Dota 2: The World Cyber Games Is Back

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Dota 2: The World Cyber Games Is Back

The World Cyber Games (WGC) will return to Dota 2 at the end of July.

Once upon a time, WCG was the most important tournament in Dota 2. It was essentially the World Cup of Dota 2 esports. However, as the game industry started to rapidly develop, WCG became less and less levant, to the point where WGC didn't have a Dota tournament.

All of that changes tomorrow as eight teams fight for the $140k USD prize pool.

World Cyber Games 2019

WGC chose each of the eight contenders from their respective regional qualifier.

Undoubtedly, CDEC and Newbee will be the most famous teams in this tournament. Eve and his teammates did the impossible just a few days ago by winning the Closed Qualifier for TI 9. On the other hand, this DPC season has been an absolutely nightmare for TI 4 champions Newbee. Not only did they failed to qualify for almost every important event, but they also missed out on the last TI spot in the Closed Qualifiers.

Europe’s biggest chance for the trophy depends on Hippomaniacs. They showcased some impressive performances during the qualifiers for TI, even though they eventually lost to Chaos Esports Club. Apart from them, the other European team consists of five german players.

North and South America will be represented by the Peruvian team Thunder Predator and the full-US team Black Sheep.

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Southeast Asia’s pride will be in the hands of Cignal Ultra and Unicorn. Both of those teams are surely capable of bringing the trophy home.

WCG 2019 Format & History

WCG 2019 will use a round-robin group stage where the teams will play in a best-of-one format. Similar to other tournaments, the first four will advance to the playoffs. The finals will be played on the 20th and 21st of July, 2019.

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Dota 2: The World Cyber Games Is Back
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.