Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017
On December 17th, 2016, during the "Perfect Ceremony 2016", the CEO of PerfectWorld Xiao Hong announced Dota 2 Asia Championships (2017) will come back in the spring of 2017.
Four invited teams were announced on 10th January 2017, with 2 teams from China and another 2 from rest of the world. Regional qualifiers decide four teams from China, and one from each of the regions: America, South East Asia, Europe and CIS; summing up to twelve teams in total.
- China - January 13th - January 15th, 2017
- 12 invited teams play in two groups
- Top place of each group qualifies for lan finals
- Second and third place of each group play in a double elimination bracket
- Winners qualify for lan finals
- Southeast Asia - February 3rd- February 10th, 2017
- Europe - February 3rd- February 10th, 2017
- Americas - February 3rd- February 12th, 2017
- CIS - February 3rd- February 13th, 2017
- Each region:
- 8 invited teams play in two groups
- Top two places of each group play in a double elimination bracket
- Winner qualifies for lan finals
- Group Stage - March 28th - March 30th, 2017
- 12 teams in two groups
- Bo2 Round-robin
- Four teams advance to the upper bracket of the Main Event
- Eight teams advance to the lower bracket of the Main Event
- Main Event - April 1st - April 4th, 2017
- 12 teams in a double-elimination bracket
- Grand Finals is Bo5. All other matches are Bo3.
The initial prize pool is $500,000 USD, split as follows:
Group A Cross Table
Group B Cross Table
- For group matches details, click here.
- "第二届DOTA2亚洲邀请赛：我们2017年春季相约上海". dota2.com.cn. 2016-12-19. Retrieved 2016-12-20.