Summit 11 Minor; One down, three left standing

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Title image courtesy of BTS by Todd Gutierrez

As Summit 11 Minor heads into the final day, one more team was knocked down leaving only three teams to vie for the title and spot at MDL Chengdu Major. 

The playoffs of Summit 11 Minor began with four teams aiming to be the first grand finalists of the event. A place in the grand finals meant a shot at competing in the first Major of the DPC 2019-2020 season and an explosive start to the season. 

The hometown heroes, Chaos Esports, have been looking pretty sharp, to say the least. After going through the group stage undefeated, they then knocked down the unlikely contenders — jfshfh178 who came out of left field — 2:0. Their games were fluid, precise and overpowering. 

Heading into the upper bracket finals, they went head to head with Invictus Gaming who also has been carving out their place in the event as a championship contender. The Chinese team used a Morphling/Shaker combo to take the first game and then a surprise Pudge pick in the second to become the first team to stake a claim in the grand finals. 

After being knocked to the lower brackets jfshfh178 faced HellRaisers in a CIS battle for survival. jfshfh178 seemed to be back in form during the first match, taking a very convincing first game. Fantastic combo's and push power from HellRaisers tied up the series. The third game looked like a cakewalk for HellRaisers as they destroyed their CIS counterparts with an overwhelming victory. 

jfshfh178 became the first team of the playoffs eliminated —the fifth team overall. An impressive showing was a big surprise for the event. The team that was never slated to be there walk away with a fourth-place finish, $42,000 and 90 DPC points.  

Only one day remains as the remaining three teams —HellRaisers, Chaos, and iG — battle it out for the first DPC 2019-2020 season title and the highly coveted spot at the Major. 

Summit 11 Minor Teams

CIS jfshfh178*
CIS HellRaisers**
Europe NiP
Greece  Ad Finem
China Invictus Gaming
Malaysia Geek Fam
United States Chaos Esports*
Brazil paiN Gaming

*jfshfh178 has replaced Virtus.pro who withdrew from the event three weeks ago.

**Hellraisers will be playing with a stand-in, Semion "CemaTheSlayer" Krivulya as Ilya 'ALOHADANCE' Korobkin has been benched

*** Chaos will be playing with a new offlaner, Jonáš "Saberlight-" Volek,  following the departure of Syed Sumail "Suma1L" Hassan immediately after the team qualified for the event.

Per Valve DPC rules, a team that removes a player after securing a slot at a minor or a major, will have a 20% deduction to the points obtained during that event in addition to the normal penalty.

The normal penalty is a 40% penalty on points earned from that tournament.

Summit 11 Minor Groups

Summit 11 Minor format

  • Group Stage:
    • Two GSL groups
    • All games are Bo3
    • Top two teams advance to the Playoffs
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs:
    • Double elimination bracket
    • All games are Bo3
    • Bo5 Grand Finals

Dota Summit Minor prize pool and point distribution

Place Prize Pool Points
1st $72,000 140*
2nd  $60,000 120
3rd $54,000 110
4th jfshfh178 $42,000 90
5-6th Ninjas in Pyjamas $24,000 60
5-6th Geek Fam $24,000 60
7-8th Ad Finem $12,000 40
7-8th paiN Gaming $12,000 40

*Since the minor winner also gets to participate in the major, they will only get points for the event in which they placed better (e.g: If they place last in the major, they will only get 140 points for winning the minor. If they place 8th instead, they'd get the 450 points for the major but not the 140 points from the minor)

Summit 11 Minor

Between November 7-10th, eight teams determined via qualifiers will battle it out in Los Angeles, California for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 660 DPC points as well as the highly coveted spot at the MDL Chengdu Major taking place in Chengdu, Sichuan on November 16-24th.



Will iG be able to claim the spot and compete in the first Major on their home soil?

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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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