Today, January 6th, the first Dota 2 LAN tournament of 2017 kicked off in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Eight teams from around the world gathered at the Arena of Stars to battle it out for a US$250,000 prize pool and the coveted ESL One trophy.
Group A has Virtus.pro, Newbee, Team NP and FNATIC competing for two slots in the semifinals. After today’s three matches, it was the Chinese squad, Newbee, who topped the group with a 2-0 result and can now prepare for Sunday’s playoffs. The remaining teams will continue their battle in the elimination and decider matches tomorrow.
- Virtus.pro vs. FNATIC 1-0
- Newbee vs. NP 1-0
- Virtus.pro vs. Newbee 1-2
Group B, consisting of Digital Chaos, Wings Gaming, WG.Unity and Execration, saw Digital Chaos advancing to the semifinals after a thrilling and tense TI6 finals rematch against Wings Gaming. Wings, Execration and WG.Unity will continue their group matches tomorrow to determine who will join DC in the playoffs.
- Digital Chaos vs. Execration 1-0
- Wings vs. WG.Unity 1-0
- Digital Chaos vs. Wings 2-1
When the enemy team has a Monkey King pic.twitter.com/zhl3pqWo3r— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) January 6, 2017
Dat Rubick lift! pic.twitter.com/HktafK8EFI— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) January 6, 2017
The battle continues tomorrow
Be sure to join us tomorrow at 10AM MYT as ESL One Genting continues with elimination and decider matches for both group A and B! Remember to follow ESL Dota 2 on Twitter and Facebook for live coverage, highlight videos, updates and more.