We're back for the 5th year running! This year the stakes are raised with a €1.250 prize pool, which - as always - will be given out at an offline event. The finals will be on December 9th in the E-sports Game Arena in Alphen aan den Rijn, and this year twelve players, not 8, can make it there. We're in for some good matches, just like last year's Bo7-finals between Harstem and uThermal.
As always the DSCL Open is free to enter for players from any nationality and any skill level. The only requirement is that you're able to make it to the finals in case you make it that far.
We're hosting 4 online qualifiers this year, and a fifth last-chance qualifier for those who've gotten close in earlier qualifiers. Sign-ups are now open! If you want to play, read the rules and sign up right here:
- September 11th, 19:00h CEST
- September 20th, 19:00h CEST
- September 25th, 19:00h CEST
- October 4th, 19:00h CEST
- October 9th, 19:00h CEST
Fourteen players will qualify through these qualifiers, and they will be joined by Harstem and uThermal for the online group stage. From there, 8 players advance to the finals event.
[WESG]: The first four qualifiers double as qualifiers for the WESG Benelux sub-region! The four best Benelux players from these qualifiers will earn a seed for the $1.000 prize pool, 8-player single-elimination Benelux qualifier to be played at Firstlook Festival on October 7th/8th. The winner there advances to the EU-finals in Madrid. More information about this is right here.[/WESG]
New this year in the DSCL Open is the addition of a Local Track, through which four Benelux-players can directly qualify for the offline finals. Selected local tournaments from September through November will be giving out qualification points, and the top-4 of the ranking will be invited to Alphen aan den Rijn on December 9th. Two tournaments have already been listed, see the DSCL Open-page.
This year’s prize pool is €1.250 split up as follows over top-8:
- 1st place: €400
- 2nd place: €200
- 3rd/4th place: €100
- 5th/6th place: €75
- 7th/12th place: €50
- DSCL Open-page on official website
- Liquipedia article
- Official stream