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G-1 League switches to Dota 2

By Samuel 'DarthBotto' Horton
Oct 8, 2012 22:26


ImageThe G-1 League, known best as a premiere tournament that offers high-end Asian Dota with English commentary, will now be based around Dota 2.

Following the adventageous victory of the Asian scene at The International a little over a month ago, the G-1 Champions League will now be transitioning from Defense of the Ancients to its stand-alone sequel, Dota 2. For this upcoming fourth season, the game will not only be played on a more sophisticated engine, but with a grander prize pool; approximately 52,000 dollars will be up for grabs for the teams invited. Beginning within a matter of weeks and running into Novemeber, the League will be divided into an online qualifier and an offline championship.

Prize distribution
First: 180,000 RMB (~$28,000)
Second: 60,000 RMB (~$9,000)
Third: 50,000 RMB (~$8,000)
Fourth: 40,000 RMB (~$6,300)

Invited teams
CN Team DK
CN LGD-Gaming cn
CN TongFu Team
MY Orange eSports
MY Invasion MUFC

Casters
CN Wu '2009' Sheng
CN Shen 'Crystal' Jiaqi
CN 'PikaXiu'
AU David 'Godz' Parker
US David 'LD' Gorman

The G-1 Champions League was first established in June of 2011, an entire three months before any individuals beyond the offices of Valve had the opportunity to play Dota 2. The first edition of this tournament was won by Catastrophic Cruel Memories, which has since become the roster for Invictus Gaming. The subsequential tournaments were conquered by DK, who will be the defending champions for this upcoming season.

All the invited teams were present at The International this year. Granted, however, is the fact that MUFC was disqualified from the tournament when MY Raymond 'Sharky' Wong Kie Yong was unable to arrive in Seattle, due to him losing his passport. The other invites, however, each performed exceptionally well and made it into the top eight for the tournament. TongFu and Orange both received $25,000 for their 7/8th place ranking, DK received $80,000 for their 4th place ranking and LGD received $150,000 for taking third place.

Source: SGamer, joinDOTA, GosuGamers


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