This Saturday, June 22nd, begins the last major tournament of the current Dota Pro Circuit season – EPICENTER Major 2019. The event will take place in Moscow, Russia and will run until June 30th. The tournament’s line-up includes 16 teams that will compete for a $1,000,000 prize pool and 15,000 Pro Circuit points.
During the group stage, which will last two days, sixteen teams will compete in four GSL groups with best-of-three matches. Top two teams of each group will advance to the upper bracket, while the others will play in the lower bracket. The teams have been split into groups as follows:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Team Secret||Evil Geniuses||Virtus.pro||PSG.LGD|
|paiN Gaming||Infamous||Forward Gaming||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|Royal Never Give Up||Gambit Esports||Vici Gaming||TNC Predator|
As the group stage will last only for two days, there will be four matches played simultaneously.
The playoffs stage will be held in a double-elimination format, with lower bracket round 1 matches being best-of-one, grand finals being best-of-five and all other matches being best-of-three. The matches of the final three days will be played with live audience at CSKA Arena.
As EPICENTER is the final event of the current season, it is the last chance for some of the teams to get enough points to be invited for The International 2019. Among these teams are OG, TNC Predator, Alliance, Gambit, Forward and paiN.