posted by Sun_Tzu,
The first game of the tournament will be between Na`Vi and QPAD Red Pandas, which will be played today, May 4th at 15:00 CEST.
dd.Dota have had to withdraw from the competition because of Sebastien '7ckingmad' Debs computer breaking down the day before. QPAD Red Pandas will be stepping in to fill the vacant slot for the competition.
Really sad that we have to withdraw from curse invitational.. Mad comp's overheats yesterday and needs to get repair...— Sockshka (@FollowSockshka) May 4, 2013
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 Mousesports, who hopefully will have their replacement for Alexander 'Alex' Reinhardt in place by that time, will meet stiff opposition in RoX.KiS.
Meanwhile all of the major North American teams will be competing, with Team Liquid facing off against the rebuilt Team Empire, while Team Dignitas will be looking for revenge after having been dropped out of the G-1 Champions League Western Qualifiers by Evil Geniuses.
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $3,000
3rd Place: $2,000