Silverback Open 2018 1v1 Automatics

Silverback Open Championships 2018 – Open 1v1 on October 27, 2018

  • As has been the case in prior years, there will be no entry fee for competitors in the Silverback Open (the event is free for competitors and anyone can enter the prelims).
  • The Open 1v1 format this year will include 32 qualifiers from the prelims.
  • These 32 breakers will compete in one round tie-breakers for 16 spots in the Round of 32 vs 16 automatics selected by the Silverback Open.
  • So, 32 breakers will make it through the prelims into a one-round tie-breaker, and from that tie-breaker 16 breakers will be selected to compete in the final 32 versus 16 automatics.
  • Following below is a summary of the criteria to qualify for an automatic slot – some slots will be reserved for wild card invites.

Automatics into Final 32 (16 will be selected) – 2018 selection criteria below:

  1. Silverback Open 1v1 Open Winners for 2015, 2016 and 2017: Winners of the past three Silverback Open’s: 2015 Victor, 2016 Thesis and 2017 Issei.
  2. Top Three Breakers in UDEF 1v1 Tour Standings for 2018: The top three breakers in the YTD 2018 UDEF 1v1 Tour standings. There have been eight 1v1 events so far in 2018 and a ninth is scheduled for August 10th, Flipside Kings in Miami, followed by the Silverback Open on October 27-28 in Philly and Toy Soldiers on December 15 in Austin, Texas.
  3. UDEF 1v1 Tour Winner for 2017: The Tour 1v1 winner from 2017. In 2017, there was a three-way tie for first between El Niño, Issei and Thesis:
  4. Winners of International Undisputed 1v1 Events in 2018: Winners of Undisputed Series 1v1 events YTD in 2018. Stripes won Unbreakable and Issei won Battle Pro.
  5. Undisputed Finals Winners for 2015, 2016 and 2017: Winners from the Undisputed Finals in the past three years. This includes Victor (2015 and 2017) and Thesis (2016):
  6. BC One Winners for 2016, 2017 and 2018: BC One winner for 2018 (late September this year in Zurich), as well as for 2016 (Issei) and 2017 (Menno).
  7. Wildcards: In addition to the qualifiers who qualify under the above-noted criteria, the Silverback Open will invite additional breakers as wild cards into the final 32, based upon their performance in competitions during 2017 and 2018.

Current Automatics into the Final 32 of the Open 1v1 Based on Above-Noted Criteria (16 automatics will be selected):

  1. Issei (Silverback 2017, UDEF Tour 1v1 2017, BC One 2016, Battle Pro 2018)
  2. Thesis (Silverback 2016, UDEF Tour 1v1 2017, Undisputed Finals 2016)
  3. Victor (Silverback 2015, Undisputed Finals 2015 and 2017)
  4. El Nino (UDEF Tour 1v1 2017)
  5. Stripes (Unbreakable 2018)
  6. Menno (BC One 2017)
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