What Are the Big Esports Events To Look Forward To Over Easter Week?

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There’s a busy week ahead of esports events across the globe and with some big tournaments taking place and plenty of teams set to see action in amongst all the Easter eggs. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the biggest esports events taking place this week starting with the latest Dota Pro Circuit event, the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018.

Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018

  • Series – Dota 2 Asia Championships & Dota Pro Circuit
  • Organiser – Perfect World, PGL
  • Sponsors – Lenovo Legion, DX Racer, NVIDIA GeForce, Samsung, SteelSeries, BLASOUL, ofo
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center
  • Prize Pool: $1,000,000
  • Starts: 29th March
  • Ends: 7th April
  • Current Holders: Invictus Gaming

Competitors

A total of 16 teams will compete in the Dota 2 Asia Championships (expanded from last year’s 12-team event) and they comprise of six teams that earned invitations, including the current holders of the trophy Invictus Gaming, as well as 10 other teams that came through a number of regional qualifiers.

  • Direct Invites – Invictus Gaming, Newbee, Team Liquid, Vici Gaming, Virtus.pro, Team Secret
  • Southeast Asia Qualifiers – Mineski, TNC Pro Team
  • China Qualifiers – Keen Gaming, LGD Gaming, VGJ.Thunder
  • Europe Qualiier – OG
  • CIS Qualifier – Effect
  • North American Qualifiers – Evil Geniuses, OpTic Gaming
  • South American Qualifiers – paiN Gaming

Tournament Structure – Round 1

The opening phase of the tournament sees two groups of eight teams competing and they will play the other teams in their group in a best-of-one round robin. The top two teams in each group qualify for the Playoffs Upper Bracket Round 1, the teams ranked 3rd to 6th in the group will enter the tournament before that and play against each other in the Breakout stage.

The groups for the opening round of matches are as follows:

  • Group A – Keen Gaming, Optic Gaming, Team Liquid, Newbee, LGD Gaming, OG, Vici Gaming, TNC Pro Team
  • Group B – Mineski, VGJ.Thunder, Team Secret, Virtus.pro, Invictus Gaming, Evil Geniuses, Effect, paiN Gaming

The winners of the Upper and Lower Brackets in the playoffs will face off in the Grand Final on the Aoril 7.

You can enjoy all the latest betting on the Dota 2 Asia Championships at both Betway and 10Bet who are both offering the opportunity to enjoy betting on all the matches taking place in the competition.

Prize money and DPC Points

All teams will earn a share of the $1,000,000 prize fund as follows:

  • 13th – 16 – $10,000
  • 9th – 12th – $15,000
  • 7th – 8th – $35,000
  • 5th – 6th – $67,500
  • 4th – $85,000
  • 3rd – $105,000
  • 2nd – $135,000
  • 1st – $370,000

In addition, the top four teams will also earn the following Dota Pro Circuit points to add to their collective totals over the season:

  • 4th – 75 DPC Points
  • 3rd – 225 DPC Points
  • 2nd – 450 DPC Points
  • 1st – 750 DPC Points

Current DPC Circuit Standings

The top eight teams will qualify for The International 2018 from the DPC.

PosTeam NamePoints
1Virtus.pro7197
2Team Liquid4734
3Team Secret4710
4Newbee2220
5Vici Gaming2160
6VGJ Thunder1165
7Evil Geniuses1335
8Natus Vincere1199
9Mineski900
10Fnatic884
11OG630
12LGD Gaming471
13TNC Pro Team270
14LGD Forever Young199
15compLexity Gaming135
16Immortals90

A triple delight for Danish esports fans with this week’s Copenhagen Games

If you are a Danish esports fan and want to enjoy some outstanding esports gaming this week then why not head to the capital to witness teams from three different esports disciplines battling it out for top honours in this week’s Copenhagen Games.

There are three different tournaments being played at the event, one for Overwatch, one for Hearthstone and the third for CS:GO and the three tournaments will take place at staggered times over the week from March 28 through to April 1.

There are four familiar names that have been invited to compete in the eight-team CS:GO event, Heroic, North, Quantum Bellator Fire and Team Kinguin. They will face off against four teams that make it through an extensive qualifier process which is also taking place this week.

There’s a prize pool of $100,000 up for grabs in the tournament with the winner taking home half that and the runner up pocketing $20,000.

Alongside this team event, there is also an all-female event taking place in the CS:GO event which will pit 25 teams against each other in an initial group phase (8 groups, 7 comprising of three teams, one of four).

Sixteen teams will qualify from the group phase to then compete in a straight knockout playoff event with the winning team collecting $15,000 and the runner up $7,000.

StarCraft II: Nationwars V Starts Today in France

Sixteen countries from around the world, each represented by three players plus one reserve, will face off in the StarCraft II: Nationwards V event. A prize pool of $50,000 is up for grabs for the event which is taking place in France from March 29.

The 16 nations competing in this event are:

  • Korea
  • United Kingdom
  • Norway
  • Canada
  • Ukraine
  • China
  • Finland
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Netherlands
  • USA
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Brazil
  • Germany

The tournament also features many of the top players in the world including an incredibly strong Korean side featuring INnoVation, MMA and soO. Other renowned players taking part include Norwegian legend Snute, Ukrainian Bly, Polish ace Elazer and the United States ace Neeb.

You can enjoy all the latest betting on the Starcraft II Nationwars event with 10Bet who are offering punters the chance to bet on each of the key matches that get underway today with matches between China and Italy followed by Norway taking on Canada.

The opening phase sees the creation of four groups, each named after the top seeded team competing in each group (Group China, Group Korea, Group Poland and Group USA).

Each team will then play in a Semi Final, with the two winners of that playing the Group Stage Winner’s Final, the winner of that qualifies for the playoffs.

Each of the semi-final losers will get a second chance in a loser’s bracket with one of the three teams that compete in this stage winning their way through to the second playoff qualification spot.

  • Group China – China, Italy, Canada, Norway
  • Group Korea – Korean, United Kingdom, Mexico, Taiwan
  • Group Poland – Poland, Ukraine, Finland, Brazil
  • Group USA – USA, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden

All that remains is for me to wish all esports fans an enjoyable Easter (if you celebrate it) and to remember to enjoy a little esports betting action this coming week!

Ian John

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A lifelong poker fan, Ian is also well-versed in the world of sports betting, casino gaming, and has written extensively on the online gambling industry. Based in the UK, Ian brings fresh insight into all facets of gaming.