To The Playoffs: Dota 2 PIT Minor Group Stage Recap
Posted 26th April 2019 By: Derpina    259 Views
Esports News – The 3-day round-robin group stage of Dota 2 PIT Minor recently concluded. None of the teams were eliminated and seeded into the lower bracket, so all teams head on to the playoffs. This entire round is an excellent teaser for the kind of Dota 2 tournament people look forward to once The International 9 takes off. See the complete tournament recap and highlights below.
Europe – Ninjas in Pyjamas
China – Royal Never Give Up
Russia – Gambit Esports
Indonesia – BOOM ID
Europe – Alliance
China – EHOME
United States – Forward Gaming
Peru – Majestic Esports
In Group A, the first group to finish their matches was BOOM ID. They defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas with a 2-0 scoreline and upset the match in a reverse sweep. While this particular upset executed by BOOM ID against a powerhouse team is less important than the previous matches, it gave the team confidence and momentum boost for the upcoming playoffs.
Another match in Group A showed Royal Never Give Up outwitting Gambit Esports. RNG only suffered defeat during their 50-minute back and forth match. They managed to win the next two matches to seal their victory.
In Group B, Swedish team Majestic Esports once again took everyone by surprise by aggressively taking the lead on their match against SA team Alliance. Majestic Esports ended the game with a quick and smooth reverse sweep to defeat their opponent and take the first place position in Group B.
Following the positive turn of events from Majestic Esports’ perspective, we have Forward Gaming’s struggles and challenges to keep their team together. The team was never cohesive since the start of the competition. Although they managed to win their match against EHOME, their record suffered from their two succeeding matches. It’s worth noting that Forward Gaming recent roster changes earned them the QI Americas Invitational title and ESL One Birmingham 2019 qualification within the span of a week, so their poor performance at the Dota 2 PIT Minor is alarming.
The next matches waiting for the 8 Dota 2 teams is the playoffs that opens its doors today. They will face each other in the arena once again following the current format: double-elimination matches, BO3 team matches, 3 rounds of lower-bracket matches in BO1, and grand finals in BO5.