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EPICENTER 2018 Preview - Esportsranks
EPICENTER 2018 Preview

Russian tournament EPICENTER 2018 is back once again. The prize pool is slightly smaller if we compare it to the last year but it is still one of the biggest CS:GO events with some of the best teams on the scene. Astralis have announced that they will miss this tournament because they need to recover from a “tough period” but nevertheless, FaZe Clan, Na’Vi, Team Liquid and NiP are already confirmed participants and this would be a spectacular tournament to watch. AVANGAR and ENCE eSports can also compete in this tournament but we are still waiting for the last 2 teams to fill the 2 remaining spots. Those two spots would be filled with the top 2 teams from the qualifier tournament that includes Virtus.pro, HellRaisers, 5POWER, and Stole Patrol.

EPICENTER  2018: Initial Details

  • Start Date: 2018.10.23.
  • End Date: 2018.10.25
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Venue: Park of Legends Ice Palace
  • Organizer: Epic Esports Events
  • Type: Offline, LAN
  • Number of Teams: 8
  • Total prize pool: $295.000 USD

EPICENTER 2018: Tournament Format

  • Group Stage: October 23th – 25th, 2018
    • Two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups:
      • Each group has four teams
      • All matches are Bo3
    • The top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs:
      • Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
      • runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
      • 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds


  • Playoffs: October 27th – 28th, 2018
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Where To Watch EPICENTER 2018:

You can watch EPICENTER on official Twitch streams on eight different languages: EN, RU, BR, DE, PL, SPA, FRA, DEN .


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