Telkom Digital Gaming League (DGL) | DotA2 Emerald Showdown

31 January 2017 | Round 2 Results

Last night saw the remaining eight teams fighting it out in some thoroughly close fixtures, all in order to get just one step closer to the prize of a seed to the Telkom DGL Community Shield where at least 8 teams compete for just 2 Telkom DGL Masters LAN spots! We made predictions on last night’s game that you can read here. Let’s see how we fared. And also the teams. Let’s see how they fared too. 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 and this Showdown all tie into each other, read our article explaining it all here.

Round 2 Results:

  • ArmaGeddon 2 – 1 HiVe Gaming Entropy
  • Mythic Gaming 2 – 0 Wicked Gaming Salt
  • Sin5 Valhalla 2 – 0 Sin5 Burning
  • Constant 2 – 0 Such DotA!

The results from last night are pretty close to our predictions. ArmaGeddon threw a spanner in the works by knocking HiVe Gaming Entropy from the tournament. We predicted HiVe Gaming would win this fixture 2 – 1, but instead ArmaGeddon were able to reverse that score in a 2 – 1 victory over HiVe Gaming. This is obviously a massive disappointment for the lads at HiVe Gaming, but they should be resolved to continue their good run of performances and not focus on this minor upset. Elsewhere, Mythic Gaming absolutely devastated in form Premier Division team Wicked Gaming Salt in a 2 – 0 rout. We predicted the game would be much closer than this, but ultimately Mythic Gaming were able to secure the victory. Solid performances from Precious Petunia and Kuhnchun in particular helped Mythic Gaming easily see off the opposition.

In the Sin5 Clan Clash Extraordinaire both the in form DotA2 teams battled it out to see who would represent the clan in the Telkom DGL Emerald Showdown semi-finals. We predicted it would be Sin5 Valhalla, who didn’t disappoint us.  F3arBender and friends once again proving to be the more dangerous of the Sin5 teams after Sin5 Valhalla bested their sister team Sin5 Burning in a 2 – 0 series last night.

Elsewhere, Constant carry on just doing Constant things. Our prediction was spot on after Constant absolutely crushed Premier Division team Such DotA! 2 – 0 last night. The teams that are currently in the Telkom DGL Premier Division seem to be consistently losing to lower seed teams and need to up their game in the coming weeks. Or they may find themselves in the lower divisions, or even worse, the Ladder.

Only 4 teams remain in the Telkom DGL Emerald Showdown, fighting for 2 spots in the Telkom DGL Community Shield. These 4 teams are within touching distance of being 2 of at least 8 teams competing for a Telkom DGL Masters LAN spot! It simply doesn’t get more real than this for these teams. The hype, as they say, is real. We’re not going to tip our hands with anymore predictions, but can you say a Mythic Gaming vs Constant graaaaaand final this coming Monday? I know that’s what I’m expecting to see!

Semi-final fixtures:

  • ArmaGeddon vs Mythic Gaming
  • Sin5 Valhalla vs Constant

TL;DR We’re down to the last four in the Telkom DGL Emerald Showdown and anybody could take it from here. Tonights winners awarded the first 2 of 8 spots at the Telkom DGL Community Shield, where at least 8 teams battle it out for 2 Telkom DGL Masters LAN seeds!