Participants from America and Asia will be divided into two separate Single Elimination brackets within the new innovative format. Each bracket will feature a dozen of experienced teams.
Eight teams will be directly invited for the first round of the coming standoff, while four chosen teams will bypass the early stage and start their tournament performance with quarterfinals right away.
All the matches, not including the final ones, will be played in a Best of 3 format. The winner of each bracket will be determined during the grand finals in the demanding Best of 5 format. Both the champions of Tug of War: Dire will be granted with quotas for the anticipated LAN-finals WePlay! Tug of War: Mad Moon.
The prize pool for WePlay! Tug of War: Dire is $30,000. Both the victorious teams will receive $6,000 each; 3rd-4th places in both brackets will be awarded $2,000, while two most valuable players (one from America and one from Asia) will have $5,000 each.
The full list of participants to be announced later.