Epic Esports Events released the Group Stage schedule of EPICENTER 2017, and announced the list of talent that will take part at the event.
Yesterday, the groups of the best-of-three double-elimination Group Stage have been drawn.
- SK Gaming
- G2 Esports
On October 23, FaZe Clan, TyLoo, Vega, and Liquid will battle in the Wild Card tournament to earn a place in the groups. Two of them will have to leave Yubileyny Sports Palace, in St. Petersburg, Russia before the start of the main event.
Group Stage Schedule
October 24 (CEST)
- 10:00 - SK Gaming vs. Virtus.pro
- 13:00 - Astralis vs. G2 Esports
- 16:00 - Gambit vs FaZe/Tyloo
- 19:00 - North vs Vega/Liquid
October 25 (CEST)
- 10:00 - Lower Bracket
- 13:00 - Lower Bracket
- 16:00 - Upper Bracket
- 19:00 - Upper Bracket
October 26 (CEST)
- 10:00 - Decider
- 13:00 - Decider
The top two teams from each group will move to the best-of-three single-elimination Playoffs, while the Grand Final will feature a best-of-five battle.
A total of seven experts of the scene will lead us during EPICENTER 2017.
The role of host went to Alex "Machine" Richardson - in the past year, the charismatic Englishman hosted multiple events for ESL, DreamHack, and more. Two analysts and two duos of commentators finish the list.
- 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
Header image by Adela Sznajder - DreamHack
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