The first Dota Pro Circuit event of the 2019/2020 season is underway with the Dota 2 Summit 11 Minor playoffs kicking off tonight (9 November 2019). For the Dota 2 esports fans, these tournaments are a must-watch and they have already delivered some fantastic matches and a big upset during the group stages. Now, the Summit 11 Minor Playoffs are set and the action kicks off at 19:00 SAST.
NiP was one of the favourites to win the tournament (from the Beyond the Summit studio) alongside Chaos EC and possibly Invictus Gaming. However, NiP got eliminated by Jfshfh178 in the group stage. Jfshfh178 is a Russian team who replaced Virtus.Pro as the latter couldn’t make it to the tournament. When the dust settled over the group stage of the Dota 2 Summit 11 Minor last night, four teams were eliminated, namely NiP, Ad Finem, paiN Gaming and Geek Fam.
Now, we have four teams remaining with a shot at the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize pool and those all-important Dota Pro Circuit points (660 in total).
Check out the schedule in South African time for some awesome Dota 2 esports matches below. All matches in the playoffs will be BO3 with the exception of the Grand Finals, which is a BO5 affair.
- Upper Bracket Round 1 – Chaos EC versus Jfshfh178 – 19:00 SAST on 9 November
- Upper Bracket Round 1 – Invictus Gaming versus Hellraisers – 22:00 SAST on 9 November
- Upper Bracket final – Winners of first two matches – 01:00 SAST on 10 November
- Lower Bracket Round 1 – 04:00 SAST on 10 November
- Lower Bracket Finals – Winner of Lower Bracket Round 1 versus loser of Upper Bracket Final – 19:00 SAST on 10 November
- Grand Finals – Winner of Lower Finals versus the winner of Upper Bracket finals – 22:00 SAST on 20 November
You can catch all the action on Beyond the Summit channels. Check them out below.
As always, times might differ a bit depending on how long matches last and if any technical difficulties occur, this might delay the times as well.
Which team do you think will come out on top at the Dota 2 Summit 11 Minor? Let us know in the comment section below and tell us if you have been watching some Dota 2 esports.