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VCT Stage 2 Europe: All you need to know about Challengers 1 closed qualifier

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The open qualifier event for Valorant Champions Tour’s Stage 2 Challengers 1 in Europe has concluded and we have our top 8 teams from the qualifier who have progressed onto the closed qualifier event, scheduled to be held from April 6-9.

  • Acend 
  • Opportunists
  • FunPlus Phoenix Esports
  • Alliance
  • Team Vitality
  • Guild Esports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas 
  • Team Heretics

The open qualifier in Europe saw a couple of S-tier teams that were unable to qualify for the next stage i.e the Challengers event as the former is deemed to be brutal, featuring back-to-back matches right from the RO128. Fnatic, G2 Esports, and Team Liquid were among those who weren’t able to progress through their brackets despite having top-notch squads. Teams like Alliance, Guild, and Opportunists surprisingly rose to dominance and eventually qualified for the Challengers in a flawless shot. 

The European Challengers 1 event is already underway with the fixtures already determined by the event organizer which have been attached below. 

  • Acend Vs Ninjas In Pyjamas 
  • Guild Esports Vs Alliance
  • Team Heretics Vs Opportunists 
  • FPX Esports Vs Team Vitality

Unlike the Challengers 1 event in North America, teams in Europe won’t be bearing a chance to go through a double-elimination bracket, which means a single BO3 would decide their fate in the competition. The top 2 teams qualify for the Challengers Final event while the ones eliminated would have to re-enter via the Challengers 2 event, an open qualifier event just like the first iteration of the same. 

Also Read | APEX goes animated, calls out VALORANT as “SHITLORANT”

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Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — China April 12-18

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All the highlights from our first week of competition in Season 2 of China’s DPC League.


With a marvelous performance by the Chinese teams in the DPC Season 1, the region has now become extremely competitive. According to Season 1’s world rankings, Invictus Gaming are rank 1, PSG,LGD are rank 7, Vici Gaming are rank 10 and Team Aster are rank 11. Other strong teams are Ehome, who recently added Sylar to position 1 and Team Elephant who just hired rOtK as the coach.

Lower Division

The top 3 teams for Lower Division, week 1 are Phoenix Gaming, Team MagMa and CDEC Gaming. Phoenix Gaming won 3 series while MagMa and CDEC won 2 each.

Phoenix Gaming with a lead of 3-0 in series and 6-1 in total matches played, have lost only one match so far against Aster.Aries. With 44 unique heroes picked by Phoenix Gaming, they are the most versatile team of the Lower Division. The most contested hero by Phoenix Gaming is Puck which they have either picked or banned in the first phase in 6/7 matches.

Team MagMa with a lead of 2-0 in series and 4-0 in total matches played haven’t lost a single match yet. Their KDA of 6.55 is the highest in the group while their versatility in heroes is the lowest. Their favorite hero is Mars which is almost always either picked or banned in the first phase.

CDEC Gaming with a lead of 2-0 in series and 4-0 in total matches played also haven’t lost a single match yet. CDEC Gaming’s average match time of 32 minutes is one of the quickest game closing time in the group. Even though they picked late game cores like Medusa and Dragon Knight, they are able to end the games quickly.

Also Read: DPC Weekly Recap — Eastern Europe April 15-18

Upper Division

Team Elephant, EHOME and RNG each won one of our series, whereas EHOME, RNG and Sparking Arrow Gaming (SAG) have lost one series each.

In the series between RNG and SAG, RNG won the series by 2-0 in which they won the first match by a kill score of 20-2 and completely dominated SAG. Game 2 was close and it was equal until the big team fight at the thirty-seventh, minute where SAG lost many heroes, bought back and lost again. Culminating in their surrender.

Our series between EHOME and RNG was a different story, however. EHOME won the series by 2-0. In spite of having a 5,500 gold lead at 21-minutes, RNG couldn’t convert it into a victory as they lost their cores multiple times around the map that gave opportunity to EHOME to push and destroy the throne. Game 2 saw a steady performance by EHOME throughout the game as they were able to gank and find kills every couple of minutes. The lead gradually increased to a point where RNG couldn’t fight back. They lost the control of the map and lost the game.

