04 May 2017
Today’s recipient of a invite to EPICENTER: Moscow is Virtus.pro, the strongest team in the CIS region.
VP’s run in the Kiev Major demonstrated that they are more than deserving of a direct invite to our tournament. They were only a game short of victory, and we hope their showing at EPICENTER: Moscow will be just as thrilling and memorable. And there can be no doubt that crowd support will be through the roof here on home soil. We wish Virtus.pro the best of good luck!
Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro General Manager:
I’m very glad that this year, VP’s invite to the Epicenter is uncontroversial as far as sports results are concerned. The guys are psyched up for a good fight, and we’ll do our best to show some beautiful and thrilling Dota in front of a home crowd!
Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk:
I’m very glad to finally be able to play in the Epicenter. After the crazy support we got in Kiev, I hope it will be even more heated in Moscow. See you in a couple of weeks!
The rest of the invited teams will be announced very soon; watch our website and social network pages for updates!
Epic Esports Events specializes in organizing international competitions, and was the organizer for the EPICENTER: Moscow Dota 2 tournament held in May 2016. The first EPICENTER: Moscow tournament was followed by over 24 million viewers worldwide.
At Europe’s leading EuBEA awards in 2016, the tournament got the prize for the best event in Europe in the Live Entertainment industry. A total of 1,000 applications for the awards had been entered in 21 nominations, with 114 events shortlisted.
The second EPICENTER: Moscow, Russia’s first world-class CS:GO tournament, received ample coverage in domestic as well as international media. The finals were broadcast on the nationwide Match TV channel, and gathered over 14 million online views.
ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest eSports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia. ESforce is a holding company that integrates all key areas of the eSports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities, as well as online retail sales of eSports-themed merchandise.
ESforce owns over 180 popular online resources with a combined audience of 16 million followers and 96 million annual unique visitors, which provide an 80-percent reach to eSports broadcast viewers in Russia and the CIS, as well as access to a significant share of relevant international audiences.
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