• Prize pool $1,000,000
  • Start date 27 Apr 2018
  • End date 7 May 2018

Prize pool - $1,000,000

1. $350,000 USD 5-6. $60,000 USD
2. $170,000 USD 7-8. $40,000 USD
3. $100,000 USD 9-12. $15,000 USD
4. $80,000 USD 13-16. $10,000 USD


Participating teams

CIS Virtus.pro   Team Liquid
  Team Secret   Newbee
CIS Natus Vincere   OG
CIS Team Empire North America compLexity Gaming
  paiN Gaming   PSG.LGD
SEA Mineski CIS FlyToMoon

Main event

Group stage
  • Two groups of six teams each
  • Bo3 Round robin
  • Top two of each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the main event
  • 3rd and 4th placed teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the main event
  • Bottom two teams of both groups are eliminated
  • Status: Completed
  • Double elimination
  • First two rounds of the Lower Bracket are Bo1
  • All other games are Bo3
  • Bo5 Grand Finals
  • Status: Completed

Location: Moscow, Russia  

Regional qualifiers

North America, Europe, South America, CIS, China, SEA
  • Group Stage:
    • Eight teams are divided into two groups of four teams each where they play in a double-elimination (GSL) format
    • All matches are played in a Bo3.
    • The top two teams from each group advance to the playoffs.
  • Playoffs:
    • Four teams play in a double-elimination bracket.
    • Semifinals are played in a Bo3, while the finals are played in a Bo5.
    • Winner qualifies to the Main Tournament.



27 Apr 2018
Playoffs - Playoffs
Group A - Group Stage
Group B - Group Stage

EPICENTER XL - Madness Qualifier

24 Mar 2018

EPICENTER XL - China Qualifier

21 Mar 2018
Playoffs Bracket - Playoffs
Group B - Group Stage
Group A - Group Stage

EPICENTER XL Closed Qualifier

12 Feb 2018
CIS - Playoffs
Europe - Playoffs
North America - Playoffs
South America - Playoffs
South East Asia - Playoffs
Group B - CIS
Group A - CIS
Group B - Europe
Group A - Europe
Group B - North America
Group A - North America
Group B - South America
Group A - South America
Group B - South East Asia
Group A - South East Asia

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