Update April 26 4:15 p.m. GMT +8: The qualifiers will be held from April 27 to May 2, announced by Beyond the Summit. All eight teams from Division I will play in a double-elimination format, starting in the upper bracket. The first two teams to be eliminated will be relegated to Division II, while the top three will earn a ticket to the Major.
Expedited qualifiers for Eastern European teams will be played after the DPC 2021/2022 Eastern Europe Tour 2 had been indefinitely delayed.
The online qualifiers are set to begin April 27, with more details to come from the tournament organizer, Beyond the Summit, Valve announced today.
The Eastern European region was “postponed indefinitely” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The International 10 champions Team Spirit was forced to relocate to Belgrade, Serbia, while one of Ukraine’s most famous esports organizations, NAVI, immediately condemned and cut ties with Russian company ESforce.
How long will the DPC EEU Stockholm Major qualifiers take?
With DPC EEU delayed for nearly two months, and the Stockholm Major scheduled for May 12 to 22, the qualifiers will likely take place over the next week.
This should give time for any qualified teams to prepare for travel, such as securing visas and travel.
The Stockholm Major is supposed to field 18 teams. 15 teams have qualified through their respective Regional Leagues, with EEU set to send three more teams to the Major.