Moonduck Studios have successfully concluded their first official tournament and crowned 4CL as champions. 4CL’s impressive run culminated in a 3:1 victory against Digital Chaos for the championship title and the $6,000 prize.
Congratulations to @4CloversDota for taking first place in our Elimination Mode tournament!
— moonduckTV (@moonduckTV) September 20, 2015
4CL advanced to the grand finals without giving up a single game to their opponents. They swept through 4ASC and Alliance, 2:0.
Digital Chaos also showed dominance in their matches, sweeping through both FIRE and ROOT Gaming to represent the NA region in the grand finals.
As the format set up the grand finals to take place between EU and NA, the battle of regions started with a strong performance by 4CL to claim the first win. Even though the Europeans chose a Tiny-Io combo for the second game in the best-of-five series, the North American team led by Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling was able to even out the series. 4CL grabbed the final two matches after some impressive plays by Alaan “sexybamboe” Faraj and secured their championship title.
Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj
Jerry “EGM” Lundkvist
Per Anders “Pajkatt” Olsson
Martin “Saksa” Sazdov
Uros “Swiftending” Galic
Moonduck Studios, in partnership with Twitch TV, announced the studio’s debut tournament – Elimination Mode – last week. The event was played in a new game mode, in which heroes can only be banned or picked once per series. By the end of the tournament’s best-of-five grand finals, potentially only ten heroes would be remaining in the selection pool.
Elimination Mode teams
- 4 Clovers & Lepricon
- 4 Anchors & Sea Captain
- complexity Gaming
- Digital Chaos
- ROOT Gaming*
- Monkey Freedom Fighters
*replaced High Council of Wizard and Priests.
Elimination Mode prize pool
The total prize pool of $10,000 will be split as follows:
- 1st place: $6,000 – 4 Clovers & Lepricon
- 2nd place: $2,000 – Digital Chaos
- 3rd/4th place: $1,000 – ROOT Gaming/Alliance