T Show is champion of XLG #2 of Dota 2, and shares leadership with paiN.
On the 3rd and 4th of October the XLL held the second Dota 2 tournament, bringing together the best teams in the competitive scene to compete for a total prize pool of BRL 6,000.00 and 3 million Gold Credits. The team T Show became the big winner, earning R$ 3,000.00 and 1 million Gold Credits, in addition to acquiring 150 points for the XLG ranking.
The qualifiers started on Saturday (3), with all teams disputing clashes in best-of-one mode, ending in four teams that moved to the playoffs. The teams Marcha Fúnebre, Keyd Stars, Boradota and Ez Katka went to the Quarter Finals where they met the teams paiN Gaming, T Show, Artyk Gaming and Ode Team, who were already classified in the playoffs by their respective positions acquired in the last tournament.
The playoffs took place on Sunday (4), at 1:00 pm, with the matches being broadcast live on the XLG website and on the official streaming channels on Azubu, Hitbox and Twitch.tv. Narration was provided by Diego “Hads” Coutinho and Felipe “Pocotoh” Dottling.
The result of the Quarter Finals took paiN Gaming, Keyd Stars, T Show and Artyk Gaming to the Semi Finals, where they played their respective matches. The first Semifinal was between paiN Gaming and Keyd Stars, two of the best known and favorite teams in the tournament. The first match showed paiN Gaming’s aggressiveness in the game and, after a tight first match, they won both BO3 matches against Keyd Stars and advanced to the Grand Final where they met T Show, after they beat Artyk Gaming by 2 to 1.
The two teams, who already met in the Grand Final in the last tournament, started the matches in a measured and more strategic way, valuing the farm for the late game. Referring to the past championship, paiN Gaming opened the game by winning the first match after the brute and efficient strength of the team. The second match proved to be the longest and most patient of all, with both teams taking a certain amount of care before acting while T Show managed to take the advantage in team fights. The small advantage was enough for T Show to find an opening and take the second match for them, tying the game against paiN Gaming.
The last confrontation was faster, however, paiN gaming’s aggressiveness was not necessary to win the team fights held against T Show, resulting in a surprising and deserved victory for T Show and consecrating the champion of XLG #2 of Dota 2. The dispute for 3rd/4th Place was between Keyd Stars and Artyk Gaming, with Artyk Gaming winning the dispute and earning the prize of R$ 1,000.00 and 550 thousand Gold Credits.
The total prize pool of BRL 6,000.00 and 3 million Gold Credits was distributed as follows:
🇧🇷 1st place: T Show – BRL 3,000.00 + 1 Million Gold Credits;
🇧🇷 2nd place: paiN Gaming – BRL 1,500.00 + 800 thousand Gold Credits;
🇧🇷 3rd place: Artyk Gaming – BRL 1,000.00 + 550,000 Gold Credits;
🇧🇷 4th place: Keyd Stars – BRL 500.00 + 350 thousand Gold Credits;
🇧🇷 5th place: Boradota Gaming – 100K Gold Credits;
🇧🇷 6th place: Funeral March – 80,000 Gold Credits;
🇧🇷 7th place: Ez Katka – 70K Gold Credits;
🇧🇷 8th place: Ode Team – 50,000 Gold Credits;
XLG #2 of Dota 2 continued the distribution of points for the XLG ranking, and the top 8 of the overall ranking will automatically participate in the fourth tournament of XLL what will happen in the days December 12th and 13th, bringing the incredible prize pool of BRL 20,000.00 and 10 million Gold Credits. Check out how the table was after the result of the second tournament:
🇧🇷 1st place: paiN Gaming – 250 points;
🇧🇷 2nd Place: T Show – 250 points;
🇧🇷 3rd Place: Artyk Gaming – 150 points;
🇧🇷 4th Place: Keyd Stars (Ex – No Stack Gaming) – 85 points;
🇧🇷 5th Place: Ode Team – 60 points;
🇧🇷 6th Place: Boradota Gaming – 45 points;
🇧🇷 7th Place: Unionists of Tomorrow – 25 points;
🇧🇷 8th Place: Funeral March – 25 points;
The third XLG tournament will be held on November 7th and 8th and will bring a total prize of BRL 7,000.00 and 3.5 million Gold Creditsin addition to being the last open tournament for participants to acquire points towards the XLG ranking.
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