WePlay! Tug of War: Dire — everything you need to know
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Fans of the WePlay! Dota 2 tournaments, rejoice! We’ve got great news as the story of Tug of War is about to continue.
The Ancient awakens on May 28, and the battle will come to a conclusion on June 2 when Dire will have not one – but two champions!
This time we won’t have any boring group stages – instead, we’ll divide contenders from America and Asia into two separate Single Elimination brackets within our new innovative format. Each bracket will feature a dozen of experienced teams.
Eight teams will be directly invited for the first round of the coming standoff, while four chosen teams will bypass the early stage and start their tournament performance with quarterfinals right away.
All the matches, not including the final ones, will be played in a Best of 3 format. The winner of each bracket will be determined during the grand finals in the demanding Best of 5 format. Both the champions of Tug of War: Dire will be granted with quotas for the anticipated LAN-finals WePlay! Tug of War: Mad Moon.
The prize pool for WePlay! Tug of War: Dire is $30,000. Both the victorious teams will receive $6,000 each; 3rd-4th places in both brackets will be awarded $2,000, while two most valuable players (one from America and one from Asia) will have $5,000 each.
Most Valuable Players
MVPs will be determined in two phases:
1) The online audience will be able to vote via weplay.tv during the tournament days.
2) After each Super Final, a jury that consists of our talent crew will vote on the players, chosen by viewers.
- Infamous (semifinals)
- paiN Gaming (semifinals)
- Gorillaz Pride
- J.Storm (semifinals)
- Team Xolotl
- Vega Academy
- Black Sheep
- Nic Cage
- Mineski (semifinals)
- Neon Esports
- Geek Fam
- EVOS Esports
- Boom ID
- POWER OF MYSG+AU
- EHOME (semifinals)
- Royal Never Give Up (semifinals)
- Invictus Gaming
- Team Serenity
May 28, Tuesday
23:00 CEST (14:00 PDT) — Preshow
00:00 CEST (15:00 PDT) — Team Anvorgesa vs Gorillaz Pride
03:00 CEST (18:00 PDT)— Team Xolotl vs Vega Academy
06:00 CEST (21:00 PDT) — Geek Fam vs EVOS Esports
09:00 CEST (00:00 PDT) — Invictus Gaming vs Royal
The games will be broadcasted on our official Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/weplaydota
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