Na’Vi and Complexity make it to upper bracket, Vega Squadron finishes last.
The Dota Pro Circuit season 2018-19 has officially started. The group stages began on 29th October 2018 and ended yesterday. After Liquid backed out, team Lithium was to take their place. Dendi plays as the mid stand in for Lithium (now Vega Squadron), replacing MagE who could not make it due to Visa issues. The eight teams were divided into 2 groups of 4.
Group A had both Na’Vi and Vega Squadron. Dendi playing against his team was something everyone looked forward to, but yet again, Na’Vi defeated the team Dendi was on. In Group A, Vega gave an abysmal performance; they did not win even a single match. On the opposite spectrum, Complexity did not drop a single game and went on to win all matches. Na’Vi also gave a good performance, dropping only one game.
Complexity and Na’vi reached the upper bracket, while Vega Squadron and Infamous, who only played one series (against Vega), dropped to lower brackets.
The Group B included the SEA team Tigers (formerly of TNC), who had undergone a change due to Valve’s new rules. 1437’s team performed amazingly in their group. The Tigers won every series, losing only one game in BO3 to Royal Never Give Up. The latter is the Dota 2 squad of the Royal Club, best known for their League of Legends team in China.
As expected, the squad consisting of Chinese top tier players like ah fu and Monet performed well, losing 1 series and winning two. Chessie’s team The Final Tribe managed to bag only one series. On the other hand, the new NA team Rooons did not win a single match.
In Group B Tigers topped the group followed by Royal Never Give Up. Both of them will go to the upper bracket. Rooons and The Final Tribe drop to lower bracket.