The Fall 2013 groups were drawn
As announced previously, one team per group was invited to the group stage: Our reigning champion mousesports as well as the two The International 2013 finalists Alliance and Na`Vi. These teams are joined by the winners of the first three cups, followed by the winner of the fourth cup and the top 5 of the season ranking – teams that clearly proved that they deserve to be here. Without further ado, here is the result of our official group drawing:
30.09. – 02.10.2013
15.10. – 17.10.2013
21.10. – 23.10.2013
|Fnatic||Flip.Sid3 Tactics||Team Empire|
|ONE (ex-iNfernity)||Team Menace||ESFX PowerRangers|
|4 Friends + Chrillee||against All authority||Team Property BB2|
Group stage means: Every single match counts. It uses the double-elimination format, so each team needs to win two Best-of-3 matches in order to reserve a spot at the live event finals. Anything can happen – and it could very well be that one of the top favorites already suffers an early defeat. Be sure to cheer for your team to make it through! All matches will be broadcasted by Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson.
The first favorite already fell: Virtus.pro didn't make it through the cup stage. Generally speaking, we have seen some great plays and unexpected results in the last four weeks. Gladly, our friends over at GosuGamers have created a video with some of the best highlights. Be sure to check it out!
Tomorrow, we will announce everything you need to know about RaidCall EMS One Americas – where one more participant of the DOTA2 Finals is going to be determined throughout the coming week. No less than 12 Best-of-3 matches are waiting for you before we head into the final Best-of-5. Stay tuned!