116 teams battled it out on the first day of the DotaTalk League Gold Cup yesterday, and they are down to the last eight after just a single play day.
The first day of the tournament saw the expected winners coming out on top, with the exception of Rattlensnake bowing to GMPGL Non-SEA finalist Chains Stack.
The remaining eight teams are:
- Rising Stars
- Chains Stack
- Three Kingdoms
- Pacific eSports
It is an interesting first round, as these 8 teams are all a win away from advancing into the main tournament. The loot for this Gold Cup, however, is only for the top two finishers. It may be expected that the winners of the four sets will not let on the action after they have qualified for the Championship, but instead will go at each other at full strength.
The final three rounds of the tournament will be played tonight, 12 March, starting at 2000 SGT. It will still be a single-elimination tournament, and the games are still to be played on Bo1, except for the Bo3 Finals.
ELG will be the tournament’s main caster, but many other options are provided. The full list of streams are:
The brackets, and all other tournament-related details, can be found on the coverage page:
GOLD CUP’S BRACKETS AND COVERAGE PAGE!
The 4 qualifying teams from the Gold Cup will join the invited teams for the SteelSeries Litany Championship. These 16 teams will compete for the title of the third season, as well as 1,000 Euro worth of SteelSeries gaming gears.
Aside from the 12 initially invited teams, ForLove was also invited into the Championships.
The Championship will be held at 14-15 March.
This season is a big upgrade from last season’s in term of prizes. NeoES.Orange was the Champion of Season 2, bagging 50 Tresure keys (~125USD Steam value), while MiTH.Trust ended as runner-up claiming 10 Treasure keys (~25USD Steam value).
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