Jan 9 2017 - 5:06 am

Digital Chaos Wins ESL One Genting

DC won their first tournament in spectacular fashion at ESL One Genting.
GAMURS Dota 2 Writer

In stunning fashion, Digital Chaos won their first tournament this weekend at ESL One Genting. DC beat Chinese powerhouse Newbee in a rare full best-of-five match. They are the first winners of a major LAN tournament in 2017 and on the new 7.01 gameplay version.  

The day began with the two semifinal matches: Digital Chaos playing Virtus.pro, followed by Newbee vs. Wings Gaming. VP, the heavy favorites to take the whole tournament, saw themselves get upset by DC, on the back of some usual, yet effective, item builds. On the other side of the bracket, we saw Newbee take down WIngs, and take the title of China's strongest team.

The finals went all five games, something that hasn't been done in years. Newbee took the first game, which was quickly matched in game two by Digital Chaos. Newbee struck back again in the third map, but DC took the tournament by winning games four and five. This is the first tournament win for not only the team, but for DC's postition 5 player, Martin "Saksa" Sazdov, as well. 


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Sources:

Liquipedia Player Profiles and Tournaments Page

Art Credit: ESL Dota2

Feb 17 2017 - 4:59 pm

ESL embarks on another journey in the Philippines

ESL has decided to embark on another journey in the Philippines with a new Dota tournament titled “The Manila Masters.”
Image via ESL
Journalist for GAMURS

ESL has decided to embark on another journey in the Philippines with a new Dota tournament titled “The Manila Masters.” The first event of the “Masters” series will be a combined effort between ESL and Mineski-Events Team. This duo has decided to return to the Philippines due to the wide array of success that came from this region in the past.

Image via ESL

Although the format for the tournament is currently unknown, we do know that the venue for this event will be the SM Mall of Asia arena. One team has already been invited to compete, Evil Geniuses, and there are seven more expected to compete. The event will take place from May 26-28 and there is a projected prize pool of $250,000 up for grabs.

To get more information on this event, check out The Masters Website.


What are your thoughts on ESL making its return to the Philippines with The Manila Masters?

Zachery Chevere can be contacted on Twitter @EsportsZach and emailed at zachchevere@gmail.com

Feb 6 2017 - 5:57 pm

Mushi Leaves Fnatic

One of the figureheads of Southeast Asian Dota has left his post as captain of Fnatic.
GAMURS Dota 2 Writer

Fnatic is saying goodbye to the long-standing captain of its Dota team, Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung, the team announced on their official website.

Mushi has been the captain of the Fnatic's Dota team since the organization returned to Dota back in June 2015. Under his lead, the Fnatic banner saw numerous forays into major tournaments, climaxing in a spectacular run at The International 6, placing fourth, the best showing of an SEA team ever. However, in recent months, the team experienced a hard drop off, and did not qualify to attend the Boston Major. The team also suffered at tournaments they did manage to qualify for, being eliminated within the first round.

In a press release included in the announcement, Mushi said he is unsure about his future plans, but looks forward to exploring new environments.

Fnatic reassured fans that they are not closing their Dota 2 division. The organization announced that Chong Xin "Ohaiyo" Khoo will be taking the role of captain for the squad, and the team is also acquiring Kim "Febby" Yong-min.

While they search for a player to fill in a vacancy, Fnatic's roster includes:

  1. Searching for a Position 1
  2. Chong Xin "Ohaiyo" Khoo [C]
  3. Kim "Febby" Yong-min
  4. Searching for a Position 4
  5. Searching for a Position 5

Sources:

Image via Fnatic

Announcement on Fnatic's official website

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