams get trough than watching sh1t show they should play with top teams in region just because there is no challenge in qualifiers?
    • Nathan Brenn Jr. "nathanjr12" Plazos ,
      It's Open but specified for a region, if Valve is gonna make this ridiculous decision of allowing anyone to play in any region then they should've removed this "region" concept once and for all.
  • Bruno "BrN" Inácio ,
    Two teams of Europe playing in the American division. Valve you are ridiculous.

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