Dota 2: WePlay!’s Mad Moon participate teams update
You probably remember WePlay!’s incredible Minor that took place a couple of weeks ago. It was by far one of the best all-round Minors we’ve ever seen. That’s why we weren’t surprised when we found out that it was also the most viewed Minor in Dota 2’s history.
Now, we’re on the verge of watching yet another WePlay! tournament. Despite the fact that it’s not included in the DPC, the WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon will still gather some pretty remarkable teams by having a $300k USD prize pool. The tournament itself will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine, from February 19 to the 23rd.
.@natusvincere the Reshuffle Madness 2019 Champions, will not be able to take part in the final chapter of the tournament.
Their former teammate, Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk and his squad Aggressive Mode, will take the place of the famous team
— WePlay! Esports (@WePlayEsport) February 14, 2020
Unfortunately, we are sad to announce that Natus Vincere won’t be able to attend this event. Even though it’s in their home town, the WePlay! Reshuffle Madness champions will be missing out on the tournament due to a conflict with their training schedule for the upcoming Los Angeles Major. As you know, the CIS powerhouse is one of the teams from this region that will be going there.
Instead of the TI1 champions, we will be able to see a new team called Aggressive Mode. Despite being relatively new on the scene, these guys made already made a mark by defeating Nigma in the qualifiers for the LA Major a couple of days ago. Sadly, they were unable to qualify for any of the DPC events.
After Na`Vi’s decision, another team has announced they won’t be attending the event.
Yesterday, we shared the news that Natus`Vincere won’t be able to attend the WePlay! Tug of War: Mad Moon tournament due to their bootcamp for the upcoming Los Angeles Major. And it looks like they’re not the only ones pulling out.
The Asian Champions of WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Dire, @RNGRoyal will not take part in the tournament.
— WePlay! Esports (@WePlayEsport) February 15, 2020
Unfortunately, one more team is also giving up on this event — Royal Never Give Up. Similar to Na`Vi, the team was slated to complete in the Mad Moon tournament with a prize pool of $300K USD up for grabs. However, after Valve decided to delay the LA Major qualifiers due to the coronavirus situation, RNGU has a bit of a problem.
In fact, the Chinese team finished first in its group, which gives it a good shot at going to the Major. Sadly, this means that the team just won’t have the time to play at WePlay!’s event. Even if they qualify faster (which is possible, because they need to win just one series), there are still other kinds of issues that need to be dealt with.
Instead of the Chinese team, Dendi’s new team called B8 will be stepping in. They will join Aggressive Mode, who swapped out Natus`Vincere yesterday.This will be the first big challenge ahead of the legendary CIS mid laner and his team-mates. Nevertheless, it definitely won’t be a walk in the park. Because they have some serious enemies to deal with. Team Secret, Gambit, Nigma, and NiP are just the tip of the iceberg.
The WePlay! Tug of War: Mad Moon will start in just two days from now. All eight teams will be divided into two groups consisted of four teams each. Similar to the Minor, the bottom two teams will be eliminated, whereas the top two will continue in the Upper Bracket.
WePlay!s Mad Moon event is set to be a lot of fun, be sure to catch the streams.
It will be very interesting to see what’s going to happen in this tournament. In addition to Aggressive Mode, we will also see the following teams:
- Team Secret
- Gambit Esports
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
We are yet to see who will be the last team that’s going to this tournament. However, judging by the rest, it’s definitely going to be someone high profile.