WePlay! just ran a successful Dota Underlords tournament, but they're back to Dota 2 with their Tug of War: Mad Moon LAN event.
TI is just around the corner, but there is already news about new tournaments coming up in 2020. Check your calendars, because WePlay! has announced their Mad Moon LAN event to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine in February of 2020.
The trilogy ends with Tug of War: Mad Moon!
Prize pool: $300,000
Group Stage: February, 19-20
Playoffs: February, 21-23
The long-awaited LAN-finals of Tug of War will be held in the new WePlay! Arena
— WePlay! Esports (@WePlayEsport) August 8, 2019
Participants and Tournament dates
In total, eight teams will attend the WePlay! event in Kyiv. As of today, the teams which will most likely attend are Ninjas in Pyjamas (the first champions at the WePlay! Thug of War: Radiant), Royal Never Give Up and Infamous. The last two are the Asian and American champions of the Tug of War Dire events.
According to WePlay!, these teams will be joined by five more “huge” teams soon.
The group stage will be held on February 19-20, whereas the playoffs will take place on February 21-23
Tug of War Format
As mentioned above, there will be a Group Stage and playoffs. The Group Stage will be in a GSL format, meaning that there will be two groups consisted of four teams each. The round one matches will be best-of-ones, whereas the second round is a best-of-three series. After the end of each round, the bottom two teams from each group will be eliminated.
In the playoffs, the six remaining teams from each group will start from the Upper Bracket. All matches are BO3 except the Grand Final, which is best-of-five.
The total prize pool is $300K USD, which is as big as any Valve Minor. What’s more, there will also be special prizes for the MVPs of the tournament. A support, as well as a core player, will receive $10K USD if they win the MVP vote.
What’s even more interesting is the fact that the viewers will be able to vote on WePlay’s website during the tournament days. All in all, this is definitely an event which will be worth watching. Expect more information regarding it soon.
Image VIA: WePlay!