MoonDuck Studios’ unique tournament, Elimination Mode was well received once again as Elimination Mode 2.0 brought forward public interaction. In the second iteration, fans were able to ban out an additional ten heroes per day. The results – gave all the teams a run for their money. When it got down to the wire, it was OG who outplayed EG with their limited hero availability and took the series 3:2.
— moonduckTV (@moonduckTV) November 24, 2016
Elimination Mode 2.0 saw a doubled prize pool amount and a new twist on the unique and fun game mode – audience participation. In addition to the rules of each hero being banned or picked once per series, an additional ten heroes would be banned out by public vote each day.
Eight teams put their best foot forward to play in limited conditions and prove they were adaptable and versatile enough to be champions.
Escape Gaming and compLexity were the first teams to drop out of the event – followed by Kaipi and Team Liquid. As the days progressed, the selections and strategies got more difficult and more entertaining.
In the end it was a best-of-five series rematch between Evil Geniuses who had reigned in the top brackets and OG – who were kicked to the lower brackets earlier by the North Americans.
After back and forth victories, with OG taking the first of the series, the final tie breaker was expected to be intense. Not only did it not disappoint, but was a full 86 minutes back and forth swings and action packed with kills and thrills. In the end, it was OG that took the victory.
Moonduck Studios, in partnership with Twitch TV, has announced the studio’s fun and offbeat tournament – Elimination Mode 2.0. The event is played in an alternative game mode, in which heroes can only be banned or picked once per series. In addition for this iteration, the public voted for an additional ten heroes to be banned each day.
Elimination Mode 2.0 teams
- Evil Geniuses
- compLexity Gaming
- Digital Chaos
- Team NP
- Team Liquid
- Escape Gaming
Elimination Mode 2.0 prize pool
The total prize pool of $20,000 will be split as follows:
- 1st place: $10,000 – OG
- 2nd place: $6,000 – Evil Geniuses
- 3rd/4th place: $2,000 – Team NP/Digital Chaos