An event with over $550,000 in prize money!

The Dota 2 Omega League Open Qualifiers Start Today!

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Despite the pandemic, Dota 2 hasn’t lacked events. Next in line is Dota 2 Omega League, a collaboration between two organizers and some of the biggest teams.

It’s no secret that in the current times, the most competitive region in Dota 2 is Europe. That’s why it’s no surprise the biggest events with the highest prize pools are either in Europe or a combination with the CIS. The Dota 2 Omega League takes it a step further and even adds the Americas to the list. The Omega League is a collaboration between WePlay! Esports, Epic Esports Events, and some of the biggest Dota 2 teams. Together, the regional league will offer plenty of entertainment for over a month. The tournament will be split into two regions Americas and Europe/CIS.

Each of the regions will be split into two leagues – Tier 1 and Tier 2. The prize pools for those will also be different:

Europe Immortal Division - $500,000

  • Team Secret
  • Team Liquid
  • Natus Vincere
  • Virtus.pro
  • OG
  • Alliance
  • Evil Geniuses
  • FlyToMoon
  • Team Nigma
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • TBD
  • TBD

The final two teams will be decided by closed qualifiers. The open qualifiers for the event kicked off today. Last but not least, Evil Geniuses are playing in EU now and that’s why you won’t find the team in the NA divisions.

Format

Teams will be split into two groups of six following a single Round-robin. All of the matches are a Bo3 with the exception of the grand final. Double elimination playoffs.

Americas Divine Division - $31,50

  • Quincy Crew
  • 4 Zoomers
  • business associates
  • beastcoast
  • Thunder Predator
  • Infamous
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

The number of teams in the Americas is a bit lower, standing at a total of 10. We feel like Quincy Crew will wipe the floor with every other team in the region, but hey we might be wrong.

Format

Teams will be split into two groups of five following a single Round-robin. All of the matches are a Bo3 with the exception of the grand final. Double elimination playoffs.

Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports, Vitaliy “Nexius” Bozhko commented:

We are excited about the opportunity to work on interesting ideas and very curious about the reaction of the community. Our team and colleagues from Epic Esports Events are giving this event everything that we have. I really hope the audience will enjoy the results. The event takes place on the dates when we are used to seeing The International, and that impacts the level of responsibility we feel about Omega League.

Once the qualifiers are over, the main event is scheduled for early August. Here is also the schedule for the two regions. The teams in Europe will play from August 10 to September 5 while their American counterparts will kick off on August 17 while also concluding on September 5.

Overall it seems like the big online event many of us have been waiting for. All of the star teams and also a chance for small Tier 2 teams or straight up random stacks to make it big. What’s not to like?

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Tasho Tashev