Jan 08, 2019
iG.Vitality to replace Invictus Gaming for Winter Cup
Folowing the Invictus Gaming withdrawal due to personal issues that have not been disclosed by the organization, iG.Vitality is the eight team confirmed to compete at the China Dota2 Winter Cup, where eight teams will play online for $7,500 on December 12-14.
The event will possibly be iG.Vitality's last chance of the year to show good results after diss apointing runs and eliminations on the open qualifiers for both the Chongqing Major and Bucharest Minor respectively.
The China Dota2 Winter Cup will follow the two GSL group format with a single elimination bracket for the playoffs. With 3 days packed of games and series, you can follow the action in both English and Chinese. BreakyCPK and Elevated will be providing a broadcast on Twitch whilst Burning and LongDD will be casting on their respective channels on Huya.tv.
Coming into the tournament as one of the favorites after an outstading run at AMD Dota 2 Pro Series 2018 in Australia, Mr. Game Boy is the team to keep an eye out alongside Team Root that brings a lot to the table with its experienced roster. Therefore it is expected that Group B will be a bloodbath all around with strong teams fighting head to head for the 2 spots on the playoffs.
The released streamed schedule is as follows:
15:00 - Newbee vs KG.L - BO1
16:00 - Group A winner's match - BO1
17:00 - Group A elimination match - BO3
14:00 - Group A decider match - BO3
17:00 - Playoff semifinal series 1 - BO3
20:00 - Playoff semifinal series 2- BO3
16:00 - Playoff Finals - BO5