And Then There Were 6: The QH Sports Dota Series 2 Playoff TeamsPosted by NEWS September 9, 2021 in
The QH Sports Dota Series 2 has finally reached its culmination after more than a week of non-stop Dota 2 action featuring some of the best teams Southeast Asia has to offer.
From eight participants, only six teams were able to prove themselves worthy of advancing to the playoffs of the invitational Dota 2 tournament organized by Qui Hia Sports and Oceanic Esports League.
Here are the six playoff teams of the QH Sports Dota Series 2:
- Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng
- Kam “MooN” Boon Seng
- Damien “kpii” Sau-jing Chok
- Tue “-ah fu-” Soon Chuan
- Roger “roddgeee” Tan Boon Thye
Team SMG was consistently dominant in the entirety of their group stage run. Among the top three teams in the standings, only this squad that features accomplished Southeast Asian Dota 2 players never suffered from a series sweep. Posing four wins and three draws as they enter the final stage of the QH Sports Dota Series 2, this Malaysia-based squad definitely has their eyes set on the championship title.
- Muhammad “inYourdreaM” Rizky
- Hiew “AlaCrity” Teck Yoong
- Galvin “Mizu” Kang Jian Wen
- Wilson “Poloson” Koh
- Tri “Jhocam” Kuncoro
All eyes were on Galaxy Racer during the opening of the tournament. They entered the competition fresh off of a successful championship run versus Southeast Asia’s representatives for The International 10, and they have delivered so far after ending the group stage just below Team SMG. As they continue their campaign in the upper bracket, this squad featuring Galvin “Mizu” Kang Jian will look to have the stages of QH Sports Dota Series 2 host their second consecutive championship victory.
- Jinn Marrey “Palos” Lamatao
- Mark Anthony “Bob” Urbina
- Ryan Jay “raging-_-potato” Qui
- Don Carlo “BDz” Manalo
- Ralph Richard “RR” Penano
Execration had a rather rocky start after getting swept by the Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng-empowered squad to open their QH Sports Dota Series 2 campaign. However, they were able to claw their way up in the standings after annihilating Army Geniuses and Galaxy Racer in one group stage day. They look to fulfill their promise of securing the throne they once let go of as they open their playoff campaign in the upper bracket.
- Cheng “vtFaded” Jia Hao
- Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son
- Wang “GY” Kok Guan
- Zhou “James” Yi Fu
- Wang “MenYouPing” Liang
The defending QH Sports Dota Series champion managed to prove their might against more established names of the Southeast Asian Dota 2 scene. They were tied with Execration in terms of match win-loss record and will be opening their playoffs campaign versus the tournament top seed, Team SMG. Will the Malaysian one-two punch of Cheng “vtFaded” Jia Hao and Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son be strong enough to defend their title?
- Daud “db-” Budiawan
- Tri “Mamang Daya” Daya Pamungkas
- Syaid “woMy” Muhammad Resky
- Rifki “Lym-” Firdaus Oetomo
- Yukatheo “you_K” Glen
The Indonesian squad’s group stage performance this time didn’t really wander too far from their results the first time they played in the QH Sports Dota Series. Despite this circumstance, they still managed to net a fourth-place finish last time. With more established teams now gracing the playoffs, Army Geniuses will look to replicate, if not improve their achievement, from the lower bracket of the playoffs.
- Denz Daryll “Abat” Anedez
- Bùi Văn “hunghung” Hùng
- Lee “Ashes-” Zhi Xian
- Nguyen “Yasy” Chau Loi
- James “Erice” Guerra
Top Team replaced Team God during the group stage after the latter was disqualified due to roster issues. They inherited their standing and were able to notch six wins after that to become the sixth and final team to qualify for the playoffs. Whether this amalgamation of Southeast Asian prospects is capable of pulling off some upsets or not will be determined in the QH Sports Dota Series 2 playoffs.
The QH Sports Dota Series 2 will be streamed live on the official Twitch channel of Oceanic Esports.