Dota 2’s We Play! Reshuffle Madness group stage is right around the corner with the events stage running from September 16 to September 19.
To begin with, this Dota 2 Reshuffle takes place in the Commonwealth of Independent States. And with only a few days before it commences, professional Dota 2 teams are already fighting for a spot in the tournament’s upcoming stage. In addition, with a $50,000 prize pool, it is certain that qualifying teams will put up a good show in the upcoming group stage. A tournament always needs a guide, so here is the current format for the tournament.
- Four playoff invites
- Eight open qualifier teams
- Eight group stage invites
WePlay! Reshuffle Madness Group Stage:
- Following this, sixteen teams are divided into four stage groups of four where they play a double-elimination (GSL format)
- All matches are Bo1 while the final lower bracket is a Bo3 match
- The top two groups from each of the four stage groups will also advance into the playoffs
- The eight teams advancing from the group stage join the four invited teams and therefore play in a single-elimination format
- All matches are Bo1 while the grand final is a Bo5
So, Group Stage already has its eight qualifier winners waiting for the 8 invited Group Stage teams to join in on the fun.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Ad Finem||United||Aachen City Esports||Cyber Dogs|
|Uvajenie.Hope||RED CODE||Burning Fire||Nemiga Gaming|
WePlay! Reshuffle Madness Qualifiers
The qualifier winners gave us a taste of their level of expertise when it comes to Dota 2 gameplay. At this point, it is why they deserve to be in the group stage. Natural underdogs Uvajenie Hope winning the first open qualifier dropped them into Group A. As the rest of the winners advance into their respective groups, the eight invited group stage teams are slowly making their way to the list. In the meantime, the tournament’s atmosphere is getting tenser as time goes on.
Undoubtedly, Valve hardly supports climbing professionals. However, this tournament will help expose tier two and tier three Dota 2 teams. As a result, participating teams get a chance to show off and grow from the opportunity Reshuffle Madness 2019 provides. Finally, the limelight is given to the top contending teams in the playoffs. To most, it may not seem like much, but in reality, fans and pros notice that these contenders are no joke. Moreover, Valve might take notice, helping low tiered teams around the world.
Finally, “WePlay! Reshuffle Madness 2019” Group Stage looks like it will be a fun, yet interesting stage. Teams and fans alike are brought to the edge of their seats as they witness the exciting tradition that is Reshuffle Madness. Even though players also need Regional Leagues.
Credit to Jay Hunter