ESWC 2012: Day One Coverage
This year Electronic Sports World Cup is back with another edition and our Dota 2 team will as always take part in it! We will be sure to cover the event and supply you with all the information regarding our team and its performance.
The tournament format is the following: 2 groups each consisting of 4 teams, all games in the group stages are a best-of-one. Two teams from each group move on to playoffs where match-ups will be a best-of-three.
We are the reigning champions, can we keep our title for another year? Dota 2 matches will start tomorrow, 3rd November, at around 9:30 AM CET! Don't miss the fun, be sure to go to bed early today! :))
Official English stream
Official Russian stream
Updates about the event and our team:
03/11/12, 17:05 - The game three is ours and tomorrow at 9:30 CET you will see Na`Vi.Dota 2 to defend their ESWC Champion's title in the Grand Final versus Dignitas! Thank you for staying with us and please enjoy our newest videos and highlights made from Day 1!
Na`Vi vs Shiba - Game 3 picks:
Map 3: Na`Vi :
03/11/12, 16:13 - Game 2 is over withing just a 16 minutes mark. Does it look like Na`Vi.Dota 2 got angry? Let's see the decisive game three, starting just right now!
Na`Vi vs Shiba - Game 2
Map 2: Na`Vi :
03/11/12, 15:31 - Over an hour and it still was not enough for our team to break through Shiba's team well start and following push attempts. While we're getting ready for game 2, Dignitas managed to 2-0'ed Casual Gaming and will now have some rest before the grand final tomorrow.
03/11/12, 14:20 - The first semifinal match is now live!
Na`Vi vs Shiba - Game 1
Map 1: Na`Vi :
03/11/12, 13:00 - Round 3 goes without surprizes and Na`Vi scores the third consequitive victory. In the semifinals we will face Shiba Gaming aka Shakira team, the group B runner-up. This match will start just in an hour at 14:00 CET, stay tuned!
03/11/12, 12:02 - All round two matches are now over with Dignitas pulling an solid victory against Shiba Gaming with their Wisp + Tiny combo. Third round is starting really soon as the players are already in the game lobby, tune in to the streams!
03/11/12, 11:49 - "One Meepo to rule them all" - this is what we can say about the past match versus B_Net as our team gets the second victory at the event and now guarantees the play-off spot. The last match versus Imaginary for 1st/2nd in the groupstage will start shortly.
03/11/12, 10:43 - Na`Vi.Dota 2 wipes off the first opponent and is now about to play against Algerian team - B_Net.
03/11/12, 09:21 - And so the first match day of ESWC is just about to start! According to the ESWC officials, the 8th team has been found for the tournament with ESWC France 3rd runner-up representative World War Game. Meanwhile Dignitas managed to get on time for the event and that means that the first matches will start approximately in 30 minutes or so. In the first round Na`Vi.Dota 2 is playing against Casual Gaming.
02/11/12, 15:58 - Dignitas will be late for the event and they might not come in time for the Group Stage matches. Pretty unfortunate. Hopefully they arrive in time!
02/11/12, 14:55 - We also visited a notorious "BarCraft" (a bar for StarCraft fans, for those who don't know) People chill, have fun there, discuss and watch esports with friends! Video material should be up soon!
02/11/12, 14:50 - Yesterday evening our Dota 2 boys went out to have dinner together, here's the video result of the fun times:
02/11/12, 11:45 - Polina has a pretty cool contest in store for you, check it out on our youtube page, you can win some stuff!
Grand Final (bo3) - Sunday, 9:30 AM:
Team Dignitas vs Natus Vincere
3rd place decider (bo3):
Casual Gaming [0:2] Shiba Gaming (Shakira)
Natus Vincere [2:1] Shiba Gaming (Shakira)
Team Dignitas [2:0] Casual Gaming
|Group A||Time (CET)||Game|
Na`Vi [1:0] Casual Gaming
Na`Vi [1:0] B_NET
Imaginary [1:0] B_NET
Na`Vi [1:0] Imaginary
Imaginary [0:1] Casual Gaming
B_NET [0:1] Casual Gaming
|Group B||Time (CET)||Game|
Dignitas [1:0] Scuta Gaming
Dignitas [1:0] Shiba Gaming
Scuta Gaming [0:1] Shiba Gaming
World War Game [0:1] Shiba Gaming
World War Game [0:1] Scuta Gaming
World War Game [0:1] Dignitas
Natus Vincere: XBOCT, Puppey, Dendi, Smile, LigHtofHeaveN
Dignitas: Fogged, Sneyking, Tidesoftime, Aui_2000, Waytosexy
Scuta Gaming: Fresk, Beci, chaky, That's The Spirit, Hybrid
Shiba Gaming: TBA
Casual Gaming: TBA
World War Game: TBA
- 1st place: 12,000$
- 2nd place: 8,000$
- 3rd place: Shiba Gaming (Shakira) 5,000$