The Lustrian Open will be preceded by 16 Weekly Knockout Qualifying Tournaments
. More information can be found at the Qualifiers
These qualifiers will feature a maximum of 8 teams each.
The 16 winners of these Qualifiers will each receive +1 MVP and should they wish, will proceed to the challenge stage of the Tournament. Between finishing their qualifier, and being accepted to the main Tournament group for the challenge stage, teams may play no games after the qualifier. Once they are ready Winners should apply to the main tournament page.
The 16 runners up from the Qualifiers may also be invited to progress to this stage if a Qualifier winner is not able, or does not wish, to take up their place. To be eligable they should have played no games since the qualifier final. Places for runners up will go first to the runner up from the groups of the teams that won their qualifier but did not, for whatever reason, progress to the finals, and thereafter by random draw. If a runner up team wishes to be considered in such cases, they should apply to the main tournament page.
The challenge stage will consist of 2 groups of 8 teams competing in swiss style mini leagues. with 4 games to be played, time permitting. The top 2 teams in each group will be placed into the semi finals, with the top of group facing the second in the other group. this will generate the final game.