Dota 2 Epicenter Tournament Commences in Moscow
Epicenter is a brand new Dota 2 event taking place in Moscow, Russia that will run from May 9 to 15. The tournament brings together teams from all over the world, and will be the last big event prior to the Manila Major in June. Out of 8 teams, 6 were invitees: Alliance, Evil Geniuses, OG, Team Liquid, Team Secret, and Virtus.Pro.
The remaining 2 spots were determined in a wildcard double-elimination format, with 4 teams that won each region’s qualifier—NA’s Complexity, EU’s No Diggity, China’s Newbee, and Southeast Asia’s Fnatic—playing in a best of 3 format.
Day one saw Newbee claim a main event spot with 2-0 victories over both Complexity and No Diggity in the wildcard Upper bracket, while Complexity managed to secure the second spot after beating Fnatic 2-1 and No Diggity 2-0 in the Lower bracket.
Day One Group Play Results
After the wildcard was over, the 8 teams were divided into Group A and Group B, to see who would would advance to the Winners bracket, and who would go to the Losers bracket.
Team Liquid secured the first Winners bracket spot in Group A with 2-1 wins over both Complexity and OG. Meanwhile in Group B, Newbee continued their unopposed run with 2-0 victories over both Secret and EG.
The action continues today to see which of the remaining 6 teams will secure the second Winners bracket spot in their respective groups, while the other 4 teams will start the main event from the Losers bracket. Be sure to check out the official stream for live games and VODs.
Epicenter features a prize pool of $ 500k, with $ 250k going to the winner.