Images Courtesy: Liquipedia
One of the most monumental Dota 2 tournaments in history kicked off in the Philippines, earlier today. However, unlike most tournaments, it has little to do with the prize money. It is all about the prestige. The prestige of representing your country in an international multi-sport event and vying for glory and a gold medal.
The Dota 2 Group Stages took place today, with 8 of the very best Dota players from each country, go toe-to-toe against each other. Only 4 would survive to move on to the Playoffs of the Dota 2 section.
In the end, only the Philippines and Vietnam stood tall topping their groups and booking a place in the Winner Bracket playoffs securing at least a Bronze medal for themselves.
In the Tiebreaker match, Vietnam managed to beat Thailand to qualify as the top seed from this group.
Hence, the Philippines and Vietnam will compete in the Winner Bracket Finals tomorrow, for a place in the Grand Finals. Thailand and Laos have also made their way into the playoffs by virtue of a second-place finish in their respective groups.
The rest of the playing field including Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Indonesia have been eliminated from the tournament.
The playoffs kick-off tomorrow. You can watch the matches tomorrow HERE.