WPC ACE Dota 2 League 2014

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WPC League 2014
WPC ACE League 2014.jpeg
Main information
Tournament host WPC - ACE
Event type Online league and Offline league
Stages Round Robin and Playoffs
Amount of teams 17
Prize pool $ 243,800
Start date 2014-03-29
End date 2014-06-02
Primary caster BTS
Coverage site WPC Ace League 2014
Ticket Buy the ingame ticket here

WPC ACE Dota 2 League is back with the second season. This event has the biggest first prize by a third party in eSports history, however it also in^ ahahcludes the non-participation clause which guarantee that the top Chinese teams can't participate in smaller events unless ACE allows them. Second season even has an increased prize pool compared to the first season, $243,800~.

Format

Teams are placed into two divions, West and East. Eight teams will then advance to the pre-playoffs where they gonna get splitted into two groups. Pre-playoffs will determinate seedings for the offline finals.

Round robin

> 2 divisions

> East 12 teams, top six advance

> West 5 teams, top two advance

> Best of two series

Pre-Playoffs

> 8 teams, double elimination

> Positons will determinate seeding for the offline finals.

Offline finals

> 8 teams, single elimination bracket

> Each team from the UB group (pre-playoffs) will face off with a team from the LB group in the following bracket.

> Best of 3 all way through

> Third place match are best of 5 sries.

> Grand Finals are best of 7 series.

Teams

East teams
China-Flag.gif Team DK China-Flag.gif TongFu China-Flag.gif CIS China-Flag.gif DT.NGC
Malaysia-Flag.gif Orange Malaysia-Flag.gif Titan China-Flag.gif HGT China-Flag.gif NewBee
China-Flag.gif LGD China-Flag.gif Vici Gaming China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming China-Flag.gif Orenda
West teams
Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance Russia-Flag.gif Team Empire Int-Flag.gif Cloud 9 Europe-Flag.gif Team Dog
Europe-Flag.gif Fnatic

Schedule and Casters

Schedule
Date Phase
29th March - 21st May Round robin
22nd May - 29th May Pre-Playoffs
30th May - 3rd June Grand Finals
Casters
English

Results

Round robin

East Division
Place Team W-D-L Points
1. China-Flag.gif Vici Gaming 8 - 3 - 0 19
2. China-Flag.gif NewBee 8 - 1 - 2 17
3. China-Flag.gif Team DK 5 - 4 - 2 14
4. Malaysia-Flag.gif Titan 6 - 1 - 4 13
5. China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming 3 - 6 - 2 12
6. China-Flag.gif DT^Club 4 - 4 - 3 12
7. China-Flag.gif LGD 3 - 5 - 3 11
8. China-Flag.gif CIS 4 - 2 - 5 10
9. China-Flag.gif HyperGloryTeam 2 - 5 - 4 9
10. China-Flag.gif TongFu 3 - 1 - 7 7
11. China-Flag.gif Orenda 2 - 1 - 8 5
12. Malaysia-Flag.gif Orange 0 - 3 - 8 3
West Division
Place Team W-D-L Points
1. Int-Flag.gif Cloud 9 2 - 1 - 1 5
2. Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance 1 - 2 - 1 4
3. Russia-Flag.gif Team Empire 0 - 4 - 0 4
4. Europe-Flag.gif Team Dog 1 - 2 - 1 4
5. Europe-Flag.gif Fnatic 1 - 1 - 2 3

Pre-playoffs

Upper Bracket
Place Team W-L Points
1. China-Flag.gif NewBee 3 - 0 3
2. China-Flag.gif Team DK 2 - 1 2
3. China-Flag.gif Vici Gaming 1 - 2 1
4. Int-Flag.gif Cloud 9 0 - 3 0
Upper Bracket results
Team Result Team
China-Flag.gif Team DK 1 - 0 China-Flag.gif Vici Gaming
China-Flag.gif Vici Gaming 0 - 1 China-Flag.gif NewBee
Int-Flag.gif Cloud 9 0 - 1 China-Flag.gif Vici Gaming
China-Flag.gif NewBee 1 - 0 China-Flag.gif Team DK
Int-Flag.gif Cloud 9 0 - 1 China-Flag.gif Team DK
Int-Flag.gif Cloud 9 0 - 1 China-Flag.gif NewBee
Lower Bracket
Place Team W-L Points
1. Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance 2 - 1 2
2. China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming 2 - 1 2
3. Malaysia-Flag.gif Titan 1 - 2 1
4. China-Flag.gif DT^Club 1 - 2 1
Lower Bracket results
Team Result Team
Malaysia-Flag.gif Titan 0 - 1 China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming
China-Flag.gif DT^Club 0 - 1 Malaysia-Flag.gif Titan
Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance 1 - 0 Malaysia-Flag.gif Titan
China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming 0 - 1 China-Flag.gif DT^Club
Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance 0 - 1 China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming
Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance 1 - 0 China-Flag.gif DT^Club

Playoffs

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
         
 China-Flag.gif NewBee 2
 
 China-Flag.gif DT^Club 0  
 China-Flag.gif NewBee 0
 
   China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming 2  
 Int-Flag.gif Cloud 9 1
 
 China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming 2  
 China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming 4
 
   China-Flag.gif Team DK 1
 China-Flag.gif Team DK 2
 
 Malaysia-Flag.gif Titan 0  
 China-Flag.gif Team DK 2 Third place
 
   Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance 0  
 China-Flag.gif Vici Gaming 1  China-Flag.gif NewBee 2
 Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance 2    Sweden-Flag.gif Alliance 1
 

Prize pool

Place Prize Team
Gold-icon.png1st
$ 161,000 China-Flag.gif Invictus Gaming
Silver-icon.png2nd
$ 48,000 China-Flag.gif Team DK
Bronze-icon.png3rd
$ 16,000 China-Flag.gif NewBee
  • Fourth placed team will receive $8,000, while 5th-8th placed teams will receive $3,600.

Interviews

References

  1. LGD and Newbee to kick-off WPC-ACE 2014
  2. Trailer for WPC League 2014 released