DAC 2017 regional qualifiers for the four regions – Americas, SEA, Europe and CIS will get rolling next month from February 3rd – 13th. A total of 24 teams will be competing for the one spot per region for DAC 2017 LAN event in Shanghai, China March 28 – April 4th. The regions are jam packed with talent and fearsome opponents – creating an atmosphere that is sure to be as competitive and exciting as the event itself.
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The DAC 2017 regional qualifiers are looking quite robust – filled with some of the most competitive and successful teams in their respective regions.
A total of 24 teams – eight from each of the four corners – Americas, SEA, Europe and CIS will be be battling it out for only one spot allocated to each in the main event taking place in Shanghai, China March 28 – April 4th. The base prize pool of $500,000 is sure to entice all teams to bring on their best performances – especially considering how the last iteration of DAC in 2015 reached a staggering $3,057,519.
Starting on February 3, the regional qualifiers will span 10 days of fierce competition and cut-throat action.
At the end only four teams will join the four Chinese teams which already earned their battle scars and places – Invictus Gaming, iG.Vitality, VGJ and LGD.ForeverYoung.
Four teams – Evil Geniuses, OG, Wings Gaming and Newbee have been directly invited to participate.
DAC 2017 regional qualifiers teams
DAC 2017 regional qualifiers teams – Americas
- Digital Chaos
- Team NP
- compLexity Gaming
- Team Freedom
DAC 2017 regional qualifiers teams – SEA
- TnC Pro
DAC 2017 regional qualifiers teams – Europe
- Ad Finem
- Team Liquid
- Team Secret
- Natus Vincere
- Cloud 9
- Escape/25th January
DAC 2017 regional qualifiers teams – CIS
- Vega Squadron
- Team Spirit
- Team Empire
DAC 2017 regional qualifiers format
- February 3-13
- Eight teams
- Divided into two groups of four teams
- Best-of-three GSL format
- Top two teams in each group advance
- Double elimination
- Best-of-three series
- Winning team qualifies for main event
DAC 2017 teams
DAC 2017 prize pool
The starting prize pool amount is $500,000. It is expected that the prize pool will be supplemented with crowd funding as DAC 2015 was. The starting prize pool for DAC 2015 was set at $250,000 USD, but viewers are able to increase it via Compendium purchases. As of February 9th, 2015, the prize pool was $3,057,519.
- 1st place – $200,000 (40%)
- 2nd place – $75,000 (15%)
- 3rd place – $60,000 (12%)
- 4th place – $45,000 (9%)
- 5/6th place – $30,000 (6%)
- 7th/8th place – $15,000 (3%)
- 9-12th place – $7,500 (1.5%)