Starladder X LAN Finals: Thoughts on day 1

The opening day of the Starladder X LAN Finals was full of balls deep action with a few minor setbacks on the side, as teams tested their strength against one another for the better seeding in the playoffs. Take a look inside as we’ve gathered a few key elements of day one for your reading pleasure.

SL X: B0ne7 sick, Mag steps in for C9

The start of the Starladder X LAN finals has been met with misfortune as Cloud 9’sPittner 'bOne7' Armand is unable to play for the team, after being diagnosed with kidney stones. The Starladder administration has responded by moving all of Cloud 9’s games to tomorrow, giving the team time to find a suitable replacement.

Get ready for GIGABYTE Challenge #9

The next edition of the popular tournament, hosted by GIGABYTE and joinDOTA, is finally upon us. Up to 1024 teams will fight their way through the best of one elimination qualifier and go head-to-head with eight invitees in the playoffs. So get your squad together and sign up for a chance to get your hands on a slice of the 2,000 EUR prizepool!

Team Secret knocked out of Dreamleague.

Against the odds, Team Secret have been denied a position at Deamleague Season 2 after being taken down by Kalle 'Trixi' Saarinen's 4 Anchors + Sea Captain, ending their climb through the losers bracket to the main event.

Mag makes way for yoky on Team Empire

Team Empire have announced Maxim 'yoky' Kim as the replacement in their squad for Andrew 'Mag' Chipenko, who had been a part of the team from late 2013. Yoky had been playing with Empire in the offlane role since earlier in October, but he has now officially joined the Russian side.

DL: Complications in the Asian division

The dramatic events that have surrounded the second season of DreamLeague lately doesn't seem to end. When Team Malaysia withdrew from the Asian division of the tournament and a replacement team had to be found, more problems arose. The Filipino team Rave became the substituting team in the end, which upset the teams that had more rights to it.

D2CL: TT edges PR for the final LAN spot

D2CL playoffs have just come to a close and we finally have our last team to join the rest at DreamHack Masters Bucharest, as Team Tinker toppled their opponent PR in an entertaining Bo3 series that ended just moments ago. The final four to battle for supremacy and a hefty ~$75,000 prize pool are: Team Tinker, Team Empire, SNA & Na’Vi.

Team Malaysia are the Thailand champions!

The Thailand DOTA 2 championship has concluded today, with Team Malaysia taking home gold, defeating Mineski 2-0 to claim the 10,000 dollar prize. Team Malaysia proved dominate throughout the tournament, defeating First Departure to come into the Grand final with a one game advantage.
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