Newbee take the WCG 2019 title

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Title image courtesy of WCG 

Newbee dominated the WCG 2019 LAN event, taking home the title and $80,000 to end their season. 

The runner up team for The International 7 had a subpar DPC 2018-2019 season, unable to land themselves at a single DPC event. Refusing to give up, Newbee still put forth their best effort and positive mental attitude as they gave one final push to seize a notable achievement for the year. 

Their effort paid off. Clearly dominating the group stage with a perfect 7:0 score, Newbee then clobbered all of the teams in their path in the playoff brackets, ending with a 2:0 sweep over the Filipino representatives, Cignal Ultra

After seven years, Dota 2 returned to World Cyber Games (WCG), the first esports competition running on the Olympic format, where the teams were required to be nation-based. The first iteration took place in 2000 with five games and a $200,000 prize pool.

Just a few days ago, eight Dota 2 teams battled it out for a share of the $140,000 prize pool. 

WCG 2019 Dota 2 prize pool distribution:

  • 1st place: $80,000 - Newbee
  • 2nd place: $40,000 - Cignal Ultra
  • 3rd place: $20,000 - CDEC

Do you think Newbee will be able to make a solid presence next season?

Yes, anything can happen in a new season
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Nah, the org is at a loss now
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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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