Thunder Predator and CR4ZY both won on Friday, setting up a lower-bracket semifinal showdown Saturday at the BTS Pro Series: Americas event.
The winner of that match will face the loser of Saturday’s upper-bracket final between Quincy Crew and Evil Geniuses in Sunday’s lower-bracket final.
All playoff matches in the Dota 2 tournament are best-of-three before the grand final, which will feature a best-of-five format. The championship team will receive $21,000 of the $50,000 prize pool, with the runner-up getting $11,000.
On Friday, Thunder Predator got things started with an impressive sweep of business associates, needing 57 combined minutes to claim the two maps.
The second match was a much more competitive affair, with CR4ZY taking the first map in 29 minutes only to see Cloud9 respond with a 27-minute win on the second map.
The third map was all CR4ZY, however, with the battle lasting just shy of 25 minutes.
BTS Pro Series: Americas prize pool
5-6. $2,250 — business associates, Cloud9
7-8. $1,250 — beastcoast, FURIA Esports
–Field Level Media