Event Details – What we know so far
As stated on the liquipedia page of the event, The main event of the 5th season of the EDC will take place between the 18th of August, and the 5th of September. The 16 teams will be fighting for the huge $30,000 prize pool, which is split as follows:
- 1st – $17,500
- 2nd – $7,500
- 3rd – $2,500
- 4th – $2,500
The format of the event follows a similar format that was used in the previous season of the EDC. Meaning that all teams are split into 4 groups of 4, and the top 2 teams advance to the playoffs. Then in the playoffs, a single-elimination bracket is played out, and all matches are a best of 3. The winner of the grand finals will be crowned as champions, grabbing a lion’s share of the prize pool.
EDC Season 5 Participants – Who are they?
Enough about the format, as mentioned above, there are a total of 16 teams taking part in this tournament. Here’s a full list of all teams participating below:
- Budapest Five
- Double Poney
- Lyngby Vikings
- M1 EDEN
- Team Fiend
- Team LDLC
- Young Ninjas
- Allstars Gaming
- Infinite Gaming
Who has the highest chances of winning?
The EDC Season 4 main event was won by team Entropiq, and the runners-up were Double Poney. Unfortunately this time around, Entropiq are not taking part, but Double Poney, as seen in the list above, are determined to get a better placement this time around. That being said, The French lineup of the Poneys have the highest chances of taking the trophy home and claiming the win.
The groups have not yet been revealed but we can expect to see them take form real soon. Keep an eye out on Eden Esports’ twitter, and our website to know all about the local esports updates!