The tournament does not feature a group stage – the eight squads get directly seeded into the Upper Bracket. If a participant loses their series, the team gets kicked to the Lower Bracket. You can watch all matches on the official Twitchstream of Dota PIT.
OGA Dota PIT EU/CIS Season 4 by @AMDGaming & @SapphireTech starts on 🗓️December 15! These teams will compete:@natusvincere@virtuspro #justerror@theAllianceGG #MUDGOLEMS @OGesports @TeamNigma @GGVikin— OGA Dota PIT (@OGADotaPIT) November 30, 2020
Secret and Liquid take a break
Despite being an European and CIS tournament, reigning OGA Dota PIT champions Team Secret, as well as Team Liquid are not going to play in the event.
William 'Blitz' Lee, official coach of Liquid, explained in a Reddit comment that the players need to take a break:
Chinese OGA Dota PIT about to kick off
Professional Dota tournaments throughout December are sparse. So far, there only is the EU/CIS Dota PIT, and the Chinese division of the event. The OGA Dota PIT Season 4: CN kicks off this Wednesday, 3 December and has its Grand Finals on 12 December.
The event also features eight teams and a $150,000 prize pool. However, it will be held in a double-elimination format with a group stage beforehand. All Chinese top teams are lined-up. Superstar squad Elephant were able to win the latest Chinese tournament, after establishing a networth lead world record. It will be interesting to see if the new team can hold their momentum.
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