Top 8 of Malaysian and Non-SEA teams find out how much do they actually mean to their fans – or if they have any fans at all
In an attempt to include fan involvement in the AMD Dota 2 Premier League Season 2, the AMD2PL qualifier teams are seeded according to the number of fan votes on the DotaTalk Facebook page. After 3 days of voting, the results are in for the Malaysian and Non-SEA votes.
The qualifiers will be played in a Last Man Standing format.
The Malaysian side shows some unexpected vote results, with Nara Stack – a team of Malaysian pubstars coming up top by a surprising margin. Following second place is MalayAllStar, the local Malays’ favourite team with Neolution.Orange‘s Kecik`Imba on the team. Gizmo Gaming came up third in the votes, returning to the scene after a 4 month hiatus. Contraire to the invite requirements of the AMD2PL qualifiers, KD2M E-Sports, a newly formed team with no tournament participation under their belts surprisingly receiving an invite to the Malaysian qualifiers over other teams coming up in 4th.
DuskBin fails to gather fan votes and comes up 5th, while Lowyat.net E-Sports, known for defeating Invasion.MUFC and other upsets finish a disappointing 6th. KCR, who played in the Asian Cyber Games Malaysian Finals and the GMPGL June Malaysia came up 7th while Invasion.Sino, an old name consisting of players from Invasion E-Sports and Sino Wander failed to garner fan support, which will mean they have a hard road ahead.
The Non SEA qualifier votes shows the Korean representatives FXOpen ESports having to fight all 7 teams in order to qualify for the main event, while Oblique Gaming, who played in The Asia back in 2012 came up in front of the Koreans. BFK and ATE Gaming, both Indians teams who played in the GMPGL May Non SEA qualifiers came up 5th and 6th respectively. Infamous fell short of fan votes to finish up 4th behind Australians G-Bangers, while Double Trouble and Fairy Fails claimed top and second respectively. All Non SEA invited teams played in GMPGL May.
The first match for both qualifiers will start on the 1st of July 2013, 8pm SGT with Invasion.Sino facing KCR in the Malaysian qualifiers while FXOpen will face Oblique Gaming at the same time. The top team from both qualifiers will be invited to the AMD2PL main event, featuring a prize pool of USD 5,000.