In this article, we will have a comprehensive look at some of the most anticipated matches of the China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 1. The competitions host some of the best teams of the Chinese region. The competition is divided into two phases. The first phase in the group stage where ten teams have been divided into two groups. All the matches will be played, in a single round-robin, best-of-three format. At the end of this stage, the top-ranked teams of each group will move to the semifinals of the upper bracket. Meanwhile, the 2nd placed teams will be placed in round 1 of the upper bracket. 3rd and 4th placed teams will compete in the play-in stage. While the last two teams will be eliminated. Currently, the group stage is taking place and we will look at some of the best teams in the competition.
Invictus Gaming vs Sparking Arrow Gaming (20th September, Best-of-Three)
Invictus Gaming had a roller-coaster form coming into this game. The last competition that the team competed in was the DPL-CDA Professional League Season 2. It hosted some of the most recognized teams from the Asian region. However, IG shined when it mattered. It started off its campaign with an 8th place finish in the group stage where the team was one defeat away from elimination. The team had only four wins in the nine games played. Then the team lost the first game of the upper bracket to ViCi Gaming.
Now the team had to take the long road to the final by fighting for survival in the lower bracket. It was a miracle since the side won all of its games to make it to the playoffs. They beat Sparking Arrow Gaming, CDEC Gaming, PSG.LGD and Team Aster. In the finale, they lost a hard-fought final to EHOME and deserved the 2nd place finish after rising from the depths. In the China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 1 the team lost its first game to LBZS yet we are confident that they will win the game against Sparking Arrow Gaming since they have beaten them in their last encounter and will be aiming for a decent finish to the group stage.
PSG. LGD vs Sparking Arrow Gaming (20th September, Best-of-Three)
PSG.LGD finished at 3rd place in The International 2019, the most prestigious Dota 2 competition. However, things haven’t gone well since then, as the entire roster has been changed. The team currently competes with Ame, NothingToSay, Faith_bian, XinQ, and y`. It should be known that NothingToSay and XinQ are currently on loan from EHOME. This roster also competed in the DPL-CDA Professional League Season 2 and lost to IG in the lower bracket. However, the team has started the China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 1 well as it has won the opening game against Aster and will be quite confident in the game against Sparking Arrow Gaming. Since the recent performances of Arrow have been quite poor in the ESL One Thailand 2020: Asia.