OG triumphed in the European Dota Pit League Season 5 qualifiers, besting Elements Pro Gaming 3:2. There was little doubt that the prestigious three time Valve championship team would find victory at the end of their road. The Boston Major Champions clinched the allocated spot and will head to Croatia for the LAN event. The team will compete for the $125,000 base prize pool against seven other top teams from around the world in January.
— OG (@OGDota2) December 16, 2016
After a successful season post TI6, culminating with the Boston Major championship title – another historic moment credited to the team – OG triumphed in the European Dota Pit League Season 5 qualifiers.
The Dream Green team wiped out ATN in the first round and then overpowered Alliance 2:1 to take their place in the Grand Finals.
Elements Pro Gaming were the replacement team for Kaipi after they disbanded. They were knocked to the lower brackets by Alliance in the first round but then swept through ATN and Alliance in their second meeting 2:0 to face OG in the finals.
Dota Pit League Season 5
This season only two teams have been directly invited instead of four as in Season 4. China will be able to participate with their own qualifier sending a representative from the region and CIS will have their own qualifier to send a team from.
Six teams will qualify from the groups in each of the regions, joining the two directly invited teams – Wings Gaming and Digital Chaos to compete in the The Dota Pit League Season 5 LAN event scheduled to take place January 19-22nd.
The eight teams will compete for the $125,000 base prize pool that can be increased through in-game ticket sales on sale for $1.99 HERE and sets available soon.
Dota Pit League Season 5 regional qualifiers
- Six regional groups total
- EU – 2 groups – Group 1: Alliance, Elements Pro Gaming*, OG, ATN
- EU – 2 groups – Group 2: Team Secret, Ad Finem, Team Liquid, Flipsid3 Tactics
- CIS – 1 group – Vega, Virtus.Pro, Na’Vi, Team Empire
- SEA – 1 group – Mineski, Team Faceless**, Execration, MVP
- CN – 1 group – Newbee, Invictus Gaming, ViCi Gaming, EHOME
- NA – 1 group – Complexity, Team NP, Evil Geniuses, Team Freedom
- Double Elimination Group Stage format
- Beginning October 15
- One winner from each group advanced to the LAN
* Elements Pro Gaming replaced Kaipi, **Team Faceless replaced Fnatic
Dota Pit League Season 5 Lan event
- Eight teams total
- Six qualified teams – Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, Newbee, Team Faceless, Evil Geniuses, OG
- Two directly invited teams – Wings Gaming/Digital Chaos
- LAN location in Split, Croatia
- January 19th-22nd