Beyond the Summit has announced that it will be hosting the BTS Pro Series online regional leagues for Southeast Asia and the Americas in April, with each league featuring eight teams competing for a US$50,000 prize pool.
The participating teams for the Southeast Asian league include:
- TNC Predator
- Team Adroit
- BOOM Esports
- Geek Fam
- Reality Rift
Meanwhile, the Americas league will feature five teams from North America:
- Evil Geniuses
- Quincy Crew
- Business Associates
And three teams from South America:
- FURIA Esports
- Thunder Predator
The BTS Pro Series is set to run from April 10-26, with the group stage for each league scheduled for April 10-22 to be followed by the playoffs from April 23-26.
The group stage for each league will follow a round-robin format with full best-of-three matches. The four teams with the best records from the group stage will advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs while the 5th and 6th place teams will have to start in the Lower Bracket. The bottom two teams from the group stage will be eliminated early, however.
The Playoffs will be a Double-elimination bracket with all matches being a best-of-three except for the Grand Final, which will be a best-of-five series.
All matches for both of the regional leagues of the BTS Pro Series will be broadcasted on the official Beyond the Summit Twitch channel.
The BTS Pro Series is the third major online regional league, alongside the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Online Regional Leagues and the WePlay! Pushka League, to be announced in response to the indefinite suspension of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC).
The DPC was ground to a halt by the coronavirus pandemic last month, with the cancelations of the ESL One Los Angeles Major, which was originally set to run from March 15-22, as well as the DOTA PIT Minor and EPICENTER Major, which were both scheduled for May.
There is only one Major event, the ONE Esports Singapore Major, remaining in the season before The International 2020 is set to begin in August. With that said, the status of the season’s last Major remains up in the air as coronavirus outbreak around the world continue to worsen.