We witnessed surprising eliminations and top seeds in the WePlay! Pushka League Season 1 group stages as we head into the playoffs.
We’ve seen some great Dota 2 matches in the European/CIS online league, WePlay! Pushka. There have been some upsets, great plays, and some fantastic production. Now, the playoffs are about to kick off, running from 8th to 12th May 2020. Let’s first take a look at WePlay! Pushka group stage results, followed by the playoffs schedule.
The group stage for Division 1 of the WePlay! Pushka League season 1 has been fantastic, delivering great matches and some serious upsets. Arguably the biggest upset happened in Group A, where both OG and OG.Seed have been eliminated. Yes, we saw an OG vs OG.Seed slugfest, with OG.Seed surprisingly coming out on top. Team Secret leads the pack in Group A, followed by Alliance, while in Group B, Hellraisers have secured a first-place finish.
With only the top four teams of each group advancing to the playoffs, and the bottom three being eliminated, the biggest upset has to be OG, OG.Seed and Nigma not making it to the playoffs from Group A. In Group B, both VP squads made it to the playoffs, with FlyToMoon Team Spirit and B8 getting eliminated.
Check out the group stage results below:
The bottom two teams, OG.Seed and B8 (Dendi’s new team) have been relegated to Division 2 for WePlay! Pushka Season 2. This result also puts B8 at a 24 loss streak.
After the exciting group stages, we now look toward WePlay! Pushka League Season 1 playoffs. The playoffs are set to commence on 8th May, and will run until 12th May 2020 when a champion will be crowned. The playoffs format is a double-elimination bracket, with all matches being best-of-three, and a best-of-five grand final, where the winning team will claim the $70,000 share of the $250,000 prize pool.
Check out the first round of playoffs matches in Australian time (AEST; UTC+10:00) below:
Keep in mind match times could change slightly depending on how quickly matches finish up.