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Elephant take China Dota 2 Pro Cup S2 title

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Veteran filled team Elephant take their first title at China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 2. 

In a lower bracket run for the money, Elephant absolutely outclassed their opponents. Not only did they overpower the current top tier Chinese teams, but at one point they secured a new record for networth lead of 154,000 gold advantage over EHOME in game 3 of the lower bracket finals. 

They then went on to take a decisive three-game sweep over Team Aster in the grand finals for their first championship title. It shouldn't be that much surprise to fans as the team is led by captain Xu “fy” Linsen and carried by Lu "Somnus丶M" Yao. 

Format

  • Participants
    • Seven teams invited
    • One team from a qualifier
  • Group Stage - November 14th - 23rd
    • Eight teams play a single round-robin format
    • All matches are Bo3
    • Top four teams advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs
    • 5-6th placed teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Playoffs
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs - November 27th - 29th
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • Grand Final is Bo5, all other matches are Bo3
    • Playoffs will be played offline in a stadium

Prize Pool

The ¥600,000 CNY (≃$91,214 USD) prize pool was spread among the teams as seen below:

Place $ USD ¥ CNY Team
1st $30,405 ¥200,000 Elephant 
2nd $22,804 ¥150,000 Team Aster
3rd $15,202 ¥100,000 EHOME
4th $9,121 ¥60,000 PSG.LGD
5th-6th $4,561 ¥30,000 Vici Gaming
Sparking Arrow Gaming
7th $2,280 ¥15,000  Royal Never Give Up
8th $2,280 ¥15,000 Invictus Gaming
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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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