Telkom Digital Gaming League (DGL) | DotA2 Emerald Genesis Round 2 Results

Telkom Digital Gaming League (DGL) | DotA2 Emerald Genesis Proving Grounds

17 January 2017 | Round 2 Results

The Second Round of the DotA2 Emerald Genesis Proving Grounds played out last night and saw 8 teams eliminated from the tournament. Tonight Round 3 will commence, but all the teams playing have already progressed through to the Emerald Showdown held from the 30th of January 2017. If you want to see the entire tournament bracket, please head directly over to the official Digital Gaming League tournament page here. If you’re confused about how all the Emerald qualifiers tie into each other, read our article explaining it all here.

Round 2 Results:

Some pretty surprising results here. In all honesty, I didn’t expect to see PotM Bottom and PSi Gaming fall to DGL Ladder teams. These results are a minor upset for both those teams, but no doubt DGL Ladder teams Magni and Vintage are going to be ecstatic to have made the Top 8. DUC! have had a bit of a reshuffle recently, thus I’m not shocked they were able to take down TopKek. TopKek will probably be more than a little annoyed at this result, especially since it was a closely fought series. Ventus Green and Mythic Gaming both had fairly easy matchups and advance as expected. Constant ending the run of Sin5 Cloud’s End will surely upset some folks over at Sin5. This is an especially salty defeat with Valhalla advancing further than they did here.

Speaking about Sin5 Valhalla, they caused what must be the biggest upset of the night by beating favourites Pulse Gaming Salt. This is a totally unexpected result, but in my pre-tournament predictions I pointed out how dangerous this Sin5 side could be. It appears my 2nd place prediction has managed to knock out my first place prediction. Now I owe F3arBender and his team some beers at DGC 2017, should they make it that far. The other major shock last night was HiVe Gaming defeating Such DotA! in a 2 – 0 rout. Cleary my coaching is doing these boys a world of good! Jokes aside, HiVe Gaming performed really well to knock out Such DotA. This performance marks their clear intention of making it into Premier Division in 2017.

Round 3 takes place tonight at 20h30. Remember, regardless of what happens from this point forward, these 8 teams move directly to the Emerald Showdown on the 30th of January 2017. There they will meet the Top 8 from the Emerald Genesis Do-or-Die Proving Grounds. The four matchups taking place tonight are:

Congratulations to the above 8 teams and GLHF for tonight! The following teams were eliminated in Round 2 and fall short of the Top 8:



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Christopher House is an ex-DotA2 competitive player who works as an independent esports writer.