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Perfect World announces Valve Regional Ranking cut-off date for Shanghai

Make sure you get your calendar and roster moves in order!

Believe it or not, the Shanghai Major is coming faster than expected. Regional qualifiers for the event are less than 100 days away and will be one of the first events in the Fall calendar. With teams already planning on roster changes in 2024, it's important to get them done sooner rather than later, as Perfect World has already announced one of the more important dates: the cut-off regional standings date.

The standings cut-off to determine which teams will receive that invite to either the RMR or the Closed Qualifier is August 7th, which falls after the Esports World Cup and BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2024.

Therefore, teams invited to both events could potentially receive a rankings boost thanks to the prize pool and high-ranking teams taking part. Others will have to either rely on regional events or potentially none coming out of the summer break.

The American continent starts its affairs on August 26th with the North American and South American Closed Qualifiers. In November, the Regional Major Ranking events will be played in Shanghai, China.

The upcoming Major qualifiers are changing. From now on, there will be no regional open qualifiers. All teams that hope to qualify for the event will be invited into a Closed Qualifier with a specified number for their subregion and then qualify for their RMR.

Unlike recent Majors, the Perfect World Shanghai Major will host its RMRs in China. Teams from all over the globe must claim their visas to travel to China to play the qualifier, which also favors those who advance to the major.

The Americas region will send 16 teams to China to play the RMR, with seven advancing to the Major. Of those 16 squads, the top eight from Valve's Regional Ranking will be invited to China. At the same time, the other eight teams will be decided through the North American and South American Closed Qualifiers.

Save the dates:

  • North American Closed Qualifier: August 26th-28th (North America, Online)

  • Americas RMR: November 12th-15th (Shanghai, LAN)

  • Shanghai Major Opening Stage: November 30th-December 3rd (Shanghai, LAN)

  • Shanghai Major Elimination Stage: December 5th-8th (Shanghai, LAN)

  • Shanghai Major Playoffs: December 12th-15th (Shanghai, LAN)

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#1(With 0 replies)
June 13, 2024 11:30AM
If they use a system like this next year I wouldn't mind I enjoyed the qualifier to the qualifier to the qualifier as a spectator tbh it builds hype of who will make it tbh it's literally foreplay
#2(With 0 replies)
June 13, 2024 11:34AM
Also can't wait for 12am matches imma cry I literally didn't see Sydney because of that
#3(With 6 replies)
June 13, 2024 12:33PM
As things stand right now, and if FlyQuest RED and TSM Shimmer do not accept their invites, I don't think we have enough teams to fill a NA closed qualifier on Valve's ranking.
#4(With 5 replies)
June 13, 2024 12:41PM
I just noticed that OMiT are ranked on Asia's standings, how does that work?
#5(With 4 replies)
June 14, 2024 09:56AM
I think the valve rankings use the core and not the region they play in iirc
#6(With 3 replies)
June 14, 2024 04:05PM
I understand that, but are they going to get a NA closed qualifier invite?
#7(With 2 replies)
June 15, 2024 01:13AM
That's a great question! I genuinely have no idea. I'm assuming not, because I remember something about the core nationality influencing what qualifier etc they play in but I don't remember the details and honestly I could be wrong
#8(With 1 replies)
June 17, 2024 09:10AM
Yeah, at face value they should get an Asian invite (and they are definitely ranked high enough to get invited), but I doubt they would be able to travel to Asia just to play a closed qualifier.
#9(With 0 replies)
June 17, 2024 01:54PM
It's definitely a tough situation especially for a team of their caliber, but I would hope they would try to attend
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