Two wins in the last gaming day allowed HellRaisers not only to proceed to the next stage of one of the major tournaments on Dota 2 in history, but they managed to obtain a place in the top-8 and it means in the upper bracket of the tournament.
All matches’ results of our guys, ranking grid and other useful info can be found in our report.
Our guys nine of fifteen matches of the group stage. The most memorable was winning the CIS Derby over Natus Vincere and against Evil Geniuses, who got a fantastic momentum for now. Six defeats, four of which occured in the first two gaming days, were done by mainly Chinese teams. Especially painful to remember the defeat in the match against EHOME, where in one dogfight a huge advantage turned to a huge gap.
For the next three days our team will have some rest. There will be no official matches, but it is unlikely that Dread&Co would use this time for a swimming pool, massage or walks across Shanghai. The First opponent of HellRaisers in play-off will be Vici Gaming. This Chinese team defeated our guys within the group stage, and now it will be much harder to play against them, because a factor of native public support will be added: event moves from a comfortable hotel to the big stage in the venue, filled up with thousands of Dota 2 fans.
The prize fund during last five days increased on half a million dollars and now it is $2.738.171, from which the winner gets $1.150.000! Fantastic amount, for which it is worth to try hard, is it? The distribution of the prize fund in details you can find here.
Dota 2 Asia Championship is coming back on February, 5! We, together with you will monitor the tournament and support our team. Do not forget to write your positive comments on the website and in our social network’s blogs.
Cheer for HellRaisers!