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.
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|
|FaZe / TYLOO||Vega Squadron / Liquid|
The complete schedule for the tournament, including the wildcard qualifier, looks as follows:
|Monday, October 23|
|20:00||Liquid||vs. Vega Squadron||Bo3|
|Tuesday, October 24
|16:00||Gambit||vs. FaZe / TYLOO||Bo3|
|19:00||North||vs. Liquid / 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|
|Sunday, October 29|
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:
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Host
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Jason "moses" O’Toole - Commentator
Anders Blume - Commentator
The $500,000 prize pool will be distributed among the teams as follows: