Illuminar, PACT invited to Fantasyexpo Fall Cup; Endpoint, Sprout in regional qualifiers
The Western Europe qualifier for BLAST Premier Fall Showdown will feature eight teams — two of them from Poland.
Fantasyexpo, the Polish tournament organizer tasked with hosting one of the regional qualifiers for the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, announced details regarding their upcoming Fall Cup on Thursday.
The event scheduled for September 7-9 will feature three invited teams. PACT (ranked 69th) and Illuminar (100th) have been confirmed for the tournament, while the third invite will go to "one highly ranked team from Western Europe" to be announced in the future. The remaining five spots will be filled through sub-regional, national, and open qualifiers.
Sprout, DBL PONEY, LDLC, and Endpoint are four top-35 teams that have been confirmed for the final stages of the French, DACH, and UK & Ireland qualifiers, while two more teams from Europe will earn spots through the Open Qualifiers.
Team list for Fantasyexpo Fall Cup is as follows:
The French qualifier will be held first, on August 27-28, with DBL PONEY, LDLC, and two teams from the open qualifiers fighting for one spot in the event.
France Open Qualifier: Sign up
UK & Ireland closed qualifier follows on August 28-29, where Endpoint and Feenix are invited, and two more teams will join them through open qualifiers.
UK & Ireland Ope Qualifier: Sign up
In the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein), a more extensive qualifier system will take place from August 23-27. Teams such as NLG and TTC will compete in the first phase, while Sprout await in the second, double-elimination phase.
DACH Open Qualifier: Sign Up
Finally, two European open qualifiers will decide the two last slots at the Fantasyexpo Fall Cup directly, taking place on August 31 - September 1 and September 3-4.
Europe Open Qualifier 1: Sign up
Europe Open Qualifier 2: Sign up