An update from the COBX Masters

Vignesh Raghuram

28th, Jun, 2018

We’re midway through Phase 1, folks. The regional finals of the COBX Masters have kicked off and have successfully concluded in 6 cities: Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, and Ahmedabad.  

From a few classic full-length matches to textbook stomps, we've pretty much seen it all over the course of this event. Here’s a brief update on what has happened in the COBX Masters so far.

Note: The Kolkata qualifiers are currently ongoing, with VIBE and Team Surprise Gaming from Dota 2 qualifying for the LAN event. The Grand Finals match between those two teams is yet to be played.
 


 

Pune

 

Dota 2

The Pune qualifier was a cakewalk for ROG TiTans as they completely dominated all their matches winning all their games in under 25 minutes. Team GGwellplayed finished in 2nd place, securing their place at the LAN event.

CS:GO

MAG.PuneFive were the CS:GO team who walked away with the victory and INR 30,000 in prize money. Team NSK were the runner ups.

 


 

Mumbai

 

Dota 2

Signify plowed through their competitors in Mumbai, beating their opponents in quick 25 minute matches. Embrance gaming were the runner-ups for the region.

CS:GO

The CS:GO match, on the other hand, was much closer with two top teams in 2ez Gaming and Entity Gaming taking on each other in the Grand Finals in an epic match where we saw one of the closest BO3 finals in recent Indian CS:GO.

The first game saw Entity Gaming prevail on Inferno, 22-20. After multiple overtime scenarios. 2ez Gaming struck back with a fury in the second map, Train winning it 16-4 and pushing this to a game 3. The deciding game was played on Overpass where 2ez Gaming managed to take the win 16-13 and 1st place.
 


 


Hyderabad


Dota 2

Well, like all other regions in Dota 2. Hyderabad was dominated by a single top tier team. Team Wipeout, in this case, managed to win every match (bar 1) in under 25 minutes. Team LuL finished in 2nd Place and have also qualified for the LAN event.

CS:GO

Invictus was the dominant winner in the CS:GO competition, with Team Kafan taking the runner-up spot.
 


 

Bengaluru

 

Dota 2


LXG Esports who have been performing well in several local LAN events, won the Bengaluru qualifier took a 2-0 victory against team Blitzkrieg in the Grand Finals. While not as dominant as Signify/ROG Titans/Team Wipeout, it was still relatively smooth sailing for LXG Esports.

CS:GO

GoFigure won the CS:GO portion of the event, taking home INR 30,000 and Reload Gaming finished as the runner-ups.
 


 

Ahmedabad

 


Dota 2

It was a similar story for Reckoning Esports in Ahmedabad. While not as dominant as the big three mentioned earlier, they still won the tournament quite easily. Team D9 put up a decent fight to stretch out the games to 40 mins+ and they will move on to the qualifiers as runner-ups.

CS:GO

While Elements won the CS:GO tournament securing INR 30,000 to qualify for the LAN event, Dracarys took 2nd place and secured INR 20,000 and a slot at the LAN.
 


 

Chennai

 


Dota 2

We finally had a close BO3 Grand Final in the Chennai qualifier where Dagger Nation took on Wasted potential. Dagger Nation who had already played a full BO3 lasting 4 hours in the semifinals, beat Wasted Potential 2-1 in the Grand Finals for the win.

CS:GO

Team 1614 were the team who were victorious in the CS:GO qualifier beating down Flirting With Danger in the Grand Finals.
 



Hence the teams who have already qualified for the LAN event are:
 

Dota 2

CS:GO

ROG TiTans

MAG.PuneFive

GGwellplayed

Team NSK

Signify

2ez Gaming

Embrance Gaming

Entity Gaming

Team Wipeout

iNvictus

Team LuL

Team Kafan

LXG Esports

GoFigure

Blitzkrieg

Reload Gaming

Reckoning Esports

White Elements

D9

Dracarys

Dagger Nation

Team 1614

Wasted Potential

Flirting With Danger

 

The qualifiers for Kohima, Jaipur, and Delhi are yet to conclude but we're sure some of the best teams in the country will turn up and showcase their skills on the big stage.

Details about the big LAN event is still yet to be released to the public, we expect COBX to announce them after all the qualifiers have concluded. Until then, you can watch the rest of the qualifiers on their Youtube Channel


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