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BEAT esports announces a second edition of Dota 2 Auto Chess Showmatch. The tournament will run on the 15th of April with 16 players fighting their way into the finals.

So far, BEAT esports revealed half of the participants, with compLexity Gaming’s Hearthstone pro and now Dota 2 Auto Chess enthusiast Jan “SuperJJ” Janssen returning to defend his BEAT Dota 2 Auto Chess title won back in February at the inaugural edition. Back then SuperJJ made a nice comeback from 1% HP to win the event with a Mage strategy. His coL teammates, Simon “Crane333” Raunholst and Brian “BSJ” Canavan, finished top four as well, the Dota 2 player finishing second.

Both BSJ and Crane333 will compete in this second edition with hopes to improve their results, but the competition announces to be fierce. Andrew “TidesofTime” Biessener, Chris “Feno” Tsakopoulos, Sean “Swim” Huguenard, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg and Michael “MichaelUdall” Udall are also set to play at BEAT Dota 2 Auto Chess Invitational on the 15th of April.

For the Dota 2 fans, except for BSJ and AdmiralBulldog trying to steal the show one more time, there is also another surprise in store. Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten, Andrew “Zyori” Campbell and Trent “TrentPax” MacKenzie will bring the live commentary from the MoonduckTV house.

BEAT Dota 2 Auto Chess Showmatch format and schedule:

Tournament Format:

Player Size – 2 groups of 8 players

  • G1 – Top 4 to g4, bottom 4 to g3
  • G2- Top 4 to g4, bottom 4 to g3
  • G3 – Top 2 from losers’ final goes to grand finals
  • G4- Top 6 from winners’ final goes to grand finals
  • Match 5 – Finals


Match 1 – 17:00 CEST

Top 4 go to Match 4
Bottom 4 go to Match 3

Match 2 – 17:45 CEST

Top 4 go to Match 4
Bottom 4 go to Match 3

Match 3 – 18:30 CEST

Top 2 advance to finals
Bottom 6 are eliminated

Match 4 – 19:15 CEST

Top 6 go to finals
Bottom 2 are eliminated

Finals – 20:00 CEST

Prize pool distribution:

1st place – $1200

2nd place – $800

3rd place – $600

4th place – $400

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