Qualifying details for the second Major have been announced, although the Kuala Lumpur Major is still underway.
According to Starladder, November 15-16 and November 16-17, the open qualifiers for the Chongqing Major will be hosted by FACEIT with the closed qualifiers taking place on the weekend of the month, November 25-30.
Link to register for the open qualifiers:
Four teams from each regional qualifier will advance to the closed qualifiers. StarLadder and ImbaTV have announced tickets to invite teams in 6 main regions.
Starting with Southeast Asia, the three teams currently participating in the Kuala Lumpur Major: Fnatic, Tigers and TNC Predator have been invited to the closed qualifiers, along with Lotac who finished third in the closed qualifiers at the Kuala Lumpur Major and DreamLeague. Season 10 Minor.
Na`Vi, the recent DreamLeague Minor runner-up, will attend the Chongqing Major CIS with Virtus.pro, Gambit Esports and Team Spirit.
The North American qualifiers will be interesting to watch as compLexity gaming is also present – this is an opportunity for the team to redeem themselves after the recent events. Along with coL, Evil Geniuses, Forward gaming and J.Storm currently attending the KL Major, will also be participating in the second Major.
paiN and paiN X were both invited to the Chongqing qualifiers, as an organization’s per team rule only applies to The International 2019. In addition to the two paiN teams, Infamous and the recently formed team, Playmakers Esports, were also invited by paiN. organizing committee.
Interestingly, only three teams were invited to the China closed qualifiers, and Royal Never Give Up was not among them, not to mention Invictus Gaming, Newbee or Serenity. The three invited teams are PSG.LGD, ViCi Gaming, Team Aster, with the fourth team participating through the H-Cup.
This is probably the most exciting qualifier as TI8 champion OG will return. The European qualifiers have a lot of strong teams like Team Secret, Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pajamas and Alliance.
The closed qualifiers will include a GSL BO3 format in the group stage, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the double elimination round. However, the final final in the playoffs will not take place.
The Southeast Asia, CIS and South American qualifiers will be held on November 25-27, with China, Europe and North America taking place from November 28-30.
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