TNC Predator Are the Champions of WESG 2018
The Dota 2 part of World Electronic Sports Games 2018 has concluded with TNC Predator defeating Keen Gaming (2-0), receiving $500,000 in prize money. The third place was secured by the Russian mix White-Off, which outplayed Team Ukraine (2-1) in the decider match.
TNC Predator managed to place first despite playing with a stand-in – the team’s in-game leader Carlo "Kuku" Palad was unable to attend the event. Apparently, the player is banned from visiting the Chinese city of Chongqing, the city host of the event, as the result of the racism scandal. Thus, the team had to play with Marc Polo Luis "Raven" Fausto, who is currently signed by Lotac. Nonetheless, the team placed first in group A with 3 victories and 2 draws and won all maps within their playoffs matches.
WESG 2018 was held on March 7th-10th and featured 24 national teams competing for a $890,000 prize pool. First, the teams were split into four round-robin groups with best-of-two series. Then top two teams from each group advanced to the single-elimination playoffs bracket with best-of-three series.
|Group A||Group B|
|4.||Omega Gaming||2-0-3||6p||4.||Team Australia||1-3-1||6p|
|Group C||Group D|
|3.||The Final Tribe||1-4-0||7p||3.||Mr Game Boy||2-3-0||9p|
|4.||TEAM TEAM||1-2-2||5p||4.||PotM Bottom||2-1-2||7p|
|6.||FATE Esports||0-2-3||2p||6.||Mega Aorus||0-0-5||0p|
|5th-8th||$10,000||EHOME, Gorillaz-Pride, NoLifer5, Team Canarinho|
|9th-12th||--||BLACKJACK, Nemiga Gaming, The Final Tribe, Mr Game Boy|
|13th-16th||-||Omega Gaming, Team Australia, TEAM TEAM, PotM Bottom|
|17th-20th||-||Reckoning Esports, LeetPro, Room 310, Team Mongolia|
|21st-24th||-||Team Aster, Deutschlando, FATE Esports, MEGA Aorus|