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Newbee Celebrate Big Win At Dota 2 Perfect World Masters

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Ten teams took to the start line at the Perfect World Masters last weekend in Shanghai. In the end, Newbee carried off the $150,000 first prize and 150 Dota Pro Circuit points. Read our tournament recap below.

Group Stage

After 10 games across two days in Group A, Chinese qualifiers Vici Gaming delighted the home crowd by taking three wins in four games. LGD.Forever Young, the lone team to beat Vici, finished second in the group with two wins and two draws. The final two spots in the playoffs saw compLexity Gaming and Vega Squadron come through.

Group B proved tight from the jump. The first four games all finished in 1-1 draws. On the second day, the first two matches also finished in draws, meaning that after seven games, only one had been decided by an outright win.

The group finally took shape with its last three games. Team Kinguin, Mineski, and Team Secret, and Newbee pulled through the incredibly tight group with just three points separating the top team from the bottom.

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A double-elimination bracket system eventually landed Newbee in the grand final. In their opener, they came back from being 1-0 down to LGD Forever Young to clinch a spot in the semifinals with a 2-1 victory.

In the semis, they faced Team Kinguin. Kinguin topped Group B but lost 2-0 in a dominant display. That set up a winners final against home team Vici Gaming. Again, Newbee went 1-0 down before coming back to win the last two games.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, they were joined in the final by the defeated winners finalists Vici Gaming. Vici beat LGD.Forever Young 2-0 in the losers final to reach the biggest stage.

In the end, Newbee strolled to victory, winning the first three maps of the contest in 41, 47, and 51 minutes respectively to take the Perfect World title.

The latest Dota Pro Circuit rankings

After the Perfect World Masters this weekend, there has been little change at the top of the standings. Currently, the table stands as follows:

PosTeam NamePts
2Team Secret1440
3Team Liquid1350
6Vici Gaming540
7LGD Gaming202.5
8=compLexity Gaming135
8=LGD Forever Young135
10=Evil Geniuses90

Looking ahead, there should be considerably more change after this weekend’s DreamLeague Season 8 event, which carries a total of 1,500 Dota Pro Circuit points. A total of five events in the Pro Circuit have now been completed with a further 22 confirmed for the circuit. A number of other Minors will be added over time.

CS:GO ECS Season 4 Europe and North America are now in the history books

We now know the teams competing in the ECS Season 4 Finals in Cancun, Mexico on Dec. 15-17. The two qualifying sections in Europe and North America wrapped up last week.

In Europe, the competition table ended up as seen below.

PosTeam NameRecordKills – Deaths+/- K/D DifferencePoints
2FaZe Clan13-5261-202+5939
5Ninjas in Pyjamas11-7255-232+2333
6G2 Esports10-8244-213+3130
8Team EnVyUs5-13197-260-6315

The top four teams progress to compete in the ECS Season 4 Finals in Mexico. The teams finishing fifth through eighth retain their places for next year’s Season 5 event. The ninth and 10th teams, Heroic and GODSENT, now face promotional playoff matches against teams from the Development Leagues.

Across the pond, the North American division was equally as hard-fought.

PosTeam NameRecordKills – Deaths+/- K/D DifferencePoints
2OpTic Gaming12-6263-201+6236
3Team Liquid11-7237-198+3933
4Luminosity Gaming11-7253-201+5233
5SK Gaming11-7230-197+3333
6NRG Esports10-8233-192+4130
8Counter Logic Gaming7-11233-234-121
9Ghost Gaming4-14176-236-6012

Immortals skewed the results in this division by being unable to complete their fixtures. Thus, all games against them were awarded as 2-0 defeats, with each map score as 16-0 for opposing teams. The big shock in this division is SK Gaming not making it through to the finals after finishing fifth in the table.

As far as spot-retaining and potential relegation, the North American format is the same as in Europe.

Ian John


A lifelong poker fan, Ian is also well-versed in the world of sports betting, casino gaming, and has written extensively on the online gambling industry. Based in the UK, Ian brings fresh insight into all facets of gaming.

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