newspaper update; 1/31/2015 || 1:10 AM
The new Dota 2 roster shuffle has been providing fans with some entertaining games in the recent Dota 2 Asia Championships (DAC). The quality of the teams invited, format of the tournament, the compendium, and the size of the prize pool is closely on par with Valve’s The International. Some are even calling this The Oriental and The International of the East.
The Prize pool started at $250,000 USD, but Compendium purchases have raised the pool to $2,464,859 USD as of January 30th, 2015.
First place will win a total of $1,035,241. Second place will win $295,783. Third place will win $221,837. While Fourth place will win $172,540.
BeeyondTheSummit will be covering the tournament in English while MarsTV will be covering the tournament in Chinese. StarladderTV and NoMadTV will also be covering the tournament in their respective languages.
The Teams that were invited:
The Format of the tournament:
The format of the Group Stage is BO1.
Head to head results will decide for tied teams. There will be tie-breakers when necessary.
Top eight teams advance directly to main event upper bracket.
Middle four teams enter main event lower bracket.
Bottom four teams eliminated and tied for 13th place in Dota 2 Asia Championships.
All teams have a 3 day grace period until the final bracket begins on February 5th.
For those who have not been following the scene, Cloud 9, Team Secret, and Evil Geniuses have shuffled players and added some new players into their rosters as well.