Esportal Tomorrow the playoffs in Esportal Dota2 League are underway, but it will be without Swedish squad Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Two of their players already had previous engagements and when a third fell ill, the team decided to withdraw from the tournament.
– Power Rangers were chosen to replace them due to the most second place finishers in all our qualifiers, Daniel ”Pani” Aicardi tells Aftonbladet Esport.
Esporta Dota2 League is entering its final stage and tomorrow the hunt for first place begins for the eight remaining teams. But on Wednesday, Ninjas in Pyjamas decided to bow out of the tournament, when three of their players are unable to participate.
– NiP told us that two of their players had previous engagements and they were gonna play with two stand-ins. But late last night we found out that a third player had fallen ill and that the team had decided to withdraw from the Esportal finals, Daniel ”Pani” Aicardi tells Aftonbladet Esport.
Virtus.Pro take on mYinsanity
Instead, viewers will see CIS team Power Rangers take on the other seven teams.
– Power Rangers were chosen to replace them due to the most second place finishers in all our qualifiers.
And Power Rangers are happy to receive the invitation after coming so close to qualifying several times.
– It’s a great honor for us to be invited. Big thanks to Esportal for giving us one more chance after we finished second in qualifiers three times in a row. We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s match against Vega and we will surely try our best, player Aleksei ”j4” Lipai tells Aftonbladet Esport.
Esportal Dota2 League playoffs start tomorrow as newly crowned DreamLeague champions Virtus.Pro take on mYinsanity in the first quarter finals.
More info about the tournament at Esportals official site.