Dota 2’s competitive scene is going through some rough days as the biggest fish in the pound, The International, keeps on delaying due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While League of Legends fans are currently enjoying their biggest tournament, The Worlds. However, Dota 2 fans are still waiting for their turn. Multiple Esports organizations are keeping the scene active by arranging online tournaments. Epic Esports is working very hard for the last few months for the pro scene of Dota 2. Therefore, the organization is now bringing the EPIC League with a $500,000 prize pool.
Epic and Omega League
Epic Esports was also one of the organizers for the Omega League 2020. The tournament hit more than 400,000 peak viewers to make it the second most non-DPC tournament to do so. Epic Events have received huge applause from the whole community of Dota 2 as the organization arranged the best tournaments around.
The organization managed to provide the safest way of organizing the tournament. All the players entered the games from the homes while playing online. Similarly, the Ancient Rome theme of the tournament also attracted a lot of people towards it. With the past experiences to rock, the community is anxiously waiting for the Epic League to come as soon as possible.
The tournament has already sent a direct invitation to the top 8 seed teams. However, multiple other teams will also join the scene by qualifying for the event. The open qualifiers for the series will start on October 29. The winners of the open qualifiers will move to the closed series where they will battle against each other. The final winners of the closed qualifiers will eventually move to the main stage of the tournament.
The directly invited teams for EPIC League are Team Alliance, Team Secret, OG, Team Nigma, Virtus Pro, Vikin.gg, Team Liquid, and Natus Vincere.
Which Virtus Pro to join?
The tournament has still not disclosed which iteration of Virtus Pro will join the event. As the Virtus Pro Prodigy is also doing extremely well in the tournaments, there are chances that the event will send the invitation to this team. Another point to ponder is that the main squad of the team has been inactive in pro-Dota since last month.
Virtus Pro’s main roster is inactive for a while now. As a couple of roster shifts happened, the whole squad went out of the scene. A lot of professional analysts for Dota 2 suggest that Roman ‘RAMZES666’ Kushnarev would be coming back home to replace Igor ‘ilTW’ Filatov. However, ilTW will join a new squad. There are also rumors that Virtus Pro is getting ready to come back to the pro scene and make a powerful debut with the new roster.
Epic Events is doing a great job in keeping the pro scene of Dota 2 alive. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the professional Dota a lot. However, with these kinds of tournaments, the players remain engaged with the game.