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EPICENTER Major

[e][h]EPICENTER Major
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Version:
Type:
Offline
Location:
Russia Moscow
Venue:
Dates:
Jun 22 - 30, 2019
Teams:
16
Format:
Double Elimination
Prize Pool:
$1,000,000 USD
Pro Circuit Points:
15,000
Pro Circuit Tier:
Liquipedia Tier:
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The last, but certainly not least, Major of the 2018/19 Dota Pro Circuit is the EPICENTER Major,[1] the fourth installment of the largest LAN tournament in Russia. From 22 to 30 June, 16 of the best teams in the world have one last chance to earn valuable DPC points to secure their qualification to The International 2019. The final days of the playoffs were once again held at the CSKA Arena, formerly known as the VTB Ice Palace.[2]

Format[edit]

  • Qualifier[3]
    • 14 Teams from the six regional qualifiers
    • Two teams each from CIS, Southeast Asia, North, and South America
    • Three teams each from Europe, and China.
    • Two team qualifies as the winner and runner up of the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor S2
  • Group Stage[4] - June 22nd - 23rd
    • Sixteen teams are divided in four GSL groups of four teams each
    • The top two teams advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs
    • The bottom two teams advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs
    • All games are Bo3
  • Playoffs[4] - June 24th - 30th
    • Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination format, with the final three days of the tournament were held in front of a live audience at the CSKA Arena
    • Eight teams begin in the upper bracket, eight in the lower bracket
    • All games except Grand Finals and Lower Bracket Round 1 are Bo3
    • Lower Bracket Round 1 are Bo1
    • Grand Finals is Bo5

Broadcast Talent[edit]

The talent for the English broadcast was announced on June 20, 2019.[5]

  • Hosts:
  • Content Creator:
  • Analysts:

The talent for the Russian Broadcast was announced on June 20th, 2019.[6]

  • Analysts/Commentators:
    • Russia NS (Yaroslav Kuznetsov)
    • Ukraine GodHunt (Viktor Volkov)
    • Russia Maelstorm (Vladimir Kuzminov)
    • Russia Smile (Sergey Antonovich Revin)
    • Russia Inmate (Dmitry Filinov)
    • Russia LighTofHeaveN (Dmitry Kupriyanov)
    • Russia 4ce (Nikita Kotkov)
    • Belarus Lex (Alexey Filippov)
    • Russia JAM (Alexander Korotkov)
    • Russia Adekvat (Rustam Mavliutov)

Prize Pool[edit]

The prize pool for the finals is $1,000,000 USD and 15,000 Pro Circuit Points.

Participants[edit]

1 France Sockshka stood in for Denmark N0tail due to health issues.[7][8][9]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A preview
1. Team Secret 2-0 4-0
2. Royal Never Give Up 2-1 4-3
3. Fnatic 1-2 3-5
4. paiN Gaming 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

Group B preview
1. Team Liquid 2-0 4-2
2. Gambit Esports 2-1 5-2
3. Evil Geniuses 1-2 3-4
4. Infamous 0-2 0-4

Group C[edit]

Group C preview
1. Vici Gaming 2-0 4-1
2. Virtus.pro 2-1 4-2
3. Alliance 1-2 2-4
4. Forward Gaming 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

Group D preview
1. TNC Predator 2-0 4-1
2. PSG.LGD 2-1 5-3
3. Ninjas in Pyjamas 1-2 3-5
4. OG 0-2 1-4

Playoffs[edit]

 

 

