Details emerged last week in relation to Korea's Open Division, which is set to function in the same manner as the Road to APEX qualifying tournament. Inven will host the event, which gives Korean teams the opportunity to qualify directly for the next season of APEX Challengers or to earn a place in further qualifying tournaments.
The regional qualifiers and rounds of 32 and 16 will be hosted in PC bangs across Korea. The round of 8 and onward will be hosted in Inven's studio, with matches streamed on Inven's Twitch page.
- 8th of July - Regional Qualifiers in Seoul, Incheon and Wonju
- 9th of July - Regional Qualifiers in Daejeon, Daegu, Gwangju, Busan
- 9th of July - Round of 32 and 16
- 23rd of July - Round of 8 Day 1
- 30th July - Round of 8 Day 2
- 6th of August - Semi Finals & Bronze Match
- 13th of August - Grand Final
- 1st: ₩5,000,000 ($4400 USD~) + APEX Challengers Season 5 Qualification
- 2nd: ₩3,000,000 ($2650 USD~) + APEX Challengers Season 5 Offline Qualifier
- 3rd: ₩1,000,000 ($900 USD~) + APEX Challengers Season 5 Offline Qualifier
- 4th: ₩1,000,000 ($900 USD~)
- 5th-8th: ₩500,000 ($450 USD~)
GC Busan made their way to Challengers Season 4 through the inaugural Road to APEX and are currently enjoying success in the opening group stages. The combination of a ₩12,000,000 prize pool and the chance to follow in GC Busan's footsteps will attract Korea's strongest amateur and semi-pro teams. Be sure to tune in on the commencement of the round of 8 on the 23rd of July.