Sapphire OGA Dota PIT Invitational: Results, Schedule, and Other Details
The schedule of the Sapphire OGA Dota PIT Invitational has been revealed. The event will not feature a group stage and will start directly with playoffs on 6th Sept 2021, displaying a total of two series on day one. The Sapphire OGA Dota PIT Invitational will have a total of 14 series running until 11th Sept 2021 (as per SGT timezone), which is the last day of the event. A total of eight teams are participating, seven of which are The International 10 (TI10) competitors. These eight teams will be vying for the lion's share of the online event's $275,000 USD prize pool.
Sapphire OGA Dota PIT Invitational: All that you need to know
Double elimination playoffs
All series are BO3s, except for the grand finals
BO5 grand finals
Schedule (All times are in SGT)
During the six days of the event, there will be a total of 14 series.
6th August (Monday)
7th August (Tuesday)
8th August (Wednesday)
9th August (Thursday)
10th August (Friday)
11th August (Saturday)
Prize Pool Distribution
The total prize money of $275,000 USD will be distributed among the eight teams in the following manner:
1st - $114,500
2nd - $59,500
3rd - $32,100
4th - $22,900
5th - $13,800
6th - $13,800
7th - $9,200
8th - $9,200
Broadcast and talent information
One series will run at a time, and the broadcast will be live on OGA Dota PIT's Twitch channel.
For the coverage of the Sapphire OGA Dota PIT Invitational, four commentators/analysts and a host have been announced at the time of writing this article.
Jared "Nomad" Bajina
Benjamin "Bkop" Kopilow
Jack "MoFarah" Williams
Sivatheeban "1437" Sivanathapillai
Admir "lizZard" Salkanović
The Sapphire OGA Dota PIT Invitational is likely to be the last event where we will see TI competitors face off against each other. The only team in the tournament that has not qualified for TI10 is Tundra Esports. Interestingly, Tundra Esports won the recently concluded ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition tournament, where many of these teams competed. They defeated PSG.LGD 3-2 in the grand finals.
All teams are expected to arrive with their full rosters, with the exception of PSG.LGD, which may play without its midlaner, Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang. Since NothingToSay is not a Chinese native and hails from Malaysia, he has not been able to travel with the team. PSG.LGD’s coach, Zhang "xiao8" Ning, is likely to stand in for him if NothingToSay does miss the event. Xiao8 also participated in the ESL One Fall 2021 event as a stand-in.