National Dota 2 Cup: groups announced
Yesterday the first national Dota 2 tournament was announced. This is a unique event, since there was now national tournaments for Dota 2 before. The prize pool is $ 10 000. Natus Vincere player Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev will play in Russia's national team.
After 3 successful seasons of Hitbox EU Championship supported by TwitchTV ProDotA Cup, ProDotA decided to make such brave step and to hold a tournament for national teams. The first season will be held online, whereas next events will enjoy LANs. The planned quantity of the cups is 2-3 per year.
16 teams are invited to the cup. The captain for each team is appointed by the organizers. The captain will have to choose 4 more players in the line-up. Currently the intrigue is kept for Ukrainian National team. Its captain is the player of Team Empire Roman "Resolut1on" Fomkin, who hasn't announced the players of his team yet. Maybe someone from Natus Vincere will be invited in the squad.
UPD: 2 players of Natus Vincere: XBOCT and Funn1k are honored to represent Ukraine's national team.
|Time (CEST)||Match||Match plate|
22 September, 16:00
|22 September, 18:30||Ukraine Germany||Watch|
|26 September, 16:00||Ukraine Portugal||Watch|
|26 September, 18:00||Russia Bulgaria||Watch|
|26 September, 20:00||Russia Denmark||Watch|
|27 September, 16:00||Russia Kazakhstan||Watch|
- 4 groups
- 2 best teams of the group get to the play off
- the remaining teams will play additional matches to determine, which teams will get to the lower brackets and which teams will get to the upper brackets
- format is double elimination.
The beginning sum is $ 10 000. 10% of each ticket sold will be invested in the prize pool.
place — 70 % of prize pool
place — 20 % of prize pool
place — 10 % of prize pool
- group stage: 21–28 September;
- additional matches: 30 September — 2 October;
- main stage: 3–12 October.
Ukraine: Resolut1on, XBOCT, AlohaDance, ALWAYSWANNAFLY, Funn1k.
Russia: sQreen, God, TROH, Afoninje, SoNNeikO.
Kazakhstan: StalCat, Mantis, TopoRRRR, Lucky, Italyashka.
USA: BananSlamJama, Lokarn, hexenjagd, frozen, slayer.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: MiLAN, ATTHESPEEDOFLIFE, Emperor, lizZard, Bronhi.
Bulgaria: Hawkeye, PurE_EviL, kikoni, Sava_Doom, slashstrike.
Denmark: Ivz, Kyh, Fury, TheKoreanZombie, KSPR.
Finland: Okcya, Trixi, Buugi, Vaalix, Nemphy.
France: rvp, sockshka, joraal, 7ckngMad, crio_j.
Germany: Amoment4ever, Exist, rmN, zynxis.
Greece: SsaSpartan, Realax, Ill, Thug, Sneaky.
Portugal: Patrão, DarkOgre, Destro, RunNoobsRun, Hendrix.
Romania: Keyano, iLLusionisT, Synergy, Masakary, Razvan.
Serbia: Buktop, grizine, Mitch, Kole, Lacoste.
Sweden: Chrillee, Eresloco, SteffStyle, eskillz, Frigoleet.
Turkey: klasynky, l4w, sjok, rNt, mamakclub.