With the roster for Bucharest Minor complete, the tournament structure has been announced.
After a long lull, the Dota 2 scene is finally seeing some action. Just a couple of days ago, the WePlay Winter Madness concluded, with a surprise win by Gambit Esports against OG. The next tournament in line is the Bucharest Minor.
First things first, here are all the teams that have qualified for the event:
OG: Europe Qualifiers
Ninjas In Pyjamas: Europe Qualifiers
Team Team: North American Qualifiers
Playmakers: South American Qualifiers
Gambit Esports: CIS Qualifiers
BOOM ID: Southeast Asia Qualifiers
Keen Gaming: Chinese Qualifiers
EHOME: Chinese Qualifiers
8 teams will be divided into 2 groups of four each. The Group Stage will have a double elimination bracket with all matches being BO3. The top 2 teams will advance to upper brackets in the playoffs, while the bottom 2 teams from each group will advance to the lower bracket of playoffs.
Eight teams will be seeded into double brackets: 4 in the upper bracket and 4 in the lower. All the matchups will be BO3 series and the Grand Final will be a BO5 series.
The group stage will commence on January 9th and will go on until January 10th. The playoffs will take place from January 11th and will go on until January 13th.
Here is the prize pool and DPC points distribution
1ST – $125,000 & 120 DPC
2ND – $70,000 & 100 DPC
3RD – $35,000 & 90 DPC
4TH – $25,000 & 70 DPC
5TH – $15,000 & 40 DPC
6TH – $15,000 & 40 DPC
7TH – $7,500 & 20 DPC
8TH – $7,500 & 20 DPC
As of now, the Group stage divisions have not been announced. Stay tuned with us for more updates.