Despite the fact WePlay!'s Reshuffle Madness was not included in the DPC calendar, it still featured a respectable $50K USD prize pool. Having said that, the more impressive part is that it featured many tier-two teams. As you know, some people have criticized Valve about their unwillingness to involve itself in the tier two scene. That’s why this event is definitely a breath of fresh air and a move in the right direction.
WePlay! Reshuffle Madness Recap
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After a couple of days of amazing action, Natus Vincere came out on top. This was a very important win for the CIS powerhouse as it proved that the team's roster changes were for the better.
It’s worth pointing out that Na’Vi won the entire event in just two series. That’s due to the fact that they snagged a direct invite to the Semifinals of the tournament. As a result, they played fewer matches in comparison to some of the other teams. However, this didn’t mean that it was easy because they had to play against one of the best performing teams yet.
Reshuffle Madness Semifinals
The first challenge for 9pasha and Co. was HellRaisers, the newest CIS team. Most of the fans expected this to be a close game, but that was not the case. Instead, Na’Vi demolished their enemies and snagged a fast 2-0 and a spot at the Grand Final.
Reshuffle Madness Grand Finals
Supposedly, the CIS team was going to meet J.Storm, but they went head to head against Positive Guys. Guided by their star player Igor “iLTW” Filatov, they delivered one of the biggest surprises of the tournament.
Sadly, despite their efforts, Positive Guys dropped the series with a 2-3 score. Despite that, this was a clear sign that the new team is improving, so it’s just a matter of time before we see them in some of the upcoming DPC tournaments.
By the looks of it, Na’Vi is definitely looking very fresh right now. Hopefully, they will be able to make their mark this season.
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