Also Read: DPC Weekly Recap — South America April 12-17

Then, when Elephant faced EHOME, it was Elephant who came out on top of the 2-0. They won the first match by a kill score of 28-6 and completely dominated EHOME. EHOME were not able to kill enemy heroes in any team fight after the mid game that resulted in a disappointing outcome for them. Game 2 was equal until 29-minutes but things fell apart after EHOME lost a big team fight. Their last team fight was more brutal as they lost their heroes, bought back and lost all of them yet again. All while killing only 2 enemy heroes.

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Source: https://estnn.com/dota-2-dpc-weekly-recap-china-april-12-18/

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Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — China April 12-18

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All the highlights from our first week of competition in Season 2 of China’s DPC League.


With a marvelous performance by the Chinese teams in the DPC Season 1, the region has now become extremely competitive. According to Season 1’s world rankings, Invictus Gaming are rank 1, PSG,LGD are rank 7, Vici Gaming are rank 10 and Team Aster are rank 11. Other strong teams are Ehome, who recently added Sylar to position 1 and Team Elephant who just hired rOtK as the coach.

Lower Division

The top 3 teams for Lower Division, week 1 are Phoenix Gaming, Team MagMa and CDEC Gaming. Phoenix Gaming won 3 series while MagMa and CDEC won 2 each.

Phoenix Gaming with a lead of 3-0 in series and 6-1 in total matches played, have lost only one match so far against Aster.Aries. With 44 unique heroes picked by Phoenix Gaming, they are the most versatile team of the Lower Division. The most contested hero by Phoenix Gaming is Puck which they have either picked or banned in the first phase in 6/7 matches.

Team MagMa with a lead of 2-0 in series and 4-0 in total matches played haven’t lost a single match yet. Their KDA of 6.55 is the highest in the group while their versatility in heroes is the lowest. Their favorite hero is Mars which is almost always either picked or banned in the first phase.

CDEC Gaming with a lead of 2-0 in series and 4-0 in total matches played also haven’t lost a single match yet. CDEC Gaming’s average match time of 32 minutes is one of the quickest game closing time in the group. Even though they picked late game cores like Medusa and Dragon Knight, they are able to end the games quickly.

Also Read: DPC Weekly Recap — Eastern Europe April 15-18

Upper Division

Team Elephant, EHOME and RNG each won one of our series, whereas EHOME, RNG and Sparking Arrow Gaming (SAG) have lost one series each.

In the series between RNG and SAG, RNG won the series by 2-0 in which they won the first match by a kill score of 20-2 and completely dominated SAG. Game 2 was close and it was equal until the big team fight at the thirty-seventh, minute where SAG lost many heroes, bought back and lost again. Culminating in their surrender.

Our series between EHOME and RNG was a different story, however. EHOME won the series by 2-0. In spite of having a 5,500 gold lead at 21-minutes, RNG couldn’t convert it into a victory as they lost their cores multiple times around the map that gave opportunity to EHOME to push and destroy the throne. Game 2 saw a steady performance by EHOME throughout the game as they were able to gank and find kills every couple of minutes. The lead gradually increased to a point where RNG couldn’t fight back. They lost the control of the map and lost the game.

Also Read: DPC Weekly Recap — South America April 12-17

Then, when Elephant faced EHOME, it was Elephant who came out on top of the 2-0. They won the first match by a kill score of 28-6 and completely dominated EHOME. EHOME were not able to kill enemy heroes in any team fight after the mid game that resulted in a disappointing outcome for them. Game 2 was equal until 29-minutes but things fell apart after EHOME lost a big team fight. Their last team fight was more brutal as they lost their heroes, bought back and lost all of them yet again. All while killing only 2 enemy heroes.

