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Viewer's guide: Epicenter 2017

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Epicenter 2017, being held at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg for the first time, after it's successful 2016 event took place in Moscow, will take place on October 28-29.
The event, which boasts a prize pool of half a million dollars is made up of 8 teams, 6 of those were invited and the final 2 will be decided through the Wild Card qualifier, which includes the current Number 1 team in the world!

EPIC Esports Events' Epicenter: MOSCOW in 2016 was an event loved by players and fans alike for their talent management and production. So they have a lot to live up to this time around, but also a large amount of hype surrounds the event.

So we have gathered all the information you need in order to keep up with the event in our viewer's guide!

Participating teams

The event potentially can have all 6 teams who are in the top 6 in the world, doing battle, provided that Faze Clan make it through their wild card match up.

The major talking point for the rosters has to be Ricardo "boltz" Prass playing for SK Gaming in place of Joao "felps" Vasconcellos.


Wild Card tournament

The 4 teams that battled their way to the Wild Card tournament includes current world number 1 team Faze Clan, North American's Team Liquid, Chinese side TyLoo and Vega Squadron who defeated Na'Vi for their spot!

The Wild Card qualifier consists of 2 best of 3 matches, taking place on the Monday, with the winners of each gaining a spot in the main tournament.

Format and schedule

The teams have been split into 2 groups, A and B, with the top 2 teams from each advancing to the playoffs, before we reach the conclusion of a best of five grand final!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will play host to the double elimination group stage here at Epicenter, with all games being played as Best of Threes.

The teams have been split as follows:

Group A

Gambit Esports
SK Gaming
Virtus.pro
Faze Clan/ TyLoo

Group B

Astralis
North
G2 Esports
Vega Squadron/ Team Liquid

Group stage

Tuesday, 24 October
SK Gaming vs. Virtus.pro
Astralis vs. G2 Esports
Gambit Esports vs. Faze Clan/TyLoo
North vs. Vega Squadron/Team Liquid

Wednesday, 25 October
Elimination Match
Elimination Match
Winners Match
Winners Match

Thursday, 26 October
Decider Match
Decider Match

Playoffs

Saturday, 28 October
Semifinal #1
Semifinal #2

Sunday, 29 October
Third Place Playoff
Grand Final!

Prize pool and distribution

With a prize pool of $500,000, Epicenter takes it's place at the top end of events for the year!

1. World TBD — $250,000
2. World TBD — $100,000
3. World TBD — $60,000
4. World TBD — $30,000
5-6. World TBD — $15,000
7-8. World TBD — $10,000
Wild Card
3-4. World TBD — $5,000

Broadcasting team

With it's talent lineup Epicenter draws on some much loved names.


Host:
Storbritannien Alex 'MACHINE' Richardson

Casters:
CanadaMatthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Storbritannien Henry 'HenryG' Greer
DenmarkAnders 'Anders' Blume
UsaJason 'Moses' O'Toole

Analysts:
SerbiaJanko 'YNk' Paunovic
AustraliaChad 'SPUNJ' Burchill

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