Chance to compete against Alliance and Empire before TI8

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Photo courtesy of Alliance

Teams in the EU and CIS region have the opportunity to compete against some of the regional favorites in the upcoming Rivalry Rumble.

Fill the pre TI8 void with some EU/CIS Dota 2 action. Eight teams will compete for the lion's share of the UCC/Rivalry.gg Rumble prize pool and one of the last championship titles before The International. 

There is still time and space to sign up for the open qualifiers taking place today to claim a place and compete among some of the favorite teams in the region. 


Phase 1 (July 24) :

  • Open qualifier
  • One team will advance to Phase 2

Phase 2 (July 25 - August 2):

  • Closed Qualifier   
  • Double Elimination format
  • 13 best-of-three matches
  • Top two teams qualify to Phase 3

Phase 3 (August 3 - 7):

  • Main Stage 
  • 2 groups 
  • GSL Format for each group
  • 10 best-of-three matches
  • Top four teams (top two from each group) advance

Phase 4 (August 8 - 11):

  • Final stage
  • Double Elimination format
  • Five best-of-three matches
  • Grand Finals best-of-five


Closed qualifier teams:

Europe Burden United
Russia EPG
Russia Akatsuki Clan
Europe No Bounty Hunter
Europe Bursaspor Esports
Finland Helsinki REDS
Europe BackPacks Gaming

Main Stage Teams:

Russia Team Empire
CIS Double Dimension
Sweden Alliance
Europe Singularity Esports



There will be full English and Russian coverage of stages 2, 3, and 4:

Prize Pool:

The total prize pool is $10,000 with the distribution as follows:

First Place - $6000
Second Place - $2500
Third Place - $1000
Fourth Place - $500


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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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