Team Indonesia wins the Dota 2 Grand Final of the IESF World Esports Championship beating the Philippines
So, the first event of the IESF World Esports Championship finally concluded with the Dota 2 tournament on the 9th of December. Team Indonesia became the winner with a promising win over Team Philippines with a score of 3-2 in the Best of 5 games. As you all came across our articles, International Esports Federation organised the 14th WE Championship with numerous other tournaments. Apart from Dota 2, it included PUBG Mobile, Fighting games and Counter-Strike Global offensive.
The Dota 2 event –
As you all know, the tournament began on 3rd December with a total of twenty-nine teams. It had a prize pool of $100,000 USD which was split among the top 3 teams. The location for the tournament was in Bali in the form of an offline event. Finally, it concluded yesterday 9th December.
Recap of the Grand Final match –
It was Team Philippines vs Team Indonesia in the Grand Final of the IESF World Esports Championship Dota 2. The Grand Final consisted of the Best of 5 games –
- Game 1: It was a default win for Team Philippines as they had the advantage of Upper Bracket and started the game with a 1-0 lead.
- Game 2: Both teams picked their drafts, Philippines picked Tusk, Skywrath Mage, Clockwerk, Templar Assassin and Tiny. Indonesia began with Mirana, Ember Spirit, Grimstroke, Lycan and Slark. The game went on for 45 minutes and 3 seconds with Indonesia claiming the win.
- Game 3: Both teams picked their respective drafts with Philippines keeping Tusk and Skywrath but changing the other lineups bringing Primal Beast, Gyrocopter and Terror Blade. Indonesia also underwent a few changes as they brought in Clockwerk, Marci and Drow Ranger, with Mirana and Ember Spirit remaining the same. The game went on for 60 minutes and 27 seconds and Philippines won the game.
- Game 4: We got to see two changes in the lineup of the Philippines, they brought Marci and Slark into their lineup with other heroes remaining the same from the previous game. Indonesia brought Crystal Maiden, Beastmaster and Phantom Lancer in. After a game of 31 minutes and 31 seconds, Indonesia made it a win.
- Game 5: Philippines picked Silencer, Mars, Tusk, Skywarth Mage, and Sniper in their draft phase while, Indonesia changed three heroes as they brought in Visage, Marci and Lone Druid. The game went on for 42 minutes and 45 seconds with Indonesia clinching the title.
For those who don’t know how the tournament took place, here is the complete overview.
Format of the tournament –
On 3rd December, it began with the Group Stage then followed up to the Play-in Elimination Stage from 4th December to 5th of December and later went for Main Event Finals which took place between 6th to 9th of December.
- Group Stage – Action commenced with a total of 24 teams and all were drawn into four groups of 6 each. The matches that took place were Best of 1 game and four teams from each group qualified for the Playoffs.
- Play-In Elimination Stage – A total of 16 teams competed in this and followed a single-elimination bracket format. It didn’t have any final game and all the matches that were played are of Best of 3 Games. Three teams then advanced to the Main Event Finals.
- Main Event Finals – Here a total of 8 teams were seen competing with each other. It consisted of the Host country, four regional winners and the three teams coming up from the Play-In Elimination Stage. The Main Event followed a double-elimination bracket with all matches of best of 3 games. The Grand Final was of Best of 5 game series. As you read about Philippines having the lead in the Grand Final, it was because of the Upper Bracket advantage that they had. The Upper Bracket winner got to start the Grand Final with a 1:0 advantage map score.
How the teams managed to make it through?
From Group A, we got to see Thailand, Laos, Uzbekistan and Mexico making it. Group B gave us Myanmar, Philippines, Nepal and Team Venezuela. Group C provided Bulgaria, Team IESF, Team Poland and Colombia while Group D was Brazil, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Australia.
Play-In Elimination Stage gave three teams mainly Philippines, Laos and Thailand. Later all these competed in the Main Event finals and ended up with Indonesia claiming the game.