Which Dota 2 team will reign supreme at the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup 2018?

Vignesh Raghuram

18th, Oct, 2018

The last Indian esports tournament in the action-packed month of October will be the Taiwan Excellence Cup 2018. 8 teams from across India will fight it out in a LAN setting at the Infinity Mall in Mumbai. The tournament kicks off tomorrow on the 19th of October. The winners of both Dota 2 and CS:GO will be walking away with the bulk of the ?5 Lakh Prizepool presented for each game.

If the ESL India Premiership 2018 - Fall Season Finale was an endurance test lasting 3 months, the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup 2018 will be a sprint to the finish in which 8 teams will scramble for their place in this stacked LAN.

 
 
Format
 
  • The first round will be knockout fixtures.

  • The four 1st round Winners will be placed in a Double Elimination bracket.

  • All games except Grand Finals are BO1s.

  • Grand Finals will be a BO3.


 
Prize money
 

A total of ?5 Lakh will be on the line for Dota 2 teams. It will be distributed to these teams relative to their performance in this event.
 

  • Winner: INR 2,00,000
  • Runner Up: INR 1,00,000
  • 3rd - 4th Place: INR 50,000 per team
  • 5th - 8th Place: INR 25,000 per team
 
 
Teams
 

Signify

The best team the country has ever seen as evidenced by the fact they’ve never lost a single Indian LAN since their inception as well as going to an International LAN and going toe-to-toe with teams like Fnatic and Team Secret. Signify will be the team to beat at TEGC 2018.

 

ROG TiTans

The team that has come closest to beating Signify in a full BO3. ROG TiTans have tons of momentum behind them as well with a championship win in Dew Arena and a 2nd Place finish in the Fall Season finale. They will be looking to utilize it to bring down the giants.

 

LXG Esports

The only other team at this event to have beaten Signify, LXG Esports have improved leaps and bounds after their emergence as a major force in the Indian esports circles. A win here would be their crowning achievement in the larger landscape.

 

Wipeout

This Hyderabadi powerhouse has declined considerably after a promising 2017. But they are still a force to be reckoned with. The calibre of the players they possess just means that we can never really discount them.

 

The rest of the teams: ATE Gaming, Bloodmist, Unknowns Cartel and Team Revolution have all been on the cusp of breaking into the top tiers of Indian Dota 2. An upset in the first round knockout fixtures would be enough to propel them into the spotlight and focus our attention towards them.
 


 
Schedule and Brackets
 

Day 1: 19th October 2018
 

Match No.

Match

Time (in IST)

1

Signify vs ATE Gaming

11:00 AM

2

LXG Esports vs Team Revolution

12:30 PM

3

ROG TiTans vs Unknowns Cartel

02:00 PM

4

Bloodmist vs Wipeout

03:30 PM

WB1

Winner of 1 vs Winner of 2

04:45 PM

WB2

Winner of 3 vs Winner of 4

06:15 PM

LB1

Loser of WB1 vs Loser of WB2

07:45 PM

WBF

Winner of WB1 vs Winner of WB2

09:30 PM

 

Day 2: 20th October 2018

 

Match No.

Match

Time (in IST)

LBF

Winner of LB1 vs Loser of WBF

10:00 AM

GF

Winner of WBF vs Winner of LBF

11:30 PM

 
 
Broadcast Info

Games will be streamed live on the TEGC channel and fans in Mumbai can also drop by to catch them live. More details on the venue can be found here.

The AFK Gaming crew will be there at the venue as well, so if you spot us, come say hi!!

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