PGL Open Bucharest
PGL have announced the second Minor, the PGL Open. The tournament will be held in Bucharest, from October 19th until the 22nd. As a Minor, the 8 participating teams will fight for a $300,000 USD prize pool as well as qualification points for The International 2018.
- 2 Invited teams: Evil Geniuses and LGD Gaming
- One qualified team from each region.
- Group Stage:
- Two GSL groups
- Top 2 of each group move on to the playoffs
- Single-Elimination bracket
- All matches Bo3
The prize pool of the tournament is $300,000 USD and 300 Pro Circuit Points.
- 1 Digital Chaos.SA disbanded and were replaced by Infamous.
- 2 Victoria was unable to participate due to acute pancreatitis. He was replaced by QQQ.
Data about number of viewers is based on information from Esports Charts:
- The tournament's Overall peak was 1 246 087 viewers
- The tournament's peak Without Chinese viewers was 160 412 viewers
- English streams peak was 78 075 viewers
- Russian streams peak was 75 315 viewers
- Chinese streams peak was 1 119 436 viewers
- Twitch.tv peak was 154 607 viewers