The team widely considered Europe’s best faltered at the first qualifier on the Road to BlizzCon and its $500,000 Heroes of the Storm World Championship. But this weekend, Team Liquid bounced back to take victory in the second European Open, qualifying for October’s Heroes of the Storm European Championship in Prague.
That’s lucky for fans excited about next week’s Masters Gaming Arena tournament, which pits the best teams from every region worldwide against each other in Heroes‘ first true international championship.
Team Liquid qualified for the Arena as Europe’s best team, but was faced with a potential dilemma if they missed out on BlizzCon regional qualification this time—the third and final Open clashes with the international event. Liquid indicated that if it failed to qualify this month, the final BlizzCon qualifier would take precedence over the $50,000 Masters Gaming event.
Thankfully that scenario never came to pass, as Liquid advanced all the way through the winner’s bracket to defeat Bob? in the final, winning $8,500 and a berth at the regional. The team won every set 2-1, overcoming an initial 0-1 disadvantage in each series until the final.
For their second place Bob? also wins a spot in Prague, with a third available spot going to Gamers2.