GROUPS: iZone 125, Mineski to share group in this weekend's GEST June
Posted by Patrik "Raistlin" Hellstrand 49 weeks, 3 days ago
With another month comes another spellbinding round of what DotA 1 has best to offer: GIGABYTE E-Sport Tournament: International DotA Cup. Get ready for an action-packed weekend here at GosuGamers.
Don't forget to enter our GEST GosuBet Championship!
Reigning champions MSIEvo GT will defend their throne and strive to become the first back-to-back champion in the GEST 2012 history. In group A they go up against familiar faces, as both Badburn and RedSpade was found in the Filipino champions' group in May. Badburn, who managed to come out of the group stage last time, but failed to reach longer than the quarters, will get another chance this weekend. The newcomer in the group is SVR_ES, who won the Cambodia qualifier over SiL, will try to make their mark against the seasoned group opponents.
|GIGABYTE E-Sport Tournament \ June|
|Group A||Group B|
|MSIEvo GT|| Starsboba|
|SVR_ES|| Invasion ReD|
|ReD Spade|| Dreamz|
|Group C||Group D|
|iZone 125|| Orange|
|Tell Me Why||Apple Park|
May's fourth place team Dreamz will lock horns with Vietnamese veterans StarsBoba, Invasion ReD, iDeal and newcomer TinhYeuDota in group B.
Group C has a Filipino derby between Mineski and iZone 125. The two teams have both been subject of debate and up in the limelight recently. Mineski, whose long-time roster with Jay and Wootz, was meant to play the The International East qualifier but was decided against it from the CEO himself. The head man of Mineski pointed out that the old roster was not enough fit for Dota 2 and thus signed a new quintet for the tournament.
Mineski's Filipino buddies in group C, iZone125, performed greatly in the May edition, finishing off at a second place. Captained by Michael 'Kel' Concepcion, iZone125 was able to shake the former GEST champions MSiEVo GT in the second game but was unable to seal the victory in the end. New chance to clinch the championship trophy this weekend, should they make it out of the group which also hold Velocy, Neolution and the greenhorns Tell Me Why.
The final five teams in group D will battle for two playoff spots. Fans will witness Orange battle through two Filipino teams, in the shape of Pacific.Palit and Apple Park, as well as SkyNet and Ritter-ART.
Stay tuned for tournament previews, interviews and full tournament coverage on GosuGamers this coming weekend!