Epic Esports Events has announced that the OMEGA League will see a second season. Season One saw 62 teams spanning four continents divided into five divisions competing for various prize purses between $8.5K – $500K USD. The European Immortal Division was the flagship competition for the league that saw some of the best teams in Dota 2 teams–including The 2019 International champion OG–competing in the online event. Teams such as Alliance, Team Liquid, Nigma, and season one champion Team Secret will be returning for season two.
Season two will run from Oct. 28 – Dec. 13 and will see some significant changes in regards to the number of competing teams and format.
The number of teams playing in the top tier will be reduced from 12 to 10 but will play 45 matches in total as compared to 30 last season. The playoff structure will also see a little tweak as after the top division’s group stage, the first, second, third, and fourth place teams will advance to the playoff upper bracket. The fifth to eighth place teams, along with the teams that take the first through fourth places of the next division, will need to qualify through play-in matches. The winners then move to the playoff lower bracket. Those losing teams will enter the second division’s playoffs, where they’ll face the ninth and tenth places of the first divisions as well as teams from the second division.
Epic Esports Events is a subsidiary of ESForce Holding Ltd, which also owns Virtus.pro, a CIS professional competitive esports organization and Cybersport.ru, a popular CIS esports news vertical. It produces and facilitates tournaments in Eastern Europe and the CIS such as the EPICENTER series.
WePlay! Esports, which jointly organized OMEGA League season one alongside Epic Esports Events and handled the main English broadcast, is not listed as a partner for season two.
The Esports Observer has reached out to WePlay! Esports and will update this article if more information becomes available.
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