First eliminations of ESL One Mumbai 2019
Signify, compLexity Gaming and Team Team were the first three casualties of ESL One Mumbai 2019.
In front of a live audience, the first teams were eliminated in India's initial premier LAN event.
It was tough for the hometown heroes, Signify to have to bid farewell to the event so early on, but it wasn't entirely unexpected. The inexperienced team went head to head with one of SEA's fiercest competitors who rank 10 in the DPC leaderboards right now, TNC Predator. Despite a clean sweep of elimination, the Indian team did show some impressive potential and will hopefully keep the competitive spirit burning for some time to come.
Up next on the chopping block was the series between compLexity and The Pango. It took a full three games to determine the winner and eliminate the second team. compLexity looked strong coming out of the gate after seizing the lead and ultimately the game from their CIS opponents. However, in a reverse sweep with two quick and overwhelmingly dominant games by The Pango, the North American team was sent packing.
TNC's success then pit them against Team Team who seems to have put the finishing touches on a lackluster playoff stage after an explosive group stage start. The first match belonged all to TNC with the SEA taking a convincing first game victory. Team Team had a rough start to the second match but managed to turn things around for some time. Unfortunately for them, they weren't able to capitalize too much or maintain their grasp on it and fell to TNC in the end.
The action resumes tomorrow, in front of a live audience at 08:00 CEST with another elimination series.
Round 3 - Best of 3
Round 4 - Best of 3
Best of 5
- Will be played from April 19-21 in NSCI Dome in front of live audience
- Double Elimination
- Except grand finals, All games are played in Bo3 Series
- Grand finals is played in a Bo5 Series
Groups for Mumbai
ESL One Mumbai 2019
Eight teams will be competing for a slice of the $300,000 prize pool April 16th-21st. There are three directly invited teams and five qualified teams from NA, EU/CIS, China, SEA, and India participating in India's first premier Dota 2 LAN event.