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Gambit eliminated from WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

In the wee hours of the morning, after 15 hours of Dota 2, Gambit was eliminated from WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020. 

The day began at 13:00 CET in Ukraine for the WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020. Gambit, who had probably savored the extra sleep time, kicked the playoffs off. They also ultimately ended the day at almost 05:00 CET. 

The CIS team continues to show promise and flashes of brilliance, but still have more to work on, including keeping cool, level heads and tightening up as a team. They seem to run hot and cold under pressure, but a fourth-place finish at the Minor adds 90 DPC points to their pockets and keeps them locked into the top 15. 

After falling to Geek Fam in the upper brackets, a 2:0 sweep that Gambit could have potentially locked in at least one win, if not two, they were forced to go toe-to-toe with Nigma esports in the elimination series. They managed to really stand out in the first game with some flawless execution and a thrilling upset. Unfortunately, in a reverse sweep, Nigma trampled over Gambit as the pressure mounted. 

The action will resume at 14:00 CET on Sunday, January 12th with the lower bracket finals before heading into the best-of-five grand finals.

WePlay! Bukovel Minor Playoff Brackets

Upper Bracket

Lower Bracket

Round 1 - Best of 3

Round 2 - Best of 3

Final

WePlay! Bukovel Minor Teams

CISGambit
CISTeam Spirit
EuropeNiP
EuropeNigma esports 
United StatesFighting Pandas
ChinaRoyal Never Give Up
MalaysiaGeek Fam
BrazilFURIA esports

WePlay! Bukovel Minor Playoffs Schedule

  • Day 4 (January 12)

Lower Bracket Finals — 15:00CET

Grand Finals — 18:00CET

WePlay! Bukovel Minor Playoffs Format:

Playoffs:

  • Double elimination bracket
  • All games are Bo3
  • Bo5 Grand Finals

WePlay! Bukovel Minor prize pool and point distribution

Place

Prize Pool

Points

1

$72,000

140*

2

$60,000

120

3

$54,000

110

4 Gambit

$42,000

90

5-6 Team Spirit

$24,000

60

5-6 Fighting Pandas

$24,000

60

7-8 NiP

$12,000

40

7-8 FURIA esports

$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)

WePlay! Bukovel Minor

Between January 9-12th, eight teams determined via qualifiers are battling it out in Bukovel, Ukraine for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 660 DPC points as well as the highly coveted spot at the DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major taking place in Leipzig, Germany January 18-26th.

 

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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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