October 1, 2019

WePlay! Reshuffle Madness 2019 recap

Reshuffle Madness ended September 28, but don’t worry! Here’s a recap of the big plays and turning points that happened throughout the week-long event.

The tournament was held in Commonwealth of Independent States and with a prize pool of $50,000. Eighteen professional teams flew in from all over Europe to participate, some being qualifiers and some being invitees.

Playoff-Stage Invitees:

J.Storm

  • David “Moo” Hull
  • Leon “Nine” Kirilin
  • Braxton “Brax” Paulson
  • Joel “MoOz” Mori Ozambela
  • Clinton “Fear” Loomis

Natus Vincere

  • Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek
  • Idan “MagicaL” Vardanian
  • Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov
  • Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov
  • Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev

Group-Stage Invitees:

Fried Pudges

  • Alexandr “pio65” Zalivako
  • Aybek “Naive-” Tokaev
  • Oleg “LastHero” Demidovich
  • Vitaliy “so bad” Oshmankevich
  • Alexei “j4” Lipai

Positive Guys

  • Igor “iLTW” Filatov
  • Egor “Ergon” Kozlov
  • Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk
  • Alexander “Immersion” Hmelevskoy
  • Mihail “Misha” Agatov

Old but Gold

  • Ilya “Illidan” Pivcaev
  • Sergey “G” Alexandrovich Bragin
  • Stanislav “633” Glushan
  • Fedor “velheor” Rusikhin
  • Ivan “VANSKOR” Skorokhod

Winstrike Team

  • Zaur “Cooman” Shakhmurzaev
  • Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko
  • Alexey “nongrata” Vasilyev
  • Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk
  • Alexander “Nofear” Churochkin

Team Singularity

  • Steve “Excalibur” Ye
  • Anas “MagE-” Hirzallah
  • Jonáš “SabeRLight-” Volek
  • Dino “dnz” Šavuk
  • Petu “Peksu” Vaatainen

FlyToMoon

  • Egor “.Ark” Zhabotinskii
  • Serhii “Shisui” Koren
  • Alexander “Flow” Sazonov
  • Semion “CemaTheSlayer” Krivulya
  • Andrey “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko

Hippomaniacs

  • Ondřej “Supream^” Štarha
  • Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan
  • Vojtěch “CURRY” Novák
  • Petr “Muf” Fojtík
  • Jan “Sehny” Sehnal

PRIES Gaming

  • Natan “Exotic_Deer” Michalewicz
  • Konstantin “kodos-” Kogai
  • Andrey “MeLes” Romanov
  • axim “yoky-” Kim
  • Khaled “sQreen” El-Khabbash

Qualifiers:

Uvajenie.Hope

  • Nikita “Palantimos” Grinkevich
  • Yaroslav “Pikachu” Vasilenko
  • Yevgeny “chshrct” Kostroma
  • Danil “Bignum” Shehovtsov
  • Vladislav “BLACKARXANGEL” Ivaschenko

CyberDogs

  • Darkhan “hAze” Madikhan
  • Islam “Arr0w” Shaudirbaev
  • Bekzhan “olddOtO” Mametov
  • Bekzhan “b1kA” Dzhandirov
  • Roman “sad tomat” Mukaev

REDCODE

  • Semen “TTR” Melnikov
  • Vladislav “Imba4” Khoroltsev
  • Unknown “Limitless” Name
  • Kirill “Dodjiee” Morozov
  • Unknown “dsr” Name

Aachen City Esports

  • Nikita “Elmo” Lomanov
  • Duško “BoraNija” Boranijaševic
  • Damir “Mitch” Škaričić
  • Nikola “LeBronDota” Popović
  • Ilyas “1ls” Ganeev

Burning Fire

  • Dmitriy “Firestorm” Chernomorets
  • Oleksandr “Bombad1l” Dostokor
  • Konstantin “Time2Die” Malinin
  • Unknown “Rakuzan” Name
  • Oleg “Lodine” Kvasha

HellRaisers

  • Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey
  • Alexander “Nix” Levin
  • Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin
  • Ilya “ALOHADANCE” Korobkin
  • Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov

Nemiga Gaming

  • Alexey “Zitraks” Ischenko
  • Maksim “mellojul” Pnyov
  • Alexey “TheChosenOne” Karanevich
  • Genadiy “Astral” Motuz
  • Eugeniy “Fervian” Aksenov

Adfinem

  • Omar “Madara” Davasas
  • Tasos “Focus” Michailidis
  • Dimitris “ThuG” Plivouris
  • Verros “Maybe Next Time” Apostolos
  • Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos

Although 18 teams participated, only one winner would be declared the Shuffle Madness Grand Champion. However, for teams to achieve this feat, they would first need to get through the group stage.

The group stage showcased many talented underdogs like Team Singularity and Nemiga Gaming making insane plays against the teams they needed to overcome.

An easy triple kill from Team Singularity’s Mid Carry “Xcalibur”

“Zitraks” and “Astral”, Bloodseeker and Grimstroke wombo-combo

Despite sixteen teams fighting it out in the group stage. Only eight prevailed and moved on into the playoffs.

Screenshot from Liquidpedia

The playoffs proved to house some skill with teams like Positive Guys and HellRaisers winning match after match.

Screenshot from Esportz Network

Positive Guys took a bad situation and transformed it into an amazing advantage.

Positive Guys making a huge comeback with an unexpected team wipe

HellRaiser’s Carry “V-Tune” effortlessly winning the match

Positive Guys rocketed through the tournament, winning most match-ups with a 2-0 score, while HellRaisers were making their way up the stage. Na’vi came in the scene and destroyed the professional team with a predictable 2-0 landslide.

Na’Vi outsmarting HellRaisers in the best way possible

Finally, the Grand Finals arrived and underdog Positive Guys faced one of the most famous professional Dota 2 teams in Europe. Positive Guys kept Na’Vi at bay with humiliating mega creep backdoors and team coordinated combo wipes.

A match to remember

A 13 Kill difference doesn’t stop Positive Guys from making great plays

Despite the difference in rank, Positive Guys put up quite a show. Although the effort the team gave was more than enough. Na’Vi was simply better.

Na’Vi take match 4 with perfect teamwork

When things go horribly wrong

Na’Vi made the grand finals their playground, outplaying and adapting to their opponent’s gameplay. The team won two straight matches after being down 1-2 to conclude the 2019 WePlay! Shuffle Madness Tournament with a Grand Final score of 3-2 and $30,000 grand prize.

Even with the loss, Positive Guys would leave on a positive note, securing recognition and $10,000. Future teams will watchout for Positive Guys knowing the battle they put with the past TI9 competitor Natus Vincere.

Third and fourth place J.Storm and HellRaisers departed with $5,000 each.

Written by Luna

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