Earlier today, the Asia preliminaries for the Season 5 G-1 League officially kicked off. These sign-up brackets involved teams from 11 countries and regions across Asia. Over more than 8 hours of fierce battle, the first day’s matches have concluded, leaving us with these results:
Chinese teams performed admirably in this first round — Reversal Destiny and famed pub stars Ti9 both advanced successfully. Standby team G7, hailing from Taiwan, got their shot and played some excellent Dota, defeating Hong Kong’s JOCKZ to advance. Their next opponent will be the Vietnamese team 1st.VN. Singapore newcomers First Departure defeated Pacific after a hard-fought matchup, while the ever-familiar Mith.Trust of Thailand and Mineski of Philippine origin also advanced without much trouble.
Tomorrow at 1PM China time will see the start of the next round, the round of 16, and when the day ends only 8 teams will remain. The last 8 will then face an array of seeded teams such as LGD.int and Zenith.
BeyondtheSummit and LD will provide official English casting on the official English G-1 page at g1.2p.com.
About the G-1 Champions League
The G-1 Champions League is an esports brand and tournament pushed out by 17173.com. After three successful iterations of DotA competitions, in October of 2012 G-1 was the first to make the switch to Dota2, thus sounding the war drums of Dota2 competition in China. Following a period of careful preparation and planning, the fifth G-1 League is now upon us in all its glory! The prize pool for this tournament is over 330000 RMB (53000 USD), setting a new high, while also bringing fans and viewers an all-new format. There will be regional online preliminaries, divided between Asia, Europe, and Americas, and then three phases of offline competition following. The Asia region features open signups and preliminaries, while the Europe and Americas portion features invites of top teams to duke it out for the right to fly in to China for their chance at glory.