GEST March to start this Thursday

first published on March 25, 2013 by admin

It is finally time for the main event of the Gigabyte E-Sports Tournament (GEST) Dota 2. 16 teams from at least eight different countries will compete for a shot at the 1,500 USD prize pool and the opportunity to advance into GEST The Challenge.

 

GEST

 

To determine the participants of GEST, eight different national/regional GMPGL qualifiers were held. The final four qualifiers concluded this weekend.

 

Singapore: sg NeoES.Intsg Sun – With the absence of stellar teams like Zenith, First Departure, and even last month’s top finisher Harrosh – NeoES.Int was the expected first place for the group. Sun, however, proved to be a worth adversary by taking their finals series into three games. Sun is reportedly ex-Stars team.

Thailand: th MiTH.Trustth NeoES.TH – MiTH.Trust re-emerges on top of the Thailand Dota 2 scene after finishing just third last month. Last month’s runner-up, Awake, was not able to compete this month.

Indonesia: Indonesia JoeNet ELITEIndonesia ULTImate – JoeNet also re-emerges on the GEST Dota 2. It can be remembered that they were able to compete on the first ever GEST Dota 2 held last year. ULTImate finished second

Non-SEA:  my Chains Stack – The SEA-mix team is really impressive as of late, taking the Non-SEA title easily. No Chinese teams were present on this month’s GMPGL Non-SEA.

 

GEST

 

These 16 teams will compete on the four-day GEST March main tournament. There would be a GSL-style group stage on GEST’s main tournament from hereon. A GSL-style group stage would mean that a double-elimination format will be implemented for each group, with the top two teams being able to advance into the playoffs. The groups and schedule will be as follows:

Thursday, 28th of March:

Group C

  • 1900 Match 1: my NeoES.Orange vs Indonesia Destiny
  • 2000 Match 2: th NeoES.TH vs  ph MSIEvoGT
  • 2100 Match 3: Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2 (Winner of this match advance as 1st place)
  • 2200 Match 4: Loser of Match 1 vs Loser of Match 2 (Loser of this match is eliminated)
  • 2300 Match 5: Loser of Match vs Winner of Match 4 (Winner of this match advance as 2nd place)

Group B

  • 1900 Match 1: sg NeoES.Int vs Indonesia ULTImate
  • 2000 Match 2: ph Execration vs vn 1st.VN
  • 2100 Match 3: Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2 (Winner of this match advance as 1st place)
  • 2200 Match 4: Loser of Match 1 vs Loser of Match 2 (Loser of this match is eliminated)
  • 2300 Match 5: Loser of Match vs Winner of Match 4 (Winner of this match advance as 2nd place)

 

Friday, 29th of March:

Group A

  • 1900 Match 1: ph Mineski.HyperX vs my Chains Stack
  • 2000 Match 2: my Inv.MUFC.agdn vs sg Sun
  • 2100 Match 3: Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2 (Winner of this match advance as 1st place)
  • 2200 Match 4: Loser of Match 1 vs Loser of Match 2 (Loser of this match is eliminated)
  • 2300 Match 5: Loser of Match vs Winner of Match 4 (Winner of this match advance as 2nd place)

Group D

  • 1900 Match 1: th MiTH.Trust vs ph TnC Gaming
  • 2000 Match 2: Indonesia JoeNet ELITE vs vn Gameware
  • 2100 Match 3: Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2 (Winner of this match advance as 1st place)
  • 2200 Match 4: Loser of Match 1 vs Loser of Match 2 (Loser of this match is eliminated)
  • 2300 Match 5: Loser of Match vs Winner of Match 4 (Winner of this match advance as 2nd place)

 

GEST

 *A and C switches play day

Aside from the purse, he top finisher of GEST Dota 2 will earn qualification on another tournament – GEST The Challenge.

 

GMPGL

 

The matches will be available on DotaTV. A tournament ticket will be available at the Dota 2 Store, and each ticket will cover a quarter (2 months) of the season. If you have bought the ticket for the February GEST, then you can use that same ticket to watch the games on this month’s GEST.  The English cast will be led by DotaTalk’s Myzzrym and BeyondTheSummit. The full list for casters for the tournament will tentatively be:

  • BeyondTheSummit – English Cast
  • DotaTalk (Myzzrym) – English Cast
  • RGNVN (Pewpew) – Vietnamese Cast
  • Dota2VN (Tsunami Mori) – Vietnamese Cast
  • Kent – Chinese Cast
  • TGPL – Thai Cast

 

GEST

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my Inv.MUFC.agdn, then known as ABC, won GEST – Dota 2 February after defeating compatriot my NeoES.Orange on the Finals.

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