The first tournament by PGL in this season will be PGL Open Bucharest, which will run from 19-22 October. 8 teams, 2 invited and 6 that got through the qualifiers, will take part in the tournament, the prize fund of which equals 300 000 $.
The qualifiers will run in two stages: everyone is allowed to participate in the open one, and the winners will get two spots in the closed qualifier. There will be 8 teams in each region taking part in the closed qualifier, and only one will make it in the LAN final.
The HellRaisers Dota 2 team has received a direct invitation to the closed European qualifier, the matches of which will start on 18 September. More information about the dates and match format will be announced closer to the beginning of the qualifiers.
Teams invited to the closed qualifier:
- Team Secret
- Lets Do It
- W33 Stack