Epic Esports Events, one of the two main organizers behind the very successful OMEGA League, has come up with yet another tourney featuring the top dogs of the Europe/CIS region and a massive prize pool. Named as the EPIC League, the tournament is scheduled to take place for over the course of a month from November 3 to December 13.
EPIC League - Battle Of The Best Vs The Beast!
Epic Esports Events is known for holding a number of tournaments through their renowned series, EPICENTER. In a tweet by @epicentergg, they shared the initial details of the EPIC League.
Eight teams have received a direct invite to the tournament and two more teams will be joining them through the closed qualifiers which will be played from November 3-11. The Open Qualifiers will be held for two days from October 29-30. The teams will be brawling to get a lion’s share of the $500,000 prize pool.
List of Invited teams:
- Team Secret
- Natus Vincere
- Team Nigma
- Team Liquid
The tournament is being hailed as the replacement to the OMEGA League S2 so this event, like Season 1, will be played in two divisions. However, in this iteration, instead of the 12 last time, a total of 10 teams will be competing in Division 1. Eight teams will be directly invited to the Division 1 league while two teams will join them through the qualifiers.
Epic is still to reveal if the invited team will be the main Virtus.Pro roster or its youth organization VP.Prodigy.
The biggest storyline of this tournament will be focused on whether Team Secret will capture their tenth LAN title in a row (If they manage to win the ESL One Germany 2020) or if someone can slay the beast.
Details regarding the prize pool distribution, format of group stages, and playoffs, the broadcast talent is still to be provided by Epic Esports Events. One can expect the official announcements of these details to be out by the end of this week.