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European Masters Open Qualifiers

The first edition of the European Masters is almost upon us! Here’s all the information you’ll need to get involved in the upcoming Open Qualifiers.

UPDATE: In an effort to focus the European Masters Open Qualifiers on providing a path to EM for countries without a European Regional League, we are updating the rules to allow only players and teams that are not part of any ERL and therefore had no opportunity to access the EM. For details on how this will be implemented, check out the EM OQ ruleset.


Last year we announced our plans to hold a brand new pan-European tournament at the end of the Spring Split. ERL winners from across Europe will come together in an international battle of the champions called the European Masters. If you don’t have an ERL to take part in, fear not! We’re also holding Open Qualifiers for eligible teams, read on to find out more.

How do we enter?

Signups are open now and will close on March 26 at 23:59 CET.

Make sure you or your team captain has registered your team on the Battlegrounds platform and completed the registration process by enrolling in the tournament once everyone has joined the team. We strongly recommend you complete your registration well before the sign-up deadline to allow time for resolving any issues.

You have to be Diamond 3 or above in Ranked Solo/Duo or Ranked Flex Queue and no player can be younger than 16. Alongside this, your team has to meet a few other eligibility requirements. Check here to make sure you tick all the boxes.

What are we playing for?

The winner of the EUW and EUNE Open Qualifiers will each get a slot in the European Masters Play-In stage. There, they’ll compete with ERL winners for a chance to play in the European Masters tournament.

When and where?

All the games will be played on the EUW and EUNE live servers, with each server having its own sign-up and tournament bracket.  The tournament is held between March 28th - April 3rd 2018, with the exact match schedule being released shortly after all the sign-ups have closed on March 26th.

What is the tournament structure?

It’s a single elimination bracket, with every series being best of three. The team's sides will be randomised to start and then will alternate throughout the best of three. There will be one winner from both EUW and EUNE.

Want to know more?

If you need more information or are just someone who loves looking at lengthy sets of rules, you can check out all the extra information here. There’s also a handy FAQ here.

We’re excited to kickoff the final phase of qualification for the European Masters. We’ll be back soon with more details on our brand new tournament for 2018, including format, teams and where to watch. Until then, good luck to all OQ teams!