Ritmix Russian Dota 2 League Launch with $6,000 Prize Pool

first published on February 28, 2013 by solstice

Hosted by ru Virtus.Pro, the first Ritmix Russian Dota 2 League will feature 8 of the world’s leading Dota 2 teams, from Europe and North America. Taking place between Wednesday, 20th March and Sunday, March 31st, this tournament will run for 11 days in a best-of-3 double elimination format.

 

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Invited Teams

  • ua Natus Vincere
  • Europe Team Fnatic
  • se No Tidehunter
  • ru Virtus.pro
  • ru Team Empire
  • us Evil Geniuses
  • us Team Dignitas
  • us Team Liquid

The games will be casted in various languages by their respective casters.

  1. TobiWan, Sheever, Epi (English)
  2. Luci (French)
  3. Saga (German)
  4. Casperrr, v1lat, Maelstorm (Russian)
  5. AntenaDota (Spanish)
  6. dota2vn (Vietnamese)

Game Schedules:

Wednesday, 20th of March:

  • 17:00 CET – Winner’s Bracket First Quarter Finals
  • 20:00 CET – Winner’s Bracket Second Quarter Finals

Thursday, 21st of March:

  • 17:00 CET – Winner’s Bracket 3rd Quarter Finals
  • 20:00 CET- Winner’s Bracket 4th Quarter Finals

Friday, 22nd of March:

  • 17:00 CET – Loser’s Bracket Round 1 Game 1
  • 20:00 CET – Loser’s Bracket Round 1 Game 2

Saturday, 23rd of March:

  • 17:00 CET – Winner’s Bracket 1st Semi Finals

Sunday, 24th of March:

  • 17:00 CET – Winner’s Bracket 2nd Semi Finals

Wednesday, 27th of March:

  • 17:00 CET- Loser’s Bracket Round 2 Game 1
  • 20:00 CET- Loser’s Bracket Round 2 Game 2

Thursday, 28th of March:

  • 17:00 CET- Loser’s Bracket Round 3

Friday, 29th of March:

  • 17:00 CET- Winner’s Bracket Final

Saturday, 30th of March:

  • 17:00 CET- Loser’s Bracket Final

Sunday, 31st of March:

  • 17:00 CET- Grand Final

Tournament aside, the Ritmix Russian Dota 2 League will be featuring a showmatch between the ru Russian Casters and Europe English Casters. The format for this showmatch will be best-of-3,  and regardless of the outcome, the prize money of $1,500 will be donated to charity, presumably to the victor’s charity of choice. The showmatch will be held on Saturday, 2nd of March, 15:00 CET.

Russian Casters:

  • Maelstorm
  • Versuta
  • mtrx4u
  • v1lat
  • CaspeRRR

English Casters:

  • TobiWan
  • GoDz
  • Durka
  • Purge
  • (As of yet, unannounced)

To view the matches on Dota TV, you can purchase a Star Series Season 5 ticket here.

Sources: Virtus.Pro, Virtus.Pro Showmatch Announcement