PGL Open Bucharest Minor Announced

PGL Open Bucharest, which will take place in Bucharest from October 19 to 22, round out the packed September and October for the 2017-18 season.

The PGL Open Bucharest 2017

Thanks to Cyborgmatt’s tweet containing details regarding the tentative schedule for Majors and Minors for this season, we already knew that a PGL Minor was coming in October. However, not much was really known about the event other than it being organised by PGL. That is, until PGL’s announcement yesterday.

The second Dota 2 Minor of the year will take place in Bucharest, Romania from October 19 to 22 and will feature a prize pool of $300,000.

PGL has already confirmed that two teams per region will have a chance to play at the regional qualifiers via the open qualifiers. From there, a total of eight teams per region (six invites + two open qualifier teams) will battle it out for a slot at the main event.

In total, a total of eight teams will be playing in the LAN finals, with Evil Geniuses and LGD Gaming each already assured a slot by way of a direct invite.

A Jam-Packed Season Opener

With PGL Open Bucharest taking place in between SL i-League Invitational Season 3 and ESL Hamburg 2017, it will be interesting to see how teams handle qualifying with the tournaments lined up so close together.

Will teams try to qualify for multiple tournaments at the same time? Maybe. It’s highly likely we’ll see plenty of teams do just that. However, attempting to cast a wide net doesn’t really come with its own set of risks; there’s a huge chance that the open and regional qualifiers for the tournaments will take place at the same time.

Either way, it’s high time that Valve release the date for the much-expected roster lock and further details regarding how it will work under the new system.

Do you think big names will try to qualify for the two Minors? Or will they have their sights set on ESL Hamburg? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below. 

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