IronLady DotA tournament kicks off
The SteelSeries IronLady tournament is underway. Although there are only two DotA teams playing, they will be no short of action from the tournament since they will be three different competitions going on. Namely a 1v1, 2v2 and 5v5.
Arguably the most famous female DotA team in the world, PMS|Asterisk* from Singapore was invited for this tournament. To further boost their chance of winning the tournament, PMS has enlisted the help of Malaysia's Shizuma, leader of team ShizumaPro which placed second in the SMM KL qualifiers. They will be playing against the lone China team named Steel|KK. The team consists of players from China's premier female DotA team, KK and two previous winners of IronLady WC3.
While there is only two teams playing, there will still be lots of action coming from this event as three different competitions have been organized. A 1v1 competition, a 2v2 competition and the classic 5v5 competition. The 1v1 and 2v2 competition will be played on -om mode with a King of Fighter format. 5v5 will of course be played on -cm mode and a Best out of Three game. Prize distribution is 5000 RMB for the champions of the 1v1 and 2v2 tournament, and 2500 Yen for the runners-up. While the champions of the 5v5 tournament will walk away with RMB Yen
To ensure that all games are fair some restrictions have been imposed on the 1v1 and 2v2 matches. The first being no power-ups. Secondly, they will be no Courier bottling. This means that they will be no runes present and Flying Courier can only carry Empty Bottle from base to said Heroes once only.
The IronLady DotA tournament will be held from today until Sunday and is being held in Shang Hai. To spice things up, the organizers have provided a little present to our male gamers in the form of a photo shoot of all the participating players. Check it out Here.
Explanation of the King of Fighter format:
One player from each team will play each other until a player loses. The losing team will then swap a player to play. The winner cannot change heroes to play. The competition ends when one team has no more players to field.
|First Match||KK.sara||<|| PMS.Shizuma|
|Second Match||KK.XiaoChang||<|| PMS.Shizuma|
|Third Match||KK.NaoNao||<|| PMS.Shizuma|
|Fourth Match||KK.XiaoM||>|| PMS.Shizuma|
|Fifth Match||KK.XiaoM||<|| PMS.msjovial*|
|Sixth Match||KK.Ruru||>|| PMS.msjovial*|
|Seventh Match||KK.Ruru||>|| PMS.w4ndeRz*|
|Eighth Match||KK.Ruru||>|| PMS.Kimchi|
|First Match|| KK|Sara + |
|>|| PMS|pinksheep* +|
|Second Match|| KK|ruru +|
|<|| PMS|Shizuma* +|
|Third Match|| KK|Sara +|
|<|| PMS|Shizuma* +|
PMS shows that they are the better female team in DotA by taking down Steel|KK in an impressive sweep of the final day competition. Due to our new server move, we are unable to upload the replays are the moment. The replays however can be downloaded here for game one and here for game two. Draft Information is as follows:
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PMS | w4ndeRz* (Bot)
PMS | MsJovial* (Bot)
PMS pinksheep* (Top)
PMS | Kimchi* (Top)
PMS | shiZuMa* (Mid)
| || |
PMS pinksheep* (Bot)
PMS | w4ndeRz* (Mid)
PMS | MsJovial* (Top)
PMS | Kimchi* (Bot)
PMS | shiZuMa* (Top)
PMS having won the last day's tournament and the second day's, they have now netted themselves the championship prize pool of 10000 RMB for the 5v5 tournament and 5000 RMB for the individual tournament. A total of 15000 RMB is awarded to PMS for their excellent win.
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