The direct invites to DAC 2017 have been announced along with a few other details for the big event in China. Evil Geniuses, OG, Wings Gaming and Newbee have accepted a direct invitation to DAC 2017 to be held March 28 – April 4th in Shanghai China. 12 teams from five regions – SEA/Americas/EU/CIS/China will be competing for the starting prize pool of $500,000.
DAC 2017 will run from 3/28 to 4/4, 12 teams (6 Chinese, 6 'foreign'). Qualifying regions (1 each): CIS, NA, SEA, EU. Chinese Qs 1/13-1/15
— Jack Chen (@KBBQDotA) January 10, 2017
DAC 2017 event details have started to trickle in.
Twelve teams will compete for the starting prize pool of $500,000 in Shanghai, China March 28 – April 4th – only two weeks before Kiev Major.
Four teams – Evil Geniuses, OG, Wings Gaming and Newbee have been directly invited to participate.
Eight other teams will participate by way of regional qualifiers. One team from CIS, NA, SEA and EU will be lucky enough to join the ranks of teams for the prestigious event. Four teams from China will earn their place among them as well.
It is expected that at least the Chinese qualifiers will be taking place soon – January 13 – 15th. There has been no other additional information provided regarding dates or teams for the other regional qualifiers.
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%)