ProDota Cup concluded tonight in a dramatic and surprising turn of events. Power Rangers seized the championship title from Burden United after only two games played in the best-of-five grand finals. The victory gives Power Rangers their first championship title in one year.
Unfortunately @BurdenUnited decided to stop the match. @prdota2 are the winners of @ProdotaEu Congratulations!
— PowerRangers Dota2 (@prdota2) June 26, 2015
Power Rangers and Burden United met in the Grand Finals after BU defeated both Ancient Warrior and ScaryFaceZZZ, and Power Rangers swept through FloridaY and 4 Clovers and Lepricon.
PR had been completed dominating BU during the first two games of the best-of-five Grand Finals series. Burden United – who for the past two day have played their matches with several stand-ins – decided to forfeit the rest of their games and gave Power Rangers the victory.
@DoubtGin @prdota2 not anymore i guess, nobody wants to play anymore, pr would have won anyways, wp and gratz to them!
— ComeWithMe (@cwmdota) June 26, 2015
The single elimination tournament featured eight semi-pro/professional European teams.
- Burden United
- 4Clovers and Lepricons
- Power Rangers
ProDota Cup qualifiers
On June 23rd, 32 teams participated in the qualifiers. The top four teams advanced to the main event.
- Screen Squad
- Ancient Warriors
ProDota Cup main event
Eight teams – four invited and four qualified ones, battled it out in the main event. The Quarterfinals and Semifinals were best-of-three series, culminating into the best-of-five Grand Finals.
ProDota Cup prize pool
- 1st place: €1,050 – Power Rangers
- 2nd place: €450 – Burden United
Power Rangers is a Belorussian team that was founded in 2013. After several roster changes over the last two years, the team continued to push forward in the European and CIS scene.
Their last roster change occurred on June 16, when KingR was replaced by HellRaisers’ player Ivan “gorec” Kartankov.
In the past year, Power Rangers had a couple of second place finishes in several Esportal qualifiers and InsideDOTA tournaments. The team has finished the TI5 European Qualifiers on the third place in their group, after one win, one draw and two losses.
Most recently, the team finished second in the Mountain Trail Challenge, after being defeated by Vega Squadron, 3:1, in the Grand Finals.
Power Rangers replaced Ninjas in Pyjamas for the Esportal LAN finals that are currently underway. The team was dropped to the Lower Brackets last night, after being bested by Vega Squadron, 2:1. They will play their next game versus mYinsanity, tomorrow, at 17:00 CEST.
Power Rangers roster
Dmitry “Ditya Ra” Minenkov
Kirill “Sunlight” Kachinsky
Eugene “chshrct” Kostroma
Alexei “j4” Lipai
Ivan “gorec” Kartankov
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