Team Faceless has defeated Warriors Gaming Unity to claim the one and only Southeast Asia slot for the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017. The Singapore-based powerhouse will fly to Shanghai, China, for the US$500,000 main event, scheduled to take place from March 28 to April 4.
Faceless went against WG Unity a total of three times during the SEA qualifiers. They first met in the group stages, which Faceless swept through entirely unscathed. However, their winning streak was put to an end during the playoffs, when Unity defeated both Faceless and TNC Pro Team, the other group leader, to land in the grand finals.
That single loss stirred Faceless into action, who clawed their way back from the lower brackets to defeat both TNC and Unity in a clean 2–0 victory each.
YouTube channel DotA Digest compiled 12 minutes’ worth of highlights from the grand finals.
Team Faceless is comprised of the following players:
- Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier – #1 Hard Carry (23)
- Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong – #2 Midlaner (17)
- Daryl “iceiceice” Koh Pei Xiang – #3 Offlaner, Captain (26)
- Toh “xy-” Wai Hong – #4 Farm Support (26)
- Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih – #5 Hard Support (27)
DAC 2017 will see four direct invite teams – Evil Geniuses, OG, Newbee, and 2016 world champion Wings Gaming – compete against eight other qualified teams, half of which are from China. The remaining four slots go to the Southeast Asia, Americas, Europe, and CIS regions respectively.
[Photo: Team Faceless via Facebook]