posted by Smyke,
Southeast Asian and Chinese Dota teams will face each other again for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. The Dota 2 Winter Invitational by Huya features 12 teams from both regions, taking place from 13 - 27 December. Chinese livestream platform Huya joined forces with the CDA and 富名文贺 to host the first transregional tournament between China and Southeast Asia since the start of the pandemic: The Huya Dota2 Winter Invitational. The event takes place from 13 - 27 December and features 12 teams that are going to fight for a prize pool of ¥600,000 CNY (around $90,000 USD). On top of the prize pool, the MVP will receive an extra cash prize.

10 of the participants received a direct invite, whereas two squads will make their way through closed qualifiers. So far, there is only one official stream on Huya in Chinese.

The format:

Group Stage: 13 - 22 December

  • Two groups, six teams each
  • Single round-robin
  • All matches best-of-three
  • Top four teams advance to the playoffs
  • Bottom two teams are eliminated

Playoffs: 23 - 27 December

  • Double-elimination bracket
  • All matches best-of-three
  • Grand Final best-of-five

The participants

Which team are you rooting for?

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