The Dota 2 Destiny Cup Season 2 kicks off today and will see 14 teams from Asia fight it out in a round-robin group stage followed by a double-elimination playoff round. Last year’s Destiny Cup was won by Team Drinking, who beat FrozenDawn 3 – 2 in the Bo5 Grand Finale. The total prize pool for the tournament is ¥100,000 CNY, the eventual champs bringing home a first prize of ¥50,000.
The Dota 2 Destiny Cup Season 2 is taking place between the 27th of August and the 4th of September this year, and is a fully-online tournament. 14 teams will be split into 2 groups and will use a Bo2 round-robin format. 3rd and 4th placed teams from each group will advance to the lower bracket rounds of the playoffs. The bottom 2 teams from each group will be eliminated. All playoff games will be Bo3 double-elimination.
Who will be taking part in this year’s Destiny Cup? The following 14 teams managed to qualify for the second edition of this Dota 2 event and will be eager to prove they deserve to be Destiny Cup Season 2 champions: Execration, Photon Gaming, Dota Hero, 496 Gaming, Team Cosy, Elephant, Team Viper, Team Edition, Neon Esports, Team Patience, Avalon Gaming, Cignal Ultra, Hunt Wave and MidOpen Gaming.
Execration return to the event and will be hoping for much better form than in 2018 after finishing on the bottom of Group B. 496 Gaming, Elephant, Team Edition, Neon Esports and Cignal Ultra all return for the second year running. Neon And Team Edition both went furthest in last year’s competition, reaching the upper bracket round 1 before losing and being sent into the lower bracket round 2, where they lost to Team Vitamin and Team Adroit respectively.
Neither of last year’s finalists Team Drinking and FrozenDawn return for the 2019 event, so who will win? That is anyone’s guess. If you want to catch the Destiny Cup Season 2 check out this stream. Dota 2 fans can also place bets on the competition by visiting EGB.com or Rivalry. Don’t settle for just watching your favourite Esport – why not spice things up and see if you can’t make some extra cash while having fun.