Kaipi clinched the WellPlay Invitational 2 title, after their 3:2 victory over Danish Bears in the tournament’s online Grand Finals. Armand “bOne7” Pittner’s team won the fifth game of the series after a spectacular Base Race, showing promise for The International 6 Open Qualifiers set to begin on June 21st.
The two teams had faced each other in the tournament’s Upper Bracket Finals, on June 7th. Kaipi took the series, 2:1, sending Danish Bears into the Lower Bracket Finals, where they swept Polarity, 2:0, to advance into the Grand Finals and go up against bOne7&co. once again.
Kaipi lost one of their support players, Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg, to Evil Geniuses, on June 13th. Amid speculation that they were about to sign former EG player Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling, Kaipi sought out ProDotA Gaming player Neta “thecoon” Shapira as zai’s replacement. The Israeli player will join bOne7, SingSing, ComeWithMe and SexyBamboe on bootcamp, on June 16th. The team is expected to register for the upcoming TI6 Open Qualifiers, alongside the likes of Team Secret, Polarity, Team Spirit, and ProDotA Gaming.
Mega Creeps Base Race – Kaipi vs. Danish Bears – WellPlay Invitational 2 Grand Finals
WellPlay announced WellPlay Invitational 2 – the second iteration of their new monthly tournament – on May 13th. Over the course of one month, seven invited teams (Polarity, Kaipi, Fantastic 5, Danish Bears, ProDotA, Flipsid3 Tactics, and Power Rangers) and one qualified team (Elements One, formerly known as Spider Pigzs) competed in a double elimination tournament for the $3,000 prize-pool.
WellPlay Invitational 2 prize-pool distribution
The total prize-pool for the event was $3,000.
- First Place: $2,250 – Kaipi
- Second Place: $750 – Danish Bears
WellPlay Invitational 1
The first iteration of WellPlay Invitational was made possible by Hitbox. It also featured a double elimination tournament for eight European teams, with a $2,500 prize-pool. The event took place between the end of March 2016 and April 2016. Power Rangers took the first place prize when they bested Fantastic Five in the Grand Finals, 3:1.