Registration links inside! And some geography things.
Have you noticed that in almost every WePlay! Esports tournament there is a special place reserved for the so-called “Cinderella tale” when an unknown mix comes to the tournament and battles the giants of the professional scene as if they are equal? Very often, the Open Qualifiers become a mandatory point in the career of the strongest teams and legendary players (and sometimes future champions of The International!). We hope that the qualifiers for the new OMEGA League will not be an exception.
The new tournament, made by WePlay! Esports and Epic Esports Events, will start very shortly, on the first of August. So, it's time to talk about the format and dates of the Open Qualifiers, as well as to publish registration links for the challenging teams.
Let's begin with the main points of the upcoming Qualifiers:
Format: subregional and student leagues
Regions: Europe and the Americas
The regions will be divided into subregions due to several reasons: four subregions per each for Europe and America
Subregions will be divided into four regional blocks
Qualifiers in all regions will have three rounds: Root Leagues, Subregional Playoffs and Subregional Finals
Important! In order to be able to take part in the tournament, every team must have at least two representatives of the region's countries. If you did not find your country in the lists, we will help you choose the right region for registration; you just need to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important! If your team has already received a slot in the next stages of the competition, you may not participate in the current qualifiers.
Important! Open Qualifiers for OMEGA League will be conducted on the WePlay! Esports tournament platform.
Balkan & Greece
Caucasus & Turkey
Countries that represent the subregion: Bahrain, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, Balkan, United Arab Emirates, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro.
NOTE: As an example, Turkey residents can play in Balkan & Greece and the other three brackets. The same principle is true for all the rest of the subregions.
Ukraine & Belarus
Countries that represent the subregion: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Caucasus.
Countries that represent the subregion: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Baltic.
Benelux, France, & UK
Countries that represent the subregion: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Benelux.
United States #1
United States #2
USA West Collegiate
Canada West Collegiate
USA East Collegiate
Canada East Collegiate
NOTE: There is a region lock for Collegiate brackets. A verification ID will be required to participate. More details will be provided at a later date.
Pacific Pumas #1
Hispanic American #1
Pacific Pumas #2
Hispanic American #2
Countries that represent the subregion: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Perú, Bermuda, Venezuela.
Portuguese American #1
Portuguese American #2
August 6 - August 13. ROUND 1 — Root Leagues.
August 14 - August 15. ROUND 2 — Subregional playoffs.
August 16 FINAL ROUND — Subregional Finals.
The teams will be eligible to play in any and every single-elimination (BO1) bracket for their respective subregion. The four best teams from each tournament will go to the second round of qualifiers (the exact rating of the teams will determine the final of the starting grid and the match for third place).
The sixteen teams from each subregion will form four single-elimination brackets. All matches are BO3. The teams that lose in the semifinals will play an additional match to determine seeding. Teams that take first place in their bracket advance to the next round, Upper-Bracket Round 2. Teams that take second and third place in their bracket advance to the next round, Upper-Bracket Round 1. Teams that take fourth place in their bracket advance to the next round, Lower-Bracket Round 1.
The rest of the teams are eliminated.
Final Round is two double-elimination brackets. Each will see four teams advance to the closed qualifiers.
Since there were four subregional groups in the European region, the final stage of the qualifiers will have two combined playoff rounds: the four best teams from the subregional stage of the playoffs of Eastern Europe will form a common grid with the four best teams from the subregional stage of the playoffs of Southern Europe (called Southeast Europe), and the four best representatives of Western Europe will form a common grid with the four strongest teams from Northern Europe (called Northwest Europe).
Important! The teams who won Stage Two Subregional Playoffs proceed straight to the semifinal of the combined playoffs of the third and last stage of Open Qualifiers.
Both final Playoffs, eight teams per each, will be held using a double-elimination BO3 grid. The eight best teams, four from each of the two combined playoffs, will receive entry into European Closed Qualifiers.
The American region was also divided into four subregional groups, so at the final stage of the qualifiers, there are also two final playoff grids. The Collegiate subregion will merge with the North America subregion to form North America, and the Spanish-speaking subregion will merge with the Portuguese-speaking to form South America.
The sixteen teams from each subregion will form four single-elimination brackets. All matches are BO3. The teams that lose in the semifinals will play an additional match to define seeding. Teams that take first place in their bracket advance to Americas DIVINE DIVISION. Teams that take second place in their bracket advance to the next round, Upper-Bracket Round 2. Teams that take third and fourth place in their bracket advance to the next round, Upper-Bracket Round 1. The rest of the teams are eliminated.
Final Round is two double-elimination brackets. Each bracket will see four teams advance to Americas DIVINE DIVISION.
Prize pool for Open Qualifiers? Sure! OMEGA League partners have provided some valuable gifts for the best qualifying teams — just get into the second stage and place above fourth!
1st place - five gaming sets of three gaming devices;
2nd place - five gaming sets of two gaming devices;
3rd place - five gaming devices;
4th place - five gaming devices.
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