Romania will be gathering all Dota 2 gamers and esports fans alike to The Bucharest Major 2018. The premier tournament will take place between 9th and 11th March at the Polyvalent Hall. The event will see the top 16 teams competing for a prize pool of $1 million as well as 1,500 qualifying points will be distributed among the top 4 dota 2 teams.
Spells were cast while towers fell at the first edition of PGL Open Bucharest, the dota 2 esports tournament that was held back in October, giving you the possibility of dota 2 betting. In the Grand Finals, Mineski swept their opponents, LGD, taking home the championship trophy, an overwhelming prize of $130K and earned 150 qualifying points for the upcoming The International 8.
The PGL Bucharest Major will start with the Group stage, where 16 esports teams will compete in five rounds each to determine the top 8 that will proceed to playoffs. This will give you an idea of which squads to place your best dota 2 betting options. The major event will feature the best entertaining battles in the Quarterfinals, Semifinals to finish in the Grand Finals to win the PGL trophy.
Now that the qualifying matches for the PGL event are over, the 16 Dota 2 esports squads have been announced. The organizers sent out invitations in the participation of the PGL Bucharest Major to the top ten units that include Team Liquid, Newbee, Evil Geniuses, Navi, Mineski, Complexity, Vici Gaming, LGD.Forever Young, Virtus.Pro and Secret.
The PGL Bucharest has another six available spots for top dota 2 teams that qualified from regions of Europe, CIS, China, SEA, NA, and SA. Competition started a little early ahead of the Major tournament, in fact, the units that went through the qualifiers include:
The European squad, OG have won the MDL Macau title, so they do have the potential to win tournaments. Over the past three months, the dota 2 esports squad have finished in the semifinals of the Dota Summit 8, Captain’s Draft and Galaxy Battles II. Will OG place in one of the top four ranks in The Bucharest Major 2018?
The Russian esports team, Vega Squadron will be representing the Commonwealth of Independent States at the PGL Bucharest Major 2018. The dota squad has announced a new roster late January 2018, who together will compete in the qualifying competitions of the Dota 2 Asia Championships and the EPICENTER XL. Will they step up their A game in time for Bucharest Major 2018?
Representing the China region is VGJ.Thunder that was only rebranded in September 2017 with a new lineup. The VG Chinese players summoned the Thunder, striking all of their opponents to win the major esports tournament, Galaxy Battles II. However, following the loss at the ESL One Genting 2018, there was a slight change that saw pro player, Ayo leaves the active roster and was replaced by ddc from LGD. FY. Will the dota 2 team summon their thundering might once again at the PGL Bucharest Major?
TNC Pro Team
The Philippine gaming team, TNC will be representing the Southeast Asia region in the esports tournament, PGL Bucharest Major 2018. Since September, the pro team has been on a winning streak finishing in the Semifinals of dota 2 tournaments in the qualifying or main events. TNC has won the Championship titles of the China Top 2017 and MDL Macau. Their most recent disappointing results in the Galaxy Battles and ESL One Genting 2018 have proven that there needed to be a change. Due to this, 1437 left the squad and new gamer, Armel joined late January. Participating in the upcoming qualifiers of DAC 2018, EPICENTER XL and DreamLeague S9, do TNC have what it takes to beat the likes of the Water Horses or the Blue Knights at PGL Bucharest?
Top dota 2 players, PPD and his team Optic will be competing on behalf of the North American region. The squad acquired The Dire lineup last September 2017, with the latest change of pro player, 33 who joined in December 2017. Leading the dota 2 team is PPD who won The International 5 will be competing alongside Zai, CC&C, Pajkatt and 33. At the end of the tunnel, the Optic players will see the light and take the opportunity to defeat their opponents but what lies ahead is still unknown.
The Brazilian gaming team, paiN Gaming will be competing on behalf of the South American region. The dota 2 esports roster was created in November 2017 with a starting roster that consists of top dota 2 players, hFn, Rayuur, Tavo, KINGRG, and Duster. The gaming experience PG have acquired were mainly minor esports tournaments, however, their presence will be felt at the PGL Bucharest Major having gone through the qualifier stage. They have proved to be a strong team in Brazil, inflicting pain on those that cross their path but how will they react against the likes of esports teams like Evil Geniuses, the Newbee knights or Team Liquid?