Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Nick "Lesona" Johnson is an esports journalist with a focus on CS:GO and the OWL. His interest for esports started with CS:S and grew into a career as both an esports writer and an avid fan, giving him a unique perspective on both the casual and professional scenes. Twitter: @Lesona_

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Dota Underlords: WePlay!'s Underlords Open Tournament Kicks off this Week on Twitch

WePlay! Open Dota underlords Tournament format and schedule
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WePlay!'s first-ever Dota Underlords Open Tournament kicks off this week, and here's everything you need to know.


From August 1-4, WePlay! will stream their first Dota Underlords open tournament, featuring the top sixteen players from the open qualifiers which took place earlier last week. Over 5,000 players participated in the open qualifiers for their chance at the $15K USD prize pool.

WePlay! Dota Underlords Main Event Schedule

WePlay! will stream all of the matches on the official WePlay! Twitch channel.

August 1st, 2019:

  • Europe Group broadcast starts at 15:00 CEST / 6:00 PST
  • North America Group broadcast starts at 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PST

August 2nd, 2019:

  • Europe Group broadcast starts at 15:00 CEST / 6:00 PST
  • North America Group broadcast starts at 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PST

August 3rd, 2019:

  • Final Group broadcast starts at 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PST

August 4th, 2019:

  • Final Group broadcast starts at 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PST

Format

The top sixteen players from the open qualifiers will play in a Round Robin format in two groups divided by region: the European region's Vicious Order and the Americas Crimson Gang. On August 1-2, each region will play five games a day for a total of ten games, earning points depending on where they place in each game.

At the end of the ten games, the top four players from each group will advance to the final round. On August 3-4, the final eight participants will play 10 games total. At the end of those ten games, the player with the highest point total will take home the top prize.

  • 1st place: $8,000
  • 2nd place $4,000
  • 3rd place $2,000
  • 4th place $1,000

Here are the sixteen finalists from the open qualifiers:

Dota Underlords WePlay finalists

Broadcast Team, Concepts, and Talent

WePlay! has collected some well-known talent to cast and analyze their first Dota Underlords open tournament, including host Robert "RobAJG" Gonzales and experienced casters: Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten, Sean "swim" Huguenard, David "ImpetuousPanda" Nolskog, and Joel Larsson.

 

Joel Larsson had this to say on the WePlay! tournament format and experience:

"I think the concept of WePlay! Dota Underlords Open really captures the flavor of the game as the syndicates' theme defines a world where things are run by gangs and the underworld, much like in Dota Underlords, battling between each other with their forces in an underground arena."


Image VIA: WePlay!

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