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ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Groups Day 1

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Title image courtesy of Alliance

ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational kicked off with the first day of the group stage with all twelve teams competing. 

At the end of the first day of the group stage at ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational, it became clear who seems to have a grasp of the Dota 3  the new patch and who doesn't. 

Alliance has already been pegged as the team to watch (and beat) at the start of the new season when they took the first European spot in the MDL Chengdu Major qualifiers and then followed it up with taking the title at DreamLeague Season 12. They then went on to take third place at ESL Hamburg 2019. The team remains a force to be reckoned with as they end the first day of groups in the top seed, tied with Team Secret with 5 points. Team Secret might have taken the first part of the new season off and playing with a modified lineup, but they are no-less in top form. 

Sporting their new logos and banner, Evil Geniuses are aiming to take their 'evil' moniker serious and trash their opponents. The NA based team is looking on par with what fans expected and slid into the top seed for Group B. They went undefeated through the first day, sharing the bragging rights with an unexpected twist - Gambit who also remains unbeaten. 

Even more surprising than that, Team Liquid and PSG.LGD have failed to lock in a single victory so far. LGD took the first part of the new season off and then had a lackluster, to say the least, go at re-entering the DPC - failing to get through the open qualifiers for the second wave of DPC events. Now, they are struggling as they compete with their top-performing peers and many fans are left scratching their heads, trying to figure out what has gone so wrong. 

There is still plenty of time for teams to pick up the pieces with another full day of games tomorrow. No team is guaranteed elimination or top seed in the playoffs yet. 

The action continues tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18th at 03:00 CET.  

ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Groups Day 2 schedule:

ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Teams:
Europe Team Secret 
China PSG.LGD
Russia Virtus.pro
United States  Evil Geniuses
Ukraine Na'Vi
China Vici Gaming
Philippines TNC Predator
Sweden Alliance
CIS Gambit
China Team Aster
Europe Team Liquid 
United States J.Storm

ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Groups:

ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational Dates:

December 17-22, 2019

  • December 17-19, 2019: Group Stages/Playoffs
  • December 20-22, 2019: Main Event, Open to Public

ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational​​​​​​​ Prize Pool Distribution:

  • 1st Place: US$200,000
  • 2nd Place: US$100,000
  • 3rd Place: US$60,000
  • 4th Place: US$50,000
  • 5th Place: US$30,000
  • 6th Place: US$20,000
  • 7th-8th Place: US$10,000
  • 9th-12th Place: US$5,000

ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational

Twelve teams were directly invited to compete for the largest slice of the $500,000 prize pool between December 17-22nd, with the main event taking place in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium December 20-22.  

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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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