With the removal of the long pause of the Dota Pro Circuit, a lot of big tournaments are coming in line for the community. During the Summer of 2020, Valve had to pause the DPC due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, a lot of online tournaments took over the competitive scene of Dota. Epic League came out as one of the most interesting online tournaments of last year. It seems like that the community is lucky enough to witness this tournament once again. The organizers are planning to arrange Epic League once again in March of 2021.
🔥 We are happy to announce that the 3rd season of EPIC League will take place in March this year, where 16 European and CIS teams will compete for $100,000 prize pool.
Soon, we will announce the teams that have received an invitation to the tournament.
— EPICENTER (@epicentergg) February 8, 2021
The Third Version
This year, Epic Esports Events is planning to organize the third version of the Epic League in March. The tournament has already brought so many amazing games in the previous years and the community is hoping for the same fun in the upcoming series. The tournament will be online and the official schedule will come out soon.
Epic Esports has changed the format of the tournament a little bit. If everything remains the same as we know by now, sixteen teams will participate in the series in total. These sixteen teams will belong from the strongest regions of Dota including Europe and the CIS. A little difference in the format of the tournament is that this year, the event will not cater to the lower-division teams. The official dates for the series are March 2nd till March 21st.
The tournament will also conclude before the beginning of the first Major of the Dota Pro Circuit. Therefore, it will be a huge kick start and an opportunity for the teams to prepare well and perform at their best before going into the Major. We can surely expect a lot of interesting matches in the tournament.
As for now, we have no clue about the direct invites to the tournament. However, if we look into the current standings in the European and the CIS region, we can see some dominating teams. By the look of it, we can assume that Team Secret, Natus Vincere, Team OG, Virtus Pro, and few others will receive a direct invitation to the tournament. We are not sure about these teams as this only depends on how the teams perform in their recent matches.
Epic League is all set to begin from March with some great teams performing in it. The tournament will have a total prize pool of $100,000. This prize pool will be distributed among the top teams at the end.
The 2021 DPC is going great so far. All the big teams in the regions are performing at their best to get their position at the Major. Although all the tournaments are still online, teams are showing epic results and plays for the community. In the upcoming Epic League, we are going to witness some of the best Dota once again. After the league, we will also witness the first Major of the season.