EPICENTER 2019 will be the fifth Dota 2 Major of the 2018-19 DPC season, organisers have confirmed.
EPICENTER 2019 will be held in Moscow from June 22nd to June 30th, with a prize pool of $1,000,000 and 4,950 DPC points up for grabs. Ticket details for the event have also been announced.
EPICENTER Major tickets
Tickets for the Epicenter Major are already on sale via concerts.ru.
EPICENTER 2019 venue
The final stage of the EPICENTER Major play-off stage will be held at the CSKA Arena - formerly known as VTB Ice Palace - from June 28th to 30th, featuring a 360-degree stage design offering "unobstructed views" for the audience.
The EPICENTER Major group stage will be held on from June 22nd to June 23rd to decide the upper and lower-bracket, followed by double elimination playoff system. Play-offs start on June 24th in a studio format.
Schedule and qualifiers
The EPICENTER Major will see 16 of the world's best Dota 2 teams aim for the $350,000 first prize. Fifteen teams will progress via open and closed qualifiers in Europe (3 slots), CIS (3), China (3), Southeast Asia (2), North America (2), and South America (2) regions. The winner of the previous Minor will be the final participant of EPICENTER Major.
Dates and formats of the EPICENTER Major open qualifiers will be announced on April 2, immediately after the conclusion of the qualifiers for the fourth Major in DPC 2018-2019 season. The closed qualifiers will take place on May 15-19.