[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI Beat IT Global 2014 already kicked off with the European Qualifier. Now the 4 best teams from the American Qualifiers have a chance to join the other 4 invited teams for the Main American tournament which will be held on the 1st to 7th September. The best team will have a financial support of $5000 to cover all the travel, hotel and food costs. There are some important facts to know though.
First of all, all the teams that registered for the American Qualifiers are required to have at least 3 players from America (North America or South America) to be eligible to play in the tournament. If a team uses a standin to replace one of the 3 American players, the standin also has to be from America.
Furthermore, every team registered for the Qualifier is required to have at least 5 members that register on the website and join the team, otherwise the team will not be able to checkin and therefore will not be eligible to play.
All the teams should note that the checkin time is from 16 to 18 EST, on the 4th of July. If there will be more than 64 teams, the limit will increase to 128 teams, however that is the maximum number of teams allowed, therefore the first teams to checkin will be the ones that will be accepted into the tournament. To check in a team, only one member (any member) has to do that on the website. Bare in mind that the times on the Website are in CEST, so depending on your timezone the times may vary.
In order to find your opponent, submit game results and resolve conflicts, all teams are required to use the #msibeatit channel on Quakenet (IRC) - Quakenet Online Chat The schedule will look as following:
Day 1 - 4th of July 2014
Round of 128 - 64 games - 19:00 EST - Best of One
Round of 64 - 32 games - 20:30 EST - Best of One
Round of 32 - 16 games - 22:00 EST - Best of One
Day 2 - 5th of July 2014
Round of 16 - 8 games - 19:00 EST - Best of Three
Round of 8 - 4 games - 22:00 EST - Best of Three
All of this information can be changed, therefore please keep updated by checking our website.
Please also check the rules : http://msibeatit.com/dota2-rules
You can SIGN UP for the tournament here : http://msibeatit.com/tournaments/dota-2-msi-beat-it-2014-american-qualifier-1/
You can buy the TICKET from the STORE : http://www.dota2.com/store/itemdetails/15838?r=258
For the MSI Beat IT 2014, $115,500 in Prizepool and travel support is available for the Global StarCraft 2 tournament and the Dota 2 Competition. As in the previous MSI Beat It, we will host several Qualifiers for each region to determine the best players and teams. More information regarding the qualifiers can be found below. The best teams of each season will then compete in the Grand Finals which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Dota 2 Tournament will feature eight qualifiers (USA, Europe, China, Africa, SEA, Australia, MEA). Again there will be, depending on the region, pre qualifiers and main qualifiers to determine eight teams which will compete at the Grand Finals. The prize pool for the Dota 2 tournament is at $44,000.
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