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G-1 League Championship Season 5 Coverage HUB
Submitted by 28awg on Sun, 31/03/2013 - 03:29



G-1 League Championship Season 5
I. A New Challenge Has Arrived
G-1 League Season 5 is here. The prestigious DotA league hosted by 17173 is now coming to Dota 2 the second time in a row. LGD.cn took the last title home after a convincing battle against DK and they would join the other two finalists, iG and NeolutionES.Orange, to battle the qualifying teams for the spots in the offline finals.

This year, however, G-1 is also expanding its reach out towards the Western scene which went completely untouched the last time around, as the 4 invited teams: Na'vi, nTh, Fnatic.eu and Team Liquid also have a chance to battle the best of the rest of Western Dota scene for the last 2 tickets to China, fully accommodated.

For those interested in what happened in Season 4, this is an excellent and well-done recap, courtesy of Team Liquid's coverage.

II. The Map to the Treasure
The tournament format, with a large amount of teams looking for qualification, has to be changed. Season 4 featured a 10 teams 2 Group finals, which is present this time around as well, but the teams are different. While Orange, DK, iG and the champion LGD.cn has showed their resolve and power the last time around, the rest of the teams will have to earn their spots. There are 6 slots left open in the finals, two would belong to the Western Qualified teams and the other 4 to the Eastern Qualified teams.
1. East Qualifier
  • Phase 1



Phase 1 of the Qualifier has ended.
  • Phase 2



Phase 2 of the Qualifier has ended
  • Phase 3

The group stage will follow a BO3 Round-robin format and the top team in each group will be heading to LAN finals. As for the 2nd and 3rd team in each group, they will join 3 more matches, deciding who will get the third ticket to the offline playoffs.

The groups are as followed (will be updated with results as the games are played out)

Group A

Team Pts W L
NeolutionES.Orange 6 2 1
LGD 6 2 1
LGD.int 3 1 2
RS 3 1 2

Group B

Team Pts W L
iG 9 3 0
Zenith 6 2 1
DK 3 1 2
C.SK 0 0 3

LAN Qualified

Orange
iG
LGD.cn
DK

Introducing the Phase 3 Asia Finalists

Group A



Xtinct
Mushi
Ky.Xy
Ohaiyo
Net
Kecik Imba
Orange, the last Malaysian representative and the 3rd placer in the last G-League has a lot to live up to. They have been dubbed time and time again the best team in Asia, outside of China. Mushi and his team is back on Chinese ground this time around, with a vengeance. This time around, the group stage is no longer filled with dark horses, but the defending champion, the rising co-Western team and a compilation of old-school experienced and respected players. Things weren't easy last group stage, and it won't get easier now, but Mushi knows he's "too pro" for this.


Group B



Faith
Zhou
Ferrari_430
YYF
Chuan
Invictus Gaming, some might argue they don't even need to be introduced. iG, standing tall as the champion of champions as they hold in their hands the TI2 and G-League wins. Many have question whether they can keep their top form, but the way they claim the G-League title shows they're still the calm and collective group of individuals who can show true teamwork and brilliance at the same time. If we were to talk about Dota 2, then undoubtedly iG is the team to beat, as there is simply no equal. However, if the teams in G-1 had actually believed that, they would not be here, waiting in the back waiting to overthrow the king and claim the prestigious title for themselves


27th March - LGD.cn vs LGD.int
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
LGD.cn: 2-1 LGD.int


28th March - iG vs Chains Stack
Game 1 - Game 2 Part 1 - Game 2 Part 2
iG: 2-0 Chains Stack

29th March - RSnake vs Orange
Game 1 - Game 2
Rattle Snakes 2-0 Orange

30th March - Zenith vs DK
Game 1 - Game 2
Zenith 2-0 DK

31st March - LGD.int vs RSnake
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
LGD.int 2-1 Rattle Snakes

1st April - Chains Stack vs Zenith
Game 1 - Game 2
Chain Stack 0-2 Zenith

2nd April - LGD.cn vs Orange
Game 1 - Game 2
LGD.cn 0 - 2 Orange

3rd April - iG vs DK
Game 1 - Game 2
iG 2 - 0 DK

4th April - Orange vs LGD.int
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
Orange 2 - 1 LGD.int

5th April - DK vs Chains Stack
Game 1 - Game 2
DK 2 - 0 Chain Stack

6th April - RSnake vs LGD.cn
Game 1 - Game 2
RSnake 0 - 2 LGD.cn

7th April - Zenith vs iG

Zenith 1 - 2 iG

9th April - LGD.cn vs Zenith
Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3
Zenith 1 - 2 LGD.cn

10th April - LGD.int vs DK
Game 1 - Game 2
DK 2 - 0 LGD.int

11th April - DK vs. Zenith

DK 2 - 0 Zenith

2. West Qualifier
The tournament would be spread into two phases. Unlike the Asia qualifier there isn't an open category for the West.


III. Putting on a Show
The schedules are as followed:

14th April:
1. Evil Geniuses vs Absolute Legends - 16 SGT/10 CET
2. Virtus.Pro vs Mouz - 20 SGT/14 CET
15th April:
3. Kaipi vs Team Empire - 16 SGT/10 CET
4. Qpad Red Pandas vs Team Dignitas - 20 SGT/14 CET
16th April:
5. Winner of (1) vs Team Liquid - 16 SGT/ 10 CET
6. Winner of (3) vs Fnatic.EU - 20 SGT/ 14 CET
17th April:
7. Winner of (2) vs No Tidehunter - 16 SGT/ 10 CET
8. Winner of (4) vs Natus Vincere - 20 SGT/ 14 CET
23rd April:
9. Loser of (5) vs Loser of (6) - 16 SGT/10 CET
10. Loser of (7) vs Loser of (8) - 20 SGT/14 CET
24rd April:
11. Winner of (5) vs Winner of (6) - 16 SGT/ 10 CET
12. Winner of (7) vs Winner of (8) - 20 SGT/ 14 CET
25th April:
13. Winner of (9) vs Loser of (12) - 16 SGT/10 CET
14. Winner of (10) vs Loser of(11) - 20 SGT/14 CET
26th April:
15. Winner of (13) vs Winner of (14) - 16 SGT/10 CET
16. Winner of (11) vs Winner of (12) - 20 SGT/14 CET(Winner Qualify)
27th April:
17. Winner of (15) vs Loser of (16) - 16 SGT/14 CET (Winner Qualify)


Coverage are provided by numerous streams, platforms and languages.
  • English
Beyond the Summit
Ayasee
  • Russian
StarLadder
  • Chinese
Official

You can purchase the ticket to watch the matches inside the Dota 2 Client here

You can find VoDs provided here or here

Price Pool:
1. $40,210
2. $12,800
3. $4,800
4. $3,200
5-6. $1,600
  • Official Casters
PIkaxiu
Tony
MrLeft
Felix
2009
HaiTao
SJQ
LD
Ayasee
Luminous
GoDz
V1lat
Casperrr

_______________________________________ Links & Sources _______________________________________

Official English Coverage
Official Chinese Coverage
Team Liquid Coverage Page
SGamer News
17173 News
GosuGamers Coverage Page


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