Upper Bracket R1 (Bo3)
Team Secret
1
June 24, 2019 - 10:00 CEST
Treant Protector Templar Assassin Skywrath Mage Undying Lifestealer
Sven Grimstroke Spirit Breaker Phoenix Dazzle
59m29s
Enigma Spirit Breaker Juggernaut Phoenix Monkey King
Warlock Doom Lion Lone Druid Morphling
52m47s
Spirit Breaker Ember Spirit Winter Wyvern Bristleback Lifestealer
Centaur Warrunner Shadow Demon Sven Omniknight Necrophos
30m59s
Virtus.pro
2
Team Liquid
2
June 24, 2019 - 14:30 CEST
Io Gyrocopter Oracle Windranger Axe
Centaur Warrunner Shadow Shaman Queen of Pain Lone Druid Ember Spirit
46m46s
Magnus Ember Spirit Crystal Maiden Axe Meepo
Grimstroke Doom Shadow Shaman Outworld Devourer Bristleback
43m06s
PSG.LGD
0
Vici Gaming
2
June 25, 2019 - 10:00 CEST
Centaur Warrunner Warlock Io Gyrocopter Death Prophet
Grimstroke Beastmaster Brewmaster Lone Druid Storm Spirit
36m25s
Warlock Templar Assassin Shadow Shaman Mars Leshrac
Bane Ember Spirit Crystal Maiden Naga Siren Beastmaster
22m36s
Gambit Esports
0
TNC Predator
2
June 25, 2019 - 12:30 CEST
Sven Chen Elder Titan Venomancer Ember Spirit
Grimstroke Doom Jakiro Naga Siren Leshrac
30m53s
Oracle Earthshaker Batrider Chaos Knight Lina
Warlock Night Stalker Omniknight Leshrac Outworld Devourer
76m08s
Grimstroke Enigma Batrider Juggernaut Kunkka
Centaur Warrunner Witch Doctor Silencer Wraith King Storm Spirit
18m08s
Royal Never Give Up
1
Upper Bracket R2 (Bo3)
Virtus.pro
1
June 24, 2019 - 20:00 CEST
Centaur Warrunner Winter Wyvern Shadow Shaman Juggernaut Dragon Knight
Io Gyrocopter Bane Windranger Axe
23m42s
Ember Spirit Winter Wyvern Silencer Tidehunter Terrorblade
Magnus Batrider Crystal Maiden Templar Assassin Anti-Mage
41m22s
Sven Silencer Earthshaker Phoenix Monkey King
Shadow Demon Templar Assassin Clockwerk Juggernaut Beastmaster
22m27s
Team Liquid
2
Vici Gaming
2
June 25, 2019 - 19:30 CEST
Sven Centaur Warrunner Rubick Silencer Death Prophet
Ancient Apparition Earthshaker Venomancer Wraith King Medusa
52m28s
Sven Dark Seer Earth Spirit Sniper Witch Doctor
Ancient Apparition Venomancer Elder Titan Wraith King Storm Spirit
48m40s
Warlock Mars Shadow Shaman Death Prophet Troll Warlord
Grimstroke Centaur Warrunner Juggernaut Earthshaker Alchemist
30m13s
TNC Predator
1
Upper Bracket Final (Bo3)
Team Liquid
1
June 28, 2019 - 18:00 CEST
Ember Spirit Magnus Crystal Maiden Windranger Doom
Sven Rubick Omniknight Grimstroke Dragon Knight
42m32s
Warlock Ember Spirit Beastmaster Grimstroke Visage
Io Gyrocopter Omniknight Death Prophet Disruptor
35m46s
Sven Dark Seer Death Prophet Clockwerk Winter Wyvern
Rubick Omniknight Disruptor Troll Warlord Medusa
38m05s
Vici Gaming
2
Lower Bracket R1 (Bo1)
Fnatic
0
June 24, 2019 - 17:30 CEST
Centaur Warrunner Shadow Demon Tiny Medusa Leshrac
Jakiro Spirit Breaker Ember Spirit Undying Lifestealer
30m58s
Forward Gaming
1
Evil Geniuses
0
June 25, 2019 - 17:30 CEST
Oracle Alchemist Tusk Juggernaut Batrider
Ember Spirit Nature's Prophet Shadow Demon Clockwerk Slark
51m43s
Match rescheduled due to Denmark N0tail's health issues.[10]
France Sockshka standing in for Denmark N0tail due to continuing health issues.[8]
OG
1
Alliance
1
June 25, 2019 - 16:30 CEST
Enigma Mars Troll Warlord Lion Storm Spirit
Centaur Warrunner Bane Io Gyrocopter Ember Spirit
34m50s
Infamous
0
Ninjas in Pyjamas
1
June 24, 2019 - 18:30 CEST
Sand King Dark Seer Winter Wyvern Naga Siren Razor
Warlock Troll Warlord Grimstroke Doom Queen of Pain
48m27s
paiN Gaming
0
Lower Bracket R2 (Bo3)
PSG.LGD
2
June 26, 2019 - 9:30 CEST
Warlock Tusk Juggernaut Omniknight Storm Spirit
Grimstroke Elder Titan Batrider Templar Assassin Wraith King
42m04s
Elder Titan Rubick Centaur Warrunner Templar Assassin Slark
