Vici Gaming, Team Aster and EHOME Qualify for MDL Chengdu Major
The regional Chinese qualifiers for MDL Chengdu Major has concluded. Vici Gaming, Team Aster and EHOME have secured their place at the major, while Royal Never Give Up, Invictus Gaming, Newbee, and CDEC Gaming will participate in the qualifiers for DOTA Summit 11. The rest of the teams received 10 DPC points.
The qualifier started with a group stage, which featured two round-robin groups of five teams with best-of-two series. Top two teams from each group advanced to the playoffs, the teams placed 3rd made it to the minor qualifier, while the teams placed 4th played in a best-of-three decider match for their place in the minor qualifier.
There were two tiebreakers in Group B – RNG outplayed Newbee in the 2nd-3rd place tiebreaker, while CDEC Gaming defeated Keen Gaming to secure the fourth place. The decider match between Look For Smile and CDEC Gaming concluded with the 2-0 score in favour of the latter.
Group Stage Results:
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||Vici Gaming||2-2-0||6p||1.||Team Aster||2-2-0||7p|
|2.||EHOME||2-2-0||6p||2.||Royal Never Give Up||1-2-1||4p|
|4.||Look for Smile||1-0-3||2p||4.||CDEC Gaming||0-3-1||3p|
|5.||Team Sirius||0-1-3||1p||5.||Keen Gaming||0-3-1||3p|
In the playoffs’ upper bracket Vici Gaming managed to beat Royal Never Give Up (2-1), while EHOME lost to Team Aster (1-2). In the 3rd place decider EHOME outplayed RNG (2-1), securing the last spot at the major.
|1st-2nd||MDL Chengdu Major||Vici Gaming, Team Aster|
|3rd||MDL Chengdu Major||EHOME|
|4th||DOTA Summit 11 Qualifier||Royal Never Give Up|
|5-6th||DOTA Summit 11 Qualifier||Invictus Gaming, Newbee|
|7th||DOTA Summit 11 Qualifier||CDEC Gaming|
|8th||10 DPC Points||Look for Smile|
|9-10th||10 DPC Points||Team Sirius, Keen Gaming|