EPICENTER viewer's guide

With EPICENTER due to start shortly, we have prepared a viewer's guide with all the information you need to know ahead of the $500,000 tournament, including schedule, on-air team and prize distribution.

Following a first event in Moscow, EPICENTER has moved to St. Petersburg for its second edition, running until Sunday and featuring ten teams, six of whom were directly invited by the organisers, Epic Esports Events. 

EPICENTER 2017 will begin with a four-team wildcard stage, featuring two best-of-three series, which will determine the last two sides making it to the double-elimination group stage, in which all matches will be played in a best-of-three format.

EPICENTER is back, now in St. Petersburg

The top two teams from both groups will progress to the single-elimination knockout stages, which will culminate with the best-of-five grand final, on Sunday afternoon.

Below you can find the group draw for the tournament:

Group A Group B
Brazil SK Denmark Astralis
Poland Virtus.pro France G2
Kazakhstan Gambit Denmark North
Europe FaZe / China TYLOO Russia Vega Squadron / United States Liquid

The complete schedule for the tournament, including the wildcard qualifier, looks as follows:

Monday, October 23    
17:00 Europe FaZe vs. China TYLOO Bo3
20:00 United States Liquid vs. Russia Vega Squadron Bo3
       
Tuesday, October 24
 
10:00 Brazil SK vs. Poland Virtus.pro Bo3
13:00 Denmark Astralis vs. France G2 Bo3
16:00 Kazakhstan Gambit vs. Europe FaZe / China TYLOO Bo3
19:00 Denmark North vs. United States Liquid / Russia Vega Squadron Bo3



 
Wednesday, October 25
 
10:00 Group A elimination match
Bo3
13:00 Group B elimination match
Bo3
16:00 Group A winners' match
Bo3
19:00 Group B winners' match    



 
Thursday, October 26
 
10:00 Group A decider match
Bo3
13:00 Group B decider match
Bo3
       
Saturday, October 28  
12:00 Semi-final #1   Bo3
17:00 Semi-final #2   Bo3
       
Sunday, October 29  
11:00 Third-place decider   Bo3
14:30 Grand final   Bo5

Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Janko "YNk" Paunović will join event host Alex "Machine" Richardson at the analyst desk, while two famous casting duos will provide play-by-play commentary during the matches. The complete on-air team for the event is the following:

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Host

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst

Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O’Toole - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator

The $500,000 prize pool will be distributed among the teams as follows:

1. $250,000
2. $100,000
3. $60,000
4. $30,000
5-6. $15,000
7-8. $10,000
9-10. $5,000

Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
#1
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Europe Lolroflmfao 
ez
2017-10-23 16:38
ez fr bondik and bntet
2017-10-23 16:42
ez 4 vp
2017-10-24 09:48
If FaZe and Liquid make it this will be the best tournament of the year, it's just a shame VP is attending. The tournament would be perfect if it was C9 or Na'Vi instead.
2017-10-23 16:42
#21
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Montenegro G1EX 
NaVi sucks as much as VP right now.
2017-10-23 16:44
#22
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Europe Lolroflmfao 
Yes that's true. I would put C9 in because they've shown some beautiful CS the last two tournaments, but NaVi have lots of problems atm.
2017-10-23 16:45
I'm biased because I'm a Na'Vi fan, but you're definitely right in that Na'Vi needs a fix. S1mple is always a joy to watch though, and I still think they're better than VP for sure. C9 is the better of the 2 though, they would have the potential to get out of groups imo.
2017-10-23 16:56
#39
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Actually a guy who loves Navi but agrees on statement that Navi is bad (except simple)... Hands down, you my man, you are actually smart. xD
2017-10-24 10:55
#23
Twistzz | 
United States A2^_^ 
+1
2017-10-23 16:45
#2
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Bangladesh Awsome_Mice 
Not so ez
2017-10-23 16:39
Ez for Faze
2017-10-23 16:38
#36
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United States PandaSause 
Faze up
2017-10-23 22:15
#4
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United Kingdom HarryBotter 
#RUNSKG
2017-10-23 16:38
ffs
2017-10-23 16:38
love it
2017-10-23 16:38
#7
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Norway Levanger 
lul
2017-10-23 16:38
#9
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
bo5 PogChamp
2017-10-23 16:39
bruh ez for bntet
2017-10-23 16:40
#11
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Brazil Skimtlg 
SK vs. FaZe / TyLoo ? nice misstype
2017-10-23 16:40
miraa pls LUL
2017-10-23 16:41
#13
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Poland adcst 
VP/Astralis final?
2017-10-23 16:40
the dream, impossible imo
2017-10-23 17:04
#14
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
FaZe and SK in the same group is amazing. Clash of the fanboys of each team incoming. :D
2017-10-23 16:40
If faze makes it through the wildcard matches they will be placed in g2's goup. Not sk's group
2017-10-23 16:51
#30
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World nakTriceps 
No. SK´s group.
2017-10-23 17:07
#15
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Brazil vass28 
gl SK
2017-10-23 16:41
#17
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Malaysia FaZemFim 
Hoping Faze can win this #FaZeTheFuCkUp
2017-10-23 16:42
#19
TACO | 
Brazil Raftlot 
Aww I really want to see sk's performance with boltz
2017-10-23 16:43
VP? lol
2017-10-23 16:44
#25
qikert | 
Lithuania exotica 
3rd place decider wtf
2017-10-23 16:54
#31
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World nakTriceps 
And they will take this seriously bc the prize.
2017-10-23 17:07
Bo5 on current 2017 almost 2018 LUL
2017-10-23 16:54
R.I.P in peace Tyloo
2017-10-23 17:01
FULL BO3 TOURNAMENT + THE BEST TEAMS IN THERE BEST EVENT OF THE YEAR LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOO
2017-10-23 17:28
Fuck yeah!!!! NO THORIN!!! :D
2017-10-23 18:41
this format is sexy as hell - bo3 baby!!!!
2017-10-23 19:54
EPI-CENTER? EPIC-ENTER?
2017-10-24 01:38
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