The first season of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021 is behind us (except for the region of China) and the Singapore Major is coming at the end of March. In the meantime, you can witness some more competitive Dota 2 with Epic League Season 3 which kicked off today.
The return of the Epic League was made clear a few weeks back and yesterday was the conclusion of the open qualifier. One team earned a spot at the big event through the qualifier and that's Prosti Esli.
Epic League Season 3 Teams
As the tweet suggests, that's no random squad but a stack featuring some famous players from the CIS region including Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov who last played for Natus Vincere. The full list of teams in Epic League Season 3 is as follows:
- Winstrike Team
- Hellbear Smashers
- Team Unique
- High Coast Esports
- Team Empire
- Tundra Esports
- Team Spirit
- Prosti Esli
While the event is for teams from both Europe and the CIS the only teams coming from the EU are - Vikin.gg, High Coast Esports, Tundra Esports, and Brame.
Epic League Season 3 Prize Pool
Season 3 of the Epic League offers a total of $100,000 in prize money that will be split between the two divisions. Which teams will be in Division 1 and Division 2? That'll be determined by the currently ongoing group stage.
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The top 8 teams will qualify for Division 1 and the bottom 8 will end up in Division 2. The prize money for Division 1 sits at $85,000 while the remaining $15,000 will be distributed in Division 2. The series for today (March 2):
- HellRaisers vs. Brame - 14:00 CET
- Team Empire vs. Hellbear Smashers - 17:00 CET
- Winstrike Team vs. High Coast Esports - 20:00 CET
Brame currently has the lead after stomping HR in the first game which lasted only 21 minutes. You can catch a live stream on the Dota 2RuHub Twitch channel or watch the whole thing in-game!
The last team to join the fight is still to be revealed, so expect an update on this article once that becomes clear. The group stage of the event will conclude on March 13 and the divisions will decide the winners on March 21 so there's still plenty of Dota 2 action. Who are your favorites to take the title? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter!