End of the line for beastcoast and Team Empire at MDL Disneyland Paris Major

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Title image courtesy of Mars Media

MDL Disneyland Paris Major witnessed the first two casualties as beastcoast and Team Empire were eliminated in the best-of-one series. 

The MDL Disneyland Paris Major ended the first day of the playoff brackets with two unforgiving best-of-one elimination series. 

In an all North American battle, beastcoast took on compLexity Gaming in the first round of the lower brackets. Both teams had their share of struggles and triumphs in the group stage, with beastcoast taking one game off of Virtus.pro as their only victory and compLexity at least taking one full series off of Fnatic

The start of the game seemed to be a level playing field - for a full 25 minutes, both teams were neck and neck trading off kills and ever so slight advantage. Then about 23 minutes in, back to back losing team fights for beastcoast was enough to give compLexity an opening and the space they needed to grasp a sizeable lead and maintain it until the end. 

The newly rebranded NA organization will advance further in the lower brackets to face off against PSG.LGD on May 9th. 

Next up on the chopping block was Mineski against Team Empire. The CIS team was the clear underdogs in the matchup, having failed to secure a single victory in the group stage and this being their first DPC event all season. Never-the-less, the CIS team gave it their all when their backs were against the wall. The first 15 minutes of the game was relatively even and fairly quite until Mineski broke free. Flawless games for Damien "kpii" Chok  and Kam "Moon" Boon Seng solidified Mineski's success and in a mere 23 minutes, the SEA had turned a calm start into a raging storm, barreling over Team Empire at the end. 

Mineski will next face off against Virtus.pro for their tournament lives.

The action resumes tomorrow, May 7th at 10:00 CEST with the two upper bracket series, followed by two more best-of-one elimination series. 

MDL Disneyland Paris Major Format

  • Group Stage - May 4th - May 5th
    • Sixteen teams are divided into four GSL groups of four teams each
    • The top two teams advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs
    • The bottom two teams advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs
    • All games are Bo3
  • Playoffs - May 6th - May 12th
    • Sixteen teams play in a double-elimination format, with the final four days being in front of a live crowd
    • Eight teams begin in the upper bracket, eight in the lower bracket
    • All games except Grand Finals and Lower Bracket Round 1 are Bo3
    • Lower Bracket Round 1 are Bo1
    • Grand Finals is Bo5

MDL Disneyland Paris Major Prize Pool Distribution:

The total prize pool for the event is $1,000,000 split between all 16 teams. In addition to the handsome financial reward, teams will be awarded DPC points as well. 

1st place: $TBD + 4,950 DPC points
2nd place: $TBD + 3,000 DPC points
3rd place: $TBD + 2,100 DPC points
4th place: $TBD + 1,350 DPC points
5-6th place: $TBD + 900 DPC points
7-8th place: $TBD + 450 DPC points
9-12th place: $TBD + 150 DPC points
13-16th place: $TBD + 75 DPC points - beastcoast/Team Empire 


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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


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