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OGA Dota PIT Season 5 China: How to watch, teams, schedule format and more

Here’s what you need to know about OGA Dota PIT Season 5, starting on the 7th of August. The tournament will host the best Dota 2 teams from China competing for $150,000.

One Game Agency (OGA) returns with Dota PIT Season 5, taking place from the 7th until the 16th of August. The tournament will host eight of China’s best teams and marks one of the bigger tournaments ahead of the Dota 2 International (TI) 10.

Indeed, many teams will be keeping their TI strategies a secret ahead of the prestigious event, although this does not mean that we won’t see some terrific Dota 2. OGA Dota PIT will include powerhouse teams like PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming and Team Aster, which will be looking to solidify their dominance in the region.

OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China - Schedule and Format

The OGA Dota PIT Season 5 Group Stages will commence from the 7th until the 10th of August from 8 AM BST.

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OGA Dota PIT Season 5 China Teams Competing (Picture: Twitter / OGA Dota PIT)

There are a total of eight invited teams competing from the China region. These teams have been divided equally into two groups, as indicated below.

Group A

  • Invictus Gaming
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Sparking Arrow Gaming
  • Team Aster

Group B

  • Aster.Aries
  • Elephant
  • PSG.LGD
  • Vici Gaming

The Group Stages will be played in a single Round Robin format and all matches will be played as a BO3.

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Group Stage Round Robin (Picture: Liquipedia)

The top team in each group will advance to the 2nd Round of the Upper Bracket, whilst the 2nd and 3rd placing teams will advance to the 1st Round of the Upper Bracket. The remaining teams in each group will be eliminated from the competition.

The Playoffs will proceed from the 11th until the 16th of August and will be played in a Double Elimination bracket format and each of the matches will be BO3, apart from the Grand Finals that will be a BO5.

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Playoffs Stage (Picture: Liquipedia)

You can watch the Playoffs games from 8 AM BST, except for the Finals Days which will start at 11 AM BST.

OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China - Prize pool breakdown

The tournament comprises a $150,000 prize pool spread across the top 4 placing teams, as indicated below:

  • 1st place - $62,500
  • 2nd place - $32,500
  • 3rd place - $17,500
  • 4th place - $12,500
  • 5th and 6th place - $7,500
  • 7th and 8th place - $5,000

How to watch OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China

Fans will be able to watch the matches on the official OGA Dota PIT Twitch channel. These matches will be broadcast in English by casters, Jack “MoFarah” Williams and Benjamin “Bkop” Kopilow.

We’ve embedded the channel below for your viewing consideration.

There will also be Russian, Portuguese and Spanish simulcasts available. Here's a prelude to what you can expect:

Don't forget to check out our dedicated Dota 2 section, featuring more news, updates, and more.

Header image via OGA Dota PIT.