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iG and FTD head to grand finals of WCA 2017

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

The grand finalists have been set at the end of Day 1 of WCA 2017 as iG and FTD will be the two teams to battle for the championship title and trophy. 

Far from the EPICENTER of Pro Circuit events happening in Moscow, WCA 2017 LAN Finals were finally underway at the De Han Hotel in Zhuhai, China. Eight teams answered the call to participate after months of qualifiers and even longer delays. In the condensed single-elimination format, the first day ended with 2:0 sweeps across the board. 

Of the eight teams, five hailed from China and three were from other regions - EU, MENA and APAC. Two teams - Fate eSports and Planet Dog were able to survive long enough to play one more day in the third place decider. 

The all Chinese grand finals between Invictus Gaming and FTD will be a crowd pleaser for the locals even though it will only be a battle across a three-game series. The entire event will conclude tomorrow, April 30th. 

The action will resume tomorrow at 10:00 local time/04:00 CEST with the three-game series between Planet Dog and Fate eSports broadcast in Chinese HERE and Russian HERE

WCA 2017 participating teams:

China Invictus Gaming
China IG.Vitality
China FTD
China Newbee.Y
China Team OD
Europe Planet Dog
Philippines Execration
Jordan Fate eSports

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

Discussion

  • Professor "changeling" Chaos ,
    Hosting 2017 tournaments in 2018. They seem to be a step behind ...
    • Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani ,
      a step? a few steps! it was originally scheduled for December, then Feb and then no one heard much about it until a few weeks ago!

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