ESL One Genting 2017 group stage saw both Newbee and Digital Chaos advance into the semi finals for the playoffs. Both teams placed first in their groups with 2:0 records, toppling over their adversaries with precision and dominance. Group stage will continue again on January 7 at 03:30 CET to determine the final two teams to advance to the playoffs. Four teams will be eliminated by the end of the day.
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ESL One Genting 2017 group stage ushered in the first major LAN tournament of 2017 with excitement and thrills.
The event got into full swing as Newbee utterly dominated their group, continuing on their hot streak since taking the championship title at Dota2 Professional League Season 2 only last week and second place at China Top 2016 just prior to that. The Chinese team blazed through their opponents – unleashing a devastating wrath against all as they took down Team NP with a score of 37:8 but bested the CIS stars Virtus.Pro 2:1 with a 34:2 score for one match. Their success placed them at the top of their group and into the semi finals of the playoffs.
Virtus.Pro’s victory over Fnatic puts them into the decider match series – leaving Fnatic and Team NP to battle it out for elimination early tomorrow.
Digital Chaos came out of the gate and new year swinging. Aliwi “w33” Omar crushed it with his signature Meepo plays, and Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok’s nailed it with a flawless Luna performance. Poised for success, the team rallied behind their momentum and superior drafting to outplay and defeat the TI6 championship team Wings Gaming. Wings have been showing more struggles and less polished coordination in the new patch while DC seems to be thriving. The North American victory pushed them to the first place slot of their group and a place in the semi finals.
Wings Gaming had taken their win against WG.Unity – moving them into the decider spot of the group stage. WG.Unity and XctN will fight in the elimination series for a final chance to advance to the playoffs.
Matches will resume with the final day of ESL One Genting 2017 group stage on January 7th at 03:30 CET with the elimination series between Team NP and Fnatic – followed by the elimination series between XctN and WG.Unity.
ESL One Genting 2017 Group Stage
- Team NP
- Digital Chaos
- Wings Gaming
ESL One Genting 2017 Format
- The group stage will be played in a classic GSL format.
- The eight participating teams will be split up into two groups of four.
In each group, the teams will play best-of-three matches, as shown below:
Match one: Team A vs. Team B
Match two: Team C vs. Team D
Winners’ match (WM): Winner of match one vs. winner of match two – winner advances to semifinals
Elimination match (EM): Loser of match one vs. loser of match two – loser drops out
Decider match: Loser of WM vs. winner of EM – winner advances to semifinals and loser drops out
- Four teams will advance into the playoffs.
- Four teams will be eliminated in the group stage.
- During the playoffs, four teams will play a single-elimination bracket.
- The Grand Finals will be best-of-five series, with no winners’ advantage.
ESL One Genting 2017 Group Stage Schedule
All matches will be played back-to-back.
Saturday, January 7th
- 03:30 CET – Group A elimination match (Bo3) – Fnatic vs Team NP
- 07:05 CET – Group B elimination match (Bo3) – XctN vs WG.Unity
- 10:40 CET – Group A decider match (Bo3) – Virtus.Pro vs TBD
- 14:15 CET – Group B decider match (Bo3) – Wings vs TBD
ESL One Genting 2017 preview: Prize Pool
The base prize pool for the tournament is $250,000.
- 1st place – $100,000
- 2nd place – $50,000
- 3rd-4th place – $25,000
- 5th-8th place – $12,500