Matches of the group stage at WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 in Dota 2 have been finished, with Royal Never Give Up, Geek Fam, Gambit Esports, and Nigma moving on to the Playoffs. Team Spirit, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Fighting PandaS, and FURIA Esports are eliminated from the tournament.
The first place in Group A was conquered by RNG. The Chinese squad picked up two convincing victories over Team Spirit and Geek Fam, respectively. After that, GF managed to come out on top in the lower bracket, where they won the decider match against Spirit without dropping a map, 2-0. Therefore, the Philippine team placed second in the final standings.
The strongest participant of Group B was Gambit Esports. First, the CIS roster defeated the Brazilians of FURIA Esports (2-0), and then, they beat Fighting PandaS (2-1). In the group’s standings, Gambit were followed by Nigma. The former lineup of Liquid got off to a slow start by losing the opening series, but later on, they won over FURIA (2-0) and overcame PandaS in their rematch (2-1).
It means that now the Bukovel Minor is moving into the Playoffs phase, which will kick off on January 11 and run in a double-elimination bracket. In the first semifinal, Royal Never Give Up are set to take on Nigma, while in the second one Gambit Esports will face off against Geek Fam.
The prize fund of the WePlay! Esports event is $300,000 and 660 DPC points. A winner of this competition will acquire the last slot at DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major. The final match of this Minor is scheduled for January 12. There, two teams will define the strongest in a best-of-five series.
You can follow the progress of WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 on our website. Schedule and results of matches are available in our viewer’s guide.