Philippine Arena DOTA wars to push through despite mass exodus
Fallout Gaming is pushing through with the DOTA tournament scheduled for Jan. 15-21 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue despite the exodus of participating clubs.
Ten of the remaining teams in the tournament signified their intent to play while seven directly invited or qualified teams and three of the remaining teams in the wildcard phase will still compete in Galaxy Battles 2.
Home country side TNC headlines the seven seeded clubs staying in the tourney along with OG, Spirit, Infamous, Evil Geniuses, VGJ Thunder, and Pain.
On the other hand, Skyville, Barracx, and Empire also expressed their intent on pushing through with the wildcard phase.
LGD Forever Young has yet to release its decision on joining the tournament as of press time.
The Dota 2 tournament Galaxy Battles 2 has been hit by a mass exodus among the participating teams in
Reeling from the revocation of its Major status and Virtus Pro’s departure, five more teams that are part of the main draw and one of the competing teams in the wildcard phase have bid adieu as well.
Reigning The International 8 champion Liquid was the first among the six to back out, while Secret, Optic, Newbee, and Mineski followed suit with the latter two formally announcing their decision to withdraw on Facebook.
Meanwhile, Kinguin, one of the four teams that will be part of the wildcard playoffs, also made its intent of backing out through its team manager Michal Jackowski in a Twitter post.
The said clubs cited the “de-Majoring” of Galaxy Battles as their reason to withdraw their participation.
The Dota tournament had its status revoked by Valve due to strict government regulations by the Games and Amusement Board.