WCA 2015 European Qualifiers announced

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Europe's elite including Secret, Empire and VP join qualifiers for $650,000 WCA.

After a year long hiatus, the renowned Chinese tournament WCA is back, this time with a massive $650,000 prizepool for the main event. In its European Pro qualifier, 8 teams have been invited to battle it out for 2 tickets to the main event in China this December, with the qualifiers even having their own prize pool of $87,500. The WCA EU Pro qualifier will be broadcast by joinDOTA from the 21st to 24th of September.
 
Unlike WCA 2014, this year's edition of the tournament will featurer global qualifiers that allow teams placing in the top 2 to compete in the main event. In the European edition, 8 teams have been invited to the European qualifiers, with prize money for all eight teams. First place is well worth fighting for as it secures $45,000 as well as the ticket to China in the main event to fight for $650,000. 16 teams will feature at the LAN Finals schedule just before Christmas, on the 17th-20th December in Yichuan, China.
 
Invited teams:
 
Virtus.Pro Vega Na`Vi Alliance
Team Empire NiP Secret Monkey Freedom Fighters

Prizepool for qualifiers:

1st place: $45000 USD + invite to the WCA main event
2nd place: $22500 USD + invite to the WCA main event
3rd place: $15000 USD 
4th-8th place: $1500 USD
 
Format
 
The matches will be played in a single elimination best of three series format, with the first two quarter-final matches being played on the 21st of September. The schedule for the matches is as follows:

September 21st, 2015 (17:00 CEST): Quaterfinal #1, quaterfinal #2
September 22nd, 2015 (17:00 CEST): Quaterfinal #3, quaterfinal #4
September 23rd, 2015 (17:00 CEST): Semifinal #1, semifinal #2
September 24th, 2015 (17:00 CEST): Third place decider, qualifier Finals
 

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