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Perfect World Masters schedule, teams and format

Get everything you need to know about the first Chinese Dota 2 Pro Circuit event, hosted by Chinese Dota 2 distributor Perfect World.

China is one of the biggest regions for Dota 2, with publisher Perfect World assisting Valve in the country’s specific distribution guidelines. It’s no surprise, then, that this next Valve Minor is taking place in the world’s biggest country, hosted by Perfect World themselves. It will also be the first Pro Circuit event to take place in the Asian country.

The event brings a mix of teams new and old. Along with the invited Chinese semi-finalists of The International 7, Newbee, is that event’s dark horse, LGD.Forever Young, which made an impression after dominating much of the annual event. Pro Circuit stronghold Mineski has shown up, and Team Kinguin, a European squad, will make their first-ever LAN appearance.

Regardless of who comes out on top, it should be an exciting event—and we’re here as always to help you catch up, with general schedules, event format and the full list of teams.

Format

Official Stream:

Prizes: The prize pool will be $300,00 USD with 300 Qualifying Points at stake. Point distribution for teams that earn points will be as follows:

  • 1st Place — 150 Qualifying Points/player
  • 2nd Place — 90 QP/Player
  • 3rd Place — 15 QP/Player
  • 4th Place — 5 QP/Player

(Cash distribution is currently not confirmed by the event.)

If you’re still a bit confused about how the Pro Circuit will work, check out our primer about the Valve-sanctioned tournament series.

Competition Format: This event works in a double-elimination bracket with a round-robin group stage.

  1. All teams will start by being seeded into two groups. Each team will play each other in best-of-2s.
  2. At the end of the group stage, eight teams will be seeded into a double-elimination bracket. [It appears the bottom two teams may be eliminated.]
  3. The teams begin in an upper bracket. If they lose, they are sent to a lower bracket. If they win, they move on through the upper bracket.
  4. All lower bracket matches are elimination matches.
  5. Both brackets play out until the finals.

The Upper and Lower Brackets finals take place on the same day, and the Grand Finals will have a day of its own, on Sunday, November 26.

Teams/Groups:

Group A:

  • CompLexity Gaming (North America, Qualifier)
  • LGD.Forever Young (China, Direct Invite)
  • SG e-sports (South America, Qualiifer)
  • Vega Squadron (Commonwealth of Independent States, Qualifier)
  • Vici Gaming (CN, Qualifier)

Group B

  • LGD Gaming (CN, Qualifier)
  • Mineski (Southeast Asia, Qualifier)
  • Newbee (CN, Direct Invite)
  • Team Kinguin (Europe, Qualifier)
  • Team Secret (EU, Direct Invite)

Schedule:

(Note: Times in ET. Due to the gap in time zones, dates will be listed next to the first match of that date. All times are approximate and will shift depending on match length.)

Group Stages Day 1

Day starts 9:00 PM ET. — ALL group stage matches are Best-of-2.

  • [November 18, 2017] 9:00 PM ET
    Group AVici Gaming (CN) vs SG e-sports (SA) [Bo2]
    Group B Secret (EU) vs LGD (CN) [Bo2]
  • 11:30 PM ET
    Group A LGD.FY (CN) vs CompLexity (NA) [Bo2]
    Group BKinguin (EU) vs Newbee (CN)
  • [November 19, 2017] 2:00 AM ET
    Group AVici Gaming (CN) vs Vega Squadron (CIS)
    Group BMineski (SEA) vs Secret (EU)
  • 4:30 PM ET
    Group ASG e-sports (SA) vs LGD.FY (CN)
    Group B LGD (CN) vs Kinguin (EU)
  • 7:00 PM ET
    Group A CompLexity (NA) vs Vega Squadron (CIS)
    Group BNewbee (CN) vs Mineski (SEA)

Group Stages Day 2

Day starts 9:00 PM ET. — ALL group stage matches are Best-of-2.

  • [November 19, 2017] 9:00 PM ET
    Group AVici Gaming (CN) vs SG e-sports (SA)
    Group BSecret (EU) vs LGD (CN)
  • 11:30 PM ET
    Group ALGD.FY (CN) vs CompLexity (NA)
    Group B Kinguin (EU) vs Newbee (CN)
  • [November 20, 2017] 2:00 AM ET
    Group A Vici Gaming (CN) vs Vega Squadron (CIS) (Bo2)
    Group BKinguin (EU) vs Secret (EU)
  • 4:30 PM ET
    Group AVici Gaming (CN) vs CompLexity (NA)
    Group BMineski (SEA) vs LGD (CN)
  • 7:00 PM ET
    Group A SG e-sports (SA) vs Vega Squadron (CIS)
    Group B Newbee (CN) vs Secret (EU)

Playoffs Day 1 — Upper Bracket Day 1

Day starts at 9:00 PM ET.

  • [November 21, 2017] 9:00 PM ET — Upper Bracket Quarters Match 1 [Bo3]
  • [November 22, 2017] 1:00 AM ET — Upper Bracket Quarters Match 2 [Bo3]
  • 5:00 AM ET — Upper Bracket Semis Match 1 — Winners of Quarters Match 1 & 2 [Bo3]

Playoffs Day 2 — Upper Bracket Day 2

Day starts at 9:00 PM ET.

  • [November 22, 2017] 9:00 PM ET — Upper Bracket Quarters Match 3 [Bo3]
  • [November 23, 2017] 1:00 AM ET — Upper Bracket Quarters Match 4 [Bo3]
  • 5:00 AM ET — Upper Bracket Semis Match 2 — Winners of Quarters Match 3 & 4 [Bo3]

Playoffs Day 3 — Lower Bracket Day 1

Day starts at 9:00 PM ET.

  • [November 23, 2017] 9:00 PM ET — Lower Bracket Round 1 Match 1 [Bo1]
  • 10:30 PM ET — Lower Bracket Round 1 Match 2 [Bo1]
  • [November 24, 2017] 12:00 AM ET — Lower Bracket Quarters Match 1 [Bo3]
  • 4:00 AM ET — Lower Bracket Quarters Match 2 [Bo3]

Playoffs Day 4 — Bracket Round-out Day

  • [November 24, 2017] 9:00 PM ET — Upper Bracket Finals [Bo3]
  • [November 25, 2017] 1:00 AM ET — Lower Bracket Semis [Bo3]
  • 4:00 AM ET — Lower Bracket Finals [Bo3]

Playoffs Day 5 — Grand Finals

  • [November 25, 2017] 3:00 PM — Grand Finals [Bo5]