BetBoom Dacha will play out live in Yerevan, Armenia this upcoming September.
Another Tier 1 tour, BetBoom Dacha, arrives ahead of TI12 featuring a stacked lineup including names like Evil Geniuses, Gaimin Gladiators, and beastcoast. BetBoom Dacha hosts a $250K USD prize pool and a massive slice of $150K will go to the champion. The Playoffs will be played in a LAN setting in Yerevan, Armenia.
The organization BetBoom has hosted a few Tier 1 tournaments before, namely the BetBoom Universe Comics Zone and BetBoom Xmas Show. However, BetBoom Dacha will be different than the rest. On top of it being a LAN tournament, BetBoom Dacha will also include its own team, BetBoom Team, among the participants.
Where to watch
You can watch the live broadcast on BetBoom's English-language Twitch channel. You can also check their YouTube channel for broadcasts. We have embedded the livestream below!
BetBoom Dacha schedule and format
BetBoom Dacha has two stages - the Online Stage with Play-ins and Decider round, and the other being the Offline Stage with Group Stage and Playoffs. Eight teams in the Online Stage will clash from August 7 to August 13 and only ONE team advances to the Offline Stage. The Offline Stage will take place much later on September 10 - 16.
- Two double-elimination groups of four teams each
- All matches are BO3
- Only the top two teams in each group advance
- Double-elimination bracket
- All matches are BO3, except for BO5 Finals
- Winner advance to the Online Stage
- Two round-robin groups of four teams each
- All matches are BO2
- Top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket
- The third team drop to the Lower Bracket
- The bottom team gets eliminated
- Double-elimination bracket
- BO5 Finals
Teams joining BetBoom Dacha
As BetBoom is based in the CIS region, this tournament hosts plenty of familiar names from Eastern Europe. Notable Western Europe teams such as Nigma Galaxy and Alliance are also partaking in this tournament.
South America's beastcoast and Evil Geniuses will be flying across the continent to attend the LAN event in Armenia. Team Secret would also be an interesting watch as they will be playing with SumaiL instead of Armel in this tournament.
The Online Stage teams are:
- One Move
- Nemiga Gaming
- Level UP
- Luna Galaxy
- Nigma Galaxy [WINNER]
- KZ Team
The Offline Stage teams are:
Team SpiritTSM Quest EsportsTeam Secret
- Gaimin Gladiators
- BetBoom Team
Team AsterEvil Geniuses
- Nigma Galaxy (Winner from Online Stage)
BetBoom Dacha prize pool distribution
Despite a massive prize pool, this tournament will only award the top 4 teams. Here is the prize pool distribution:
A Beyond-the-Summit style tournament
According to journalist Arseny Kuzminsky, the BetBoom Dacha tournament will be organized in a casual LAN setting. It will possibly be in a huge house with a pool that exudes "summer vibes". This would be similar to the old-school Beyond The Summit tournaments where pro players compete in one large house accompanied with a casual on-the-couch broadcast.