As the first Minor qualifiers is underway, WePlay Esports just announced the second DPC Minor event of this season in a blog post (https://weplay.tv/news/merry-christmas-and-a-weplay-minor-17991). Bukovel Minor 2020 will be organized by WePlay, the same company who hosts various T2 tournaments such as the recently concluded WePlay Reshuffle Madness.
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The first DPC-related event of the company will feature eight teams from North and South America, CIS, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China; while additional slots will be announced by Valve later this year. As for the dates, the qualifiers will take place this winter on December 5 and 6, while the Main Stage will be from January 9-12, 2020.
Since the Minor and Major qualifiers are taking place at the same time, winners will qualify for the Major, but in this tournament, less successful teams will battle it out on a series of Best of Three’s double elimination bracket. The surviving teams will face in a Best of Five Grand Finals where the winners will represent their respective regions. As a consolation, teams who won’t qualify for either Major or Minor will receive 20 DPC points.
Since there will be six regions fighting for eight slots, Valve will be the ones to give out the two slots from the teams playing in the Minor qualifiers finals.
Like other tournaments, the Group Stage for this Minor will be in GSL format where the two best teams of each group will proceed to the Main Event while the bottom ones will be sent home.
The Main Event will be pitting the four remaining teams in a double elimination Bo3 format, while the Bukovel Minor Champion will be determined by a Bo5 Grand Finals where they will be taking home $72K USD, 140 DPC points, and a slot at the next Major.
In addition, the eight teams who will qualify for this Minor will be receiving the following:
With this announcement, Valve surely knows how to get us hooked on this season as tournaments start to pile up. This event is a few months away, so how do you think WePlay! Will organize this tournament in Ukraine during the holiday season? Share your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned for more!