Canada Cup Season 5 has come to a close, giving way to a new champion, North American Rejects. NAR claimed the title after a grueling five game series with Canadian team Boreal 3:2.
— Dota 2 Canada (@Dota2Canada) May 22, 2015
Canada Cup Season 5 Playoffs
NAR progressed through the brackets without giving up a loss until the grand finals. They cruised through their matches in the quarter finals against Wheel Wreck While Whistling, the semi finals verses Summer’s Rift and the upper brackets finals facing Boreal. With the win over Boreal in the Upper Brackets finals, the North American team had sent the Canadians to the lower bracket finals to face WWWW. Boreal was able to defeat them 2:1 and advance to the Grand Finals to face NAR once again.
Last season’s champions Summer’s Rift were knocked down to the lower brackets in the semi finals by NAR and then eliminated by E-hug in the Lower Brackets Round 2.
Dota 2 Canada Cup Season 5
Dota 2 Canada Cup returned to the NA region for its fifth season with a bigger prize pool of over $10,000, increased from $7,000.
Fourteen teams were directly invited to participate in the group stages, while two teams from the open qualifiers, which concluded on April 11, have earned the right to compete alongside their invited peers.
Dota 2 Canada Cup Season 5 invited teams
Black Sheep, Team Leviathan, CompLexity Gaming,Team eHug, North American Rejects, ROOT Gaming
Void Boys, Champions of Summer’s Rift, PaiN Gaming, Boreal eSports, Wheel Whreck While Whistling, Isurus Gaming, Not Today, Top5
Dota 2 Canada Cup Season 5 qualified teams
NEL GOONS and Rebeldes
North American Rejects was originally created in April 2014 by Theeban “1437” Siva, Braxton “Brax” Paulson, Allan “Dismek” Garcia, Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas, Steven “Korok” Ashworth, and JingJun “Sneyking” Wu in order to participate in The International 4 qualifiers. The team won the regional qualifiers and on the 2nd of June they were picked up by Natus Vincere and renamed Na’Vi.US for TI4. After placing 15th, the team continued for a few months longer before disbanding December 2014.
Chris “USH” Usher
Steven “Korok” Ashworth
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Scott “bLeeK” Jensen
Ionnas “Fogged” Loucas