As Beyond the Summit Pro Series Season 3: Americas is underway, the organisers have now confirmed separate events heading to Europe/CIS and Southeast Asia – both kicking off in just two days.
Beyond the Summit Pro Series Season 3: Americas began its round-robin group stage only three days ago, with 10 teams from North and South America battling for a share of the $50,000 prize pool.
Last night, BTS announced via their Twitter that season 3 would be heading across the ocean too, to include the EU and CIS regions – with nine teams from these regions also fighting to become champions of their region.
BTS Pro Series Season 3: EU/CIS is set to kick off in just two days, on September 12th, with a round robin group stage which leads to only the team in last place being eliminated, while the top eight advance to playoffs – with the top four making it to the upper bracket.
However, this was not the final announcement from BTS, as this morning they confirmed another event.
Earlier today, BTS announced that another regional iteration of the Pro Series Season 3 would be on the way as Southeast Asia was added into the mix. The SEA event features 10 of the best teams from the regions and some new rosters too, which will all be fighting for a $50,000 prize pool.
With a lot of recent roster changes and team updates after Valve’s information on the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, this SEA event is sure to be an absolute blast with the likes of Among Us – a combination of ex-Fnatic and Geek Fam players, as well as 032, which was as well as two players from Team Adroit.
While the event may just be fun for some, for teams such as Fnatic, this will also be the first we see with their new roster. However, it is possible that the SEA giants will still be without Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang for the event and as such, a stand-in has not yet been confirmed. BTS Pro Series Season 3: EU/CIS and SEA are set to be extremely spectacular events, both of which begin in only two short days, meaning that a lack of Dota 2 action will never be a problem.
Even though we won’t see any tier 1 European teams, this EU part of the tournament will be extremely competitive. Tier 2 EU scene is very interesting and exciting to watch too. I would surely say that one of the biggest favourites are Vikin.gg who came from the OMEGA League with decent performance. 5men and NiP can surprise too. Those are my bets for the EU region.
SEA region is completely different. We will watch almost all the strongest teams there. TNC Predator and Fnatic are surely top favourites to take this league. BOOM is not far away from top 2 teams. We have another interesting team - 496 Gaming. A team who surprisingly won OMEGA League: Asia Divine Division last week. Do i think that they can repeat that performance in this tournament? No, I’m pretty confident that they have nothing to do here next to TNC, BOOM and Fnatic. Those are my top picks.