EPICENTER Moscow announced as the final DOTA2 Major of the season
Epic Esports Events has been announced as the organiser of the fifth Major of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit 2018-2019 season, EPICENTER Major. This will be the last Major of the DPC season and will take place on June 22-30 in Moscow, Russia.
As with all majors, there will be a $1,000.000 total prize pool up for grabs, with this Major seeing the winning team taking home $350.000. There will also be 15,000 DPC points available which will go towards qualification for on The International 2019 which is set to take place in Shanghai, China.
The group stage of EPICENTER Major will be held on June 22-23 in accordance with global guidelines for Majors. The results of the group stage will decide the upper and lower bracket seeds between the participating teams. This will then be followed by a Double Elimination playoff system.
The playoffs start on 24 June in a studio format, however, the final days of the playoff stage will then be held on 28-30 in the CSKA Arena. For the first time in the history of EPICENTER Dota 2 series, the tournament will offer visitors a perfectly unobstructed viewing angle from any side of the arena thanks to the 360°-view stage design.
Sixteen teams from all around the world will participate in EPICENTER Major, with fifteen of them competing for their spots in the open and closed qualifiers. The winner of the previous Minor will be the final team invited to participate in the Major.
The team break-down will be as follows.
- Europe: 3
- CIS: 3
- China: 3
- Southeast Asia: 2
- North America: 2
- South America: 2
- TBC Minor winner: 1
Dates and formats of the EPICENTER Major open qualifiers will be announced on April 2 immediately after the conclusion of the qualifiers for the fourth Major in DPC 2018-2019 season. The closed qualifiers will then take place on May 15-19.
The current DPC season has already played host to The Kuala Lumpur Major and The Chongqing Major. Additionally, DreamLeague Season 11 is currently taking place in Stockholm where Team Liquid who was named a top seed has been shockingly eliminated. They join the likes of Virus Pro, Evil Geniuses, Natus Vincere, EHOME, and Forward Gaming who have all been knocked out of the tournament.
Tickets and passes for the EPICENTER Major tournament’s final stage, held at the CSKA Arena on June 28-30 in Moscow, are already available for purchase on epicenter.gg. Holders of three-day passes will receive bonuses and gifts depending on the passes’ tier, including early access to the stadium, guaranteed access to autograph sessions, and more.