DreamHack Moscow day 2 of the Game Show Global eSports Cup has ended, giving Team Empire their first championship title in seven months. The CIS team bested 4CL 3:1 in the grand finals, despite a strong and impressive showing from the European squad. Team Empire walks away with the $125,000 prize, title and glory all in their home field.
Winning moment! pic.twitter.com/Ssnh68G9y8
— Team Empire (@team_empire) December 6, 2015
Three remaining teams – Vega, 4CL and Team Empire- started out the Dreamhack Moscow day 2 battling for the $125,000 first place prize money and the championship title.
DreamHack Moscow day 2 recap
The first series began with the Lower Bracke best-of-three finals between Vega and 4CL. 4CL were able to make a clean sweep through the CIS team 2:0. The first game, the Europeans seemed to be executing their strategy perfectly, with each member of the team playing well enough to allow Vega to gain only 2 kills during the match. The game lasted 14 minutes. The second game was much more balanced and gave way to some more competitive Dota. After 48 minutes of back and forth swings, it would be Per Anders Olsson “Pajkatt” Lille on Anti-Mage to lead the networth charts and his team to victory.
Vega’s loss resulted in their elimination from the event, walking away with $35,000 award.
The best-of-five Grand Finals were next up on the agenda. Team Empire was eagerly awaiting 4CL in the Grand Finals. 4CL managed to easily take the first game from Team Empire, with Pajkatt’s Shadow Fiend becoming troublesome for opponents.
The second game, the CIS team banned the immediately and easily took the second game. Although the Swedish player was able to grab his fearsome hero for the third game, it was Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok and Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich that proved to be troublesome and grabbed the third victory.
The fourth game would turn out to be the final game as Team Empire were able to cinch the victory, seizing the championship title after defeating 4CL 3:1. A perfect game by XBOCT and incredible run by Resolut1on would give Team Empire their first championship title since D2CL season 5 in May.
Dreamhack Moscow finals
Days ago, Game Show Global Esports Cup studio Lan in Vilnius had come to a close. 4CL, Team Empire, Vega and MVP.Phoenix headed to Dreamhack in Moscow to compete in the finals. MVP.Phoenix were the first team to be eliminated, failing to advance to DreamHack Moscow day 2.
DreamHack Moscow finals participating teams
- Team Empire (CIS region winner)
- Vega Squadron (CIS region winner)
- MVP (SEA region replacement for TnC)
- 4 Clovers & Lepricon (EU region winner)
- 1st place — Team Empire – $125,000
- 2nd place — 4 Clovers & Lepricon – $65,000
- 3rd place — Vega- $35,000
- 4th place — MVP.Phoenix – $25,000
- 1st-4th places — the allotted portion from the grand final
- 5th-6th places — compLexity Gaming/No Logic Gaming – $15,000 total
Game Show Global eSports Cup format
The Game Show Global eSports Cup was played out in six distinct stages. Open Qualifiers, two Group stages and Regional Qualifiers are held in five regions: North America, Europe, CIS, China and SEA. The last two phases of the event will feature Studio LAN playoffs and the Grand Finals to be held at the DreamHack LAN event in Moscow, Russia.
Game Show Global eSports Cup Studio LAN playoffs
Six teams from the various regions will compete in the fifth phase of the event series. The Studio LAN playoffs will take place between November 30 – December 3 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Only four teams will reach the Grand Finals of the tournament.
Game Show Global eSports Cup LAN finals
The top four teams from the Studio LAN playoffs will participate in the Grand Finals, which will run within DreamHack Moscow. The event is scheduled to take place between December 5-6.