Top teams from all regions to play in the PGL Open Bucharest Minor regional qualifiers

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

The new Minors/Majors season is bringing back something fans have missed for a long time. Their favorite teams are bound to play more officials, fighting for a spot in the actual LAN finals of an event.

PGL Open Bucharest will be the second Minor of the season, after SL i-League Invitational and with the open qualifiers for the event just around the corner, the organizers have started to announce the direct invites at the regional qualifiers. There will be two teams advancing in each region from open brackets to the regionals and they will join six others directly invited.

In Europe, the highlights are, of course, OG and  Team Secret while in China, LFY, the top three finishers at TI7 will also play for a spot at PGL Open Bucharest Minor. It’s been almost a year since OG last played for a spot to an event via qualifiers. It was in November 2016 at ESL One Genting, an event which they missed out by losing the EU qualifiers 2:3 to Virtus Pro. With the addition of the mandatory CIS separate region for Minors and Majors, OG and VP won’t face each other out unless both of them will qualify for the LAN event.


PGL Open Bucharest – Regional Qualifiers invites:


Europe CIS: Southeast Asia:

Europe W33’s stack

Russia Virtus Pro

Philippines TNC
Europe Team Secret

Russia Team Empire

Malaysia Fnatic

Europe OG

Ukraine Natus Vincere

South East Asia Mineski
Greece Mousesports Russia M19 Philippines Execration
Poland Let’s Do it Russia Double Dimension Malaysia WG Unity
Europe HellRaisers

Russia Vega Squadron

Philippines Clutch Gamers


North America

South America China:
United States compLexity Gaming Peru Infamous China EHOME
United States The Dire Brazil Midas Club elite China LFY
TBA Peru Not Today China Vici Gaming
TBA Peru Digital Chaos

China VG J

TBA Brazil paiN Gaming China Invictus Gaming
TBA TBA China Invictus Gaming Vitality


Southeast Asia and South America will be the first regions to kick off the battle, on the 11th of September, followed by China on the 15th and by Europe, NA and CIS on the 18th of September. Until then, the open qualifiers are set to commence this coming Saturday, September 9 in South America, CIS and Southeast Asia and on Wednesday, September 13, in Europe, NA, and China. The open qualifiers are now open for registration for five of the six regions - information regarding China are hosted by Perfect World.

September 9th-10th open qualifiers:
South America register HERE
South East Asia register HERE
CIS register HERE

September 13-14th open qualifiers:
Europe register HERE

September 14-15th open qualifiers:
North America register HERE

PGL Open Bucharest LAN playoffs will take place October 16-22 at the PGL offices from Bucharest, Romania, three days after the SL i-League Invitational Season 3 Minor and three days before the first Major of the season, ESL One Hamburg.


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