Four teams out, eight teams remain.
The Group Stage of BetBoom Dacha Dubai concludes. The best-of-two (BO2) phase saw plenty of interesting results but at the end of the day, the favorites thrive. The Chinese teams also stole the limelight, showcasing an unexpected dominance.
While eight teams march to the Playoffs, four teams - two in each group - are out of the tournament. These teams are Aurora, Virtus.pro, nouns, and OG. They'll depart the tournament with $20,000 for each team.
The final eight teams at BetBoom Dacha Dubai
- LGD Gaming
- Team Liquid
- Gaimin Gladiators
- Team Falcons
- Xtreme Gaming
- Team Spirit
- Azure Ray
- BetBoom Team
BetBoom Dacha Dubai's final eight teams are not really a surprise to those who keep up with competitive Dota 2. Dominant teams like Gaimin Gladiators, Team Liquid, and Team Spirit are still up there. The new Middle East and North Africa (MENA) king, Team Falcons, has also been performing well to grab a slot in the Playoffs.
BetBoom Team, on the other hand, struggled a little. The Russian team barely stayed afloat in Group B sharing a neck and neck score with OG. But the most interesting part of the Group Stage is certainly the Chinese performances.
LGD Gaming had a pretty rough beginning to the year. But with the new midlaner, Setsu, who just came out of retirement, the team seemed to be merging well. LGD Gaming is the only team in Group A that took no series losses.
Next is Azure Ray, which has also been impressive despite its new roster. The team now fields two returning veterans, Faith_bian (also known as Bach) and Ori. Fy also joined the boat in a last-minute shuffle. The team managed to secure plenty of wins and draws, only losing to its Chinese counterpart, Xtreme Gaming.
Xtreme Gaming finished its Group Stage run with the highest winrate among all teams, leading Group B as the top dog.
The second phase of BetBoom Dacha Dubai begins
With the Group Stage wrapped up, it's time to prepare for the next phase. We have the highly-anticipated 1v1 tournament starting tomorrow, February 10. The 1v1 mode pits forty players, who have signed up for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool.
Next up, the Playoffs. The bracket and seeding is set and we'll see more intense, high staked matchups take place. LGD Gaming will clash against BetBoom Team in the first series of the Playoffs. We'll then see Team Spirit take it against Gaimin Gladiators, arguably the two most dominant teams in the last year. Xtreme Gaming is paired up against Team Falcons, an interesting clash between two regions that we have yet to see. And last but not least, Team Liquid will play Azure Ray to close the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals.