This year, Paris is hosting the MDL Disneyland Paris Major, the inevitable Dota 2 tournament, which is being held for the first time in a country other than China. Against the best teams in the world, our PSG.LGD team is holding on with a great performance and is still competing for the top 4.
In April 2018, PSG Esports announced its debut on Dota 2 with a partnership with the Chinese giant LGD Gaming. A little over a year later, the team composed of the Chinese players Wang ‘Ame‘ Chunyu, Lu ‘Maybe‘ Yao, Yang ‘Chalice‘ Shenyi, Xu ‘Fy‘ Linsen and the Malaysian Jian Wei ‘xNova‘ Yap is battling hard and displaying a fighting spirit never seen before!
It should be recalled that the MDL Disneyland Paris Major is the fourth major event of the 2018-2019 Dota 2 pro circuit: a key event on the calendar that is decisive in the race for the ninth edition of The International, held in August. The 16 teams will share a prize money of $1,000,000, no less. This is what the top 4 will share:
– 1st: $350,000
– 2nd: $170,000
– 3rd: $100,000
– 4th: $80,000
After going through the group stages and finishing 2nd in group C, our PSG.LGD team lost 2-1 to the Team Secret and was forced to join the Lower Bracket teams. But as if pricked in its pride after this close defeat, our team signed 2 crushing victories against Complexity first and then more importantly against the giant Virtus Pro, current number 1 in the DPC ranking. By showing his fighting spirit and a strong mentality, the PSG.LGD is in Round 4 of the Lower Bracket and can still claim the Top 4!
As mentioned above, qualifying for The International was one of PSG Esports’ main objectives at this tournament. And it’s now done! By winning against Virtus Pro this morning, PSG.LGD secures the number of DPC points needed to qualify for the final tournament of the pro Dota 2 circuit. It will take place in Shanghai, China, where our players will therefore be playing at home.
The MDL Disneyland Paris Major still lasts until Sunday, you can watch the competition from home on the official MDL Disney channel (in English) or on FroggedTV, the French Dota 2 channel. Our team will play tomorrow at 1:30 pm in Round 4 of the Lower Bracket to continue to dream about the top 4. Let’s wish them good luck and congratulations again for showing so many combativity! Allez Paris!