Alienware give Meepwn'd their first chance

posted by KamikazeKube,
Eight of the best teams from Europe will be competing online in a single elimination bracket for $10,000 over 4 days in the Alienware Area 51 Dota 2 Cup. This will be the first tournament outing for the recently formed team eu Meepwn'd.

The single elimination bracket will see the participating teams fight in best-of-threes, with the winner taking home the grand prize of $4,500. The cup will be kicked off with se Alliance vs ru Virtus Pro on the 20th of January at 17:00 CET and will conclude with the Grand Final on the 23rd.

After breaking away from eu Fnatic, de Kai 'H4nn1' Hanbueckers is back with a new squad under the name Meepwn'd. He is joined by some old friends from Fnatic, former eu Team Secret player il Tal 'Simbaaa' Aizik and regular stand-in se Steve "Excalibur" Ye, and some new faces, the controversial player ro Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi and se Johan 'pieliedie' Åström after recently being kicked from world Cloud 9. As this is their first tournament together, a lot of people's eyes will be on them to see how they perform and where they should be ranked within the European scene. They will also be participating in the qualifiers for Dota Pit Season 3.

However, these top European teams will not only be fighting for their share of the prize pool, with TI5 invite day getting ever closer, each team will be desperate to get a tournament win under their belts. This and the bo3 format should lead to some hard fought and entertaining matches.

Schedule (in CET)
20th of January
17:00 - Alliance vs VP
20:00 - 4ASC vs Tinker

21st of January
17:00 VPP vs NiP
20:00 Meepwn'd vs Empire
22nd of January
17:00 Semi Final 1
20:00 Semi Final 2

23rd of January
18:00 Grand Final

Prize pool distribution1. $4,500
2. $2,500
3/4. $1,500

This article was written by uk Jack Gatnar, joinDOTA's writer.KamikazeKube is a recent Physics graduate that is looking for a way to make a living. Although he has always been an avid gamer, he only started playing Dota back in 2012. But, whilst he was watching TI3, the game's magic took hold of him. Now, he spends a lot of his free time with Dota, whether that be playing, watching or reading about it.Location: Nottingham, UKFollow him on @KamikazeKube.