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Hellbear Smashers take Snow Sweet Snow crown

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Hellbear Smashers win their first event as they take the Snow Sweet Snow title with a 3:1 victory over PuckChamp. 

Misery and Ace's new team Hellbear Smashers might have been relegated to the lower division for the DPC 2021 Season 1, but they are still number one in Snow Sweet Snow's book. 

After securing the first place spot in their group with a 5:2 record, they entered into the playoff portion in the Upper Brackets Round 3. There they swept through Spider Pigz and then PuckChamp for the first spot in the grand finals. 

PuckChamp held the second-place spot in the same group as Hellbear Smashers, also with a 5:2 record. After falling to the lower brackets by Misery & Co, they overpowered creepwave to have another round with Hellbear and exact their revenge. 

Unfortunately, they were destined to play second fiddle to Hellbear Smashers this entire event. Unable to usurp them at any point, Hellbear proved to be the better team. 

SnowSweetSnow Teams

  • Zero Respect
  • Brame
  • Cyberium (PuckChamp)
  • Hippomaniacs
  • Level UP
  • XactJlepbI
  • NBH (no bounty hunter)
  • Imperial Pro Gaming
  • Hellbear Smashers
  • Spiderpigz
  • Extremum
  • Nemiga
  • Team Empire
  • CreepWave
  • No Undying
  • Burjui

SnowSweetSnow Format

  • Group Stage
    • Two groups of eight teams
    • Single round-robin
    • All matches are Bo3
    • Top two teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket
    • 3rd and 6th place teams in each group advance to the Lower Bracket
    • Bottom two teams in each group are eliminated
  • Playoffs
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • Grand Final is Bo5, all other matches are Bo3

SnowSweetSnow Prize Pool

The $50,000 prize pool  was spread among the teams as seen below:

Place $ USD Team
1st $25,000 Hellbear Smashers
2nd $15,500 PuckChamp
3rd $7,500 Creepwave
4th $2,500 Spider Pigzs
5th-6th - EXTREMUM
Brame
7th-8th - NoUndying
Imperial Pro Gaming
9th-12th - Hippomaniacs
XactJlepbI
No Bounty Hunter
Team Empire
13th-14th - Zero Respect
Nemiga Gaming
15th-16th - lvlUP
burjui
QuickPoll

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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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