Dota Pit League Season 5


DOTA Pit League Season 5 Tournament : Recap + Winners

23 Jan , 2017  

The Dota Pit League Season 5 tournament is now over! It was an intense three-day tournament this weekend in Split, Croatia, where the eight teams battle it out hard for a chance to claim their shares of the $125,000 prize pool!

Congrats to team Evil Geniuses who placed first and took home the grand prize of $62,937 USD.

If you missed out on this epic event, check out the highlights below!

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Dota Pit League Season 5 Highlights

Back for another season, G2A hosted the Dota Pit League Season 5 tournament. It’s one the biggest eSports events in Europe.

With a base prize of $125,000 USD that went up to 139,860 after incorporating ticket sales, the qualifying teams battled their way through the open qualifiers to regionals—and now the epic LAN finals.This year’s three-day event was hosted in Split, Croatia, at the Spaladium Arena, featuring six teams from around the world and two teams with direct invites.

The format for Dota Pit League Season 5 was double elimination group. The teams who made it to the finals were Evil Geniuses from North America, and OG from Europe. Neither teams were strangers, as they have battled each other before at the Boston Major and The Summit 6.

The battle ran longer than usual due to technical issues, but in the end of the five-game series, team Evil Geniuses took the win by 3-2.

Congratulations to team Evil Geniuses!

Dota Pit League Season 5 Event Details

Here are the details on this year’s live event:

Where: Split, Crotia Spaladium Arena
When: January 20 – 22, 2017
Prize: $125,000 USD

25% of the value of each ticket will also be added to the tournament prize pool. This year’s final prize pool was $139,860 USD.


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Qualifying Teams

There are a total of six teams representing the following regions, and two direct invites to the event. Check out the final eight teams—and which regions they represent.

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Photo: Dota 2 Wiki

Direct Invites

Elements Pro Gaming – Europe – 7th place

Digital Chaos – North America – 8th place

Regional Qualifiers

Evil Geniuses – North American qualifier – 1st place

OG – European qualifier one – 2nd place

Team Faceless – South East Asia qualifier – 3rd place

Invictus Gaming – Chinese qualifier – 4th place

Team Secret – European qualifier two – 5th place – CIS qualifier – 6th place

Dota Pit League Season 4 Highlights

Last years Dota Pit Season 4 winners were the members of MVP Phoenix, which represented South East Asia.

The prize pool started off with a base of $100,000, and worked its way up to a final of $195,000. Congratulations to lasts year’s winning team—and to Evil Geniuses, who placed second.

Check out the grand final gameplay from Dota Pit League Season 4 –  MVP Phoenix vs Evil Geniuses:

That’s a wrap for this years Dota Pit League Season 5, until next year!


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