Epicenter XL: Survival Guide

Vignesh Raghuram

27th, Apr, 2018
One of the best produced Dota 2 events over the past two years, Epicenter returns for it’s third iteration as EPICENTER XL.

12 teams will battle in two groups to be seeded into a double elimination bracket where the first two rounds of the lower bracket will be BO1's. The format is a little bit more unique this time around as the bottom 2 teams from each group will be eliminated without appearing on the main stage.

However given recent tournament formats this is hardly the strangest we've seen over the last few months, it's actually pretty good. So sit back and enjoy the first ever Russian Major which promises to bring a lot of thrilling games over the course of the event.
 

The first ever Russian major will take place from April 27th – May 5thth with a $1 Million prizepool and 1,500 DPC Qualifier Points on the line. 
 
 
Tournament Info

Group Stages:

The Epicenter XL Major will begin with a BO3 Round Robin group-stage featuring two groups.

 
Group A Group B
Team Liquid Virtus Pro
Mineski Team Secret
PSG.LGD Newbee
compLexity Gaming OG
FlyToMoon Na’vi
Team Empire paiN Gaming
 
The Top two teams from each group will advance to the Upper Brackets while the 3rd and 4th place teams will move on to the Lower Brackets. The Bottom two teams from each group will be eliminated.

Main Event:
  • The 8 remaining teams will then be seeded in a Double elimination bracket.
  • All of the series except the Grand Finals and the first two rounds of the Lower Bracket will be BO3 matchups
  • The first two rounds of the Lower Bracket will BO1 matchups
  • The Grand Finals will be a BO5 series.
 
 
Broadcast and Schedule Info:

Day 1 (Friday April 27)
Matches SGT IST
complexity Gaming vs FlyToMoon 11:00 PM 08:30 PM
Virtus Pro vs paiN Gaming 02:00 AM 11:30 PM

Day 2 (Saturday April 28)
Matches SGT IST
Team Secret vs Newbee 03:00 PM 01:30 PM
Mineski vs PSG.LGD 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
OG vs Na’vi 09:00 PM 06:30 PM
Team Liquid vs Team Empire 12:00 AM 09:30 PM
 
Day 3 (Sunday April 29)
Matches SGT IST
Mineski vs FlyToMoon 03:00 PM 01:30 PM
OG vs paiN Gaming 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
Team Liquid vs PSG.LGD 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
Team Secret vs Na’vi 09:00 PM 06:30 PM
compLexity Gaming vs Team Empire 09:00 PM 06:30 PM
Virtus Pro vs Newbee 12:00 AM 09:30 PM
 
Day 4 (Monday April 30)
Matches SGT IST
Mineski vs compLexity Gaming 03:00 PM 01:30 PM
Team Secret vs OG 03:00 PM 01:30 PM
Team Empire vs PSG.LGD 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
Newbee vs paiN Gaming 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
Team Liquid vs FlyToMoon 09:00 PM 06:30 PM
Virtus Pro vs Na’vi 12:00 AM 09:30 PM
 
Day 5 (Tuesday May 1)
Matches SGT IST
Mineski vs Team Empire 03:00 PM 01:30 PM
Team Secret vs paiN Gaming 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
FlyToMoon vs PSG.LGD 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
Newbee vs Na’vi 09:00 PM 06:30 PM
compLexity Gaming vs Team Liquid 09:00 PM 06:30 PM
Virtus Pro vs OG 12:00 AM 09:30 PM
 
Day 6 (Wednesday May 2)
Matches SGT IST
FlyToMoon vs Team Empire 03:00 PM 01:30 PM
Newbee vs OG 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
Team Liquid vs Mineski 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
paiN Gaming vs Na’vi 09:00 PM 06:30 PM
compLexity Gaming vs PSG.LGD 09:00 PM 06:30 PM
Virtus Pro vs Team Secret 12:00 AM 09:30 PM
 
Day 7 (Friday May 4)
Match Matches SGT IST
L1A Lower Bracket – Round 1 05:30 PM 03:00 PM
L1B Lower Bracket – Round 1 07:00 PM 04:30 PM
U1A Upper Bracket – Round 1 08:30 PM 06:00 PM
U1B Upper Bracket – Round 1 12:00 AM 09:30 PM
 
Day 8 (Saturday May 5)
Match Matches SGT IST
L2A Winner of L1A vs Loser of U1A 05:30 PM 03:00 PM
L2B Winner of L1B vs Loser of U1B 07:00 PM 04:30 PM
L3 Winner of L2A vs Winner of L2B 08:30 PM 06:00 PM
UB1-2 Winner Bracket Finals 12:00 AM 09:30 PM
 
Day 9 (Sunday May 6)
Match Matches SGT IST
LBF Loser Bracket Finals 06:00 PM 03:30 PM
GF Grand Finals 09:30 PM 07:00 PM
 


We’ve been chosen as the official Indian streamers for this event you can catch us in action at https://www.twitch.tv/epicenter_ind
 

Watch live video from epicenter_ind on www.twitch.tv
 

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