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    Eight teams for WePlay! Bukovel Minor set

    The eight teams that will compete at WePlay! Bukovel Minor next month have been determined.
    The dust has finally settled from the second wave of DPC 2019-2020 season qualifiers. Those that didn't make the first cut to participate in the DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major continued the battle for a spot in the WePlay! Bukovel Minor and a second chance to seize the last coveted spot for the Major.
    Most of the teams are familiar this season, having already participated in either the Dota Summit 11 Minor or the MDL Chengdu Major. For three teams it will be their first DPC event of the season. Nigma esports finally came back to competitive play after a break following their spectacular TI9 run where they clinched the runner up status. Most fans were disappointed with their return performance. Disjointed, sloppy and sub-par, the team failed to qualify for the Major and then struggled in the playoff brackets for the sole European spot for the Minor. In the grand finals, however, they finally seemed to find their groove and shut down their opponents with ease. Fans will need to wait a bit longer to see which version of the team will show up to play or get shut down next month.
    WePlay! Bukovel Minor Teams
    CIS Gambit
    CIS Team Spirit
    Europe NiP
    Europe Nigma esports
    United States Fighting Pandas
    China Royal Never Give Up
    Malaysia Geek Fam
    Brazil FURIA esports
    WePlay! Bukovel Minor format
    Group Stage:
    Two GSL groups
    All games are Bo3
    Top two teams advance to the Playoffs
    Bottom two teams are eliminated
    Playoffs:
    Double elimination bracket
    All games are Bo3
    Bo5 Grand Finals
    WePlay! Bukovel Minor prize pool and point distribution
    Place Prize Pool Points
    1 $72,000 140*
    2 $60,000 120
    3 $54,000 110
    4 $42,000 90
    5-6 $24,000 60
    5-6 $24,000 60
    7-8 $12,000 40
    7-8 $12,000 40
    *Since the minor winner also gets to participate in the major, they will only get points for the event in which they placed better (e.g: If they place last in the major, they will only get 140 points for winning the minor. If they place 8th instead, they'd get the 450 points for the major but not the 140 points from the minor)
    WePlay! Bukovel Minor
    Between January 9-12th, eight teams determined via qualifiers will battle it out in Bukovel, Ukraine for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 660 DPC points as well as the highly coveted spot at the DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major taking place in Leipzig, Germany January 18-26th.

    9 december 2019 16:02 5035
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