CS:GO tournament organizer StarLadder has announced its plans for the open and closed qualification system for the StarLadder Major in Berlin, Germany from August 27-Sept 8. They are hosting the fifteenth major in CS:GO history and will make no change in the process of qualification from previous Majors. For teams not guaranteed a Major slot due to their inability to reach legend status at the previous Major, they will need to qualify.
Teams that have already qualified for the Major with their legend status include:
- Natus Vincere
- Team Liquid
- FaZe Clan
StarLadder have also announced they will be using the FACEIT platform to host their qualifiers.
The format for the open qualifiers will be Best-of-ones, single elimination, with Best-of-threes being utilized in the semi-finals.
The Europe, CIS, China, CSA, North America and South America regions will have eight teams in their closed qualifiers, while the Oceania, MENA and East Asia regions will have only four. Open qualifiers for all regions are two days long for each round, and most have two teams qualifying out of each round, while China, CSA and South America will have four teams qualify out of only two open qualifiers.
The Europe and North America qualifiers begin on May 25 and run until June 4, whereas the CIS region qualifier begins earlier from May 24 to June 3. The South American qualifiers will run from May 20 to May 24, and the Asian qualifiers begin on May 19 until May 23.
You can find all the details for all of the regions and access the open qualifier sign-ups from StarLadder’s official statement.