EPICENTER: Moscow, an international Dota 2 eSports tournament, to be held in Moscow on June 4 to 11

Epic Esports Events will be holding an international Dota 2 tournament in Moscow in the summer of 2017, with a prize pool of $500 000.

Russia’s largest eSports event has become an annual event, as Moscow is to host EPICENTER for the third time. For millions of eSports fans in the CIS, this will be one of this year’s highlights.

The group stage of the tournament is scheduled for June 4–7. The finals will take place June 9–11 at the VTB Ice Palace sports arena, where crowds will witness a grandiose showdown between the world’s strongest eSports clubs.

Qualifiers will be held in Europe, the CIS, America, China, and other regions in May, with the winners advancing to the final battle in Moscow. A total of ten of the world’s best teams will compete for the cup.

Not only the players will get an opportunity to shine on EPICENTER: Moscow’s main stage: the tournament will include a cosplay contest with a 200,000-ruble prize pool. Anyone will be able to parade their costume in front of an audience of millions; applications will be opening soon.

Tickets to the EPICENTER: Moscow finals will go on sale in April. Details about the tournament are available at its official website,

Yota, a nationwide mobile carrier, will be the title partner of the event.

Yota was among the first in Russia to actively support eSports as it joined the EPICENTER project in 2016. Two EPICENTER: Moscow tournaments, in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, have already been organized in partnership with the mobile carrier. The company’s products, with a basis in mobile internet and Russia-wide roaming-free access, will allow all fans to watch the tournament from virtually anywhere in the country.

Epic Esports Events specializes in organizing international competitions, and was the organizer for the EPICENTER: Moscow Dota 2 tournament held in May 2016. The first EPICENTER: Moscow tournament was followed by over 24 million viewers worldwide.

At Europe’s leading EuBEA awards in 2016, the tournament got the prize for the best event in Europe in the Live Entertainment industry. A total of 1,000 applications for the awards had been entered in 21 nominations, with 114 events shortlisted.

The second EPICENTER: Moscow, Russia’s first world-class CS:GO tournament, received ample coverage in domestic as well as international media. The finals were broadcast on the nationwide Match TV channel, and gathered over 14 million online views.

ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest eSports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia. ESforce is a holding company that integrates all key areas of the eSports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities, as well as online retail sales of eSports-themed merchandise.

ESforce owns over 180 popular online resources with a combined audience of 15 million followers and 40 million annual unique visitors, which provide an 80-percent reach to eSports broadcast viewers in Russia and the CIS, as well as access to a significant share of relevant international audiences.

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