The Dota 2 OMEGA League Closed Qualifiers are Underway
Valve announced that the Dota 2 The International will be delayed in 2020 and there’s a good chance for the flagship tournament to take place only next year. In anticipation of the flagship competition, the fans of the popular multiplayer online battle arena game gear up for the Dota 2 OMEGA League. Some of the best European and North American teams will participate in this competition that started in early August and will conclude in September. The guaranteed prize pool consists of $600,000 for each continent, so there’s a lot of money up for grabs.
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Dota 2 OMEGA League Format and Prizes
In Europe, 10 teams are invited directly to participate in the Dota 2 OMEGA League and they will be joined by two squads from closed qualifiers. The group stage begins on August 14 and will conclude at the end of the month, with the teams being split into two groups of six. All matches are Bo3 and the single round-robin format will be used, to send the top two teams to the upper bracket of the playoffs. The third team from each group will play in the lower bracket, while the next two will enter the play-in stage. Even the bottom-placed team will have a second chance by moving on to the Divine division’s Playoffs.
The playoffs are scheduled to start on September 2 and conclude four days later, with a double-elimination bracket and a Grand Final using a best-of-five system. In Europe, $500,000 will be awarded to the top teams performing in the Immortal Division, with the rest split among Divine Division teams. The winner will walk away with $200,000, while the runner-up will receive $125,000. Further down the line, teams will receive $60,000 for finishing in the third, $30,000 for the fourth place and $20,000 for the ones in 5th and 6th. Seventh and eighth-placed teams also receive five-digit cash prizes while the bottom four will have to settle for less but will have the chance to boost their profits in the Divine Division.
Dota 2 OMEGA League Favorites and Odds
GG.bet has already published the odds for the outright winners of the Dota 2 OMEGA League Europe Immortal Division.
Team Secret is head and shoulders above competitors, with odds of only 17/20, followed at a distance by Nigma with 4/1, Evil Geniuses with 5/1 and Team Liquid with 13/2.
Punters who trust The Alliance to win will be rewarded with odds of 8/1, whereas Virtus.Pro are priced at 12/1. OG are once again the underdogs with 14/1 but they have an impressive track record in causing upsets.
In anticipation of the decisive round, players can already bet on the Dota 2 OMEGA League Europe closed qualifiers. On August 7, B8 and Tempo face each other in a match that B8 is expected to win, as reflected by the odds of 2/5.
A successful bet on the underdogs will trigger odds of 19/10, but punters can also mitigate the risks and take the +1.5 handicap cover at odds of 3/5.
Keep an eye on GG.bet to bet on the remaining matches scheduled for the qualifiers phase, and get ready for the group stage.