This tournament will be the second to last TSL3 qualifier and the last one played on the Europe server. With only two chances left at guaranteed invites and no more big LAN scheduling conflicts, this weekend's player field will likely be the strongest yet.
This week we also have the GSL's Artosis commentating alongside Chill. We will also be announcing our 5 remaining Terran invites. We're super excited to see who will be one of the final two TSL3 qualifiers!
Registration: 2011-02-17 2pm EST[local] Check-In & Late Reg: 19 February 2011, 8:30 EST Tournament Start: 19 February 2011, 9:25 EST
+ Qualify for TSL3
+ 100 TSL3 qualifier points
+ 51 TSL3 qualifier points
+ 26 TSL3 qualifier points
+ 14 TSL3 qualifier points
For results and standings of current TSL3 qualifiers, check out this thread.
Casters Semis and finals from replays on TeamLiquid's official stream by Chill and Artosis.
Early Registration Early registration is closed. If you're interested in who is registering early, check out the list of registered players.
General Registration Requirements 1. You must have access to a European Battle.net StarCraft 2 account. 2. You must not live in a country assigned to the Korea or Taiwan Battle.net Server. 3. You must be be registered and logged into your TL account to register and play. 4. You must fill in your EU account details in your TL profile.
Past TL Open winners include Kas, Naniwa, CrunCher, White-Ra, Thorzain, and Qxc. If you missed some of those matches, check out TL's YouTube Channel for the previous casts.
Tournament Size The bracket will be 1024 players.
Maps and Rules Map pool is Shakuras Plateau, Metalopolis, Xel'Naga Caverns, Lost Temple, and Scrap Station. Please note that Blistering Sands, Desert Oasis, Jungle Basin, Delta Quadrant, Steppes of War, and Kulas Ravine are removed from the map pool. Detailed rules will be released when registration opens.
Round of 32 Best-of-3 The Round of 32 for this tournament and future TL SC2 Opens will now be best-of-3. The last best-of-1 round will be the Round of 64.
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Who can play? Anyone with an EU account who does not live in a country assigned to the Korea or Taiwan server can participate. More specifically, players living in Korea, Taiwan, or China cannot participate. Players living in the SEA countries can participate.
How do I register? Registering for TSL3 Qualifiers is the same as registering for the TeamSpeak TL SC2 Open. You will be able to register with your TL account on Thursday, Feb 17 2:00pm EST. You will need to fill in your EU Battle.net account information to tie it to your TL account.
How do I qualify? There are 16 EU/NA qualifier spots. Winning a TL SC2 Open tournament (1st place) ensures that you qualify for the TSL3. Placing second to sixteenth earns you qualifier points. There are eight TL SC2 opens. Each of the eight winners will earn a TSL3 spot. Eight more players who have the most qualifier points will also qualify.
How many of the eight TL SC2 Opens can I play? If you meet the registration requirements, you can play all eight tournaments. You will need access to an EU and NA account to play all eight. It is fine if you borrow a friend's account, but there will be no account sharing during tournaments, as this causes unacceptable delays.
Example: Player A borrows Player B's EU account to play in TSL3 Qualifier #1. Player B cannot play in TSL3 Qualifier #1 unless he has access to a different account. This is to ensure that the tournament does not have delays. Two players cannot play on the same account for the tournament.
If I earn points with different Battle.net accounts, are they added together? Yes. Qualifier points are credited to the TL user, not the Battle.net account. As long as you fill in your Battle.net account information correctly, you will be awarded the points.
Can I play in more TSL3 Qualifiers after I win one? No. Once you win a TSL3 Qualifier you cannot play in any more. If we discover that a player was secretly playing in TSL3 Qualifier tournaments after winning one, that player will forfeit his TSL3 spot and be disqualified.
Can I smurf or help my friend qualify by playing on his account? No. Playing for another player is cheating. Two players cannot combine their results -- all qualifier points must be solely earned by one player. If we discover that a player was posing as someone else, both players will be disqualified.
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By signing up, you also enter the TSL3 Raffle, where you can win a 5-night trip to South Korea for 2 people to watch StarCraft live in person and tour the oGs-Liquid house.
I love that Artosis is casting, makes me hope that Tasteless and Artosis will be one of the casting duos in TSL. I was worried they might not be able to because of their contract with GOM (or might not want to with the amount of games they're already casting).
On a purely personal note, I'd like to show Yellow the beauty of infinitely repeating Starcraft 2 bunkers. -Boxer