Six teams, three matches, anything goes — introducing the joinDOTA Turbo Masters.https://t.co/gK5rp7Qx0m— joinDOTA (@joinDOTA) 8. Dezember 2018
Three regions are taking part in the joinDOTA Turbo Masters — Asia, Europe and the Americas. In each region, two teams will do battle in a best-of-seven, winner-takes-all match worth $1,000.
As the name suggests, the game mode is Turbo, meaning we’re in for some fast and frantic Dota 2 action. Expect crazy picks, wild plays and more deaths than you can reasonably count using your limbs alone!
Happy to reveal the joinDOTA Turbo Masters second round teams. Tune in January 8th when we see again the fastest Dota, but this time it's Peru edition! pic.twitter.com/0xPJrNDqoA— joinDOTA (@joinDOTA) 6. Januar 2019
In the last best-of-seven showmatch, two teams from Southeast Asia met in the Turbo Masters to battle for glory and $1,000. A thrilling series saw Clutch Gamers defeat Yoshimoto.Detonator by a 4-3 scoreline, taking the crown as champions of the first Turbo Masters.
We're staying in the South, but moving to another continent for the next battle — Thunder Predator and Gorillaz - Pride will face off in the second edition of the joinDOTA Turbo Masters.
Major team against jDL kings
Neither of the two Peruvian teams are no-names to attentive readers — especially Thunder Predator, who have been extremely successful lately. They were the beneficiaries of the disqualification of paiN X in The Chongqing Major: South America Qualifier, and will therefore attend the Major in China. They surprisingly beat Infamous, South America's top team, twice in the qualifier and initially finished third.
Thunder Predator — full line-up:
Juan 'AtunnN' Ochoa
Leonardo 'Leostyle-' Sifuentes
Frank 'Frank' Arias
Farith 'Matthew-' Puente
Sergio 'shccD' Toribio
Gorillaz - Pride also attended the South American qualifier for the Major. However, they didn't make it out of the Group Stage — Infamous and test123 were too strong for the up-and-coming Peruvian line-up. On the other hand, they put in an incredible performance in the joinDOTA League Season 14, which they won by defeating Team South in the Grand Finals thanks to a 3-0 clean sweep.
Gorillaz - Pride — full line-up:
Bernardo David 'Berna' Rocca Alarcon
Jean Pierre 'Chris Brown' Gonzales
Bryan Freddy 'Smash' Sina
Alexis 'sl4d1n' Cepeda
Alex Davila 'Masoku' Matallana
The showmatch between the South American teams will take place on Tuesday, 8 January at 23:00 CET / 17:00 PET / 08:00 PHT (Wednesday). You can follow all the plays here: