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CDA format and schedule announced

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

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The Chinese Dota2 Professional Association (CDA) has officially announced the format and schedule for the upcoming season. 

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that eight teams in China had created the Chinese Dota 2 Professional Association (CDA) -- a regional league for teams to compete in and fans to watch during the downtime of LAN events impacted from the Coronavirus pandemic. 

At that time there was little to no information provided other than the eight teams that had formed the association. 

Now, the details have been announced and the league will begin on March 23rd. 

A total of 22 teams will play in the CDA China DOTA2 Professional League. Eight teams have received a direct invite to the league play, ten seeded in a qualifier bracket and four will participate in a pre-qualifier wild card mini-event.

CDA China DOTA2 Professional League attending teams:

8 Direct invites: 

  • ViCi Gaming
  • PSG.LGD
  • Invictus Gaming
  • Team Aster
  • RNG
  • EHOME
  • Newbee
  • Keen Gaming

10 Qualifier invites: 

  • Sparking Arrow Gaming
  • You Know Who
  • Team Sirius
  • CDEC Gaming
  • The New Top
  • KG.Luminous
  • iG.Vitality
  • Aster.Aries
  • EHOME.Immortal
  • VG.Potential

4 Wild Card invites: 

  • Blaze
  • StarLucK.Fly
  • Ocean
  • Longinus


Format:

Wild Card: 4 direct invites

  • All games are Double Elimination, BO3
  • Top two teams advance to the Qualifiers

Qualifiers: 12 teams – 10 invites +2 Wild Card winners

  • Double Elimination, BO3
  • Top two teams advance to the main event

Main Event: 10 team: 8 direct invites + 2 winners of the Qualifiers


Schedule:

March 23:   Wild Card series, upper and lower bracket winners advance to the qualifiers

March 24-27: Qualifiers, upper and lower bracket winners advance to the Main Event

March 28- April 19: Main Event, single-elimination, BO3

Final rankings will be decided upon points

Point System:

Winner of BO3 will be awarded 1 point, and the loser 0. 

Prize pool:

  • 1st: 150,000 RMB (~$21,000)
  • 2nd: 100,000 RMB (~$14,000)
  • 3rd: 80,000 RMB (~$11,200)
  • 4th: 40,000 RMB (~$5,600)
  • 5th: 20,000 RMB (~$2,800)
  • 6th: 10,000 RMB (~$1,400)

In addition, each BO3 series in the main event will carry a reward for each game. The winners of each game will receive 4,500 RMB (~$630) and the loser will get 500 RMB (~$70).

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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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