Dota 2 Pinnacle Cup
The Pinnacle Cup is a tournament organized by Relog Media and GRID Esports, with teams from Europe and the CIS taking part. All games within the framework of this tournament will be held from May 5 to May 30. The prize fund of 100 thousand US dollars will be taken by the four best teams, namely 5 thousand US dollars for the fourth place, 15 thousand US dollars for the third place, 30 thousand US dollars for the second place, and 50 thousand US dollars for the first place. 12 teams take part in this event, 10 of which were invited by the organizers to the group stage, and the remaining two will join in the playoff stage.
The group stage began on May 5 and will end on the 25th. Games will be held at this stage according to the "each with each" system. All meetings will be held in a "best of three" format. According to the results of the group stage, the two best teams will reach the upper bracket of the next stage, namely the playoffs. From the third to the sixth place inclusively, they will fight for the right to take a prize in the lower bracket. The rest of the teams will leave the tournament.
At the stage of the playoffs, the teams are waiting for the lower and upper brackets, where they risk leaving the tournament in the event of two defeats per meeting until the grand final. The grand final itself will be played in the "best of five" format. The group stage is attended by such teams as Team Spirit, Chicken Fighters, EXTREMUM, HellRaisers, Hellbear Smashers, ViKin.gg, Brame, Level UP, PuckChamp , "Team Unique" and has already gone through a significant number of games to compile a certain rating.
The tenth place is taken by the esports team “Team Unique”, which includes such athletes as Nikita “Palantimos” Grinkevich, Rostislav “fn” Lozovoy, Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk, Semyon “CeMaTheSlayeR” Krivulya and Danil “Bignum” Shekhovtsov. In six games they managed to score three points by beating Brame 2-0.
With the same number of points, PuckChamp is in ninth place, as they also won only one against ViKin.gg in six games with a score of 2-1. PuckChamp includes Alexander “krylat” Krylatov, Semyon “BOBiNA” Shvetsov, Andrey “meLes” Romanov, Gennady “Astral” Motuz and Andrey “Dukalis” Kuropatkin.
The eighth place is currently occupied by "Level UP", who won two victories and received six points in six games. They beat PuckChamp 2-1 and Hellbear Smashers 2-1. Leonardo “RdO” Fernandez, Tony “No! ObTM” Assaf, Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov, Dino “dnz” Shavuk, Nikola “LeBronDota” Popovich will play for Level UP in this tournament.
Brame are currently in seventh place as they managed to pick up three wins out of six and have accumulated nine points. They defeated the Chicken Fighters 2-0, HellRaisers 2-0 and Level UP 2-1. Thassos "Focus" Mikhailidis, Irakli "W1sh-" Peranidze, Harris "SkyLark" Zafiriu, Nikolay "Stomanen1" Kalchev and Giorgos "SsaSpartan" Giannokopoulos play for "Brame" in this tournament.
ViKin.gg also won three games out of six and are in sixth place with nine points. They defeated the Chicken Fighters 2-1, Team Unique 2-1 and Brame 2-0. The team "ViKin.gg", within the framework of this tournament, includes Inci "Shad" Lub, Miroslav "BOOM" Bitsan, Maurice "KheZu" Gutman, Adam "Aramis" Moroz and Melchior "Seleri" Hillenkamp.
The Hellbear Smashers also have nine points, who also won three games out of six and are now in fifth place. They beat Team Spirit 2-1, PuckChamp 2-1 and EXTREMUM 2-0. The Hellbear Smashers include Marcus "Ace" Hölgard, Daniel "Stormstormer" Shoetzau, Rasmus "MISERY" Philipsen, Georgy "Gilgir" Svistunov and Erik "tOfu" Engel.
The fourth place is now taken by "HellRaisers", who have lost only two times out of six and have twelve points on their account. They beat ViKin.gg 2-0, Team Unique 2-1, PuckChamp 2-0 and Hellbear Smashers 2-0. Within the framework of this tournament, “HellRaisers” include Zaur “Cooman” Shakhmurzaev, Nikita “young G” Bochko, Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok, Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov and Ilya “lil me alone” Ilyuk.
EXTREMUM are in third place with twelve points and four wins out of six. Dmitry “Nefrit” Tarasich, Maxim “mellojul” Pnev, Maxim “Shachlo” Abramovskikh, Evgeny “Chuvash” Makarov and Sergey “God” Bragin play for “EXTREMUM” at this tournament. They won Team Unique 2-0, Brame 2-1, PuckChamp 2-0 and Level UP 2-0.
In second place at the moment are the "Chicken Fighters", who also have twelve points and four wins out of six. They beat PuckChamp 2-0, Hellbear Smashers 2-0, Team Unique 2-1 and Level UP 2-1. Chicken Fighters are played by ATF, Charlie "Charlie" Arat, Ondrej "Supream" Starha, Adrian "Era" Kresiu, Andreas "Xibbe" Ragnemalm and Rasmus "Chessie" Blomdin.
The undisputed leader at the moment is the Team Spirit team, which includes Ilya “Yatoro” Mulyachuk, Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Hertek, Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov, Miroslav “Miroslaw” Kolpakov and Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naydenov. In six games, they lost only one and accumulated fifteen points. They won Level UP 2-1, EXTREMUM 2-0, HellRaisers 2-0, ViKin.gg 2-0 and Team Unique 2-0 0.
If you look at the overall picture of the tournament, you will notice that there are esports teams with approximately the same level of play. Given that the group stage of the tournament has not yet come to an end, it is difficult to predict who will make it to the playoffs and who will leave the event. At the moment, such meetings have been announced:
On May 19 at 13:00 Moscow time, Brame is against Team Spirit and the bookmakers are betting on Team Spirit with an average odds of 1.25.
- May 19 at 16:00 Moscow time "ViKin.gg" against "Hellbear Smashers", where the bookmakers have more faith in the victory of "ViKin.gg" with an average odds of 1.5.
- May 19 at 19:00 Chicken Fighters vs. EXTREMUM, where the Chicken Fighters are more likely to win with an average bookmaker odds of 1.5.
- May 20 at 14:00 HellRaisers are against Level UP, where the average bookmaker's coefficient is lower than 1.57 for HellRaisers, which means, in the opinion of the majority, their victory.
- May 20 at 17:00 Team Unique against PuckChamp, where according to the average bookmaker odds 1.55 for Team Unique and most likely they will win.
- May 21 at 13:00 Level UP against ViKin.gg and the bookmakers are betting on ViKin.gg with an average odds of 1.4.
- May 21 at 16:00 "Team Spirit" against "Chicken Fighters" ", where the bookmakers have more faith in the victory of" Team Spirit "with an average odds of 1.2.
- May 21 at 19:00 "EXTREMUM" against "HellRaisers", where the victory of "HellRaisers" with an average odds of 1.4 is more likely.
- May 22 at 14:00 PuckChamp against Brame, where the average bookmaker's odds are lower than 1.5 for Brame, which means, in the opinion of the majority, their victory.
- May 22 at 17:00 Hellbear Smashers vs. Team Unique, where the average bookmaker odds are 1.7 for the Hellbear Smashers and most likely they will win.