PDCup SEA has finished their third iteration and Team Faceless has claimed another victory. The new super stars of the region are on fire, taking down opponents left and right and seizing multiple opportunities and achievements. The Singaporean team defeated Rex Regum 3:0 for their first title as a team.
won prodota tournament 3-0 vs RRQ in the finals, BTS is up next! see you there
— Dominik Reitmeier (@BlackDotA2) November 8, 2016
The third season of PDCup SEA has come to an end and Team Faceless have been crowned the champions.
The newly formed SEA team took the top place in their group with a 7:1 record. Losing one match to S1 Lykos from the Philippines. Moving into the playoff brackets, they pummeled through Entity eSports from India and Rave before taking down Rex Regum twice – 2:1 in the winner bracket finals and 3:0 in the grand finals.
This is the first championship title for the team that was formed during the new Fall Major season. The mix of players made their debut shortly after forming in September in the ROG Masters qualifiers. They took 5-8th place in the event after dropping to Mineski in the quarter finals.
Since then they have then qualified for the Summit 6, Boston Major and Dota Pit Season 5 LAN.
Ten teams were invited to compete in the third season.
PDCup SEA format
- Two groups of five teams
- Group stage matches best-of-two
- Eight teams progressed to playoffs
- Two teams eliminated in group stage
- Playoffs double elimination
- Playoff matches best-of-three
- Grand final best-of-five
- Upper bracket advantage of one match
PDCup SEA prize pool
The prize pool for the tournament is $5,000.
- 1st place – $3,500 Team Faceless
- 2nd place – $1,000 Rex Regum
- 3rd place – $500 Rave
Daryl “iceiceice” Koh, Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier, Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih, Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong and Toh “Xy-” Wai Hong joined forces to compete in SEA as Team Faceless.
Four of the players have had participation at The Internationals – iceiceice attended The International 2011 with Scythe Gaming, taking third place, sixth place at TI3, fourth at TI4 and TI5; Black^ competed at TI2 and TI3; NutZ in TI5 and Xy TI1, TI2, TI3.
Daryl “iceiceice” Koh
Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier
Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih
Toh “Xy-“ Wai Hong
Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong
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