WePlay’s Reshuffle Madness is one of the first big tournaments after TI 9 came to an end. Despite the fact that there are no “top tier” teams playing, it is still a very interesting event because there are many amazing participants. After all, a $50K USD prize pool for a tier two online tournament is definitely something worth fighting for.
Let’s take a look at what happened during the Group Stage.
The first group was pretty interesting because things definitely not went as a planner for Ad Finem. Of course, they were considered to be the biggest favorite here because their performance was pretty good prior to the tournament. In fact, some of my might remember that they used to be a tier-one team before but after a couple of outstanding performances at a few Valve events, they were just unable to continue their dominance.
In the end, the teams which advance here are Uvajenie.Hope and Team Singularity. The CIS team was definitely a huge surprise but it seems like they’ve done their homework. On the other hand, Team Sigularity’s new roster seemed pretty stable. However, this only lasted so long because they got eliminated in the first game of the playoffs.
As expected, the CIS team called Positive guys dominated the group pretty easy. After all, Igor “iLTW” Filatov’s experience he got with OG a couple of months ago seems to be paying off. That said, J.Storm also managed to survive here but it was not that easy.
Unfortunately, Hippomaniacs were unable to utilize their potential yet again. The SEA team was starting to look very scary during the last DPC season. However, it seems like they have to work a little bit more in order to exit the tier two scene.
Another group, another surprise, this time in the face of Aachen City Esports. This team had all the potential to take home the massive prize pool but it seems like this will not happen after they finished second last in their group and won’t be advancing to the playoffs. In case you forgot, Danil “Dendi” Ishutin played for this team during the qualifiers for the event.
Fried Pudgets and FlyToMoon are the two teams that advanced from here.
Definitely, the biggest upset of the entire tournament is Old But Gold. Ilya “Illidan” Pivcaev’s team seemed miles ahead of the competition here but it looks like this was not the case.
Nemiga Gaming & CyberDogs are the ones that deserved their spot.
Be sure to watch the remaining series from this awesome tournament. On the other hand, if you feel like watching something “out of the box”, tune in into Midas Mode 2.0.