PGL Announces TI12 Qualification Schedule for Western and Eastern Europe
The organizers of the qualifications for Western and Eastern Europe for The International 2023 have revealed the schedule for the opening matches. The format of the qualifiers is a double-elimination bracket with best-of-3 matches and a best-of-5 grand final. Each tournament will have one slot up for grabs for The International 2023.
Eastern Europe games will kick off on August 22 and conclude on August 26. The Western European qualifying tournament will run from August 27 to August 31.
Out of the 12 participating teams for the Eastern European qualifiers, 8 clubs will start their journey from the upper bracket, while StoRm, SIBE Team, NAVI Junior, and MoneyMakers will make their debut in the first round of the lower bracket, where teams won't have any room for error.
For the Western European tournament, 11 teams will compete: 8 clubs will also begin from the upper bracket, while Into The Breach, Alliance, and Ancient Tribe will start their qualifiers from the lower bracket.
Schedule for Round 1 of Western European Qualifiers
- Quest Esports vs KZ Team — 10:00 CEST
- Level UP vs Luna Galaxy — 13:00 CEST
- Entity vs Nigma Galaxy — 16:00 CEST
- OG vs Team Secret — 19:00 CEST
Schedule for Round 1 of Eastern European Qualifiers
- Virtus.pro vs Matreshka — 8:00 CEST
- Natus Vincere vs Nemiga Gaming — 11:00 CEST
- One Move vs Team Sexy — 14:00 CEST
- HYDRA vs UALEIKUMNIHAO — 17:00 CEST