OMEGA League expands to Asia

OMEGA League expands to Asia

New Asian region that will include players from China and SEA

Last week, leading European teams, WePlay! Esports, and Esports Epic Events announced OMEGA League, which will bring action to European and American regions. Today, we are excited to present a new Asian region that will include players from China and SEA.

Anton “WarLocK" Tokarev, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports. Photo provided by WePlay! Esports Press Office.
Anton “WarLocK" Tokarev, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports. Photo provided by WePlay! Esports Press Office.
“We announced OMEGA League last week, and it included both European and American regions. Today we are happy to report that the players from China and SEA will also be a part of this event. With the remaining two competitive regions joining the fray, OMEGA League becomes truly global.”
– Anton “WarLocK" Tokarev, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports
Mark Averbukh, representative of Epic Esports Events. Photo provided by Epic Esports Events.
Mark Averbukh, representative of Epic Esports Events. Photo provided by Epic Esports Events.
“As we mentioned, we want to make this August unforgettable for all Dota 2 fans. And we just can’t imagine any International without one of the strongest regions! Together with WePlay! Esports, we got the best teams from three biggest parts of the world to bring you even more breathtaking emotions!”
– Mark Averbukh, representative of Epic Esports Events

Asia format

Asia consists of Divine Division formed by two groups of six teams each. 

Twelve teams will participate in the group stage of Divine Division. They will be divided into two groups of six (separate groups for the Chinese and SEA teams). Each group will see teams play each other in a BO3 series.

The two best teams from each group advance to Divine Playoffs Upper-Bracket Round 1. 

The teams that take third place advance to Divine Playoffs Lower-Bracket Round 1

The teams that take fourth and fifth place will enter the Play-in Stage to fight for two more Divine Playoffs Lower-Bracket Round 1 seeds. 

Divine Playoffs is a double-elimination bracket. All matches are BO3, and Grand Finals are BO5.

The rest of the teams are eliminated from the tournament.

The group stage for the Asia region will take place on August 01 - 10. The Playoffs will be held on August 12 - 22.

The participants

Teams from the Chinese competitive region:

  • Ocean
  • Blaze
  • EHOME.Immortal
  • Aster.Aries
  • Open Qualifier winner #1
  • Open Qualifier winner #2

Teams from the SEA competitive region:

  • Neon Esports
  • Reality Rift
  • Adroit
  • Cignal Ultra
  • Open Qualifier winner #1
  • Open Qualifier winner #2

SEA Open Qualifiers:

Southeast Asia #1
Southeast Asia #2
Southeast Asia #3
Southeast Asia #4

Countries that represent the subregion: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand.

Dates

July 25 - July 28. ROUND 1 — Root Leagues
July 29 - July 30. ROUND 2 — Subregional Playoffs

Format

Open Qualifiers Root Leagues

Teams will be eligible to play in any and every single-elimination (BO1) bracket. The four best teams from each tournament will go to the second round of qualifiers (the exact rating of the teams will determine the finals of the starting bracket and the match for third place).

Open Qualifiers Subregional Playoffs

The sixteen teams from each subregion will form one single-elimination bracket. All matches are BO3. Teams that take first and second place advance to Divine Division (the SEA group). 

The rest of the teams are eliminated.

Subregional Playoffs prize pool:

1st place - Divine Division seed + five gaming sets of three gaming devices
2nd place - Divine Division seed + five gaming sets of two gaming devices
3rd place - five gaming devices
4th place - five gaming devices

Details regarding Open Qualifiers in the Chinese competitive region will be announced separately.

Asia Divine Division prize pool and distribution

The prize pool of Asia Divine Division is $40,000. It will be distributed as follows:

1st – $14,000 
2nd – $7,500 
3rd – $5,000 
4th – $3,500
5th – $2,000
6th – $2,000
7th – $1,500
8th – $1,500
9th – $1,000
10th – $1,000
11th – $500
12th – $500

General OMEGA League prize pool update

The winners of Open Qualifiers from CIS, Europe, South America, and North America will be provided with $20,000 worth of gaming gear. Together with the added prize pool of the Asian region, the total prize pool of OMEGA League is $650,000.

Learn more about the event on weplay.tv and our social media: Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


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Source: WePlay! Esports Press Office
Date: 07.21.2020

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