Grimstroke Ember Spirit Tusk Lifestealer Sand King
34m29s
Forward Gaming
0
Team Secret
0
June 26, 2019 - 12:10 CEST
Shadow Demon Sven Lina Underlord Gyrocopter
Spirit Breaker Dark Seer Jakiro Invoker Slark
27m02s
Ember Spirit Axe Omniknight Templar Assassin Lion
Magnus Juggernaut Jakiro Oracle Tiny
41m13s
France Sockshka standing in for Denmark N0tail due to continuing health issues.
OG
2
Royal Never Give Up
1
June 26, 2019 - 14:40 CEST
Grimstroke Mars Chaos Knight Shadow Shaman Broodmother
Centaur Warrunner Juggernaut Elder Titan Zeus Disruptor
64m12s
Sven Chen Warlock Mars Puck
Centaur Warrunner Shadow Demon Io Gyrocopter Dragon Knight
34m52s
Centaur Warrunner Oracle Death Prophet Earthshaker Chaos Knight
Grimstroke Mars Shadow Shaman Juggernaut Queen of Pain
40m15s
Alliance
2
Gambit Esports
2
June 26, 2019 - 18:50 CEST
Chen Centaur Warrunner Grimstroke Lone Druid Ember Spirit
Templar Assassin Shadow Shaman Sand King Undying Necrophos
38m47s
Chen Templar Assassin Winter Wyvern Centaur Warrunner Lone Druid
Sven Troll Warlord Jakiro Sand King Lina
28m48s
Ninjas in Pyjamas
0
Lower Bracket R3 (Bo3)
PSG.LGD
2
June 28, 2019 - 11:00 CEST
Io Gyrocopter Nyx Assassin Tidehunter Tiny
Dark Seer Jakiro Invoker Earth Spirit Lifestealer
43m38s
Sven Warlock Nyx Assassin Legion Commander Leshrac
Grimstroke Batrider Morphling Doom Shadow Demon
35m45s
France Sockshka standing in for Denmark N0tail due to continuing health issues.
OG
0
Alliance
2
June 28, 2019 - 14:00 CEST
Enigma Storm Spirit Crystal Maiden Timbersaw Lifestealer
Shadow Demon Lone Druid Rubick Shadow Fiend Doom
31m42s
Centaur Warrunner Storm Spirit Dark Willow Morphling Warlock
Earth Spirit Templar Assassin Grimstroke Tidehunter Troll Warlord
68m12s
Gambit Esports
0
Lower Bracket R4 (Bo3)
TNC Predator
2
June 29, 2019 - 11:30 CEST
Dark Seer Spirit Breaker Templar Assassin Crystal Maiden Bristleback
Chen Tidehunter Shadow Shaman Leshrac Lone Druid
40m34s
Enigma Omniknight Grimstroke Juggernaut Kunkka
Magnus Ember Spirit Vengeful Spirit Tusk Slark
51m59s
PSG.LGD
0
Virtus.pro
2
June 29, 2019 - 15:00 CEST
Silencer Omniknight Shadow Shaman Death Prophet Slark
Sven Grimstroke Storm Spirit Tiny Brewmaster
27m37s
Shadow Demon Queen of Pain Nyx Assassin Sven Tidehunter
Crystal Maiden Storm Spirit Earth Spirit Lone Druid Earthshaker
38m44s
Alliance
0
Lower Bracket R5 (Bo3)
TNC Predator
0
June 29, 2019 - 17:30 CEST
Batrider Grimstroke Nature's Prophet Troll Warlord Dragon Knight
Centaur Warrunner Shadow Demon Spirit Breaker Leshrac Weaver
25m34s
Sven Enigma Ancient Apparition Kunkka Mars
Io Gyrocopter Silencer Beastmaster Storm Spirit
65m41s
Virtus.pro
2
Lower Bracket Final (Bo3)
Team Liquid
2
June 30, 2019 - 11:15 CEST
Rubick Templar Assassin Grimstroke Sand King Arc Warden
Omniknight Ember Spirit Shadow Shaman Terrorblade Batrider
48m40s
Chen Templar Assassin Tusk Weaver Sand King
Ember Spirit Shadow Demon Spirit Breaker Batrider Naga Siren
26m06s
Virtus.pro
0
Grand Final (Bo5)
Vici Gaming
3
June 30, 2019 - 14:00 CEST
Io Gyrocopter Dark Seer Spirit Breaker Monkey King
Templar Assassin Centaur Warrunner Earth Spirit Ancient Apparition Anti-Mage
42m31s
Centaur Warrunner Grimstroke Earth Spirit Death Prophet Juggernaut
Rubick Mars Disruptor Windranger Slark
27m04s
Sven Mars Shadow Shaman Medusa Elder Titan
Grimstroke Rubick Enigma Juggernaut Timbersaw
39m38s
Rubick Warlock Doom Troll Warlord Lina
Centaur Warrunner Grimstroke Phoenix Arc Warden Puck
64m56s
Warlock Mars Rubick Morphling Leshrac
Centaur Warrunner Oracle Earth Spirit Outworld Devourer Spectre
33m06s
Team Liquid
2

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