Dota 2 WePlay! Bukovel Minor: Format, Teams, And Match Times

The second minor series of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season begins today January 9th and concludes on the 12th. Featuring a $300k prize pool and 660 DPC points to be shared among eight professional teams, the grand finalist of the tournament will secure the sixteenth spot in the upcoming Major in Leipzig.

The tournament features a GSL format group stage and a double-elimination bracket playoff stage. The group stage is comprised of two groups of four wherein the teams will battle it out for one of the four secured spots in the playoff stage. To secure a place, all eight teams will have to go through best-of-three matches to decide the winner. The playoff stage features a double-elimination bracket with best-of-three games in play, while the grand final will be a best-of-five match.

Who To Watch?

Lasting for four eventful days, the Bukovel Minor features hosts, talents, and the best professional teams from around the world that have qualified during regional stages.


  • Gambit Esports – Kiyalbek “dream`” Tayirov, Danil “gpk” Skutin, Maxim “Shachlo” Abramovskikh, Danial “XSvamp1Re” Alibaev, Artsiom “fng” Barshak
  • Team Spirit – Igor “iLTW” Filatov, Egor “Ergon” Kozlov, Alexey “nongrata” Vasilyev, Alexander “Immersion” Hmelevskoy, Mihail “Misha” Agatov
  • Ninjas In Pyjamas – Nico “Gunnar” Lopez, Jason “TANNER” Weedon, Saahil “Universe” Arora, Malthe “Biver” Winther, Peter “ppd” Dager
  • Fighting PandaS – Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, Jonathan Bryle “Bryle” Santos De Guia, Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu, Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling, David “MoonMeander” Tan
  • Nigma – Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, Aliwi “w33” Omar, Ivan Borislavov “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov, Maroun “GH” Merhej, Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi
  • Royal Never Give Up – Du “Monet” Peng, Gao “Setsu” Zhenxiong, Su “Flyby” Lei, Xue “September” Zhichuan, Xie “Super” Junhao
  • Geek Fam – Marc Polo Luis “Raven” Fausto, “Karl” Jayme, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Kenny “Xepher” Deo, Kim “DuBu” Doo-young
  • FURIA Esports – Leonardo “RdO” Fernandes, Henry “murdOc” Felipe, Felipe “NS-ART” Costa, Lucas “Hyko” Morais, Heitor “Duster” Pereira


  • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
  • Richard Campbell
  • Roberto “Rob” Gonzales

Caster And Analysts:

  • Owen “ODPixel” Davies
  • Kyle Freedman
  • Toby “TobiWan” Dawson
  • Austin “Capitalist” Walsh
  • Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan
  • Admir “lizZard” Salkanović
  • Dominik “Lacoste” Stipić
  • Troels Lyngholt “syndereN” Nielsen

Where And When To Watch?

Due to the variable length of matches, all scheduled times for the tournament progression are likely to change. Here is the current schedule:

January 9

  • 8 AM CET – Commencement
  • 9 AM CET – NIP vs. Geek Fam
  • 12 PM CET – Team Sprit vs. Royal Never Give Up
  • 3 PM CET – Fighting Pandas vs. Nigma
  • 6 PM CET – Gambit vs. FURIA

January 10

  • 8 AM CET

January 11

  • 12 AM CET

January 12

  • 1 PM CET

You can watch the tournament on WePlay’s number of Twitch broadcasting channels.

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