Epicenter XL will be the first ever Russian Dota 2 Major and will be held at the VTB Ice Palace sports arena on May 4–6. As always, a $1,000,000 prizepool, as well as 1500 DPC points, will be up for the taking in the Major.
A total of 12 teams are to take part in the LAN, of which two have already been invited to the event, Team Liquid and Virtus Pro. While no info on the number of invites/qualifiers has been released we know that at least 6 qualifier teams from NA, SA, SEA, EU, China and CIS will be taking part in this event.
In a bid to make the Open Qualifier schedule as flexible as possible, Epicenter has announced 4 Open Qualifiers spread out over 4 Weeks starting from January 20th, 2018. In a season where some tournaments are choosing to not host and Open Qualifiers, this is a welcome move.
SEA Open Qualifiers Details:
|Open Qualifier Number||Date||Registration Link|
|EPICENTER XL SEA QUALIFIER #1||20th January||CLICK HERE|
|EPICENTER XL SEA QUALIFIER #2||27th January||CLICK HERE|
|EPICENTER XL SEA QUALIFIER #3||3rd February||CLICK HERE|
|EPICENTER XL SEA QUALIFIER #4||10th February||CLICK HERE|
Open Qualifier Format:
- Up to 1024 teams per Qualifier
- Single elimination, BO1s (except for the Semi-finals and Finals, which will be BO3s)
AFK Gaming will be broadcasting the Open Qualifiers #2 onwards on our Twitch Channel
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