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EPICENTER: Dota 2 Tournament Kicks Off in Moscow (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

© Sputnik / Vitaly Belousov / Go to the mediabankEPICENTER tournament kicks off
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On June 9, the opening ceremony of EPICENTER: Dota 2 took place in VTB Ice Palace in Moscow. The contest will end on June 11.

The EPICENTER tournament has attracted thousands of viewers who came to watch the world's ten best teams fight for the $500,000 prize pool.

The group stage held on June 4-7 determined which teams would enter the grand finale. The play-off features six teams.

© Sputnik / Vitaly Belousov / Go to the mediabankThe EPICENTER tournament is opened at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow.
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The EPICENTER tournament is opened at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Vitaly Belousov / Go to the mediabankThe EPICENTER tournament is opened at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow.
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The EPICENTER tournament is opened at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow.
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The EPICENTER tournament is opened at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow.
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The EPICENTER tournament is opened at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow.

The second- and third-place teams in groups played on Friday.

You can watch the best moments from Friday quarterfinals below.

On Saturday the winners of the quarterfinals are set to fight against the group winners in semifinals.

On the sidelines of the tournament, a cosplay contest with a prize pool of 200,000 rubles (approximately $3,500) is held as a part of EPICENTER.

© Sputnik / Vitaly Belousov / Go to the mediabankCosplay contestants at EPICENTER: Dota 2 tournament
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Cosplay contestants at EPICENTER: Dota 2 tournament

The opening ceremony on Sunday will be followed by a spectacular match and the cosplay show final.

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