posted by Sun_Tzu,
Further information has come in regarding the new tournament hosted by Curse and casted by us Aaron 'Ayesee' Chambers, as the eight teams who will compete in the $10,000 tournament have been released along with the brackets.

The first game of the tournament will be between ua Na`Vi and eu QPAD Red Pandas, which will be played today, May 4th at 15:00 CEST.


fr dd.Dota have had to withdraw from the competition because of fr Sebastien '7ckingmad' Debs computer breaking down the day before. QPAD Red Pandas will be stepping in to fill the vacant slot for the competition.

As stated before, the competition will run as an eight team double elimination bracket over three weeks time. Games will be played on the weekends with three games per day at 15:00 CEST, 18:00 CEST and 21:00 CEST. The organizers have previously said that they will be looking to minimize conflicts with the Western Qualifiers for The International 2013.

The first round match-ups have some fairly tough names, as not only will the new roster of dd.dota face off against a hungry oponent in Na`Vi in the first round, but also de Mousesports, who hopefully will have their replacement for de Alexander 'Alex' Reinhardt in place by that time, will meet stiff opposition in ru RoX.KiS.

Meanwhile all of the major North American teams will be competing, with us Team Liquid facing off against the rebuilt ru Team Empire, while us Team Dignitas will be looking for revenge after having been dropped out of the G-1 Champions League Western Qualifiers by us Evil Geniuses.

Prize Distribution

1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000