WESG 2018 Champions – TNC Predator
TNC Predator became the champion of World Electronic Sports Games 2018 of Dota 2. In the grand finals, the team of Timothy “Tims” Randrup beat Keen Gaming 2-0 and earned $ 500 thousand. In the playoffs, TNC didn’t lose a single map. On the way to the finals, the Filipino side was far superior to Team Canarinho and White-off.
— WESG (@WESGcom) March 10, 2019
While Keen coped with EHOME and Team Ukraine Yellow to make its way to the final. White-off won against Team Ukraine Yellow 2-1 in the match for third place. The team earned $ 100 thousand. While the Yellow team of Seeds “CeMaTheSlayeR” Krivulja received $ 50 thousand.
TNC Deserve the Title Victory
TNC showed impressive performance, even though they were playing without Kuku. His substitute, Raven proved vital for the side. TNC has a special love for this competition since they won it back in 2016. The home crowd’s favorites couldn’t do much, Keen Gaming couldn’t do much against them.
The most impressive feat of TNC in the competition was the first game against White-Off which they won after 57 minutes. Meanwhile, the two favorites of the competition, White-off, and Team Ukraine Yellow finished off at 3rd and 4th places. The Russians were the reigning champions of the competition since they won it back in 2017. However, they were turned down by a very determined TNC side.
White-Off & Ukraine Failed to shine
Team Ukraine Yellow showed very unconvincing performances. They might have been rated as the second best team of the competition. The Ukrainian boys couldn’t play a decent game against Keen Gaming, to whom they lost 2-0.
Even though both of the fan favorites were eliminated before the grand finals, third-place match was a treat for the fans. The match was played after the grand finals and didn’t disappoint the crowd. Since in the first game, Na’Vi managed to draw first blood by leading the series 1-0. However, White-Off were no pushovers, since they made a splendid comeback and secured the third place.
The first part of matches in the Playoffs have been finished. Keen Gaming beat EHOME, while Team Ukraine managed to overcome Gorillaz Pride.
— WESG (@WESGcom) March 9, 2019
StarLadder Champions – Vici Gaming
Vici Gaming won at StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor and earned $ 125 thousand and 120 DPC points. The team from China also received a ticket to DreamLeague Season 11. In the grand finals, Vici Gaming beat Gambit Esports 3-0. In the playoffs, Pan Fade Yu came out of first place, losing only the Gambit Esports card.
— VICI Gaming (@VICI) March 10, 2019
In the semifinals, the Chinese team defeated the Flying Penguins with a score of 2-0. StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor took place from 7 to 10 March in Kiev. Eight teams participated in the championship. The prize fund of the tournament was $ 300 thousand and 500 DPC points.
The season consists of five minor and major tournaments. Dota Pro Circuit points are earned by all participants of the championships. Points are awarded to teams, not players, as was the case in the 2017/2018 season.