HellRaisers and Team Empire heading to China for WCA 2017
The EU/CIS qualifiers concluded over the weekend, awarding HellRaisers and Team Empire the coveted spots to represent their regions at WCA 2017.
Rounding out a brutal and overwhelming month of qualifiers, both
Eight teams entered the group stage portion, only four emerged victorious and into the single bracket playoffs.
It took an intense and extremely long 5 game series to declare the official winner to claim the top seed and lion’s share of the WCA 2017 EU/CIS qualifier prize money. Hellraisers looked to have things in the bag, clinching the first two games of the series – the second of which was a whopping 77 mins long. Not ready to concede, Team Empire struck back and seized the second two games of the series relatively quickly and easily in contrast. The series having been tied up, the deciding fifth game took an hour for Hellraisers to close out for the series victory.
SkinCoin WCA 2017 CIS/EU qualifiers Invited Teams:
SkinCoin WCA 2017 CIS/EU qualifiers Prizepool distribution:
- 1st place – HellRaisers ¥ 200,000 (~$30,547) + slot for the LAN final WCA 2017
- 2nd place – Team Empire ¥ 100,000 (~$15,274) + slot for the LAN final WCA 2017
- 3rd place – Team Kinguin ¥ 50,000 (~$7,637)
Source: GosuGamers Dota 2