Huya announce transregional tournament between China and Southeast Asia

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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