AOC Dota 2 Cup crowned Rebels the uncontested champions on Christmas Day, giving them the gift of $2,008 first place prize. Rebels overwhelmed Elements in the grand finals 3:0 – finishing up their perfect run through the tournament brackets. The holiday event pitted twelve teams – eight qualified and four invited squads against each other for the 315,000 RUB (~$4,668) prize pool.
The AOC Dota 2 Cup came to an end, giving Rebels the championship title on Christmas Day. The CIS based team, led by Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov bested Elements Pro Gaming 3:0 in the five game grand final series – rounding out a perfect and flawless run for the tournament.
The CIS based tournament hosted by GameShow League, started out with a series of eight qualifiers.
The eight winning teams competed in the playoffs starting on December 22nd. The four teams that were left standing were then joined by four directly invited teams – Team Empire, Rebels, Prodota Gaming, Elements Pro Gaming for the quarter finals.
Elements Pro Gaming cruised through the brackets without dropping a single match – taking out RUSH and then Prodota Gaming 2:0 to advance to the finals.
Rebels also had a flawless run through the brackets, toppling over Sanguine Sharks and then upsetting Team Empire 2:0.
AOC Dota 2 Cup teams
- Hala Ares – Qualifier #1
- Chew Toy – Qualifier #2
- 8000 – Qualifier #3
- NOVA – Qualifier #4
- Rush – Qualifier #5
- Sanguine Sharks – Qualifier #6
- DoTT – Qualifier #7
- LookingForSponsor – Qualifier #8
- Team Empire – Invited team
- Rebels – Invited team
- Prodota Gaming – Invited team
- Elements Pro Gaming – Invited team
AOC Dota 2 Cup format
- Single elimination
- All matches best-of-three
- Four invited teams join playoffs at quarter finals
- Grand Finals best-of-five
AOC Dota 2 Cup prize pool
The total prize pool was 315,000 RUB (~$4,668)
- 1st place – $2,008 – Rebels
- 2nd place – $1,080 – Elements Pro Gaming
- 3rd-4th place – $540 – Prodota Gaming/Team Empire
- 5th-8th place – $174 – Rush/8000/Sanguine Sharks/LookingForSponsor