The Chongqing Major: Virtus Pro Takes Early Lead in Group A
The opening series of The Chongqing Major showcased a thrilling battle between the two most recent Dota Pro Circuit event winners. Virtus Pro, winners of The Kuala Lumpur Major, and EHOME, victors of The Bucharest Minor, dominated Group A alongside TNC Predator and Chaos Esports Club. Their matchup kicked off the event with an intense competition.
In game one, EHOME showed their strength, shutting down Virtus Pro and securing a quick 27-minute victory. Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida’s exceptional play and record-breaking performance played a significant role in EHOME’s success.
However, EHOME was unable to maintain their momentum in game two. Virtus Pro controlled the map and strategically chose their battles, leading to a 23-minute victory and tying up the series.
The third game was a showdown between the dominant performances of both teams. EHOME aimed to control the map, while Virtus Pro looked to initiate conflict. VP’s aggressive strategy caught EHOME off guard, and despite EHOME’s late-game efforts, Virtus Pro emerged victorious with a 2-1 series win.
TNC Predator Outlasts Chaos Esports Club in Group A
In the other Group A matchup, TNC Predator defeated Chaos Esports Club in a closely contested opening game. They then swept CEC in game two, securing a 2-0 victory. TNC advanced to face Virtus Pro in the winners match, while Chaos Esports Club moved to the losers bracket to face EHOME.
Virtus Pro faced a challenging start in game one against TNC, but they managed to reverse sweep and secure the series win with a strong performance. Similarly, EHOME overcame their loss against Chaos Esports Club in game one and swept their opponents with ease in games two and three.
With Virtus Pro already securing the top seed in Group A, TNC and EHOME battled for the last spot in the upper bracket from their group. EHOME emerged victorious with a 2-0 series win, claiming their place in the upper bracket while TNC fell to the lower bracket along with Chaos Esports Club.
The next matches will begin on Jan. 19 at 8pm CT when Team Liquid takes on The Pango to kick off Group C’s competition.
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