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Announcing the Perfect World DOTA 2 League (PWL). Season 1 begins Oct 28 with 10 teams split across two divisions, playing for 450k RMB in prize money per season.— Perfect World_DOTA2 (@PWRD_DOTA2) October 20, 2020
PWL points will feed directly into future PW events, and from Season 2 onward, there will be promotion/relegation. pic.twitter.com/ZCt60of79f
The participants in Division A
The participants in Division B
Teams to watch out for
While these team names might not sound too familiar for some readers, there are some notable players competing in this event.
IO Dota relocates to the league
IO Dota2 features three well-known faces with Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung on position 5, Cheng 'vtFaded' Jia Hao as carry and Chong Xin 'Ohaiyo' Khoo on the offlane. The squad has been playing together for two months, so far with unfortunately disappointing results.
Ex-Newbee is back
In Division B, three Newbee played their way through the qualifiers as team Ink Ice: Yin 'Aq' Rui, Wen 'Wizard' Lipeng and Yan 'Waixi' Chao. Newbee was involved in a match-fixing scandal in May 2020, with an indefinite ban from any future events organised by ImbaTV, Mars Media and CDA as a result.
None of the three players have competed in any tournaments in the past six months, so a comeback will be interesting to watch.
From Reality to Galaxy
Another interesting competitor is the Malaysian Galaxy Racer Esports. Former Reality Rift players Hiew Teck 'AlaCrity' Yoong and Lee 'Ky.xY' Kong Yang joined the squad last month, after the organisation shut down their Dota team.
Who are you rooting for on the Perfect World Dota2 League?
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