Gen.G Are the Winners of Mid-Season Brawl 2018
Yesterday concluded the first global competition in the current Heroes of the Storm professional season. In the grand finals of Mid-Season Brawl the South Korean team Gen.G defeated the Europeans from Team Dignitas with the 4-3 score, taking home $100,000 of prize money.
The event was held on June 9-18 in Jönköping, Sweden, and featured twelve best teams from all over the world competing for their share of a $250,000 prize pool. First the teams were seeded into two round-robin groups with best-of-two series, where a win was worth 3 points and a draw granted 1 point to each team. Then top two teams from each group advanced to the upper bracket, while the teams placed 3rd-4th made it to the lower bracket. The playoffs stage was held in a double-elimination format with best-of-five regular series and best-of-five grand finals, where the team from upper bracket got a 1-map advantage.
Gen.G made it all the way to the grand finals without losing a single map – they placed first in Group A with the 5-0-0 score, then in the upper bracket they defeated 3-0 both Team Dignitas and Tempest. Team Dignitas placed second in Group B with the 3-1-1 score. After dropping from the semi-finals to the lower bracket, the European team managed to defeat Fnatic (3-1), Tempo Storm (3-0), and Tempest (3-1). The final series concluded with the 4-3 series in favour of Gen.G.
|Group A||Group B|
|2.||Tempo Storm||3-0-2||9p||2.||Team Dignitas||3-1-1||10p|
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|9th-10th||$5,000||Mindfreak, Chall Enge|
|11th-12th||$5,000||TheOne, Luna Meow|