Introducing The QH Sports Dota Series 1 Playoff TeamsPosted by NEWS August 18, 2021 in
The QH Sports Dota Series 1 group stage has come to an end after seven days of non-stop Dota 2 action from the most promising talents in China and Southeast Asia.
From 10 teams, the participants of the inaugural invitational Dota 2 tournament organized by Qui Hia Sports and Oceanic Esports League are now down to eight. Here are the teams advancing to the USD$15,000 playoffs.
Despite having their roster finalized mere days before the tournament started, Team D didn’t have any problem dominating the group stage of the QH Sports Dota Series 1. The squad that is an amalgamation of Southeast Asian talents went on to notch a 14-4 match win-loss record, which cemented their spot on the top of the standings. Save for the top dog status, the Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang-led squad is also the favorite to win the whole thing.
The squad that boasts the spunk of Malaysian veterans and the bloodthirstiness of their Chinese support duo proved to be the second most powerful team in the group stages. Ragdoll proved in the seven-day tournament phase that their claws are sharp, as they qualify to the playoffs with a 12-6 match win-loss record.
Team God somehow lived up to their name as they cap their group stage campaign in third place. Though they were tied up with the Cheng “vtFαded” Jia Hao-empowered squad in terms of record, their failure to score against Ragdoll in their meeting got them seeded a spot lower than them. They now look for payback as they meet them once more, this time, in a best-of-three bout.
The lone squad that is carrying Mongolia’s pride on their back didn’t disappoint. They are the last team to complete the upper bracket competitors after finishing the group stage with an 11-7 match win-loss record. As they enter the playoffs, Lilgun looks to test the extent of their potential as they greet the top seed, Team D.
The upper bracket seed was within the grasp of M Y’s hand if not for the 0-2 beating they received from the Mongolian representatives. They were tied with Lilgun in terms of win-draw-loss record and that one series loss decided their playoff fate. Nevertheless, the Thailand-based squad is right on track in proving that the country has more than one powerhouse.
Sun did shine upon the stages of QH Sports Dota Series 1 but it wasn’t as bright as they wanted it to be. LBZS’ results were pretty consistent, though they hardly dominated. They tied five series to notch an 11-7 match win-loss record. Despite this, however, they have yet to set beyond the horizon as they try to heat things up once more from the lower bracket of the playoffs versus Army Geniuses.
The performance of Indonesia’s sole representative for QH Sports Dota Series 1 was rather unpredictable. They finished the group stage with a 9-9 match win-loss record after scoring some games off of the teams from the higher seeds. Should they be keen to further prove their brains, Army Geniuses need to bring their entire arsenal versus LBZS in the playoffs, especially after their loss against them in the group stage.
This Chinese team completed the final eight participants of the QH Sports Dota Series 1 playoff. Crocodile’s 7-11 match win-loss record allowed them to extend their tournament life albeit from the lower bracket of the double-elimination bout. Though tougher battles lie ahead, especially since greeting them in the first round is the Thai representative that dominated them in their group stage meeting.
The QH Sports Dota Series 1 playoff will be held from August 18 to August 22 and will be streamed live on Oceanic Esports’ official Twitch channel.