Dota 2: EPICENTER qualifiers and main event announced

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.

Main event
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.

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