Registration for the first European Open Division starts today!
The first half of the Open Division was quite successful after seven weeks of competition, Even in Death, Imported Support, Team Zealot and Team Good Guys advanced to The Crucible to fight for their shot at the HGC Premier League. Both amateur teams from Europe advanced through, whereas the two teams from North America did not find such success.
While the first half of the year is complete, so begins the second half where all points are reset and amateur teams have another shot at making it into the HGC Premier League with the best of the best teams in their region.
Note there are a few changes for this split compared to the first, such as registration extension.
Registration starts Monday, June 6th at 6:00 p.m. CET.
The window to register closes Monday, June 19th at 3:00 p.m. CET.
The fourth tournament cup starts Monday, June 19th at 6:00 p.m. CET.
The Open Division gives amateur teams a chance to break into professional eSports. With a $14,000 prize pool, teams are competing for $1,000 per cup. More importantly, winning teams will get a chance to challenge the professional HGC-EU teams and take one of their spots in the Premier League.
From here, the top teams will advance to the playoffs and fight for a spot in The Crucible. It is here the best team will emerge victory and earn their chance at becoming the real deal-- an official HGC team.
Five players must band together and join a single team to play in the Open Division. No team members may be associated with more than one team in the European Open Division.
Teams must select one Team Captain from within their roster of five players. The role of the Team Manager is to be the primary point of contact for the team.
Full list of Tournament rules can be found here.
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