There's so much Dota 2 talent in the Chinese and Southeast Asian regions; we're thrilled to see these two regions unite in the upcoming OMEGA League: Asia
The Asia Divine division will feature twelve teams (eight invited, four qualified) competing for 23 days for a prize pool of $40,000 USD.
The event begins with a round-robin group stage. All twelve teams have been divided into two groups. All the teams in each group will play five best-of-three series, facing every other team in their group. The top two teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs, while the third-place team will head to the lower bracket. The fourth and fifth teams will advance to a play-in round in which the fourth-place team will play a best-of-three against the fifth-place team from the other group. The winner of those two matches will advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs.
Playoffs will be a double-elimination bracket, all best-of-three series except for the grand finals, which will be a best-of-five.
The group stage will run from August 1 through August 15. The play-in is scheduled for August 16. The Playoffs will wrap up on August 22.
So who will be competing in this epic battle?
You'll want to keep an eye on Neon Esports, Reality Rift, and Adroit in Group A, and EHOME.Immortal in Group B. Many of these squads are unfamiliar to us, which makes this a prime opportunity to dig into the Asian Dota 2 scene.
It's also going to be a nice appetizer to the OMEGA League tournaments that start mid-August.
OMEGA League is bringing out the big guns when it comes to coverage. Most of (but not all!) Dota 2's top talent have been tapped to participate in casting OMEGA League.
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