FACEIT to host Dota2 Frankfurt Major Open Qualifiers

FACEIT will be organizing the European, American and South East Asian Dota2 Open Qualifiers for the Frankfurt Major.

London, United Kingdom – 1st October, 2015 – FACEIT, the leading platform for online competitions in PvP multiplayer games, is proud to announce to be hosting the Open Qualifiers for the Dota2 Frankfurt Major in Autumn!

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FACEIT’s mission is to give a chance to compete to as many teams as possible. Open Qualifiers allow the community to participate in events, not just as viewers, but as the players as well. FACEIT is very happy that many premier and amateur tournaments are picking this concept up, giving a chance to many upcoming teams to prove their worth and seize their dreams.

The Open Qualifiers hosted by FACEIT will be for Europe, the Americas and South East Asia for up to 1024 teams. The first Open Qualifier will take place on 6th and 7th October, while the second Open Qualifier will take place on 8th and 9th October. Everyone will be able to join the qualifiers as team, stack or even as solo player. Solo players will be drafted into teams with other players who signed up solo as well.

Schedule:

1st Open Qualifier, Day 1 – Tuesday, 6th October:

  • SEACheck-in: 13PM SGT, Start time: 15PM SGT – SIGN UP!
  • EuropeCheck-in: 13PM CEST, Start time: 15PM CEST – SIGN UP!
  • AmericasCheck-in: 12PM CDT, Start time: 14PM CDT – SIGN UP!

Rounds played: Round of 1024 (BO1), Round of 512 (BO1), Round of 256 (BO1), Round of 128 (BO1), Round of 64 (BO1).

Teams that didn’t sign up on time and solo players, will be able to sign-up 30 minutes before tournament starts if there are available slots left.

1st Open Qualifier, Day 2 – Wednesday, 7th October:

  • SEAStart time: 13PM SGT
  • EuropeStart time: 13PM CEST
  • AmericasStart time: 13PM CDT

Rounds played: Round of 32 (BO1),  Round of 16 (BO1). Round of 8 (BO1), Semi-Finals (BO3), Finals (BO3).

2nd Open Qualifier, Day 1 – Thursday, 8th October:

  • SEACheck-in: 13PM SGT, Start time: 15PM SGT – SIGN UP!
  • EuropeCheck-in: 13 PM CEST, Start time: 15PM CEST – SIGN UP!
  • AmericasCheck-in: 12 PM CDT, Start time: 14PM CDT – SIGN UP!

Rounds played: Round of 1024 (BO1), Round of 512 (BO1), Round of 256 (BO1), Round of 128 (BO1), Round of 64 (BO1).

Teams that didn’t sign up on time and solo players, will be able to sign-up 30 minutes before tournament starts if there are available slots left.

2nd Open Qualifier, Day 2 – Friday, 9th October:

  • SEAStart time: 13PM SGT
  • EuropeStart time: 13PM CEST
  • AmericasStart time: 13PM CDT

Rounds played: Round of 32 (BO1), Round of 16 (BO1). Round of 8 (BO1), Semi-Finals (BO3), Finals (BO3).

Tournament enrollment:

To take part in the open qualifiers every player needs to register an account on FACEIT, be part of a team and register the team to the tournament.

Account registration and game region settings:

  1. Head over to http://play.faceit.com and register an account
  2. After logging in to the main page, activate Dota 2 as game and verify the account
  3. Upon completion of the verification, select a region you want to play the qualifier in (EU, US – select this when playing from the Americas – or SEA)

Create a team:

  1. Click on the button “Register a Premade Team”, which you can find in the right top of the page
  2. Choose a teamname
  3. Choose a teamtag
  4. Click the “Register” button; if a team name or tag is taken already it will let the creator know and give the option to choose a different name
  5. Once registering a team is completed, players can invite their friends to their team as long as they have registered an account on the platform and have added the specific game the premade team is registered for
  6. If a player has not invited his/her friends he will not be able to search them using the “Invite player” search bar

Joining the tournament:

It will be possible to reserve a slot for your team up till 2 hours before the tournament start. The following steps must be taken by the team captain:

  1. Click on the Dota 2 game icon on the homepage to reach the game dashboard. Be sure to have selected the correct region (region selection is available under game settings in the dropdown menu top right corner)
  2. Once on the game dashboard, click on The International 5 Open Qualifier to open the tournament page
  3. Click on “Join with Premade”
  4. Choose team roster by selecting 5 players from your premade team
  5. Press confirm when a full team of 5 players has been selected
  6. Once the team has been chosen and confirmed, the team will be automatically added to the tournament

Make 100% sure to select the correct roster, as for this tournament stand-ins are not allowed. In case a team would need to change the team roster before the tournament start, the captain needs to cancel the previous registration and register again with the 5 correct players.

Checking-in:

The check-in phase will begin 2 hours before the tournament start and during this phase captains of each team must press the “Check-in” button on the tournament page in order to confirm that their team is ready to play the tournament.

Please remember that ALL teams must check-in in order to play in the tournament. This includes teams which reserved slots to the tournament before the check-in phase started. Any teams which have not checked in 30 minutes before the tournament is set to start will be removed. This allows other teams which are ready and willing to play to join and check-in to the tournament

Rules:

The full set of rules is available on the tournament page of each qualifier.

During the tournament:

Every time a match is ready, every player will receive an invite to the lobby in the Dota2 client. All games are played on Valve servers, through the Dota2 client. Sides and pick order are also decided by the Dota2 client.

Questions and feedback:

If any participant has any questions, issues or wants to give feedback, please email to majors@faceit.com. FACEIT will have a full admin team working on answering questions and will do their best to assist each player.

About FACEIT

FACEIT is the premier platform for gamers to compete on their favourite games. Powered by a number of proprietary features, including its fully automated tournament management system and the FACEIT Matchmaking algorithm, FACEIT allows gamers to easily play tournaments and leagues and get rewarded for their efforts and skills with virtual and real life prizes.

FACEIT TV, renowned for the production and broadcasting of some of the highest quality events in gaming, offers visibility to those players that make it to the final challenges. For additional information, visit faceit.com.