It was a fantastic weekend for Dota 2 fans as the group stage of the Chongqing Major did not disappoint in the slightest. We saw a tonne of matches take place between some of the world’s best teams, incredible plays and great production value for the entire tournament so far. Now, we head into the Chongqing Major playoffs with some world-class teams fighting it out for their share of the $1 million prize pool and 15,000 DPC points.
The group stages showcased a few things and for many fans, the biggest highlight has to be Liquid crushing it even without their superstar Amer “Miracle-” Barkawi. Liquid ended on the top of group C after defeating Vici Gaming 2-0 with their stand in Chu “shadow” Zeyu.
In group A, Virtus.Pro beat down Bucharest Minor winners EHOME and then went on to defeat TnC without any major issues. VP, therefore, claimed the top spot in the group. Group B saw The International 2018 finalists and my personal favourites to win the whole thing, PSG.LGD take down Team Secret for the top spot. Finally, group C Fnatic in top spot after some very convincing performances against the likes of EG and Alliance.
Chongqing Major Playoffs
Each day from now until 27 January, the playoff matches start at 03:00 South African time. The first match has already completed with Team Secret taking down Team Liquid 2-0, while the next match is now underway. Catch the stream below for all the action.
The remainder of today’s matches are as follows:
- Fnatic versus EHOME – 07:30
- Virtus.Pro versus Evil Geniuses – 11:00
- PSG.LGD versus Vici Gaming – 14:30
Note that these are all in South African time. These matches are best-of-three, while tomorrow’s first lower-bracket matches in the Chongqing Major playoffs are best-of-one, with all matches thereafter being best-of-three and a best-of-five grand final.
As you can see from the Chongqing Major playoffs above, we will be seeing some hectic matchups in the days to come and I, for one, can’t wait to see which teams make it to the finals.
Are you watching the Chongqing Major playoffs and which is your favourite team in the tournament? Let us know in the comment section below.