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WePlay! announces Pushka League with 14 teams and $250,000 on the line

WePlay! Esports continues to bring exciting news for teams and fans alike. On the last day of the charity, non-profit WeSave! tournament, the Ukrainian tournament organizer announced a full-fledged online league for teams from Europe and CIS.

WePlay! Pushka League will kick off on the 23rd of April with six of the best teams from Europe and CIS directly invited to the tournament while two slots, one in each of the two regions, are up for grabs via open qualifier matches.

The 12 directly invited teams are:

Europe

  • OG
  • Team Secret
  • Nigma
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Alliance
  • Team Liquid
  • TBD  (open qualifiers)

Nigma upon accepting the invite to WePlay! Pushka League

“We are grateful that esports can go on during these times. Having online leagues is the right approach, and we appreciate being able to participate. We want to provide a good show for everyone watching.

CIS

  • Natus Vincere
  • Virtus.pro
  • HellRaisers
  • B8
  • Gambit Esports
  • Team Spirit
  • TBD  (open qualifiers)

Sergey Glamazda, Virtus.pro General Manager

“Online tournaments are definitely what Dota 2 fans, players, and teams were hoping for during the period of quarantine. In some sense, we’re going back to the roots when the majority of tournaments were played online. Players are hungry for competitive Dota, so I believe 99% of teams would agree that launching online tournaments with such speed is huge for the Dota 2 community.”

Each region will start in a round-robin group, best-of-three series group stage format. The bottom three teams in each region will be eliminated, while the rest of the competitors will head into a double elimination playoffs bracket.

While more details regarding the open qualifiers, the prize pool distribution and the talent set to cover the entire league are expected to be announced in the coming days. The WePlay! Esports CBDO and Managing Partner, mister Yura Lazebnikov had the following to say in the official press release:

“This is going to be a competition with top-tier teams mixed with a brand-new show. Our team can’t even imagine working on dull and monotonous broadcasts without providing a unique vibe and sharing with the audience a story that we wanted to create.”

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