Three companies – Epic Esports Events, RuHub and Beyond the Summit – have combined efforts to organize a Dota 2 online event Beyond Epic, which will feature two divisions and a total prize pool of $250,000. The event will be played this month in Europe/CIS and China.
The European division is scheduled for June 15th – 28th and will feature 12 teams competing for a $200,000 prize pool. The organizers have already revealed seven invited teams, among them are Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, OG, Team Nigma, Team Liquid, Alliance and FlyToMoon. Another four invited teams will be announced later, while the final two participants will be determined through the closed qualifiers.
The Chinese division will be played between June 21st – 28th, featuring 8 teams fighting for their share of a $50,000 prize pool. Seven participants are already known – they are PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming, Royal Never Give Up, CDEC Gaming, Invictus Gaming, Team Aster, Sparking Arrow Gaming. The last team will also be invited by the organizers.
According to the rules of the tournament, one organization cannot be represented by more than one roster – which means that VP.Prodigy and OG Seed will miss the event.