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Source: https://estnn.com/dota-2-dpc-weekly-recap-china-april-12-18/

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Oddin joins ESIC as anti-corruption supporter

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Esports live-odds provider Oddin has joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) in a bid to help combat corruption and match-fixing within the esports betting domain. 

As a result of the announcement, Oddin has become an anti-corruption supporter for ESIC. This means the provider will assist ESIC when investigating suspicious betting activity, whilst also supporting the commission’s larger goal to combat cheating and betting fraud in the esports industry. 

Credit: ESIC

RELATED: Oddin receives funding from strategic investor group

Ian Smith, ESIC Commissioner, spoke on the announcement in a release: ‘’We are happy to welcome Oddin into our global anti-fraud network. It is very important for us that key esports betting provider such as Oddin becomes a member. They will help us fight match-fixing practices over the multiple jurisdictions they operate in. We look forward to having long-term cooperation with them.’’ 

Oddin is a Czech Republic-based B2B provider of esports odds feed, risk management and iFrame solutions. According to a release, the company focuses on delivering an ‘engaging esports experience with industry-leading uptime and number of live markets’ by leveraging advanced technologies, data science and machine learning algorithms.

RELATED: ExeedMe becomes latest ESIC member

Marek Suchar, Head of Partnerships at Oddin, added: “We are very happy to become a member of ESIC. Given the vast growth of the esports industry, we consider this membership of utmost importance since it will give us more trustworthiness and durability to the online gaming industry. 

“We are ready to take advantage of the benefits this collaboration will bring us to all aspects, and we are absolutely looking forward to it.” 

ESIC’s roster of anti-corruption supporters features a growing number of well-known esports bookmakers. This includes Cyber.Bet, Midnite, Parimatch, Betway, Rivalry, Sky Bet and Unikrn, among others. 

Esports Insider says: Oddin has recently strengthened its position in the esports space through funding from a strategic investor group,  partnering with BetX to introduce a new esports solution, and expanding to the LATAM market. Becoming a member of ESIC is a statement of transparency and fair approach, therefore it’s a great next step for the company. 

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Oddin joins ESIC as anti-corruption supporter

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Esports live-odds provider Oddin has joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) in a bid to help combat corruption and match-fixing within the esports betting domain. 

As a result of the announcement, Oddin has become an anti-corruption supporter for ESIC. This means the provider will assist ESIC when investigating suspicious betting activity, whilst also supporting the commission’s larger goal to combat cheating and betting fraud in the esports industry. 

Credit: ESIC

RELATED: Oddin receives funding from strategic investor group

Ian Smith, ESIC Commissioner, spoke on the announcement in a release: ‘’We are happy to welcome Oddin into our global anti-fraud network. It is very important for us that key esports betting provider such as Oddin becomes a member. They will help us fight match-fixing practices over the multiple jurisdictions they operate in. We look forward to having long-term cooperation with them.’’ 

Oddin is a Czech Republic-based B2B provider of esports odds feed, risk management and iFrame solutions. According to a release, the company focuses on delivering an ‘engaging esports experience with industry-leading uptime and number of live markets’ by leveraging advanced technologies, data science and machine learning algorithms.

RELATED: ExeedMe becomes latest ESIC member

Marek Suchar, Head of Partnerships at Oddin, added: “We are very happy to become a member of ESIC. Given the vast growth of the esports industry, we consider this membership of utmost importance since it will give us more trustworthiness and durability to the online gaming industry. 

“We are ready to take advantage of the benefits this collaboration will bring us to all aspects, and we are absolutely looking forward to it.” 

ESIC’s roster of anti-corruption supporters features a growing number of well-known esports bookmakers. This includes Cyber.Bet, Midnite, Parimatch, Betway, Rivalry, Sky Bet and Unikrn, among others. 

Esports Insider says: Oddin has recently strengthened its position in the esports space through funding from a strategic investor group,  partnering with BetX to introduce a new esports solution, and expanding to the LATAM market. Becoming a member of ESIC is a statement of transparency and fair approach, therefore it’s a great next step for the company. 

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