XPC Gaming Dota 2 blew local competition away in the first season of the Romanian championship “Divizia PGL”, last weekend, and walked away with the trophy and $2,000 cash prize, after effortlessly besting Team Toxic, 2:0, in the Grand Finals.
Ionuț “Ar1sE” Turtoi, Andrei “Keyano” Grigorie, Andrei “Zizou” Zisu, Răzvan “iLLusionisT” Borceanu, and Răzvan “Răzvan” Chițănău competed in the Dota 2 segment of Divizia PGL under the XPC Gaming banner and ended up snatching the trophy and $2,000 prize money.
The last act of the Romanian championship “Divizia PGL” took place between April 16-17, at PGL’s studios, in Bucharest.
The competition featured three games – Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and League of Legends – with a total prize pool of $13,500. XPC Gaming came out on top across all three disciplines, with little to no resistance from their opponents.
“Divizia PGL was probably the best-organised event for the Romanian esports scene, starting with the format and schedule, and ending with the production value which was above everything that was done by now. The only thing that lacked was the competition. When Divizia PGL started, we were regarded as favorites, and unfortunately most of our games ended in fast victories with no reaction from our opponents. I remember, a few months back, the Dota 2 finals we played in Cluj against Bone7’s team were a lot more balanced and interesting. People were excited to watch the games and cheer for the teams. We are obviously very pleased to have won Divizia PGL, but it would be hypocritical of me to say that we did not expect to win. All I can do is hope that for the next seasons the level of the competition will improve, and hopefully fans will be able to come and support their favorite teams live, as I believe that hearing someone that cheers for you can motivate you and boost your confidence and self-esteem, which can influence someone’s performance,” XPC Gaming’s CEO, Cristian “Omicron” Duca, told DotaBlast.
The Dota 2 finals were commentated by local stars Mihai “DarkMickey” Popa and Cristian ”Ppăsărel” Bănăseanu. Armand “Bone7” Pittner was featured as a special guest.
“After two months of action in Divizia PGL, I can say that we are pleasantly surprised with the Romanian teams’ performances and overall attitude. Thousands of spectators and fans have supported their favorite teams and players online. No doubt, Romania can hold up a professional competitive scene and hopefully Divizia PGL will be part of the landscape in the following seasons,” said Cristian “Ppăsărel” Bănăseanu, project manager Divizia PGL.
Pictures courtesy of PGL