China Dota2 Supermajor: Group Draws and Opening Matches Revealed
PGL revealed the details on the group stage of the upcoming China Dota2 Supermajor event, which will begin in two days in Shanghai, China.
Sixteen participating teams have been seeded into four groups of four teams each with GSL (double-elimination) bracket and best-of-three series. The groups look as follows:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Team Liquid||Virtus.pro||Team Secret||PSG.LGD|
|Team Spirit||TNC Pro Team||The Final Tribe||Infamous|
|Newbee||Evil Geniuses||Mineski||OpTic Gaming|
|Natus Vincere||Vici Gaming||VGJ.Storm||VGJ.Thunder|
The organizers also announced the opening matches:
June 2nd, Group A:
Team Liquid vs Team Spirit
Newbee vs Team Spirit
June 2nd, Group B
Virtus.pro vs TNC Predator
Vici Gaming vs Evil Geniuses
June 3rd, Group C
Team Secret vs The Final Tribe
Mineski vs VGJ.Storm
June 3rd, Group D
PSG.LGD vs Infamous
VGJ.Thunder vs OpTic Gaming
The group stage will determine the seedings for the playoffs – top two teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket, while the other teams will make it to the lower bracket. The playoffs will take place from June 4th to 10th, with only two last days being held with live audience at Yuanshen Gymnasium. All regular matches will be best-of-three, the grand finals will be best-of-five.
China Dota2 Supermajor is the last major tournament of the current Dota Pro Circuit season, it features an increased prize pool and amount of qualification points for grabs – $1,500,000 and 2,250 respectively. It is organized in cooperation of PGL and Perfect World.