posted by Everx,
Both CEO's shared their thoughts on the upcoming tournament:
Natus Vincere’s CEO – Alexander "ZeroGravity" Kokhanovskyy:
[Quote]“Our main goal will be making an online league, with a new level of quality. We believe that players and teams need to receive additional bonuses for participating in such projects, which will stimulate them to play on 200%. We are using Valve’s technique as well, and we are sure that crowd funding should become a part of any big tournament.”[/Quote]
Comment from Virtus.pro’s CEO – Anton "Sneg1" Cherepennikov:
[Quote]“All the workers of our project, starting with the management, play DotA and really like the game. When we planned the league, our main goal was making a quality product for both viewers and participants."[/Quote]
The ten teams will be divided into two groups to compete in a best of three round robin format. The groupstage is followed by a best of three relegation between the second and third placed team and finally best of five semifinals and grand final.