Details have been released for the second installment of EPICENTER, set to kick off in June after the first one was billed as one of the best Dota 2 events in 2016.
The tournament will see ten teams (six invited, four qualified) from around the world, battling it out in Moscow for a considerable portion of the $500,000 prize pool .
The prize pool breakdown is as follows:
1st Place: $250 000
2nd Place: $100 000
3rd and 4th Place: $40 000
5th and 6th Place: $20 000
7th and 8th Place: $10 000
9th and 10th Place: $5000
Open and closed qualifiers
The open qualifiers will be played out in two stages; the first from April 21-23 and the second a week later from April 28-30. The first features teams from American, SEA and CIS regions while the second part will see European, American and SEA teams fighting for a chance to be part of the EPICENTER action.
For the China region a separate qualifier round will be held. Winners will advance into the closed qualifiers which take place from May 6-14 in a double elimination bracket format.
The group stages of the EPICENTER main event will be played from June 4-7 between 10 teams within two separate groups in round-robin format. The top team from each group moves directly into the semi-finals of the tournament while 2nd and 3rd place from each group will advance into the quarter-finals. The main event, runs from June 9-11 and will be hosted at the VTB Ice Palace sports arena in Moscow.
Ticket sales are yet to be announced.