WPC ACE Dota 2 League is back with the second season. This event has the biggest first prize by a third party in eSports history, however it also in^ ahahcludes the non-participation clause which guarantee that the top Chinese teams can't participate in smaller events unless ACE allows them. Second season even has an increased prize pool compared to the first season, $243,800~.
Teams are placed into two divions, West and East. Eight teams will then advance to the pre-playoffs where they gonna get splitted into two groups. Pre-playoffs will determinate seedings for the offline finals.
> 2 divisions
> East 12 teams, top six advance
> West 5 teams, top two advance
> Best of two series
> 8 teams, double elimination
> Positons will determinate seeding for the offline finals.
> 8 teams, single elimination bracket
> Each team from the UB group (pre-playoffs) will face off with a team from the LB group in the following bracket.
> Best of 3 all way through
> Third place match are best of 5 sries.
> Grand Finals are best of 7 series.
Schedule and Casters
|29th March - 21st May
|22nd May - 29th May
|30th May - 3rd June
- Fourth placed team will receive $8,000, while 5th-8th placed teams will receive $3,600.
- LGD and Newbee to kick-off WPC-ACE 2014
- Trailer for WPC League 2014 released