February 17th 2023
Sign up for your country’s Open Qualifier now! Head here to sign up.
Registrations close Wednesday 15 February 12PM NZDT.
The Tournament will follow a double elimination bracket structure. Each Tournament match (each, a “Match”) prior to a Tournament’s final Match will be conducted in a “first-to-two” map wins format, while final Match of the Tournament will be conducted in a “first-to-three” map wins format. If a map ends with a draw, neither Team will be awarded a map win and map selection will belong to the Team which selected the tied map.
The Tournament will start at 6:30 NZDT. Please note that the website displays AEDT time.
You can find the rules here (as of 7 February).
For the Grand Finals, LPL will be delivering a broadcast covering the Grand Finals on the LPL_Play Twitch channel on Monday 27 February 8PM NZDT with the New Zealand Grand Finals starting at 8PM NZDT! For updates on our Twitch channels - check out the LPL Twitter pages!
Key Dates & Broadcast Dates:
Registration close - Wednesday 15 February 12PM NZDT
Bracket generated - Thursday 16 February 12PM NZDT
Open Qualifiers Day 1 - Friday 17 February 6:30PM NZDT
Open Qualifiers Day 2 - Saturday 18 February 1PM NZDT
Open Qualifiers Day 3 - Sunday 19 February 1PM NZDT
Open Qualifiers Day 4 - Friday 24 February 6:30PM NZDT
Open Qualifiers Day 5 - Saturday 25 February 1PM NZDT
New Zealand Grand Finals (broadcast) - Monday 27 February 8PM NZDT
Community Caster & Game Admin Applications:
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