The EPICENTER Major never happened this year, but the organizers still have another event coming. BEYOND EPIC will gather the best teams from EU, CIS, and China.
Dota 2 suffered just as much as any other esports title as a result of the global pandemic. Many of the LAN events were canceled and replaced with online ones. Some just took a little longer to adapt. A great example of that is EPICENTER. Originally the EPICENTER Major was supposed to take place between May 2-10. It was canceled due to the quarantine measures but fear not as there’s another event coming later this month.
The next event by Epic Esports Events will start in a week. The top teams in China will clash for the prize of $50,000. In the EU/CIS region the stakes will be even higher, standing at $200,000. The total number of teams in China will be 8. Seven have already received a direct invitation and the final one will be determined by a qualifier.
- Vici Gaming
- CDEC Gaming
- Royal Never Give Up
- Invictus Gaming
- Team Aster
- Sparking Arrow Gaming
Details on the qualifier are still a mystery, but the group stage for China will commence on June 21.
As we’ve seen in recent events EU and the CIS are once again mixed together. Ten teams come with direct invitations:
- Team Secret
- Team Liquid
- Team Nigma
- Natus Vincere
- Team Unique
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
The final two will come from the closed qualifier which kicked off today. Among the participants there we find:
- Team Empire Hope
- Family Team
- FlyToMoon 2.0
It’s too early to determine who’ll take the spots, but Viking.gg are surely among the favorites. The two teams will become clear on June 11. The group stage for the main event in EU/CIS.
- READ MORE: BLAST Dota 2 Bounty Hunt draws near