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ADVERTISING:The action gets underway with the Open Qualifiers, which will take place over two separate days — 16 and 22 December. Teams will meet in best-of-one single elimination matches, with the overall winner of each qualifier advancing to the Group Stage.
Taking place 27-30 December, these two teams will join six others in a single group of eight, where a best-of-one Round Robin format will decide the four teams who advance to the Playoffs.
These four qualified teams will meet four invited teams in a double-elimination bracket, which takes place 2-5 January 2019. Upper Bracket matches are all best-of-three, while Lower Bracket matches are best-of-one until the Lower Bracket Final, which reverts to best-of three.
Finally, a best-of-five Grand Final decides the ultimate winner of the LOOT.BET Winter Masters, with the victors claiming a €35,000 prize. The runners-up will take home €10,000, while third place will receive €5,000.
Casting the LOOT.BET Winter Masters will be a stellar line-up of talent:
— Gareth “Gareth” Bateson
— Neal “tsunami” Khandheria
— Michelle “Moxxi” Song
— Murielle “Kipspul” Huisman
— Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg
— Shane “Shaneomad” Clarke
— Clemens "dragondrop" Wloczka
Assisting the talent team will be Jonathan “PimpmuckL” Liebig on production duties.
All the action can be enjoyed in two languages, with the English production provided by joinDOTA and the Russian-language production provided by UCC.
Fancy getting involved?
For anyone looking to get involved in some competitive Dota, Epulze are also organizing Winter Masters Daily Cups.
On top of a small prize pool, the daily cups also award players with points that will be used for on-stream giveaways during the broadcast of the LOOT.BET Winter Masters playoffs.
Sign up for the next daily cup here.
Stay tuned for more, as the teams taking part in this festive event are revealed!