The first Dota 2 Major of the season started with an upset.
In the first round, 2016 Dota 2 International winners Wings Gaming were knocked out by Evil Geniuses.
The Dota 2 Boston Major main event kicked off Wednesday with the first half of the round-of-16 matches.
Wings Gaming fell to Evil Geniuses in the second match of the day. Normally this would send Wings Gaming to the losers bracket, but this Major is the first to use a single-elimination format.
Evil Geniuses outplayed Wings Gaming in both matches, moving on to Friday’s quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory. Read more…
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The first Major of the 2016-2017 Dota 2 season is about to kick off in Boston, and all 16 teams are locked in for the $3 million tournament.
The Boston Major’s four-day main event runs from Wednesday to Saturday, Dec. 7 to 10, featuring eight invited teams from last season’s International and eight qualified teams. All 16 teams competed in group stages this past Saturday and Sunday to determine their seeding in the bracket.
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Esports tournaments are happening all the time, and it can be tough to keep track of everything going on in the world of professional competitive gaming. Each week, Mashable rounds up the best and biggest tournaments in esports to let you know when they’re going down, and where to catch all the action.
This weekend, you’re looking at the biggest Street Fighter V tournament of the year, the start of a Dota 2 Major and the second-ever Rocket League championship.
Check out what’s going on this weekend and next week below. Read more…
Street Fighter V: Capcom Cup
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